Boys hoops roundup: GH, SL, WMC each handed road losses

Grand Haven coach Steve Hewitt said his Buccaneers' varsity boys basketball team was lacking three ‘Es' during the first-half of their O-K Red Conference game at Jenison on Friday: Enthusiasm, energy and effort.
Tribune Staff
Feb 25, 2012

 

The Wildcats took full advantage, canning seven 3-pointers and holding a commanding 39-16 lead at the half. The Bucs rallied in the third quarter, trimming the score to nine, but couldn’t fight all the way back in the 57-48 final.

The loss drops Grand Haven to 10-9 overall and 8-6 in the O-K Red. It was just Jenison’s sixth win of the season.

“Disastrous,” Hewitt said of the first half. “There’s no other way to describe it. We came out and simply weren’t ready to play. It’s really frustrating and disappointing.”

Jenison’s Dakota Mekkes led the Wildcats’ early charge, canning all five of his 3-pointers in the first half.

FREMONT’S 3-POINTERS BURY LAKERS

Looking at the stats, Fremont and Spring Lake were nearly indentical in several areas Friday evening at Fremont High School: Field goals, free throws, and rebounding.

The biggest difference came in the team’s 3-point shooting. Fremont was 7-of-23 from long distance, while the Lakers were ice cold, finishing 0-of-17. That gap was too much for Spring Lake to overcome, as the Lakers suffered a 56-49 setback to Fremont, the Lakes Eight Conference champions.

“We played great defensively, we rebounded well, but we just missed too many open shots,” said Spring Lake coach Bill Core, whose squad falls to 10-8 overall and 8-5 in league action. “We got plenty of good shots, too. We just couldn’t hit them tonight.”

WMC CAN’T SLOW TRI-UNITY

Host Western Michigan Christian trailed from start to finish Friday night as Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class D, defeated the Warriors 62-41.

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