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Eagles fly high into new year

By Jordon Buell

In December’s snowy days and crisp weather, the Lady Eagles varsity basketball team brought some heat to the opponents and caught fire on the court. The girls are heading in the right direction toward success with guidance from Coach Max Kulczyk.

The first game of the season was a 51-36 loss to Plymouth Christian Academy on December 4 at Kalamazoo Central. The setback was followed by three straight wins.

The first was against rival Vicksburg High School, with a close final score of 48-43, followed by a dominant performance against Parchment High School, with a final score of 31-8.

The game following Parchment was scheduled to be against Bronson High School at home on December 14. It was canceled and won’t be rescheduled.

Their third and final game of the year came against Galesburg-Augusta High School at home on December 17, resulting in a 45-24 win. Lead scorers for the Lady Eagles were seniors Mackenzie Miller and Maddy Ingle, with 16 points each. Team captains are seniors Allie Walther and Mackenzie Miller, both four-year varsity players.

“We showed signs of being really good, but couldn’t seem to put four quarters together. For us to be where we want to be, we need to be able to play four quarters,” said Coach Kulczyk. “I told the team we need to play like Caley Kerwin. Caley is the hardest working player on the team and, for that reason, I find it difficult to take her out.”

Coach Kulczyk said he looks forward to getting better and working toward the team’s ultimate goal of winning championships.

The Eagles face their first opponent of the new year at Coloma High School at 6 p.m. Friday, January 7.

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