Richardson’s foresight proved prophetic as this evening, Grand Haven will face off against Brighton in the Division 1 quarterfinals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
In that match, the Bucs will try to avenge their earlier 10-point loss to the Bulldogs, who boast a perfect 39-0 record and are seeded second in the state tournament.
“They’re a good team, but if our kids perform, I like our matchup,” Richardson said. “They came to our tournament for this reason right here. We thought there was a chance we might see each other in the state tournament.”
The Bucs aren’t too concerned with the fact that they lost that earlier matchup. A week later, Grand Haven lost to Rockford — a loss the Buccaneers avenged in last week’s regional semifinals.
“We proved that last week against Rockford. We have a different team than we had in December,” Richardson said.
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