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Multiple Teams · Grand Haven Boys Basketball Gets District Win

Josh VanDyke

NORTON SHORES — Through 16 minutes of basketball, the Grand Haven boys basketball team seemed a little surprised that the upset-minded Mona Shores Sailors were hanging with them in the Class A district opener at Mona Shores High School.

The host Sailors tied the game at 12-12 and 17-17 midway through the second quarter, but the resilient Buccaneers answered at every turn to take a 29-22 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Grand Haven ratcheted up the defensive pressure and rolled to a 57-37 win.

“I didn’t think we played our best game, tonight,” said Grand Haven head coach Greg Immink. “I’m not sure if it was early game jitters or what, but we just had trouble doing some of the basic things that we’ve done well all year: catching the ball, rebounding, and passing.

“We persevered through that tough stretch, however, and it ended up being a good night for the Bucs.”

Immink thought his team lost its collective focus in the second quarter, after racing out to a 12-5 lead early on.

“We talked about having a little more focus at halftime,” Immink added. “I think we just got a little too loose maybe in that second quarter. The important thing is that you have one more point on the scoreboard at the end of the game than your opponent. You can’t fuss about not playing your best, because there’s no time to feel sorry for yourself.”

Sophomore point guard Casey Constant scored 12 points to lead the Bucs (17-4), while senior guard Clay Landsman added… to read full article about the boys by the Grand Haven Tribune click here.