Looking for something to do on Tuesday, February 4? Well we have that something: four girls basketball games against Central Montcalm and 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee Bill VanHorn in the Nest! We have a full slate of games featuring two of the best girls basketball programs in the area in Kent City and Central Montcalm beginning with 7th grade at 4:00 p.m. The 8th grade girls will follow at 5:00 p.m., then the junior varsity will tip off at 6:00 p.m. We expect the main event, the varsity girls game vs. Central Montcalm to start around 7:30 p.m. At halftime of the varsity game, we will be honoring Bill VanHorn who will be officially inducted into the Kent City Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 28, but can not make the ceremony. Stop by to congratulate Coach VanHorn on his many accomplishments and thank him for all of his work he has done with the student-athletes at Kent City over the years.
Here is a quick preview of the varsity game from this week’s Kent City Athletic Weekly:
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Central Montcalm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.
The varsity girls basketball team will be looking for revenge on Tuesday as Central Montcalm travels to Kent City. Last year, the Hornets beat the Eagles late in the season on their way to a perfect regular season (20-0) and an appearance in the Regional Finals where they fell short against Division 2 runner-up, Freeland. Central Montcalm did lose some key players to graduation, but are having another successful season in 2019-2020, sporting a 9-4 record and a five game win streak. The Eagles are 13-1 with their only loss coming to Muskegon in double overtime, since that loss Kent City is 6-0 including a blow out victory over previously undefeated Morley Stanwood. The Hornets are strong defensively, surrendering only 36 points per game. In fact, Central Montcalm is 1-2 in games where their opponent reaches or surpasses 50 points. Kent City has only been held below 50 points twice on the season, but they won both of those games. The Eagles are averaging 60.7 points per game and will need to have better offensive performances than their last two outings. All signs point to Kent City adding another high quality win to their resume in this match-up, which will help them as they enter the post-season.