GL girls take on West Ottawa in basketball

On Tuesday, December 3, Gull Lake girls went on a long drive to go up against West Ottawa in Holland. Our team hasn’t played them yet, so team members didn’t know what to expect. The girls found out that all of Ottawa’s teams proved strong: freshman, JV and varsity.

The freshmen took the win 19-15 as their first basketball game as high schoolersd. It wasn’t the highest scoring game, but they had solid defense and kept the other team from scoring.

“It was difficult but I tried my best and it turned out to be a victory,” freshman Rylee Hamp said.

JV girls basketball playing Lakeview last year.
Photo by Gull Lake yearbook

The JV team lost 31-42, and despite the last drive to catch Ottawa at the end. The team is still learning the plays and perfecting them and members said they will improve through the season.

Aleah Minehart and Alyssa Thompson brought us most of the points and made consistent shots.

“The game was stressful but I tried my best and feel the next game will be better,” Kayla Hampton said.

The varsity score was 31-57 and took a loss this game. Despite the loss, the team played strong defense and offense, but West Ottawa beat them to it.

Rylee Hovanec

Rylee Hovanec

I am a sophomore at Gull Lake High School. I play volleyball, basketball, and I run track. I live with my mom, dad, and I have a cat. I enjoy playing sports and I have been playing them most of my life. I like to hangout with friends and family, watch TV/movies, listen to music and relax.

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