Boys varsity basketball clinches share of O-K Red Conference title


Ben Werkman

Senior forward Jason Long stands before the student section during the Bucs’ Purple Pride game on Feb. 28. Long led the team with 17 points, including four threes, helping the Bucs to a 61-51 victory over the Panthers.

Brianna Moynihan, Sports editor

On Friday Feb. 28, The boys varsity basketball team hosted the West Ottawa Panthers for the O-K Red conference finale. Grand Haven (13-5, 7-3, O-K Red) started off hot with an 11-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Bucs did not trail once the whole game on their way to a 61-51 victory over the Panthers, clinching a share of the O-K Red conference title. West Ottawa (15-3, 6-3 O-K Red) has the same number of losses as the Grand Haven team, But due to a game against Hudsonville earlier this season, that had to be called with 2 minutes, 22 seconds left remaining the Panthers have one less contest played, allowing for the conference title tie. Coaches are unsure how the Conference plans to proceed.