The Kent City Eagles scored 20 points in each of the first two quarters and cruised to their second straight district title with a 59-31 victory over Muskegon Western Michigan Christian Friday night in Ravenna. The Eagles used a combination of full-court pressure and timely shooting to advance to the regional round of play next week.
Kent City’s defensive pressure caused the Warriors to turn the ball over often in the first half and that led to several baskets for the Eagles. Kent City also had twelve three-point field goals to add to its state record for team triples in a single season. Jenna Harrison, Janelle Krueger, Zara Weber, and Kenzie Bowers connected from outside the arc three times each.
Kenzie Bowers, one of four Eagles to reach double figures in scoring, led the way for Kent City with 16 points. Jenna Harrison finished with 13 points, Zara Weber scored eleven, and Janelle Krueger had ten points. Also scoring for the Eagles were Lauren Freeland who netted seven points and Audrey Dreyer who chipped in two points. Taylor Folkema led the Warriors with 12 points.
Kent City improves its record to 19-4. The Eagles advance to the Division 3 Regional round of play that will take place at Kent City High School next week. Kent City will face Pewamo-Westphalia in a regional semi-final game Monday night.