After putting together three straight impressive performances, the Buccaneers’ boys basketball team fell behind early and never recovered in a 60-39 loss at Rockford.
The Rams led 22-15 after the first quarter thanks to a pair of 3-pointers from Casey Waters and seven first-quarter points from Reid Kelley.
Six quick points from Connor Grimes helped the Bucs stay close early on, but Grand Haven’s offense went cold in the second quarter, scoring just four points to trail 30-19 at the half.
“I don’t have a lot of explanations except that they played extremely well,” said Bucs’ coach Steve Hewitt, whose team falls to 5-8. “We didn’t play with the kind of energy we needed to get stops, and gave up 22 points in the first quarter.
“We got down seven and we were playing from behind, and we got away from what we’ve been doing recently.”
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