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Girls basketball falls to West Ottawa By grace Montgomery

WHAT HAPPENED:

The girls basketball team took on West Ottawa at home on Friday, Feb. 12. The Bucs gave it their all, but were unable to pull ahead. They lost with a final score of 31-44.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN:

Although the outcome was not in the Bucs' favor, they were happy to finally get a chance to compete. The loss changes their record to 0-1 in the O-K Red Conference.

KEY PLAYERS:

  • Junior Caydee Constant had four steals. She also scored six points.
  • Junior Alyssa Hatzel led the team's offense and contributed six points.
  • Junior Zoe Spoelman had a large defensive presence and led the team with three blocks and seven rebounds. She also scored six points.

THEY SAID IT:

“We had a lot of effort and we played really hard together,” Spoelman said. “We just have to tighten up our offense. We’ll be back and ready for them the second time.”

“The outcome wasn’t what we wanted tonight,” Hatzel said. “The only thing we can do is get better as a team and just keep working hard in practice. If we work together, we’ll get through it.”

“It feels great to be back on the court,” junior Molly Long said. “We couldn’t do contact before, so now we can finally be aggressive and get the ball. This is obviously an aggressive team and we played our best.”

WHAT'S NEXT:

The Bucs take on Jenison at home on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The game will start at 7:00 p.m..

Junior Zoe Spoelman pulls up for the shot as defender closes out. "I'm so glad to be back on the court with all my lovely teammates," Spoelman said. "I have missed it so much."