Schoolcraft Boys Basketball Builds Momentum

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Jakob Huyskens goes up for a rebound in their game with Constantine in February.

By Sue Moore

Consistency has been the watchword for the Schoolcraft boys’ basketball team during its 2017-18 season according to Coach Randy Small. “We need it offensively in shooting the ball better and then on defense we don’t get a stop when we really need it.”

The team is 12-5 for the year and 7-4 in the conference having lost to arch rivals Kalamazoo Christian and Hackett. They gained the much-needed consistency with a big win over Constantine in the next to last game of the regular season by a score of 68 to 41.

“We had intensity and consistency tonight,” said Coach Small. “I was really pleased with our effort. Now we head into district play feeling better.”

“We showed lots of good signs of consistency against Watervliet with a 41-17 first quarter but got outscored in the second period way too much.” Schoolcraft hosts the district playoffs beginning the last week of February.

Kobe Clark, the sophomore point guard, has a 13-point scoring average for the season and plays hard. “He’s learning to be the floor general and has a good work ethic while still working on his consistency,” Small said.

Trent Lomason has been averaging 10 points per game, Jakob Huysken eight, Bryce VanderWiere nine points and eight rebounds per game. Riley Piper has been solid each outing. Lomason hit huge threes against Constantine as he was zeroed in from beyond the arc.

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