Poor second half dooms Bucs

Haven boys basketball drops to 0-3 with loss at FHC
Nich Wolak
Dec 17, 2013

The Grand Haven boys basketball team led by as many as six points, and went into halftime up 22-18 on the road against Forest Hills Central Tuesday night.

But the Rangers held the Buccaneers to just 12 second-half points, pulling away for a 44-34 victory.

"I think we turned it over the first three or four possessions in the (second) half," said Bucs’ coach Steve Hewitt, whose team fell to 0-3. "We're struggling against defensive pressure. We had a number of key turnovers at key times. We've got to keep working on that."

Connor Grimes led the Bucs with nine points, while Noah Lein and Ross Koella each added six.

Grimes and Adam Abraham both grabbed five rebounds, and Isaak Newhouse snagged three steals to go with his four points.

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Unfortunately this falls on the coaching or lack there of because this team should be 3-0 with it's talent and depth. How can you expect to win if you score 12 points in a half? How about developing an offense around your talent,not your talent to an offensive scheme your bent on running. With player height at almost every position one would expect to pound the ball inside,I'll say it again..POUND THE BALL INSIDE,set hi/low pick and role with kick out 3 ball options,fast break points etc..but instead we run this 'motion' style 30 ft away from the basket and rarely get a quality shot let alone A shot. You complain of turnovers..that's because all we do is dribble dribble dribble,pass and cut 30 ft away. You need to shoot to score points.


Its about time that someone looks at the records and the development of the male sports teams here in Grand Haven. I have witnessed years of Basketball frustration from a Varsity Men's coach who has yet to show he knows how to develop and win with the talent we have here. Teaching is part of the job and the quick removal of games is only instilling fear into his players and so flow, and offense is weak. He is stuck in His rut, and reminds me of the Detroit Football coach who is full of excuses, and a little too much pride to change. His "favortism" has been in effect for countless years, as we watch team after team play well below their talent level. How you say??? Look at the Freshman and JV records year in and year out...They should translate, and they do not. Its time to replace Mr. Hewitt. I am not disliking this gentleman, I just don't believe he is the coach for our bball team. As for Mr. Farley?????? Never understood why he got the job. His demeaning attitude toward the boys is a very poor excuse. I wondered how he captured the Asst. AD position as well? We find more ways to pay for very little value. On the other side, however, I congratulate Mr. Richardson and Ms. Katy for their job and the teaching and growth the programs have experienced under them. I'm sure my frustration will warrant no action, but wanted to vent a little, as the Boys BBall season is showing to be another of Same Old Same Old.... Always a faithful follower of GH Bucs...

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