Despite sharing 8-1 records entering Tuesday’s contest at Schoolcraft, the Eagle boys dominated the Marcellus Wildcats en route to a 88-38 win. Full court defensive pressure gave the Wildcats fits in the first half, leading to a ton of turnovers, many in the back court. Schoolcraft raced out to a 29-12 lead by the end of the first quarter and a 63-19 score by halftime. Even with decreased pressure, the running clock, and playing reserves, the Eagles still outscored Marcellus in the second half 25-19.
All but one of the 13 dressed Eagles scored with Jason Feddema topping them all with 15, most of which came in the first quarter. Caleb Eustice added 13 and Ricky Clark had 10. Despite the 50-point loss, Marcellus actually had the top scorer among all players, 16 by Brandon Clark.
Schoolcraft moves to 9-1 and meets Constantine, who was Marcellus’s lone loss entering the game, on Friday at home. Marcellus drops to 8-2 and heads to Martin Friday.
Listen back to Tuesday’s game below
Listen on the Slocum Sports Network Tuesday evening to a boys basketball showdown between two schools sitting at 8-1 on the season, as the Schoolcraft Eagles will be hosting the Marcellus Wildcats.
For Marcellus, this is a major turnaround from the 3-18 mark they posted last season. Their lone loss came in their second game of the season to Constantine (3-6), 60-57. Since then, they’ve beaten the likes of Howardsville Christian (6-1), and Bloomingdale (6-4). If they can pull off a win at Schoolcraft, it would easily be their most impressive win yet. It’s a bad memory for the returning Wildcats, with the Eagles smashing them 60-11 last season.
Schoolcraft’s lone loss came at unbeaten Hackett Catholic two weeks ago, 50-39. In the newest AP poll, Hackett is the second-best team in Class C. Like Marcellus, Schoolcraft only has two wins over teams currently above .500, although their most recent game was an impressive 88-48 demolition at 6-2 Delton-Kellogg. The Eagles are pushing for back-to-back winning seasons, building off a 12-7 mark last season.
Listen to the contest on the Slocum Sports Network with tip off scheduled for 7 p.m. pending JV play.