WMC boys basketball fends off MCC

Warriors move to 4-0 in River Valley play
Tribune Staff
Jan 18, 2014

Host Western Michigan Christian moved into sole possession of first place in the River Valley Conference Friday with a hard-fought 47-41 win over league foe and cross-town rival Muskegon Catholic.

WMC moves to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference while MCC drops to 5-2 and 1-2 in league play.

The Warriors had a 10-point lead, 38-28, heading into the final quarter, but the Crusaders came racing back to start the final frame. A bucket by Ian Tyler with 5:25 left in the game brought MCC within one point, 38-37.

Warrior Alex Rop hit one of two free throws with 1:30 left to put WMC up 43-41. The Warriors stole the ball and sophomore James Godwin got loose for a dunk to put WMC up 45-41. Rop finished the scoring with two free throws to end the game.

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