It took the Bucs a little while to overcome it against visiting Hudsonville on Friday at Grand Haven Fieldhouse before putting the clamps down and coasting past the Eagles, 55-35.
Hudsonville, which entered Friday’s contest with just one victory in the O-K Red, put up a good initial fight in the first quarter against the Bucs. The teams were deadlocked at 10-10 after eight minutes of action.
“We didn’t play with a sense of urgency defensively out of the gates,” said Grand Haven coach Katie Kowalczyk-Fulmer.
Grand Haven didn’t get rattled by its slow start, however, as the Buccaneers outscored the Eagles 20-4 in the second quarter, then 15-7 in the third to put the game away.
The Bucs improve to 10-1 this season and remain a game behind East Kentwood in the league standings with a 4-1 mark.
Grand Haven point guard Shar’Rae Davis scored seven of her team-high 10 points in the second quarter, but it was a complete balanced effort as six players scored in the second and five scored in the third.
The Bucs had 11 of the 13 players on their roster score in the blowout.
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