By Mark Blentlinger
Randy Small and the Schoolcraft Eagle boys basketball team have been able to hold off all challengers so far in the season. The team has a 7-0 divisional record and a record of 10-0 overall.
In a recent matchup against Kalamazoo Christian which figured to be a major contest, the Eagles came away with a big 51-37 win. It turned out not to be the usual hard-fought battle between the two teams.
The visiting Comets came out early and put up 9 points quickly, but the Eagles would settle down and put up 9 of their own. By the halftime, the Eagles were holding a 19-15 lead. By the end of the third period, the Eagles had a comfortable lead at 39-28, and at the final buzzer, the scoreboard read Eagles 51, guests 37.
Leading the Eagles’ scoring were Tyler DeGroote with 12, Kobe Clark with 11 and Bryce VanderWeire with 10. Schoolcraft will be heading into Vicksburg to be take on the Bulldogs on Friday. Vicksburg has a 3-7 record and is averaging 46.9 points per game. It will be a challenge for the Bulldogs to hold off the high-scoring offense of the 10-0 Eagles who are hoisting an average game score of 58.7 points.