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Schoolcraft gets offense going in 2nd half to beat Watervliet in regional final

The Eagles scored 30 of their 45 points after halftime
Schoolcraft basketball
Posted at 11:39 PM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 23:39:42-04
Schoolcraft 45, Watervliet 31

Leading 15-13 at halftime of the division three regional final at Centreville, Schoolcraft knew it needed to score more to advance.

The Eagles outscored the Panthers 30-18 in the second half to take the regional title.

"We talked at halftime about just getting some more movement," Schoolcraft head coach Randy Small said. "Their help side was pretty solid first half, we just needed to create more opportunities from the top as opposed to a side."

Schoolcraft (22-2) is now just one win away from making back-to-back trips to the Breslin Center.

"Just survive and advance, that's been our thing all playoffs," senior Shane Rykse said. "Survive and advance."

The Eagles advance to play Pewamo-Westphalia (20-4) next Tuesday in the state quarterfinals at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix.

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