It is nights like this that are rehashed for years to come. Over the years, the facts might get a little blurred or exaggerated; but the theme will remain the same. Most of it will be centered around the highlights and low-lights from Thursday’s Regional Championship Game. It is the beauty of living and working in a small community.
Tuesday’s victory over Shelby was the Eagle’s 10th consecutive, improving their record to 20-3 on the season. It is the first time Kent City has reached 20 win since the 2011-2012 season when the Eagles advanced to the Regional Finals with a 24-0 record. The Eagles lost to eventual State Champions Morley Stanwood by two points in that game. This season’s Varsity team members were students at Kent City Middle School and Kent City Elementary when that game took place. If you missed Tuesday’s win, use the following link to watch clutch Kaitlyn Geers hit the winning shot.
The Eagles will be looking to write a new chapter in the rich history of Kent City Girls Basketball on Thursday night. Their opponent, Covenant Christian, is certainly not an unfamiliar foe for the Eagles; this will be the 3rd meeting in the 3 different gyms in the past two seasons. Kent City has struggled in the first two meetings against the Chargers, losing both games. In fact, the last time Kent City lost a game this season came at the hands of Covenant Christian in late January at the Nest; 59-39.
The Chargers enter Thursday’s game with a 17-5 record. In Tuesday’s Regional Semi-Final game, Covenant Christian defeated Morley Stanwood 38-31. After the 1st quarter, Covenant Christian led 8-0 thanks to a stingy brand of defense the Chargers have played all season. This is the first time in at least the last six years that Covenant Christian has advanced this far in the tournament. The Chargers were able to beat Calvin Christian this season in two out of three meetings, one during the District, who have often prevented them from moving on in the tournament.
On Thursday, we will be conducting a short pep assembly at 10:40 a.m. in the High School Auditorium. We are also offering a spectator bus for students in grades 6-12 free of charge, students are only responsible for a $5.00 ticket at the gate. We are asking everyone to wear RED and join us at Morley Stanwood for the 7:00 p.m. tip-off. This group of young ladies has been working hard all fall and winter to increase school spirit at other events with no expectation of the favor being returned. They helped orchestrate a record crowd at the CSAA Championship Volleyball game, they brought a student section to Wrestling Quads, they have been front and center at the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Games, and they even traveled to Sparta Lanes to cheer on the Bowling Teams.
When the Eagles take the floor on Thursday evening WE can thank them for their support, for their hard work, and for the positive way they have represented Kent City all season by offering our enthusiastic and positive support. WE are Kent City — WE are proud of our Girls Varsity Basketball Team — and WE will see you all in Morley Stanwood on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.!