O-K Conference boys hoops: Grand Haven, Mona Shores win; Spring Lake falls short

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The Grand Haven boys’ basketball team trailed for most of its game on Friday, before a trio of seniors stepped up late to give the Bucs an exciting 60-55 win over Hudsonville in O-K Red action.

Clay Landsman hit an important 3-pointer to give Grand Haven its first lead with 50 seconds left. but Hudsonville responded to tie the score at 55.

With four seconds remaining, Grand Haven’s Ross Koella hit a layup, drew a foul and sank his free throw to give the Bucs a 58-55 lead.

Hudsonville was forced to foul again in the waning moments, and two more Grand Haven free throws sealed the deal.

Grand Haven got strong defensive play down the stretch from Dimitrius Nealy and Malik Love.

Zac Holman paced Grand Haven with 17 points while Landsman finished with 15 and Koella added nine.

O-K BLACK

MONA SHORES 61, REETHS-PUFFER 43 – A huge fourth quarter gave the Sailors a conference victory. Reeths-Puffer led 24-22 at halftime while the Sailors edged ahead 38-36 after three quarters. Mona Shores pulled away by outscoring the Rockets 23-7 in the final quarter. Freshman Jarvis Walker paced the Sailors with 21 points, KP Piggue added 14, James Gilbert had 12 while DQ Cooper snagged 16 rebounds.

O-K BLUE

COOPERSVILLE 67, SPRING LAKE 63 – The Lakers made a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, but fell short in O-K Blue action. Spring Lake trailed 59-39 at the end of third quarter, but managed to tie the game at 63-63 with 20 seconds remaining. Coopersville then knocked down four free throws in the final seconds to clinch the game. Griffin Lorimer led Spring Lake (12-6, 6-4) with 19 points while Craig Whittaker added 12 points.

 

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