Unusual suspects lift Bucs

Haven’s offense comes alive in win over GRCC
Matt DeYoung
Jan 22, 2014

Buccaneers’ varsity boys basketball coach Steve Hewitt was willing to look anywhere for a scoring boost.

He needed to look no further than Nic Holwerda.

The Bucs’ junior forward poured in a season-high 10 points, and several other Grand Haven players got into the mix offensively as the host Buccaneers topped Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Tuesday, 60-48.

“It feels great,” said Holwerda, who had scored just 10 points total in the Bucs’ previous eight games. “This is pretty much what I’ve been waiting for all season, to get out there and get some points on the board. I’m glad I could contribute.”

So was his coach.

“Nick’s been playing really well in practice, and he played well at East Kentwood last week,” said Hewitt, whose team improves to 3-6 on the season. “We haven’t been getting good post looks like that, so it was nice to see those guys in the column at all, let alone leading us.”

Fellow post players Adam Abraham (six points) and Ross Koella (three points) also played well for the Bucs, as did backup guard Schaefer Thelen, who knocked down a 3-pointer and scored eight points.

It was the sharp outside shooting of Thelen and Connor Grimes that got the Bucs off and running on Tuesday.

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