Kelsey Richards, youngest of 3 All-State sisters, puts her name on elite basketball list

FRUITPORT – Coming into this season, there were just 31 players in the history of girls high school basketball in Michigan who reached the 2,000 point mark in their varsity careers. Richards’ 22-point effort against Grand Rapids Wellspring officially put her name on that illustrious list, which already included her older sister Taylor Richards, a 2015 graduate of Fruitport Calvary, who scored 2.551 points during her storied career. Fruitport Calvary Coach Brad Richards is flanked by his daughter Kelsey Richards and senior forward Lizzie Cammenga (left). Photo/Jason Goorman Amazingly, Jan. 24 was also the night that the Fruitport Calvary girls squad set a new Alliance League record for consecutive victories – 53, dating back to 2014. The previous record was held by West Michigan Lutheran, which won 52 in a row between 2000 and 2012. “I was pretty excited,” Kelsey said. “It was our Homecoming game, too, so it was nice to get it done then. I actually made a free throw for my 2,000th point, and they announced it during a break in the game. It was still in the third quarter, though, so I didn’t really celebrate or anything. I still had to focus on the game.” A focused and determined...

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