MUSKEGON — A second-quarter surge pushed the Western Michigan Christian girls into a double-digit halftime lead and eventually at 51-36 victory over the host Muskegon Catholic Crusaders.
“Muskegon Catholic pressed us in the first quarter and it took a few times to figure it out and settle down,” WMC coach Sarah Koetsier said. “We did a great job of passing the ball around tonight to find the open shot.”
WMC led 13-10 after on quarter and pushed the margin to 26-13 at the half. The Warriors led 36-26 heading into the fourth quarter.
Ashley Folkema led WMC with 16 points and five rebounds. Maria Eenigenburg posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She also had six assists, six steals and four blocks. Kasey Folkema chipped in 10 points. Brooklyn Watts added eight rebounds and five assists.
Claire LaVigne led Muskegon Catholic with 13 points and Carrie Ladd had 11. Mallory Rich, who turned in a solid defensive game, had nine points.
Muskegon Catholic finished the regular season 6-14.