Listen live online Saturday via JoeInsider.com to boys and girls varsity basketball as Schoolcraft hosts Hackett Catholic. These games were originally scheduled for Friday evening, but were pushed back a day due to Friday’s expected snowstorm. The girls are set for 6 p.m. ET, followed by the boys around 7:30 p.m.
In the girls game, Schoolcraft could secure the SAC Valley division championship for the first time with a victory. The Eagles are unbeaten at 16-0, 9-0 within the Valley. Ranked fourth in the latest Associated Press Class C poll, Schoolcraft has beaten all but one opponent by double-digits. One of their tighter games was at Hackett in January, with the Eagles winning 41-28.
Hackett is second in the SAC Valley at 7-2 and 10-5 overall. The Irish are riding a six-game winning streak, including wins this week over Parchment and Galesburg-Augusta. Last season, they split their regular season games against the Eagles. The third meeting in the regional semifinal went to Schoolcraft.
In the boys game, Hackett comes in at 13-2 overall, second in the SAC Valley at 8-1. The Irish were ranked tied for seventh-best in the newest Class C AP poll and only have losses against Valley leader Kalamazoo Christian and unbeaten Coloma. Hackett edged Schoolcraft 57-54 in their first meeting in January.
Schoolcraft enters at 10-4 overall, third in the SAC Valley at 6-3. Their eight-game winning streak was snapped Tuesday against Kalamazoo Christian. They split with Hackett last season, with the home team winning both meetings.