Lady Bucs emerge victorious in defensive battle against Panthers


Maddie Monroe

Senior Autumn Buikema gets ready to take an uncontested shot. Buikema knocked down several key shots against West Ottawa friday night.

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

What: The girls varsity basketball team bounced back from a close loss against East Kentwood with a 37-30 win against shoreline rivals West Ottawa. After a tough game littered with turnovers forced by persistent defense, the Bucs were able to overcome a seven point deficit and won by seven after several made free-throws and forced turnovers.

They Said It: “Our press helped us a lot tonight,” junior Alli Keyser said. “We like to make teams play faster than what they’re used to and tonight it got us some easy buckets.”

What’s Next?: The Bucs head to Hudsonville for their third conference clash of the year.