update 5/31/16

Track and Field Recaps

Meet at Ravenna High School – 5/12/16


Girls 100m Hurdles

Fatima Guerrero finished 8th with a time of 21.41


Girls 300m Hurdles

Ashley Verbeek finished 8th with a time of 57.39


Girls Long Jump

Guerrero finshed 4th with a jump of 13’6″


Girls High Jump

Maranda Martin finished 2nd with a jump of 4’8″


Boys 100m dash

Shelton Rodriguez finished 2nd with at of 11.66

Terrance Collins finished 5th with a time of 11.87


Boys 1600m run

Nathan Stout finished 3rd with a time of 4:54.77


Boys 400m run

Toby Reinsma finished 6th with a time of 56.45


Boys 200m run

Isaac Hibbard finished 8th with a time of 26.00


Boys 3200m run

Stout finished 2nd with a time of 10:23.04


Boys Long Jump

Collins finished 1st with a jump of 20′



Middle School Meet at Kellogsville on May 11, 2016

70m dash

Jalen Allen finished 4th with a time of 10.2

Jonathon Roede finished 5th with a time of 10.28


200m dash

Caleb Dykstra finished 4th with a time of 30.17

Kenny Smith finished 5th with a time of 31.08


400m Relay

Potte’rs House team of Allen, Roede, Dykstra and Smith finished 3rd with a time of 1 minute flat.


REGIONALS on May 20, 2016


100m Dash

Shelton Rodriguez finished 4th with a time of 11.66

Terrance Collins finished 7th with a time of 11.97


1600m run

Nathan Stout finished 5th with a time of 4:47.00


3200m run

Stout finished 4th with a time of 10:16.66


4x100m Relay

Potter’s House team of Isaac Hibbard, Collins, Rodriguez and Siboniyo finished 5th with a time of 48.18


4x400m Relay

Potter’s House team of Hibbard, Siboniyo, Toby Reinsma and Rodriguez finished 5th with a time of 3:48.87


Long Jump

Collins finished 1st with a jump of 20’2′



100m Hurdles

Fatima Guerrero finished 6th with a time of 21.29.


300m Hurdles

Ashley Verbeek finished 4th with a time of 56.30


High Jump

Maranda Martin finished a very close 2nd with a height of 4’10”

Girls Volleyball

PH 0 North Pointe 6

GK Allie Johnson 11 saves


PH 2 Holland Calvary 2 (2 OT)

Germaine Hounakey (4) Assisted by Emily Stout (7)

Anika Huzinga (14) Assisted by Sierra Roelofs (4)

GK Allie Johnson 9 Saves

PH finishes the regular season 8-7-2 on the year


Next game is the District Quarterfinal- 5/31 4:00PM vs. NorthPointe @ The Kroc Center


Our Varsity Baseball team defeated Grand River Prep 21 to 6!

Here are a few pictures of the game against Tri-Unity.

District Baseball game vs. Fowler at Fulton High School on May 31, 2016 at 4:30pm


update 5/10/16

Baseball Recap

Game 1

Holland Calvary 6

Potters House 5


The Pumas fell just short in a closely contested game Thursday night vs. Holland Calvary. Jeremy Hultink pitched a complete game (5 innings), giving up only 3 earned runs and striking out 9 batters. Jeremy also had a hit, a walk, a run scored, 2 steals and two RBI’s at the plate. Dylan Worst and Henry Kooyer each had a hit as well. Edan Reyes walked twice and scored two runs in the game. Pau Sang also had a walk and Dal Suum scored a run.


Game 2

Holland Calvary 7

Potters House 4


The Pumas fought hard in Game 2, but once again came up just short. Edan Reyes pitched the first 2 innings, giving up 4 runs while striking out 4. Jeremy Hultink finished the game on the mound, striking out 3 more while giving up 3 runs. Henry Kooyer went 3-3 at the plate, with 3 singles. Ryan Reiffer had a double that drove in 2 runs. Luke Ackerson also had a hit and scored a run.


