Schoolcraft cruised to a Class C district championship Friday at Marcellus, defeating longtime rival Constantine 51-26.
The Eagles punched their ticket to the regional semifinals on March 6 against Hackett, which was a one-point winner over Kalamazoo Christian.
Schoolcraft held just a 9-7 advantage after the first quarter, but gave itself breathing room by outscoring the Falcons 15-9 in the second frame. The dagger came in the fourth quarter with a 20-1 run to close out the contest.
Lydia Goble led Schoolcraft with 14 points and Gabe Saxman reached double figures with 11. Hannah Outlaw paced Constantine with nine points, 13 rebounds, six steals and two assists.
“I credit Schoolcraft for coming out in the fourth hot,” Constantine coach Rachel Schlosser said. “They hit three 3s quick and picked the ball for layups and opened up the lead in what seemed like a matter of minutes. I wanted this game bad for my team. And I believe hung with them until they caught fire and we were unable to get those stops or produce offensively.
“I am extremely proud of this group. This week we were a completely different team and the team I knew we were capable of being. I want to thank my team, the staff, the parents, my family and my man for supporting me, sticking by my side through a long season and finishing on a great note. Congratulations to Schoolcraft and I wish them all the best as they continue forward.
Video by Coletin Gascho
Hannah Outlaw 9 points, 13 boards, 6 steals, 2 assists
Mackenzi Dobosiewicz 7 points, 5 boards, 2 steals
Hannah Ley 3 points, 7 boards
Bailey Rodewald 3 points
Lydia Goble 14
Gabi Saxman 11
Kennedy Leighton 6
Chloe Outman 6
Anna Schuppel 4
Adrienne Rosey 4
Olivia Ingle 2
Payton Campbell 2
Clara Hedges 2
Photos by Katrina Rayhill and Nicci Plummer