Bucs' girls score emotional win at W.O.

When Megan Newhouse's younger brother Isaak paid tribute to their mother, Shawn, during the Buccaneers' cancer awareness game during a football game this fall, Megan said she had trouble keeping her emotions in check.
Nate Thompson
Feb 11, 2012

Shawn Newhouse was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease when Megan was only 5 years old, but has been cancer-free for the past 12 years.

Friday, Megan had her own opportunity to pay tribute to her mom, as the Grand Haven varsity basketball team participated in West Ottawa High School’s “Pink Out” cancer awareness game. For both the varsity boys and girls games, the host Panthers were decked out in pink jerseys, while the visiting Buccaneers wore black jerseys with pink trim. Every player had a name on the back of their jersey who has been affected by the disease.

Newhouse’s jersey simply read, “My Mom.”

“I kept my composure tonight,” Newhouse said, after the Bucs improved to 16-1 overall with a 55-31 blowout of West Ottawa. “Playing in front of such a big crowd was exciting. It really pumps us up.”

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