A tough third quarter spelled doom for Western Michigan Christian as state-ranked Kent City beat the visiting Lady Warriors on Friday, 48-40.
WMC, now 9-4 on the season, led 11-7 at the first stop, but the Eagles managed a 22-20 lead at intermission.
Kent City, which improves to 12-1 on the season, tossed in five 3-pointers during the third quarter to outscore the Warriors 21-5 for a 43-25 lead going into the fourth.
The Warriors clawed their way back to within six before falling 48-40.
Rachel Bruinsma and Vanessa Eekhoff each tossed in 12 points and Bruinsma grabbed 10 rebounds.
Last week, in a win against Kelloggsville, eight different Eagles tossed in a total of 23 3-pointers in what is believed to be a state record.
WARRIORS’ BOYS VICTORIOUS
Host Western Michigan Christian raced out to a 10-2 lead Friday night en route to their nine straight win, 64-53 over Kent City.
Junior Bernard Smith had his 10th double-double of the season as he poured in 20 points and snared 10 rebounds. Henry DeKam chipped in with 18 points while James Jackson and Alex Rop each added eight points.
The Warriors (10-3) go back at it today as they host Bear Lake at 5 p.m.
Junior Varsity: WMC won 58-48. Ben Mast led the way with 13 points, Devin Eekhoff and Kyle Kingma each added 10 and Riley Arkema scored eight.
Freshmen: Kent City won 53-37. Jordan Rhodes put up a dozen points while Michael Merz added 10 and Chris Hain tossed in eight.