Haven boys can't keep pace with WO

Panthers avenge earlier loss to Buccaneers
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Feb 22, 2014

The West Ottawa boys basketball team looked stagnant on offense in the second quarter and watched its lead disappear.

The Panthers picked up the offensive movement in the second half and hung on to beat visiting Grand Haven 53-47 on Friday night, avenging a loss to the Buccaneers earlier in the season.  

Leading 23-22 at halftime, Caleb McNitt, Jared McNitt and PJ Trammell scored baskets to start the second half and Ben Smith sank two free throws to put the Panthers up 29-24 with 5:45 to go in the third quarter.

Grand Haven dropped to 8-10 and 4-6 in the O-K Red.

"West Ottawa did a good job of penetrating," Grand Haven coach Steve Hewitt said. "They did well around the basket, and their guards are tough."

PJ Trammell led the Panthers with 12 points. Williams, Caleb McNitt and Houston Bedford each added nine points.

Grand Haven's Connor Grimes scored 10 points and Noah Lein added nine.

- From the Holland Sentinel

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