Volleyball Recap

PH 0 Wellspring Prep 3 
GK Allie Johnson 12 saves


PH 4 Kalamazoo Heritage 0
Emily Stout (6) Assisted by Andrea Strydhorst (1)
Andrea Strydhorst (2)
Anika Huizinga (8)
Anika Huizinga (9) Assisted by Emily Stout (4)

GK Allie Johnson with 7 saves


PH 1 Fruitport Calvary 3
Anika Huizinga (10) PK
GK Allie Johnson 7 saves


PH 3 Holland Black River 0

Anika Huizinga (11) Assisted by Emily Stout (4)

Sierra Roelofs (3) Assisted by Emily Stout (5)

Anika Huizinga (12) Assisted by Najma Kalib (1)
GK Allie Johnson 4 saves
PH is now 5-6-1 on the year


Track and Field Update

Lee Solis Invitational – Guys

100 Meter Dash

  • 1st – Shelton Rodriguez with a time of 11.86
  • 4th – Terrance Collins with a time of 12.30


800 Meters

  • 5th– Toby Reinsma with a time of 2:21.04


1600 Meters

  • 4th– Nathan Stout – with a time of 5:00.73


3200 Meters

  • 3rd– Stout –  with a time of10:41.23
  • 8TH– Jonathan Jansma with a time of 13:18.62


4x100 Relay

  • 3rd– with a time of 49.08 was Isaac Hibbard, Frank Siboniyo, Collins and Rodriguez


4x400 Relay

  • 1st– with a time of 3:52.84 was Hibbard, Reinsma, Rodriguez and Siboniyo


High Jump

  • 1stwith a jump of 5’6” – Collins


Long Jump

  • 3rdwith a jump of 17’9” – Collins


Lee Solis – Girls

100 Meters

  • 2nd– Lovely Andreas with a time of 14.90

200 Meters

  • 3rd– Andreas with a time of 30.41

300 M Hurdles

  • 2nd– Ashley Verbeek with a time of 58.49

High Jump

  • 1st– Maranda Martin with a jump of 4’8”
  • 2nd– Verbeek with a jump of 4’2”

Long Jump

  • 1st– Andreas with a jump of 13’3”
  • 3rd– Fatima Guerrero-Caballero with a jump of 12’8”



 Hopkins Invitational – Men

100 Meter Dash

  • 4th– Terrance Collins with a time of 11.71

3200 Meters

  • 3rd– Nathan Stout with a time of 10:28.15


Hopkins Invitational – Girl

High Jump

  • 5th– Maranda Martin with a jump of 4’6”


Golden Eagle Track Invitational

High Jump – Girls

  • 5th– Maranda Martin with a jump of 4’8”

100 Meter Dash – Boys

  • 4th– Terrance Collins with a time of 12.06

400 Meter Dash – Boys

  • 6th– Isaac Hibbard with a time of 58.13

800 Meter Run – Boys

  • 8th– Toby Reinsma with a time of 2:15.53

1600 Meter Run – Boys

  • 3rd– Nathan Stout with a time of 4:54.82

3200 Meter Run

  • 1st– Stout with a time of 10:28.22

4x200 Meter Relay

  • 4th– Potter’s House team of Hibbard, Nathanel Holt, Frank Siboniyo and Collins with a time of 1:43.12

Long Jump – Boys

  • 1st– Collins with a new PR of 19’7”



Middle School Delton Invitational

4x100 Relay

10th with a time of 1:03.06 was the team of Jalen Allen, Logan Lara, Jonathan Roede and Kenny Smith


4x200 Relay

  • 11thwith a time of 2:08.5 was the team of Allen, Lara, Roede and Smith


Future Sports Information


Spring team mixer!! (this is not a try out just a time to get to meet guys, coaches and have fun

  • Where?  May 24that Calvin Christian school
  • What time? 6:00 – 8:00 ( dinner and games, no cost)
  • Who any boy interested in playing football from 8thgrade up!


Summer youth Camp

  • July 25th-28th 10am to 11:30 am
  • For all players going into 3rdthru 8th grade


High school instruction and skills Camp ( for skill position players/7 on 7 )

  • For JV and Varsity
  • Tuesday night June 14th, 21st, and 28thfrom 6pm to 8pm


High school Camp (All JV and Varsity)

  • July 25ththru 28th
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00pm


Varsity 7 on 7

  • At Unity Christian (5900 48thAve, Hudsonville)
  • July 12th, 14th , 19th, and 21st
  • 6:15 to 8:30pm
  • Skill position players


Kirk Cousins 7 on 7

  • When? Saturday July 16th
  • 8:00 am – 2:00pm
  • Hope college stadium 313 Fairbanks Ave, Holland MI 49423


Season start up

  • August 7th– August 10th overnight camp away at Tall Oaks Youth camp
  • 7153 Rebecca Rd
  • Baldwin, mi 49304
  • Volunteer opportunities are available


Any questions, needs for rides, please contact Coach Harvey or Coach Tom

Also we do have a 7th and 8th grade team and a 5th and 6th grade team

(update 4/28/16)


Varsity Girls Soccer

Game 4

PH 4 Grand River Prep 0


Anika Huizinga (5) FK
Emily Stout (4) Assisted by: Anika Huizinga (2)
Emily Stout (5)
Sierra Roelofs Assisted by: Anika Huiziga (3)
GK Allie Johnson 9 saves


Game 5

PH 3 Tri-Unity 1


Anika Huizinga (6) Assisted by: Emily Stout (3)

Sierra Roelofs (2) Assisted by: Anika Huizinga (4)

Andrea Strydhorst (1) Assisted by: Seneca Case (1)

GK Allie Johnson 6 saves


Game 6

PH 0 Jenison 4

GK Allie Johnson 22 saves


Even thought the score might not show it, this was a very well played game by the PH ladies!  Jenison is a much bigger school.


