Eagles girls basketball moves into post-season play

After closing a successful regular season, the Eagles girls’ basketball team continues in post season play.

Anna Schuppel and Annie Housler played their last home game against Constantine’s Falcons on senior night. The Falcons came into that Constantine game with a 5-3 record in the Valley division of the SAC Conference. The Eagle weren’t much ahead with a 6-2 record. They led 19-9 by the end of the first period. The host team seemed to have an eye on the Falcons’ weakness, able to get into the paint and score from under the boards. In the second period, the Eagles kept rolling up points from under the rim, hitting the locker room at halftime with a 32-16 lead.

Both teams strengthened in the third period, ending with the Eagles ahead, 40-22. Schuppel and Housler came out of their last home game with 1:20 left on the clock to hugs, cheers and tears. The Eagles topped the Falcons 55-38.

The girls kept winning, beating K Christian, 62-31, Parchment, 72-6 and Delton Kellogg, 59-16.

Then Hackett Catholic Prep came into town to share the conference Championship. They toppled the Eagles 40-30.

But the Eagles recovered, beating Galesburg-Augusta 52-20 and Gobles 36-13. In the District semi-final, the Eagles took on White Pigeon and come out on top, 50-10.

Next, Schoolcraft faced off against the Bronson Vikings for the District Championship in White Pigeon. The Eagles came in with an 11-2 record, the Vikings with 12-3. The The final score: Schoolcraft 60, Bronson 22.

The Eagles met undefeated Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep on March 29 in the regional quarterfinal, winning 53-51. With a one-day reprieve from play, the Eagles defeated Gobles 37-12 on March 31 to capture the regional title.

The team plays Kent City in the state quarterfinals on Monday, April 5 at Portage Northern High School.

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