Offensive woes continue for GH boys

Buccaneers struggle to score in loss at EK
Tribune Staff
Jan 18, 2014

The offensive woes continued for the Grand Haven boys basketball team Friday night as the Buccaneers lost on the road to East Kentwood, 51-32.

“I thought we were playing hard,” said coach Steve Hewitt, whose team falls to 2-6 overall and 0-2 in O-K Red play. “We just really struggled making shots tonight, which is two games in a row. I felt that we were just struggling to score. They were physical with us, and we had trouble responding around the paint.

“We were losing the ball or missing shots … that we have to make if we’re going to win games.”

Connor Grimes led the Bucs with 13 points, and hauled in five rebounds. Isaak Newhouse added nine points. Korey Searle led Grand Haven with eight rebounds, while Ross Koella grabbed seven.

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32 points. How extra-ordinary. More scoring in a convent than at Bucs games. Lakers had 29 in 3rd qtr.yesterday. Thrower from Musk. had 32 by his lonesome last night. Why do all 5 have to touch the ball 3-4 times per trip before a shot? If you run a Harlem Globetrotter circus-like offense and play man to man D 99.9% of the time, you better be in prime physical condition. Bucs don't run at their practices. Wah wah wah waaaaah! C'mon Man!


Not the kids. More the coaching. Basketball, football...all the resources, none of the results.


Certain players are told not to shoot, just penetrate the ball. So sad.


POOR coaching plain and simple (their enthusiasm is akin to watching paint dry),not mining talent or potential out of players, stuck on running type of offense instead of playing to your players strengths,lack of game situation awareness,WAY WAY too many kids in rotation ,player confidence lacking due to the substitution merry go round, player tepidness & scared to make a mistake, the fan base has diminished, the students are scarce, no former players involved in program...What are you waiting for R.B.?Get some courage before more kids decide to take a pass on playing for this bunch.


LIAMD-You are absolutely correct. But, don't try to talk to talk to the coachis. It is their policy that parents are not allowed to discuss strategies, players, playing time, etc. We must all sit back and watch the "puppets on a string" from the players to the coaches and on to the Master SH.


Difficult to edit from to the coaches.


It's sad to say that unless our AD gets an ounce of courage and refuses to put up with mediocrity this high school athletic program is doomed. IMO it starts with the AD and from I can tell he's more concerned with curbing student enthusiasm lest they get out of hand and actually chant " Air Ball " to an oppositions missed shot than he is with demanding excellence from our coaching staffs.It's shameful and down right unacceptable.These kids,their parents,our student body and community deserve better.Want an example of how to run an athletic program that doesn't put up with this crap look no further than Zeeland West. It's time for others to speak up as well(that would be YOU parents of players past and present)enough is enough.

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