Fruitport Calvary girls stumble in regionals against Sacred Heart for fourth straight year

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Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart continues to be a stumbling block for the Fruitport Calvary Christian girls’ basketball team.

Calvary fell to the Irish 52-25 on Thursday in the Class D regional finals at Marion High School. It was the fourth straight year that the Eagles have lost to Sacred Heart at the regional level.

Fruitport Calvary’s offense was hurt by 24 turnovers. The Eagles only had 13 shots from inside the paint, and were cold from the perimeter, making only 2 of 19 shots from 3-point range.

“Mount Pleasant did things to us we didn’t think were possible to do to this team,” said Fruitport Calvary Coach Brad Richards. “We’ve scored over 1,400 points this year, but tonight their incredible team speed and athleticism just shut down our offense.

“We’ve won four regional games now, but not two in the same year.  I’m proud of how our kids battled tonight, just sad we’re not playing next Tuesday.”

Fruitport Calvary, which was the last area girls team standing in the state tournament, finished with a 22-2 record and set a school record for victories in one season. The Eagles also won their fifth straight Alliance League championship and fourth straight Class D district title.

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