KENT CITY FACES SCHOOLCRAFT IN “BATTLE OF THE BIRDS” QUARTERFINAL TONIGHT

The Kent City (19-0) girls basketball team will be heading back to the MHSAA Division 3 state quarterfinal for the second time in four years tonight in a matchup with Schoolcraft High School (14-2).

The two teams had relatively untested paths to the quarterfinal round with Kent City’s toughest contest coming in the opening round of regionals against Western Michigan Christian; a game the KC Eagles still won by 16. Schoolcraft on the other hand also burned through district competition before meeting a tough opening regional against Hackett Catholic Prep (Kalamazoo) in a slim 53-51 victory for the SHS Eagles. Schoolcraft bounced back and slammed the door shut on Gobles High School, allowing just 12 points to the opposition in a low scoring defensive battle that still netted a comfortable 25-point victory for SHS.

Each team will look to rely on stout defenses in attempts to cool the broad range of scoring threats that both squads will be bringing to the neutral site at Portage Northern High School tonight. The teams will tip off at 7pm with hopes of claiming their spot in the Division 3 Final Four at the Breslin Center in Lansing, Michigan this Wednesday. Tickets for tonight’s game go on sale at noon.

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