By Sean Budlong
The Schoolcraft boys’ basketball team has generated eye-popping numbers on its way to a 10-1 record. The Eagles have averaged 72.3 points in its victories, and won the games by an average of 36.2 points. Schoolcraft’s lone loss came against Kalamazoo Hackett, which is 10-0 and ranked fifth in Class C.
Head Coach Randy Small’s Eagles play a high-energy style of basketball. In all but three games, the Eagles took a double-digit first-quarter lead with at least six different players scoring.
Schoolcraft’s defense is led by Max Kulczyk, Ricky Clark, Riley Piper, Kobe Clark and Hunter Johnson. Their full court pressure forces opponent turnovers that lead to easy lay ups. Having Nolan Anspaugh enter the game with fresh legs just creates more frustration for opposing teams. If an opposing player does get through this group, the Eagles have multiple six-foot-plus forwards waiting to make life difficult in the lane. Look for the Eagles to soar into February and beyond.