Back-to-back for the Buccaneers

Grand Haven's varsity girls baksetball team wins its second consecutive Class A state title
Matt DeYoung
Mar 16, 2013


Grand Haven’s varsity girls basketball team has done it again.

The Buccaneers edged Grosse Pointe South, 60-54 in overtime, to claim their second consecutive Class A state championship.

Both teams had chances to win the game at the end of regulation, but came up empty.

In overtime, the Bucs got on the board with five quick points, then played lock-down defense to secure their second straight state title.

Abby Cole picked up her fourth foul late in the third quarter, but managed to stay on the floor throughout the end of regulation and overtime. She finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and eight blocked shots.

Hannah Wilkerson led the Bucs with 17 points and played tremendous defense on South’s dynamic scorer, Cierra Rice, who still managed to score 24 points.

Taylor Craymer added 14 points for the Bucs, and Amanda Merz had nine, including a 4-of-6 performance from the free throw line.

The Bucs struggled tremendously against Grosse Pointe South’s press, turning the ball over 32 times. But they shot a sizzling 76 percent from the floor and made 5-of-6 3-point attempts.

The win was the 51st in a row for the Buccaneers.

Grand Haven beat Grosse Pointe South in last year’s state final, 54-53.



Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Buccaneers for their 2nd State of Michigan Class A Championship! We followed their game today via MLive. GHHS 1966 from Houston TX.


Congratulations GHHS Girls Class A State Champs in OT!

*Undefeated season!
*51 consecutive wins!
*Back-to-back State Titles!



Here's hoping the school doesn't make a big deal out of it. But they will. Just. Some people really don't care. And don't want to hear about it.


says the immature teenybopper.


But it is a big deal, bigger than you think. These young ladies have accomplished what few have. They did it with Grand Haven written all over them and with class. What else is there in this community that is anywhere close to causing people to say, “Wow?” For a while at least, good news celebrate with them. They deserve it.


Congratulations from snowy North Dakota. Tracked you all season long. You made us all proud. And yes, this is a big deal, pull your head out.

Grand Haven Happy

We always listen to every game of the girls and boys BB games live on the Internet via WGHN when not home. Also the football games when we can't actually be at them.

We're in Florida for a couple months and the live broadcast games make us so proud and all the others also who listen to them here from other places in the USA and Canada. Most drop their jaws in awe of being so far from home and yet be connected live and say they wish their towns had the support that Grand Haven has and shows. Makes us smile from ear to ear and realize what a community we live in! The next best thing to actually being there even though we're more than 1200 miles away.

Thank you Eric and WGHN and to Mike Secory, John, and the others for your fine play by plays live... So deeply appreciated!


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