Eagles season ends in quarterfinals

By Jordon Buell

The Schoolcraft Lady Eagles basketball season ended earlier than expected in a hard-fought game against Kent City in the quarterfinals of the Class C MHSAA playoffs. The score: 34-33.

It was a defensive clinic, to say the least.

Senior Mackenzie Miller scored a team-high 11 points in the contest, with senior Madison Ingle and sophomore Liv Ellison providing 6 points as well. Miller had a chance to win the game when the ball was inbounded to her with 5.6 seconds on the clock. Her contested baseline jumper fell short when the final buzzer sounded.

Even though the Lady Eagles came up a little short of their championship aspirations, the team displayed dominance throughout the year and may be expected to return to the title picture in the 2022-2023 season.

It was still a season of success in many ways for the Schoolcraft girls. The Lady Eagles finished the regular season going undefeated in league play with a record of 13-0 and a record of 23-2 overall. They even went on a dominant 23-game winning streak, led by Coach Max Kulczyk.

With seniors Mackenzie Miller, Madison Ingle, Hannah Thompson and Allie Walther leaving after this year, there are big shoes to fill for the incoming players.

With this season’s playoff experience under their belt, and a heartbreaking loss, the Lady Eagles may be hungrier than ever next year. Congratulations to Coach Max Kulczyk and the girls on a hard-fought season.

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