Multiple Teams · Eagle of the Week — Jenna Harrison

Kent City broke the MHSAA record for three pointers made in a single season in their game against Holton during Wednesday’s District Semi-Finals.  The Eagles eclipsed a 14 year record set by Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central when they hit 237 triples in 2005.   Kent City broke the record in one, possibly two less games than the Falcons.   One of the reasons Kent City was able to pass Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central so quickly is they have so many talented three point shooters.  In fact, two of those shooters have already earned a spot in the MHSAA record book for three’s in a season, and they are not done.   Sophomore Jenna Harrison is one of those two student-athletes who will be listed in the MHSAA record books as soon as the season comes to a close.   She knocks down triples like they are going out of style.  The sophomore is closing in on a top ten finish for three point shooters in all divisions.  Last week, Harrison helped the Eagles earn their second MHSAA District championship in only her second year in high school.  Against North Muskegon, Harrison had 10 points and then against Holton, Harrison scored 13 points (leading the team), including two triples.   Finally, in the District championship, Harrison again scored 13 points, but this time had three deep balls.   Of all of the sharp-shooters on Kent City’s squad, Harrison holds a narrow edge in completion percentage.

In addition to varsity basketball, Harrison was also a member of the varsity volleyball team in the fall, and is still deciding what team she will join this spring after taking a year off during her freshman year.  Harrison earned 1st Team All-Conference for the second consecutive season for the Eagles, a key ingredient to Kent City’s success from day one.   Harrison and the Eagles will host the MHSAA Regionals on Monday in the Nest with Pewamo Westphalia making the trip west for a quarterfinals rematch from a year ago.   This much anticipated game is the night cap, set to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.  In last year’s game against Pewamo-Westphalia, Harrison uncharacteristically was only able to connect on one triple, late in the game.  Expect different results this year from Harrison, who has taken thousands of shots in the Nest through the years.   She will be ready to show that last year was the exception — not the rule.