Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 9, 2020
- : 51
GRANDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: 48
The Chix traveled to Grandville to play the Bulldogs in the opening round of the District playoffs. The game was close throughout. The Chix trailed 18-16 after the first quarter. The Chix took the lead at halftime, 26-25 by playing stingy defense, only allowing nine 2nd quarter points. Grandville hit two 3 point shots late in the third quarter to regain the lead 39-37 after 3 quarters. The Chix regained the lead early in the fourth quarter and held on, knocking down 9 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to hang on for the win.
The Chix were led by Luke Gruppen, who came off the bench to spark the Chix with 18 points. Luke knocked down three 3-point shots and was 5 for 6 from the free-throw line. Brandon Claerbaut scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Nathan Claerbaut was just shy of a triple-double, scoring 12 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked 8 shots. Ethan Houghtaling scored 4 points, but ripped down 10 boards and dished out 4 assists.
The Chix are back in action Wednesday night as they travel to Holland High School to play Jenison in the district semifinal. The Chix will play the second game of the evening, with tip-off approximately at 7:30 pm.