FCC girls clinch outright title

Tribune Staff • Feb 9, 2018 at 12:34 AM


The Fruitport Calvary Christian girls basketball team claimed their sixth-straight Alliance League championship Thursday night with a 60-19 win over Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian.

The Eagles jumped out to a 44-6 halftime lead and never looked back, taking home their trophy with their 41st consecutive conference victory adding to their tally of 73 league victories in their last 77 tries.

“This year’s championship is very, very special,” FCC head coach Brad Richards said. “No one expected us to be playing at the level we are playing at right now, with no seniors and only three juniors. This one means a lot to all of us here at Calvary. We are just so blessed by God to be here again."

Leading the Eagles in less than three quarters of play were Kelsey Richards with 28 points and Lizzie Cammenga with 20 points. Brionna Johnson added 12 rebounds and six steals, while Kristina Warren tallied eight assists and six steals.

The Eagles still have two conference games on their schedule, but with the remaining teams all having at least two losses, the nets at Calvary Christian were cut and the trophy was awarded Thursday night.

“We started this tradition for conference championships after seeing Oakridge do it seven years ago, and it never gets old,” Richards said of the net-cutting ceremony. “Everyone who is part of the program from the clock operator to all the coaches and players gets their own piece of the net."

The Eagles return to the court for a non-conference matchup with Hart on Tuesday.

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