WMC girls hoops wins River Valley Conference opener

Host Western Michigan Christian turned up its defensive intensity in the second quarter to take a nine-point halftime lead en route to a 50-35 win against a tough Covenant Christian team in the River Valley Conference opener.
Tribune Staff
Dec 14, 2011

The Chargers, led by the 6-foot, 3-inch Scholten sisters — senior Jordan and sophomore Alyssa — were undefeated coming in to the game. WMC moves to 5-0 with the win.

“We increased our intensity the second quarter,” WMC coach Mike Henry said. “Our defensive pressure forced eight turnovers on their last nine possessions of the first half.”

Rachel Bruinsma and Elyse Ray each tossed in 13 points for WMC. Bruinsma also had six steals and did a great defensive job on the senior Scholten.

Vanessa Eekhoff added six points and grabbed nine rebounds while Miya Oakes had seven steals, six assists and six points. Rachel Karsten also dished out six assists and Raynee Grant added six points.

The Warriors have a big matchup Friday night at home against Muskegon.

Junior Varsity: The Lady Warriors won, 30-28. Jessica Knoll scored 10 points while Olivia Varnado and Lindsey Johnson each tossed in six.

Freshmen: The Warriors dropped a 32-21 decision. Melanie Weesies scored 10 points for WMC.

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