It has been awhile on that everyone agrees.
The Mohawks have owned the White Cloud girls basketball team for as long as anyone can remember. 10 years? Maybe longer?
At any rate its been a long time as Morley has sent a lengthy series of players including many with the last name Huntje that have dominated the courts in the series between the two schools.
But not this year.
The Indians have built a strong team with a prolific scorer in Hannah Brown and a supporting cast of rebounders defensive stalwarts and role players who have evolved during this season into a force. A team that struggled out of the gate before posting an 11-2 record once the calendar turned to 2018.Those two losses?
One was to a highly rated and deeply talented Kent City team the Silver champs in a runaway.
The other was to the Mohawks, a painful overtime loss on the ;Hawks home court.
And Friday the Cloud girls made certain there would be no overtime.
They held home court, shook off the Morley mastery and did so in fine fashion with a double digit win that thrilled a packed gymnasium and gave them 5 straight wins to close out the regular season
Brown hammered in 25 points grabbed 6 boards, dished out a half dozen dimes and pilfered 3 steals . Alexis Strait fired in 13 points and added 5 rebounds and 3 assists and Elexis Plotts led her team on the glass with 8 boards to go with her 8 points.
The win moved White Cloud into a second place tie with the Mohawks.
“I am so proud of these girls,” said Coach Brown.
With the regular season history (as well as the Mohawk streak) White Cloud (14-6) will focus on their next challenge coming Monday when they travel to Scottville to take on Hart (8-12) in the district opener.
Game time is 7pm.