Varsity Boys Soccer

Game 1

Kalamazoo Heritage 8

Potters House 0


Jeremy Hultink pitched a complete game giving up 4 earned runs while striking out 5. Dionel Panuncia made several nice catches in the outfield to help out defensively. Henry Kooyer tallied a single on the offensive side.


Game 2 

Kalamazoo Heritage 20

Potters House 5


Four different players scored and drove in runs to get the offense going. Connor Andreas and Henry Kooyer both had hard hit doubles to left field. Jeremy Hultink, Dylan Worst, and Dionel Panuncia added singles to the offensive effort. Dylan Worst had 3 RBI’s and Jeremy Hultink scored 2 runs. Justin Fernandez came in to pitch for the first time in his career, he had a 1-2-3 inning in 4th inning including one strikeout. Luke Ackerson finished the game on the mound, he faced four batters and didn’t give up a run.


The Pumas will take on Tri-Unity on Thursday (4/28) at Pinery Park, first game starts at 4p.m., second game will follow. They will then go to Lee High School on Saturday (4/30) to compete in the Lee Solis Invitational.


Varsity Track and Field

The Track team competed in Watervliet Relays on Friday, April 22nd on a very chilly evening.  There were 15 other schools at this meet so the competition was fierce.  Potter’s House’s results are as follows:


  • Long Jump – Shelton Rodriguez and Terrance Collins combined for a 5th place
  • Panther Relay – consisted of Rodriguez, Collins, Frank Siboniyo and Toby Reinsma came in 5th also A relay team
  • High Jump – Collins and Rodriguez combined for 10’3″ and 6th place


  • High Jump – Maranda Martin and Ashley Verbeek combined for a total of 8’9″ and 2nd place
  • Long Jump – Martin and Fatima Guerrero combined for a total of 26′ 3.5″ and 4th place
  • 4x200 relay team of Lovely Andreas, Verbeek, Martin and Guerrero crossed the line at 2:07.22 for 6th place


The track team competed again on Monday night in a meet hosted by West Michigan Christian Schools.   The meet was rained out early so no medals were awarded however, the results were impressive for the Potter’s House team before they had to end the evening.  Those results are below:



  • 100 Meter sprint
    • 1st – Shelton Rodriguez with a time of 11.5
    • 2nd – Terrance Collins with a time of 11.7
  • 1600 Meters – 4th – Nathan Stout with a time of 4:58.5
  • 4x100 Relay – 2nd (by .1 sec)- Rodriguez, Collins, Frank Siboniyo and Isaac Hibbard with a time of 47.4
  • High Jump – 2nd  – Collins with a personal record of 5’8″
  • Long Jump – 1st – Collins with a personal record of 19′.


  • 100 M dash
    • 2nd – Lovely Andreas with a time of 14.0 (first place was 13.9)
    • 3rd – Maranda Martin with a time of 14.1
  • High Jump – 1st – Martin with a height of 4’9″
  • Long Jump –
    • 1st – Andreas with a jump of 13’8″

Fatima Guerrero with a jump of 13’4.5″


(update 4/18/16)

Room 411 Fan Club

This young group of Puma Nation fans have faithfully followed our Varsity sports teams this year and for several years in the past. This year, the Varsity Boys Soccer team received their cheers and excitement as they would come out to the home games at the Kroc cheering on our young men and giving high fives when able.  Then during the winter sports season, the Varsity Girls basketball team was able to have their very own cheering section in the stands as Mrs. Ritter’s class (Room 111 Fan Club founder and leader) continued to cheer, encourage and hold up their Fan Club sign!  Not only does this fan club show up to games, but the athletes on each of these teams may find snacks dropped off for after practices and notes of encouragement and baggies of treats in their lockers also.  What a great way for our High School to be supported by our FUTURE high schoolers!  Thanks Room 111 Fan Club for encouraging the teams and cheering them on!  Your cheers and encouragement help them to want to work harder and perform better!


Soccer Kick Off

The Varsity Girls Soccer team were finally able to compete in their first game of the season. Goals were scored by Emily Stout and Anika Huizinga but came up just short with a loss of 2-3 against Tri Unity.  Next game is today against Zion Christian but the game is at Grand River Prep. 


