Congratulations to the Varsity Quiz Bowl Team for its runner-up finish at last night's season-ending, CSAA Silver Division Conference Tournament. The Eagles lost a thriller to the Indians of White Cloud in the final, 170-160. Despite the loss, the team played extraordinarily well. Way to go guys! Receiving post-season conference honors were the following: Mathew Maloney and Jacob Podell - 1st TEAM ALL CONFERENCE. Nathan DuBridge, Mitchell VanOeffelen, and Clay Davis - All-Conference Honorable Mention. Congratulations! It should also be noted that senior Jacob Podell was named "League MVP" for the Grand Rapids Metro Quiz Bowl League - this is an amazing accomplishment. Way to go Jake!
The Freshman Boys Basketball team played Fremont at home, and 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. "It was a great season and we progressed well as a team." -Tylor Fisk
The JV boys basketball team had a great finish to the season with a well fought victory over Montague 65-50. Montague wanted to push the tempo with their multiple presses and pressure man defense, but Kent City was 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 the boys over, but Kent City maintained a three point lead at half: 35-32. At halftime the team talked about playing their game and pounding the ball inside and that was the difference. Montague had no answer for Kent City's bigs and KC guards really crashed the defensive glass. Brenden Geers led the team with 20 points followed by John Meek with 11. The coach commented, “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.” "We had a great season it was very fun. I hope we go to State next year" – Casey Carew "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