Keeping up with Wolves Basketball


Wow! Since my last update many exciting basketball games have been played and It doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon.

In the previous article I left off with my predictions for the Mona Shores game as well as offering a preview of that game. We did end up dominating the Sailors, winning 73-50, with Ramere Draper leading the way once again.

As we traveled to Reeths-Puffer everybody knew this was a highly anticipated game because the winner of this game would move to second place in the league. During the JV game, Buster Cross hit a game winning jumper, which made all of the Wyoming fans go crazy. However, during the varsity game there were moments of ups and downs. The Rockets have Travis Amberose, a sophomore who really knows how to play. But our team did a great job defending him and keeping him contained in the paint. As the game progressed it looked as if we would head to overtime, but we pulled away with the win at the end.

The Holland Dutch came to town on a very quiet Tuesday evening. Holland showed up to try and boost their stats. It was a carnival for our Wolves team as we dropped 81 points on the Dutch. Ramere Draper led the way with 18 points with Quadir Hatchett picking up 3 steals in the game. It was an easy win because of how well we were shooting. The more consistent we are with shooting, the better off we are when it comes to picking up wins.

The Wolves host another home game, this time hosting the Muskegon Big Reds. This was the largest crowd we had all season and it looked like it would be an excellent game. The Wolves had the Big Reds under control during the first quarter, but for the rest of the game, the refs were starting to mess up. Many missed calls and unintentional calls as well. Yes, Muskegon is a great, almost elite team but with the refs throwing the game away for us, we didn’t stand a chance. Muskegon won both games against us and we hope to face them again in the regional tournament.

This past Tuesday, the Wolves traveled to Zeeland West to face the Dux. This was a very close game and even ended up going to overtime. Quadir Hatchett had 6 steals and a couple of buckets to keep the game close. Jordan Love and Ramere Draper were excellent at shooting this game, but Zeeland West wouldn’t wave the white flag just yet. Late in the 4th quarter is when things really get interesting. As the ball went loose, Jordan Love and Dux Center, Merrit Alderink both dove for the ball. Jordan clearly had full control of the ball but Alderink decided that BITING Jordan would be the best option. I’ve never seen anyone bite someone in a basketball game and I think it’s a very immature act at the High School level. Biting Love was a nasty thing to do and the crazy thing is that Alderink didn’t even get a technical foul. The refs screwed up again, causing the game to go on. Ramere brought the ball up the court with about 45 seconds left in the game and simply kept dribbling the ball in place. As time winded down he passed the ball to Jaleil Holt, but Holt barely missed the game winning 3 pointer. So the game that should’ve been over, went to overtime. Overtime was duck hunting season for the Wolves and we pulled away with the win. This was probably the most exciting and angering game of the season.

On Friday, we travel again to Zeeland, this time facing the Chix. Last time we dominated the Chix so I believe we should get a win.

Varsity: 10-6