Track and Field Results

Varsity Track and Field team competed in Hesperia on Tuesday night in their second meet of the season while the Middle School competed for the first time.  Below are some of the results of each meet.


Varsity Track and Field:


Nathan Stout – 3rd in the 1600m run in 5:01.28; 1st in the 3200m with a 10:39 time

Shelton Rodriguez – 1st in the 100m coming in at 11.66; 1st in the 200m with a time of 24.48.

The Varsity 4x100m relay finished a very close 2nd place.

Ashley Verbeek – 2nd in the 300m hurdles.


Middle School meet:


Kenny Smith – 4th in the 100m

Caleb Dykstra – 4th in the 400m

Jalen Allen – 4th in the 200m

4x100m relay – 2nd place

(update 3/31/16)

Track has Begun!

“We did very well for our first meet,” Dr. VandeBrake comment about the first track meet of the year.

Placing first in the meet was the co-ed relay team of Lovely Andreas, Fatima Guerrero, Terrance Collins and Shelton Rodriguez with a time of 52.37.

On the girls side, Andreas finished 4th in the Long Jump with a leap of 12’5″. Maranda Martin was 3rd in the high jump with a jump of 4’8″. Our 800m relay team of Guerrero, Ashley Verbeek, Martin, and Andreas finished 3rd.

On the boy’s side Rodriguez finished 4th (18’5″) in the long jump and Collins finished 5th (17’11”). Our 4oom relay team of Isaac Hibbard, Josh Roede, Collins, and Rodriquez finished a very close 2nd only missing first by .18 seconds. Nathan Stout placed 2nd in the 1600m (5:02), and Toby Reinsma placed 6th (5:19), with Jonathan Jansma finishing in 8th place with a personal best. The 1600m relay team came in 4th place with a time of 4: 08.

Baseball Recap

Lost to the Crusaders Baseball Club 15-0 on Wednesday night.

Jeremy Hultink pitched 4 and 1/3 innings, striking out 9 and only giving up 5 earned runs. Connor Andreas came in to pitch and struck out the first batter he faced. Ryan Reiffer came in to get the last out of the game, the only batter her faced. David Bulten drew two walks in his two plate appearances.


(update 3/11/16)

Last Update until Spring Season!

The Varsity Boys basketball team took on Tri-Unity Defenders team in the second round of the district tournament on Wednesday night at Holland Civic Center.  As expected, it was tough game but a great game.  Tri-Unity came out and seemed like they couldn’t miss putting the Pumas at a 12 point deficit right away.  Once the Pumas settled down, they worked hard one play at a time through the next quarter outscoring Tri-Unity by 1 point in the second quarter.  The Pumas entered the locker room 11 down but they had been in this position before (against West Michigan Christian) to a better team than Tri-Unity and came back to win.  In the locker room at half time Coach Kuipers reminded the gentleman about that very game and encouraged them to keep playing hard and play Puma basketball.  The 2nd half was a very close half with each team scoring and running.  The Pumas came back to tie the game in the 4th quarter but Tri-Unity took advantage of a few wrong bounces and ended the Puma’s season with a final score of 60-65.  Top scoring on the night when to Senior guard Terrance Collins with 20, Senior guard Steven Reyes with 12 and Sophomore Nyrese Knight with 12.  Knight also pulled down 8 rebounds for a team high.


Special acknowledgement to the four seniors who lead their team this year all the way through, who created a deep bond between the teammates and left a legacy to follow for the underclassman… Alvin Chung, Terrance Collins,  Malachi Malloy and Steven Reyes.


To the whole team coaching staff – well done.  You have taken a group of young man, stretched them, taught them and lead them to one of the best teams in PH history.


To the parents – thank you for supporting your sons at each game.  We know you sacrifice to be at the games, to drive them to practice and back home, to keep their uniforms washed and their stomachs full.


(update 3/3/16)


March Madness has started for the high school sports.  Our biggest highlights for this week was our very first bowler placing 4th place in regional action which allows her to bowl in the state competition on Saturday!!  Also, the Girls Varsity Basketball team fought hard in their first district game of the season to come out on top and advance to the District Championship game on Friday!  Read below for more details…


The Puma Bowling Team finished out the regular season with matches against Hopkins and Kent City (the match with West Michigan Christian was cancelled due to the weather).

