Grand Haven’s varsity girls basketball team proved it could play through through distractions Tuesday night.
The Buccaneers’ girls were in the stands at Grand Rapids West Catholic doing their homework when the West Catholic coach let them know the varsity game was being played before the junior varsity contest.
Coach Katie Kowalczyk-Fulmer’s protests fell upon deaf ears, and the Bucs had to scramble to dress and warm up in time for tip-off.
You’d never know based on their performance on the court as they got off to a quick start and cruised to a 49-34 win.
Senior guard Mallory Beswick keyed the Bucs’ quick start as she drilled a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers on her way to a career-high 14 points to go along with six steals.
Taylor Craymer led all scorers with 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds, while Amanda Merz chipped in with 10 points and six assists.
“It was a crazy night,” said Kowalczyk-Fulmer, whose team is now 13-3 heading into tonight’s Senior Night showdown against Grandville. “We had to rush to get dressed, call parents and tell them to hurry up and get there."
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