With the fourth quarter of the Regional Finals beginning, the Schoolcraft girls basketball team found itself down by 10 points to Bronson at Homer High School. The Eagles were behind from the first minute of the game, but had a simple game plan. “Coach told us we needed to win the first 3 minutes,” explained senior Amber Overley. Not only did the Eagles win the first 3 minutes, they outscored Bronson 20-3 over the next 8 minutes to earn Schoolcraft’s first Regional Championship, 39-32.
Lydia Goble and Gabi Saxman finished the game with 12 points each. Kennedy Leighton was the star of the game. It was her defense – along with Sophie Woodhams and Goble – that enabled Schoolcraft to make the dramatic comeback. As Bronson fought to stay ahead, then to retake the lead it was Wynn Stitt, Madison Saxman, and Overley that took over the paint. The victory sets up a quarterfinal matchup with Pewamo-Westphalia at Portage Northern on March 14th at 6:30.