On February 17 the team traveled to High Mark Lanes in Dorr for a match with Hopkins.  The Hopkins boys came out strong taking the 10 points available in the Baker part of the match.  In the regular games Dal Summ rolled a 164 for a tie and half a point.  Josh Roede picked up a point with a 120 and Pau Sang finished the match strong with a 176 for another point.  The final score was 2.5-27.5.  The Puma girls lost a close first Baker game and then turned things around to win the second Baker and the total Baker score to take a 6-4 lead into the regular games.  Lydia Ankrum rolled a 121 for a point and Elisabeth Panuncia picked up a point as well.  Allie Johnson rolled a 125 and 146 to win both her points.  Those 4 points weren’t enough however, and the girls fell to Hopkins 10-20.

On February 22 the team hosted Kent City at Park Center Lanes.  Allie Johnson rolled a 143 and a 156 in the regular games picking the only point the Pumas were able to grab in a 1-29 loss.  The boys also struggled for points with Dal Suum and Pau Sang each picking up a point as the boys fell by a score of 2-28.
After having the final regular season match cancelled due to weather next up was the Division 4 Region 20 regional tournament at Pinz in Kalamazoo.  Friday, February 26 was the team part of the tournament and the format consisted of 6 Baker games followed by 3 regular games.
The boys rolled a combined total of 2437 to finish 14th in the 14 team field.  While it’s disappointing to finish last, the young team (3 freshman, 5 sophomores and 1 junior) gained valuable tournament experience for seasons to come.  Pau Sang led the team with a 421 three game series.  Also bowling on Friday were Dal Suum, Yordy Gomez, Estifanos Gidey, Cann Xu, Miguel Garcia and Drew Fraungruber.  Josh & Caleb Roede were unable to participate in the regional tournament but will join the rest of the boys returning next year.
The girls rolled a combined score of 2054 which put them in 10th in the 11 team field.  Seniors Elisabeth Panuncia and Allie Johnson led the way with 369 and 405 series respectively.  While the team will miss the leadership and contributions of Allie and Elisabeth, the future is bright with freshman Lydia Ankrum, Stella Lynde and Annalise Medema returning again for three more seasons.
Saturday the 27th was the individual part of the regional tournament back in Kalamazoo.  For the individual tournament each team is allowed 6 bowlers.  Representing the Puma boys were Dal Suum, Yordy Gomez, Estifanos Gidey, Miguel Garcia and Pau Sang.  The boys started bowling at 8am with 6 regular games as the format for the day.  Pau again led the team with a 6 game total of 817 putting him in 56th place out of 82 bowlers.  Yordy rolled a 758 total with a team high 156 game.  Dal rolled a 701, Estifanos a 609 and Miguel a 567
The girls session began at 1pm with Stella Lynde, Lydia Ankrum, Annalise Medema and Allie Johnson representing the Pumas.  Stella, Lydia and Annalise rolled close scores finishing with 499, 473 and 419 respectively.  Senior Allie Johnson took full advantage of her 4th and final regional tournament rolling 175, 136, 154, 156, 126 and 178 games for a total of 925.  Allie’s goal was to make it into the top 10 for the day and qualify for the state tournament in Lansing on March 5.  Not only did her 925 put her in the top 10, it put her into 4th place.  Allie will represent the Pumas at Royal Scot lanes in Lansing beginning at 8am with opening ceremonies.
Congratulations to the bowling team for a good season and congrats to Allie!! 

Varsity Girls Bball

Potters House 62
West Michigan Lutheran 57
The Pumas pulled out a tough-fought victory in the District Semifinal game on Wednesday night. After trailing by 11 points at the half the Pumas outscored Lutheran 38-20 in the second half to secure the victory. Captains Anika Huizinga (senior) and Cassie Wielhouwer (sophomore) both had a season-high 23 points each to lead the way for the Pumas. Six other players also chipped in points and a great defensive effort. With the victory, the Pumas move on to the District Final.

Boys Bball Update

On Tuesday,  Potter’s House JV Boys basketball team  took a tough loss to a very good Covenant Christian team. “The guys fought hard from start to finish and I couldn’t be more proud of them for that. Being a little short handed from sickness the guys made the most of the opportunity,” stated Head Coach Zach Watts.  The season for the JV boys ended that night with the cancellation of the game against Black River on Thursday.

The Varsity Boys Basketball team played in the Alliance League crossover game on Saturday, February 27th.  After the tough loss to Covenant Christian in the previous week and they were facing Holland Calvary who beat them last year in the cross over game to take place – both of those reasons made the Pumas hungry for this win.  The Pumas dominated from the tip off with by playing the defense they have all season only allowing Calvary to score 9 points in the first quarter.  By halftime, the score was 44-17.  The Pumas never let down continuing to play tough defense and shoot the ball well.  Final score was 77-50 allowing the Puma’s to shut the door on the Alliance League first place finish which they had completed the week earlier in the win against Kalamazoo Heritage.  Top scorers on the night were Seniors Terrance Collins and Malachi Malloy with 19 each, Freshman Nyuon Nhial pitched in 9 and Freshman Benjamin Clark added 8 on the night.  Malloy shot 100% from behind the arc on the night with 5-3 point shots.  Defensively, Clark (2) and Nhial (1) finsihed the night with a combined 3 charges on the night.

