Posted On: 03/17/21 10:08 AM

We are officially in countdown mode until the MHSAA playoffs begin next week. Last night I attended the Rockford-West Ottawa game and saw the Rams capture the OK Red title. There were also a pair of rivalry games in the OK Green between Muskegon and Reeths-Puffer and the cross-town showdown in Zeeland. Check out my notes from the Rockford-West Ottawa game, and Tuesday’s top scorers below.

Rockford 55, West Ottawa 48

I was very impressed with Rockford’s effort and communication on defense. They played like a team on the verge of a conference championship and executed their rotations and closeouts almost to perfection. Jack Lamancusa, Calvin Kibbe, Sam Krist Sam Krist 6'5" | PF Rockford | 2021 State MI , and Brendan Schueller Brendan Schueller 5'10" | PG Rockford | 2021 State MI were a handful of guys who were vocal leaders throughout the game and really made life difficult for West Ottawa’s shooters. 

Brendan Schueller Brendan Schueller 5'10" | PG Rockford | 2021 State MI also had a solid game offensively for the Rams. West Ottawa plays an exclusive zone look, which can make it hard for guards to penetrate and create offense. Brendan routinely got into the paint and found his teammates on skip passes for open perimeter looks. His play didn’t allow the Rams offense to get stagnant, which was a major

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