The Grand Haven boy basketball team went out in style Tuesday night, defeating Grandville on Senior Night, 56-42.
“It’s special, it’s something we look forward to every season,” said senior Isaak Newhouse. “Just finishing on a good note at home is important.”
It wasn’t clear whether the Buccaneers would be able to do that after the first quarter Tuesday. The Bulldogs’ offense utilized consistent ball movement, not forcing shots, and when they did miss there was often a Grandville player there to grab the rebound. Grandville led 13-6 heading into the second.
Newhouse played his man fullcourt from the opening tip, and after a Grand Haven turnover late in the second quarter he pounced, swiping the ball from the Grandville ballhandler after the inbounds pass and taking it in for a layup.
It was one of five steals on the night for Newhouse.
“We struggled early. It was pretty clear we needed a lift,” Newhouse said. “As a captain that starts with me.”
His teammates joined him in pressing on the next possession, and another forced turnover led to two made free throws by Korey Searle, cutting the Bulldogs’ lead to one.
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