(update 2/24/16)

Boys Varsity Match recap

The Potter’s House Boys Varsity team took on the undefeated Kalamazoo Heritage Eagles for the Alliance League 1st place title on Thursday, February 18th after being delayed from the week before.  This game would keep one team undefeated in the league.  The Puma’s came out tough on defense on the big court at Cornerstone and did not let up.  The first quarter was pretty even at the end with a score of 12-11 but the Puma’s kicked it in to 2nd gear during the second quarter, outscoring the Eagles 29-11 in just the second quarter.  At the end of the game, the Puma’s outscored their opponents in every quarter to end the game with 30 point margin and claiming 1st place in the Alliance League.  The final score was 80-50.  The Pumas were perfect at the free throw line for the first time all season and pulled in a team total of 37 rebounds. The team also had a season high 9 blocks on the game.  Senior Malachi Malloy lead the scoring with a season high 23 points which included 7-3 pointers.  Sophomore Josh Cassell ended the night with 16 points.  Freshman Nyuon Nhial, Sophomore Nyrese Knight and Senior Steven Reyes each chipped in 8 points on the night.
The Puma’s Varsity Boys played back to back games by traveling to Pewamo-Westphalia (P-W) the day after the win against Kalamazoo Heritage to take on the 1st place team in the CMAC league and a class C school.  The Puma’s did not look like they had just played the night before as they came out of the locker room with their typical high level of defense.  The Puma’s pulled out to an early lead at the end of the first quarter with a score of 18-13.  Going into the locker room, the Pumas maintained the lead with a score of 27-21.  The 2nd half proved to be a great game with it being a game of runs.  The Puma’s would make a run and then P-W would come back and challenge the lead.  The Puma’s continued to fight even thought P-W outscored them in the last 2 quarters.  The last 7 seconds of the game were the deciding factor with the score being tied and the Puma’s having the ball under the P-W basket.  Senior Terrance Collins drove to the other end of the court, pulled up just short and dished the ball to Freshman Nyuon Nhial who went up strong and put the ball in the hoop with the buzzer blaring to end the game.  The Puma’s take the game from a strong P-W team for the second year in a row on a last second shot to win.  Final score 55-53.  Senior Steven Reyes ended the night with a high score of 17 points, Senior Malachi Malloy pitched in 14 points and Senior Terrance Collins rounded out the top scorers with 8.
“Thrill of victory, agony of defeat” is how the saying goes and the Potter’s House Varsity Boys teams understand what both parts of that equation means.  Senior night at Cornerstone took place on Tuesday, February 23rd against Class C Covenant Christian Chargers.  The game was a battle from the start and never released the pressure.  The Puma’s took an early lead and fought hard to keep it into half time with a score of 30-26.  The Puma’s took the chance at half time to catch their breath, review their battle plan and get ready for a hard fight in the second half.  The 3rd and 4th quarters proved to be the battle they expected as Covenant was not going to just give up and hand the game over.  The Puma’s fought hard in the 3rd quarter ending with a score of 45-47 allowing the Chargers to move ahead to start the fourth.  Covenant came out in the fourth quarter and out scored the Puma’s 25-14 bringing the game to a tie with .8 seconds left on the clock in regulation.  The Chargers had the ball on their end of the court and the Puma’s were ready to play defense.  As less than a second fell off the clock, the Chargers got a shot of a lifetime off from behind the arc and it was good…..  The Chargers won 62-59.  Senior Steven Reyes finished the night with 19 points, Sophomore Josh Cassell ended with 11 points and Senior Malachi Malloy chipped in 8.  Freshman Nyuon Nhial and Sophomore Nyrese Knight picked up a charge each on the night.
Saturday, February 27th, the Potter’s House Puma’s Varsity Boys will take on Holland Calvary in a rematch from last year in the Alliance League Championship to bring home a trophy.  The game is at Tri-Unity at 7pm.

