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Big second half lifts Western Michigan Christian to third straight win

Sophomores Varnado and Mitchell lead the Warriors to win over Tri-Unity Christian
Posted at 11:42 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 23:53:10-05

NORTON SHORES, Mich. — Western Michigan Christian faced its first second half deficit of the season Monday, and the Warriors answered with a big second half to beat Tri-Unity Christian, 49-37.

WMC outscored the Defenders 28-15 in the final 16 minutes to earn its third win in as many games this season.

"It's a team effort, it's not one person," sophomore Kellen Mitchell, who scored all 13 of his points in the second half, said. "I'm very proud of our team because this Tri-Unity team is very good and they made the state finals last year and I am very happy with our team."

The Warriors beat Oakridge and Orchard View last week by a combined 65 points, tonight was a different story.

"We had some adversity, we fought through it, we dug deep it was totally different than the last two games we played," fourth year head coach Kurt Gruppen said. "I was really proud of the guys for really grinding it out, sticking with it and getting it done on the defensive end."

Tri-Unity Chrsitian (1-1) will host Calvin Christian on Friday, Western Michigan Christian travels to Ludington the same night.