The Bucs trailed 14-11 after one quarter, led 29-27 at halftime and trailed 44-43 after three quarters. The score was tied 58-58 at the end of regulation, then Grand Haven sealed the victory with an 11-5 edge in OT.
Bashir Neely paced Grand Haven with 20 points. Drew Sinke followed with 12 points while Owen Ross added 11.
The Bucs improved to 6-0 on the season. They open up conference play this Friday at West Ottawa.
WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE
RAVENNA 64, HART 32 – The Bulldogs kept their perfect season alive, jumping out to a 20-10 lead in the first quarter and carrying a 32-17 advantage into halftime. Ravenna outscored Hart 20-10 in the third frame.
Calvin Schullo led the Bulldogs with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Jacob May added 14 points while Hunter Funk recorded eight points and six rebounds.
Ravenna, now 6-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play, will host North Muskegon on Friday.
OAKRIDGE 75, SHELBY 36 – The Eagles took control right away, grabbing a 41-21 halftime lead, then pulling away with a 17-2 edge in the third quarter.
Oakridge had lots of players contributing. Tanner Karel led with 18 points, Kolbe Stewart added 12, Tyler Carlson had eight and Garrett Wever scored seven. Luke Martin snagged seven rebounds and Coco Watson dished out seven assists.
Shelby was paced by Joseph Hayes with 11 points.
REETHS-PUFFER 65, GR WEST CATHOLIC 51 – The Rockets evened their record at 3-3 with the non-conference victory.
Emcee Williams led R-P in scoring with 19 points, while Gary Humphrey III recorded 15 points and 12 rebounds playing in his first game of the season. Josh Jordan added 11 points and seven rebounds and Kaleb Mitchelson scored 10 points while also dishing out eight assists.
MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 55, FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 41 – Despite trailing 13-9 after the first quarter, the Crusaders bounced back and led 28-20 at halftime, then outscored Calvary 21-8 in the third quarter.
Jared Dugener led the Crusaders with 31 points and eight rebounds. Carson Bleicher followed with 11 points and three rebounds. Jacob May led Fruitport Calvary with 18 points.
The Crusaders improved to 2-3 on the season.
HOLTON 61, WYOMING LEE 35 – The entire Holton roster saw court time in the non-conference victory.
Nathan Slowik paced the Red Devils with 23 points, Aidan Poling added 21, and Lukas Ramaekers contributed 10. Holton, now 3-3 on the season, will visit White Cloud in a conference game on Friday.
GRAND RIVER PREP 80, KENT CITY 68 – Kent City’s hopes were sunk when Grand River Prep hit 15 triples.
GR Prep gained its winning margin in the first quarter when it outscored Kent City 24-1. The teams were within one point of each other in the last three quarters.
Kent City’s Eli Carlson had a huge night in the loss, scoring 43 points, including seven triples.
CALVIN CHRISTIAN 56, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 54 – The Warriors led 25-24 at halftime and 43-42 after three quarters, then saw the game slip away at the end.
Kellen Mitchell scored 20 points for the Warriors in the losing effort. Owen Varnado had 16 points and seven rebounds while Brandon Fles totaled seven points and six rebounds.
Jack Bristol scored a game-high 27 points for Calvin Christian.