Flushing Lady Raiders Take Home State Championship For The First Time In History
The Flushing Girl's Basketball team faced off East Kentwood in a tough battle, ending 49-38 at the Breslin Arena in East Lansing, Saturday, March 18.
March 24, 2017
You could smell it in the air circling around East Lansing on Saturday. History was in the making. The 2017 Flushing women’s varsity basketball team was headed to the state championship at the Breslin Center, home of the MSU Spartans. Faculty, students, and alumni saturated the arena to show their support for the team. Any member in the student section can guarantee a lost voice the next morning. The booming chants and hollers echoed through the halls of former Michigan champions.
The first half consisted of a back and forth between Flushing and East Kentwood, with 4 ties and six lead changes, But Flushing held strong, going into halftime, Flushing led with 19-17. In the end of the game, leaving the court at 49-38 to take their trophy, the team reflects on what taking home the championship for the first time in their program means to them. “What they did today and throughout the whole tournament was nothing short of special,” Said head coach Larry Ford. Senior Kamryn Chappell remarked, “I’m just excited that we have a banner now” and Breanna Lee Perry said, “It’s very exciting to be able to bring a championship back so such a supportive school.
Mlive- Coach Larry Ford
Mlive- FHS Student Section
To get more details about the game, read the Mlive article here