By Craig Beilfuss
HOLTON—The Kent City Eagles girls basketball team came into Monday night’s CSAA Silver contest ranked No. 2 in Division 3 according to the most recent polls and they’ll surely remain there after cruising to a 61-12 win over conference foe Holton.
Kent City sits alone in the top spot in the league.
The visiting Eagles put the game away quick and early as they jumped out to a 22-0 lead before Holton would score with :35-seconds left in the first quarter. The quarter would end with Kent City completely in the drivers seat with a 22-2 lead.
Leading the first quarter run for the Eagles was Lexie Bowers with eight points and Maddie Geers with 6 points.
Kent City connected on three 3-point field goals in the first eight minutes. The Eagles made good on nine 3-point shots for the evening.
Kent City continued their full court pressure in the second stanza, which saw them outscore the Red Devils 19-3 to take a commanding 41-5 halftime lead. Bowers hit three 3-point shots and finished the first half with 17 of her game high 23 points to go along with 5 steals during the evening.
Kent City held a 15-5 scoring advantage in the third quarter which saw a running clock come into play midway through the quarter and for the remainder of the game.
The final eight minutes saw little scoring, 5-2 in the Eagles favor.
Junior Savannah Miller was the only other Eagle in double figures with 11 points, to go along with 6 steals. Senior Emma Geers chipped in with 9 points while Sophomore Maddie Geers tossed in 8 points while grabbing 8 rebounds.
Kent City remains perfect with an 11-0 overall record and is 5-0 in the CSAA Silver. The Eagles will hit the road on Tuesday to play Central Montcalm and then travel to Lakeview on Friday evening.
The Red Devils drop to 5-3 overall and are 2-2 in the CSAA Silver. Things don’t get any easier for Holton as they travel to Newaygo on Tuesday for a matchup with the Lions. The Red Devils will hit the road again on Friday as they will head to Morley-Stanwood.