By Craig Beilfuss
The No. 2 Division 3 ranked Eagles made the Mohawks pay dearly from 3-point land by canning 10 long distance shots on the evening.
The Eagles were led on the offensive end by Maddie Geers with a team-high 12 points to go with eight rebounds and three steals.
The lead changed hands a few times in the first quarter, which saw the Eagles leading 12-11 after the first eight minutes of play.
“They face guarded us and it really forced other girls to step up tonight,” said first year Kent City head coach Aleah Holcomb.
Kent City slightly increased the lead to 26-22 by the end of the first half as they outscored Morley-Stanwood 14-11 in the second stanza as they hit three 3-point field goals in the quarter.
It was the Maddie Geers show in the third quarter as she scored all of the Eagles points and outscored the Mohawks 10-9. Geers hit two field goals to go with hitting two 3-point shots. Kent City went into the fourth quarter with a 36-31 lead.
“Maddie went on a little hot streak and we needed that,” Holcomb said.
The Eagles put the game away early in the fourth quarter, going on a 12-2 run to open up a 48-33 lead.
Coming off the bench junior Abby Pecynski hit two crucial 3-point shots, to go along with 3-point baskets from Lexie Bowers and Savannah Miller to secure the win.
“Those two three point shots were huge by Abby (Pecynski0,” said Holcomb. “They were crucial and had a huge impact on the game.”
While only Maddie Geers was the only Eagle to hit for double figures, plenty of her teammates contributed all around good games.
Lexie Bowers and Savannah Miller each chipped in with nine points, while Taryn Preston (first game back from injury) along with Emma Geers tossed in six points respectively. Preston grabbed eight rebounds while Geers had six rebounds.
Madison Garbow led Morley-Stanwood with 12 points.
Along with being 15-0 overall the Eagles remain on top of the Central State Activities Association-Silver with a 7-0 record. Kent City will get some rest as they are off until Friday, February 11 when they visit Hesperia.