Middle School teams recap

The 7th grade girls improved significantly through the season in both offense and defense.  This was evident in their away rematch against Tri-Unity last Thursday.  At the beginning of the season, they lost to Tri-Unity 25-13.   However, last Thursday, it was a close battle throughout the game, coming up short by just one point, 12-11.  The girls demonstrated excellent help defense and hustle after the ball.  They also executed their plays well, getting numerous open shots.  Hannah Ponstine and Piper Boer scored 2 points, Ashlyn Alvarez contributed 3 points, and Leah Snoeyink scored 4.  Coach Reinsma is very proud of the girls’ hard work, effort and positive attitude throughout the season.

The 8th grade girls season came to an end last week with back to back games against Tri-Unity Christian and Hopkins. These two games showed how much these girls have grown as a team and although both games ended with a loss, the girls played hard all the way to the end with two of their best game of the season.

-Jasmine Rodriguez continued to lead us at the point guard position.
-Shamae Brown discovered that she can be both aggressive and controlled at the same time.
-Nicole Verbeek displayed an amazing instinct for playing help side defense and help her teammates get out of many binds.
-Oliana Omachi showed determination and dedication to the sport and enjoyed every second of it.
-Alayna Omachi was able to help her teammates get open with solid screens
-Giselle and Ailyn Padilla showed strength and dedication to their team and in every game played a bigger part in the success of the team.
-Maggie Ira. electrified the stands with her three pointer attempts.
-Lisa Niwemwiza supported her teammates with an amazing Godly attitude and good sportsmanship.
I got to develop an amazing relationship with this group of girls and their supportive parents.
Thank you for an amazing season team! GO PUMAS!   Coach Rojas

Last JV Girls Basketball match

Last Thursday the Girls JV Basketball Team finished up their season with a game against Wellspring Prep. The game was hard fought throughout, and the Pumas even held the lead at times, but unfortunately foul troubled plagued the team for most of the game.  In the end, the Pumas fell, finishing their season without being able to grasp that elusive win.  Coach Monsma and Coach Hulst would like to thank the girls for their incredible attitude throughout the season. In a season like this it would have been easy to throw in the towel and mail it in for the rest of the year, but the players continued to fight and work hard, and as a coach, that’s all you can ask for.  We would also like to thank the parents for their support throughout the season, coming to games, getting the girls to and from practice, and allowing us to coach and work with your daughters.  It was a joy to see them grow as players as the season progressed. Thank you!

(update 2/18/16)

Bowing team recap and FINAL match to come!

The bowling team has had a busy couple of weeks.  On February 2 the team traveled to Northfield Lanes for a match with Northpointe Christian.  The girls lost a couple close Baker games and headed into the regular games needing to make up a lot of ground.  Lydia Ankrum did her part rolling a season high 147 and won both of her head-to-head points.  Elizabeth Panuncia picked up a point in the first regular game with a 142.  Allie Johnson rolled 153 and 147 to win both of her points.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough and the girls fell to Northpointe 5-25.  The boys faced a fired up Northpointe team and fell 1-29.  Yordy Gomez led the boys with a 143 and a 125.
On February 4 the bowling team hosted Northpointe at Park Center Lanes.  The Puma girls were ready for some revenge and jumped out with a win in the first Baker game.  Although Northpointe captured the points for the second regular game, the Pumas took the points for the the combined Baker games and took a 6-4 lead into the regular games.  In the first regular game Stella Lynde, Lydia Ankrum and Allie Johnson captured their head-to-head points and led the team to the combined score win.  The score was now 13-6 going into the second regular game.  The Northpoine team fired back and the Pumas were only able to capture two more points with Elizabeth Panuncia and Allie Johnson taking their head-to-head points resulting in a 15-15 tie for the match.  The Puma boys again had their hands full with the Northpointe boys and were able to take just two points with Dal Suum and Yordy Gomez each winning their second regular games.  The boys fell by a final score of 2-28.
On February 8 the team traveled to Eastbrook Lanes for a match with Forest Hills Northern.  The girls started out strong by winning the first Baker game but that turned out to be the only points they would capture as they fell 4-26 to a balanced FHN girls team.  The boys faced one of the stronger teams in the area and although they were lead by Yordy Gomez’s 124 and Josh Roede’s 134, they fell 0-30 to the Husky boys.
On February 9 the team traveled to Hudsonville Lanes for a match with Unity Christian.  The Unity Christian teams are always strong and this year is no exception, especially their girls team.  The Puma girls were led by Allie Johnson’s 126 and 151 but were unable to capture a point falling to the Saders 0-30.  The Puma boys on the other hand shocked the Unity boys with a 145-128 win in the first Baker game.  That seemed to motivate the Sader boys and the Pumas were only able to capture one more point with Josh Roede winning his first regular game with a 152.  Pau Sang also led the Pumas with games of 151 and 148.  The final score was 5-25.
On February 11 the team hosted the Cardinals from Muskegon Orchard View.  The girls jumped out to a great start by winning both Baker games to take a 10-0 lead into the regular games.  Lydia Ankrum picked up two points, Elizabeth Panuncia picked up a point and Allie Johnson picked up two points in the regular games giving the Pumas a final total of 15 points for another 15-15 tie.  Allie Johnson led the way with a 166 and 139.  The Puma boys worked hard and bowled well even though the 3-27 final score doesn’t show it.  Both of the Baker games were close and the regular games were close as well.  The boys were lead by Dal Suum’s 165 and 145 which earned the team two points and by Pau Sang’s 146 and 126 which were enough for the team’s 3rd point.
The boys only match with Wellspring Prep scheduled for Monday, February 15 was cancelled so next up for the team is a match with Hopkins at High Mark Lanes in Dorron Wednesday the 17th.
The team has their final home matches of the season next week hosting Kent City on the 22nd and West Michigan Christian on the 24th.  Come out to Park Center Lanes and cheer on the Puma bowlers!

