Haven boys drop regular-season finale

Despite 15 points from senior Noah Lein, Grand Haven’s varsity boys basketball team couldn’t keep up with host Kenowa Hills on Thursday night.
Tribune Staff
Feb 28, 2014

The Knights led 21-14 at the half and were never seriously threatened in the second half as they hung on for a 45-37 record.

Both teams entered the contest with a 9-10 record. With the loss, the Bucs end their regular season at 9-11 heading into Monday’s Class A district tournament opener against undefeated and No. 1-ranked Muskegon. That game will be played at 7:30 p.m. at Muskegon High School.

Adam Abraham and Connor Grimes each scored six points for the Bucs, while Isaak Newhouse added four.

The Knights’ Malcolm Taylor led all scorers with 17 points, while Derek Gillman scored 10, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Comments

LIAMD

KH is 9-10. It's been an up and down year with very little consistency. The boys are playing hard and I'm sure there frustrated as are the parents and fans. This certainly isn't the year most if not all had envisioned with this years talented roster. I have never and will never criticize the players as some have suggested 'bitter taste' but find it odd that more pressure and responsibility has not been placed with the current coaching staff. How can you score 21 points in 24 minutes of basketball and expect to win anything ? Why should our athletes and our program if you can call it that settle for this, wheres the sense of urgency,unity and leadership ?The players feed of the resilience and confidence of their coaches not to mention the teaching part of it.Can anyone honestly say our players are being pushed to their limit of trying to achieve excellence win or loose ?

MYOB

No

Inthethickofitblonde

Another example of someone who seems extremely uneducated, for example, "win or loose"...really?
Can everyone just take responsibility for their own actions? Why play the blame game- the season is over- who cares how many points were scored? If you want a higher scoring game, make sure your son gets to the gym and puts the time in. Rebound for him and help him learn to dribble and make good passes. Teach him how to avoid traveling and tripping over his own feet.
Some of you have sat in the bleachers all year long with a chip on your shoulders and have complained the whole time. You've been nasty about the coaches, the players and whatever else you felt like chirping about. Ask yourself, is it really that your son didn't get much playing time his senior year or that the team wasn't pushed to score that really wrecked your season? If you could ever see your behavior through everyone else's eyes, you'd see people who have been nothing but negative ever since we've known them, people who laugh and say very rude things that are offensive to everyone around them. I personally feel both sorry for you guys and very sad that you have acted like this. It's too bad you folks couldn't have dug deep and been a positive force in the stands. Instead we will see you teaching in the school and sit by you at mass, we will wave to you in passing and see you around town. We will remember how you acted and what you said, now that's something to get upset about....

LIAMD

Your a perfect example of basketball ignorance blonde, your emotions are getting in the way and your making excuses. It's about none of the above and everything about a lack of leadership from those who are supposed to lead by example and so far there hasn't been any. This years team has underachieved and that's a reflection of it's leadership plain and simple, stop trying to read too much into it.

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