The Kent City Eagles played a terrific first quarter that saw them lead 31-10 after just eight minutes before cruising to a decisive 74-30 victory over the visiting Mohawks from Morley-Stanwood. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but it was postponed and became part of a quadruple-header as both junior varsity and both varsity teams from the two schools played one another on Saturday in The Nest at Kent City.
Kent City connected on twelve field goals, four of which were from behind the arc, in the opening quarter and applied full-court defensive pressure causing trouble for the Mohawks. The Eagles added 15 points in the second quarter while holding Morley-Stanwood to just six, and Kent City went to the locker room leading by 30 points, 46-16.
Seven different Eagles scored in the first quarter, led by Zara Weber who had ten of her game-high 21 points. Jenna Harrison scored eight of the team’s points in the first quarter and finished the day with 13. Kenzie Bowers was in double figures as well with 15. Also scoring for Kent City were Audrey Dreyer who had eight points, Mikayla Loew who added seven, Janelle Krueger who netted six, and both Lauren Schnicke and Lauren Freeland who chipped in with two points.
Kent City improves to 12-2 overall and is now 8-0 in the CSAA. The Eagles play next on Monday when they host Sparta at 7:00 in a game that had to be rescheduled from January 29th. Kent City will return to conference play on Friday with a game in Hesperia at 5:30.