Local Sports Journal

Grand Haven used a 9-0 third-quarter run to top Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 64-58 in boys basketball on Tuesday. Adam Abraham led the way during the run with four points at the free-throw line and a pair of assists.

The Bucs played to an even 28-all halftime score and led by nine points in the fourth. But seven straight missed free throws in the final 30 seconds of the game held the door open for Kenowa. Tyler Wiedemann’s two free throws with 5 seconds remaining ensured the win for the Bucs.

“We had a real nice balance from the kids, but it would have made life a lot easier had we hit those (free throws) to put it away,” said Grand Haven coach Bob Eidson. “We were really glad we were able to finish them off. It’s a nice Christmas present for us.”

Abraham was the story of the night for Grand Haven with 16 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double of the season. BJ Nahal scored nine points, including a key 3-pointer in the fourth to put the Bucs up by seven points. Nic Holwerda added eight points and Wiedemann finished with seven points, three coming on a 3-pointer during the third-quarter run.