Our varsity girls basketball team was once again so close to pulling out a much needed win over another quality opponent. This time it was the Sailors from South Christian who were able to come back with a 3rd quarter surge to beat the Lady Eagles 52-45 Friday night at South.
The Eagles used a 16-9 second quarter to take a one point lead heading into the half time break, the second game in a row they have gone into the locker room with lead.
However, it was the Sailors who came out of the gates on fire in the second half. Using an 18-4 3rd quarter run to take control of the game.
Although the Eagles were stunned with the Sailors press, they were able to fight back in the 4th quarter as they went on a little run of their own.
It was, however, too little too late once again. Despite battling back late and outscoring the Sailors 19-13 in the final 8 minutes, the Eagles dropped their third straight game to start the season 0-3.
Brittany Bruinsma led the Eagles with 16 points including 10 in the final quarter as she tried to rally the team.
The Lady Eagles will continue play tomorrow as the Rockford Rams travel to the Quest Center for a 7pm game.
Grand Rapids Christian 57 South Christian 41
Finally. That’s one word you could use to describe the feeling that the boys varsity team from Grand Rapids Christian had Friday night.
After having to wait until the end of the first week of games to finally lace up their shoes in a game of their own, the Eagles did not disappoint.
The Eagles jumped out to a 16-9 first quarter lead and never looked back as they took a 57-41 victory home with them.
Drake Harris, the Sophomore phenom, tallied 18 points and 5 rebounds to pace the Eagles. It wasn’t just Harris that stepped up big for the Eagles, however, as Jordan Daley chipped in with 12 points and Justin Crow had 11 off the bench.
The Eagles effectively showed their versatility throughout the game as coach Michael Spicer was able to substitute freely with a bench full of talented athletes. This game also showed the fire power that coach Spicer has at his disposal this season. Along with Harris, the Eagles possess a solid mix of height and strength as many of the players came right from the football field to the basketball court and haven’t lost the physical mindset needed to be a strong team come March.
Read Jane Bos’ article on the game HERE
The Eagles will continue the young season tomorrow night as they face the Rockford Rams inside the Quest Center.