HED: WMC basketball pounds Kelloggsville
Big runs to start the second quarter and the fourth quarter propelled host Western Michigan Christian to a 79-44 win Thursday over Kelloggsville.
WMC went on a 20-1 run to start the second quarter and a 13-0 run to start the fourth.
The Warriors led 13-12 at the first stop, increased their lead to 35-18 at intermission, and led 58-36 going into the final period.
WMC is now 3-1 on the season and has an important date Saturday at Tri-Unity Christian. The Defenders have been perennial champs of the River Valley Conference. The Warriors have never defeated Tri-Unity at the Defenders’ home gym, and doing so has been a team goal this year.
WMC senior Bernard Smith had another big night Thursday scoring 29 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and blocking four shots.
The game featured a big man matchup between Smith and Kelloggsville junior Austin Jackson.
“It was a pretty good matchup,” WMC coach Kyle Mastenbrook said. “Two big guys going against each other and we tried to attack him and go after him. Bernard does such a good job of staying clean on defense."
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