Schoolcraft locked up back-to-back SAC Valley division championships with Friday’s 54-40 homecoming victory against Kalamazoo Christian. The result saw a similar final margin to the earlier 53-38 Eagle win over the Comets back in December.
A blowout seemed possible initially as Schoolcraft raced out to an 11-1 lead. K-Christian answered with a 13-2 rally to get back within a bucket midway through the second quarter, although they would get no closer. The Eagles would carry a 29-22 advantage at the half.
In the third quarter, Schoolcraft junior Savannah Seath exploded for a 10-point quarter. That, along with free throw struggles from the Comets (who went 5-20 on the night), allowed the Eagles to grab a double-digit margin for the rest of the night.
Seath led all scorers with 19 points, getting another 12 from freshman teammate Makenzie Miller. Kalamazoo Christian got 12 from both Audrey Batts and Sydney Duong.
The defeat drops Kalamazoo Christian to 8-5 overall and 5-5 within the SAC Valley standings. The Comets are off until they travel to Parchment on Monday, February 18.
Schoolcraft improves to 13-1 overall and 10-0 in the SAC Valley, giving them 23 consecutive divisional wins. The Eagles return to action with a non-conference trip to Loy Norrix Tuesday.
A third meeting between the two could occur next month if both Schoolcraft and K-Christian can advance to the district championship.
Schoolcraft Scoring: Savannah Seath 19, Makenzie Miller 12, Anna Schuppel 9, Gabi Saxman 9, Olivia Ingle 3, Allie Walther 2
Kalamazoo Christian Scoring: Audrey Batts 12, Sydney Duong 12, Nyla de Jong 4, Elise VanSparrentak 4, Avery Ekkens 4, Carley Broekhuizen 4