West Catholic 61 Kent City 32
Tuesday the Eagles traveled to West Catholic to face a tough Falcons team. The Eagles faced West Catholic in a preseason scrimmage and knew we would have our hands full, and that we did. After a great defensive 1st quarter by Kent City, the Falcons made some adjustments that proved to be too much for the Eagles. The final was 61-32, scoring leaders were Spencer Hartley, Will Wright, and Dolan Bair all with 8 points.
Fremont 55 Kent City 46
Thursday Fremont made the trip down to The Nest in a rematch from a few weeks ago in which Kent City pulled out a win. We knew it would be a solid rematch and that it was, back and forth until a strong 3rd quarter by the Packers. The Eagles could not overcome the 3rd quarter deficit falling 55-46. Leading the way for the Eagles were Spencer Hartley with 15 and Will Wright with 11.
This group of boys overcame many challenges this season from players moving up to illness and injury showing strength in players stepping up in new roles and leadership. I look forward to the next 3 years to see what these boys develop into.
Quote 1: It was a great season and we progressed well as a team. Tylor Fisk
The j.v. boys basketball team had a great finish to a good season with a hard fought victory over Montague 65-50. Montague wanted to push the tempo with their multiple presses and pressure man defense, but we were able to keep our cool in the first quarter with a 26-18 lead. The Wildcats closed the gap in the second quarter by turning us over, but we maintained a three point lead at half: 35-32. At halftime we talked about playing our game and pounding the ball inside and that was the difference. They had no answer for our bigs and our guards really crashed the defensive glass.
Brenden Geers led the team with 20 points followed by John Meek with 11. Coach ????? “This year I feel our kids started really growing up and learned to be a ‘Team’ over being individuals. We finished the year with a 15-4 record.”
Quote 1: We had a great season it was very fun. I hope we go to State next year – Casey Carew
Quote 2: We really figured out how to be a good team when we learned that the effort we give is for your teammates and not for yourself – John Meek
Boys Varsity Basketball Season Recap
The Boys Varsity Basketball team started off their first game of the season with a close game but tough loss to Coopersville, 74 - 71. The second game resulted in a win for the Eagles with the score of 33 - 52 against Holton. Their third game against Grant came out to an astonishing win of 36 - 49. For the fourth game, the boys crushed White Cloud with the score of 40 - 70, showing teams in their division that the Kent City Boys Varsity Basketball team comes to the court to win. Tri-County took home a 48 - 71 loss against the mighty Eagles. The team had a hard loss with their winning streak being taken by Lakeview, ending the game in a 50 - 42 loss for the eagles. This season’s seventh game, the team was back on track winning against Ravenna with a distinguished score of 47 - 71. Morley Stanwood was sent home with a 33 - 47 loss, bringing the Eagles back to the nest with the win. Hesperia couldn’t keep up with this team, with the score 38 - 76 showing from the doubled score at the end of the game. Their tenth game of the season against Cedar Springs resulted in a hard loss for the Eagles, 56 - 51. The team showed Holton, for the second time this season, that they were not to be defeated. With the end game score of 39 - 58, that was the last time the team would see Holton again for this season. The team went against Sparta for their twelfth game. Sparta had the upper hand and ended the game with a close 60 - 58 win. Their thirteenth game was against White Cloud, and for the second time, Kent City took home the win of a not-so-close game of 24 - 70. Next up was Grand River, and yet again the boys stole the win with a score of 45 - 46. For the next game of the season, the team was triumphant when they took home another close win against Lakeview, the score being 49 - 50. Morley Stanwood was their next team to go against, but the boys couldn't keep up with the Mohawks, ending another one of their winning streaks with a score of 44 - 43. Starting back on a high note, the Eagles took home a win of 45 - 59 against Black River. The boys dominated their eighteenth game of the season when they doubled Hesperia score of 33. Continuing the boy’s winning streak, they dominated the court sending Orchard View home with a loss of 43 - 63. The team gained another win on their belt after pulling ahead against Montague, finishing the night with 50 - 65 for the score. With districts on the horizon, the team has been focused on making it to the end. The Eagles fall to Muskegon Heights in districts semi-finals 63-52.
The JV girls’ basketball had a great season even though they had a rough start adopting to the new speed and the fact that there was no freshman team like past years. This team consisted mostly of freshman due to many sophomore players on the Varsity Team. The team had three sophomores: Holly Kosak (3), Hannah Van Wert (25), and Makenna Bonter (14). These three players will be pulled up to varsity next year, if they decide to continue to play. The other players on the team were freshman: Joan Carr (22), Mikayla Loew (21), Emily Bull (13), Maddy Maycroft (10), Kristen Toporski (Team Manager), Morgan DeVoogd (15), Abby Ignasiak (2), and Elizabeth Sible (11). Mikayla Loew sums up her season as “…”. A key game of the season was their second shot Lakeview game. They won this game 43 to 35. These girls worked hard to bond their new team together. It takes a lot to form a good team with great communication. Holly Kosak says “I didn’t make new friends, I made a second family, I wouldn’t trade this season for the world.”