There is a certain amount of pressure that comes for a basketball team in March, with every game possibly being its last.
The Spring Lake boys basketball team has managed to succeed in the face of that pressure in its last two games, defeating Coopersville in overtime on Friday for a district championship and beating Comstock Park on Monday for the second regional win in school history (also in overtime).
The Lakers next opponent, undefeated and No. 1-ranked Wyoming Godwin Heights, adds another element of pressure — defensive pressure.
Spring Lake knows this better than most, the Lakers lost to the visiting Wolverines on Feb. 5, 65-50. Coach Bill Core and all three of Spring Lake’s primary ballhandlers said handling that pressure will be the key to victory against host Godwin Heights tonight.
“We already know what they’re about, “ said point guard Nathan Batts, after Monday’s win. “They pressure a lot, so we’ll be able to prepare for that again like we did last time — but we’ll be a little bit better.”
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