MUSKEGON, Michigan – Senior Bashir Neely scored 30 points to lead his team to victory in the Rites Buffer on Monday night with a score of 69-57 to open the district tournament.
In the second quarter, Niley made a three-pointer in a row when the Buccaneers turned a one-point deficit after one quarter into a 33-25 lead.
In the third quarter, Grand Haven (18-3) will lead by 16 points (49-33) before the Rockets return 51-45.
Neely continuously attacked the basket and helped the Piranhas hold on to victory.
Nick Stump and Harrison Sarrell scored 12 points each for Grand Haven, which will play Coopersville on Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. at Muskegon High School.
Jackson Whitaker led Rits-Buffer (13-8) with 27 points.
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