Buccaneers hope to end losing streak by beating rival Rockford


Maddie Monroe

Kellum Bridgeforth brings the ball up court against West Ottawa

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

What: The Buccaneers look to get back on track after three straight losses and most recently, a blowout 27 point deficit to the Hudsonville Eagles. Their challenger, the Rockford Rams. A Grand Haven arch nemesis. Tip off is at 7:30 at Grand Haven High school on Friday night. The Rams have an advantage on the Bucs when it comes to height, so expect them to look for many opportunities down low. The Buccaneers are very well known for their shooting capabilities and they will look for many open looks in order to beat the Rams.


They said it: “We’ve been struggling for a couple games now but we are ready to fight these last couple games out before playoffs,” Senior guard Malic Love said.


Keys to winning: Obviously shots will need to fall for the Buccaneers in order to pose a threat, but defense is critical. The past three games the Buccaneers have given up an average of just under 72 points per game, which shows poor defense. The Rams will pound the ball down low, and Grand Haven will need to be able to prevent those opportunities.