Boys Basketball still undefeated!


Cornerstone University is where the action happened on Tuesday night, February 9, 2016 for the Varsity Boys Basketball team who took on the Algoma Knights.  Once again, the Potter’s House defense shut the lid on the basket for the Knights keeping their scoring below 10 per quarter.   ” We played well together tonight and saw some great hustle plays by many of the guys.”  Coach Kuipers  The game ended in the big arena with Potter’s House still undefeated in the league with a score of 77-26.  The scoring was spread throughout the whole team with almost everyone adding to the score on the night.  Sophomore Nyrese Knight ended the night with 16 points and Senior Steven Reyes with 14.
TONIGHT – Thursday, February 18th is an important game as the winner will play for 1st place in the Alliance League Crossover game.  Come out to Cornerstone tonight at7pm to cheer for your Puma’s!  It will be a great game to watch and the competition will be fierce.

Girls Basketball recap

Another great battle by the 8th grade girls against Zion Christian. The girls showed good patience on offense limiting turnovers substantially. Shamae, Jasmine, and Aylin all scored 2 points and Lisa hit a three pointer to total 5 points for the game. Final score 26-11 Zion.

Varsity Girls

Monday 2/15
Fruitport Calvary 78
Potters House 34
The Pumas fought hard against a tough Fruitport Calvary team that is undefeated in conference play. Captains Anika Huizinga and Cassie Wielhouwer led the team with 16 and 11 points respectively. Fatima Guerrero added 4 points to the effort. This game ended the regular season conference play for the Pumas, who ended with a 4-4 record in conference to finish 2nd place in the South division.
Tuesday 2/16
Hastings 71
Potters House 47
The Pumas took on Hastings on Tuesday night, playing a well-rounded game against a hot-shooting and fantastic opponent. Cassie Whielhouwer and Anika Huizinga led the team with 16 and 10 points respectively. Fatima Guerrero had 8 points and Kate Kooyer had 4. Bianca Jabetah, Elly Andreas and Shelisha Bussler-Soria each had 3 points. Despite the final score the team played what may have been the best all-around game of the season and will look to continue that play as the MHSAA tournament approaches.
The teams last regular season game will take place Saturday, February 20, at West Michigan Aviation Academy against Holland Black River in the Alliance League Crossover game. The game time is at 5pm.

(updated 2/3/16)

Bowling team strikes again

The team traveled to Northway Lanes in Muskegon on January 27 to for a match with Orchard View.  The girls were short a bowler but managed to earn 3 points led by Allie Johnson who rolled a 128 and a 185 and Stella Lynde who rolled a 120 and squeaked out a one point victory over her opponent.  The final score was 3-27.  The boys faced a stingy Cardinal team who were unwilling to give up any points handing the Pumas a 0-30 loss.  The Pumas were lead by Pau Sang who rolled a pair of 147s.
Next up for the bowling team is a “home and home” week with the Northpointe Christian Mustangs.  The Pumas will travel to Northfield Lanes on February 2 and will then play host on the 4th at Park Center Lanes.  The team would love to have some Puma fans come cheer them on (there’s no admission fee!).

Varsity Girls game updates

Friday 1/29
Potter’s House 46
Holland Calvary 40

The Pumas hit 10 three pointers to come back from a 7 point halftime deficit to defeat Holland Calvary. Cassie Weilhouwer had a season high 21 points that included 5 threes. Anika Huizinga finished with 16 points that included game-sealing free throws down the stretch. Elly Andreas chipped in 5 points.

Monday 2/1
Northpointe Christian 55
Potter’s House 50
The Pumas battled hard but fell short in a hard faught game at Northpointe. Kate Kooyer had a season high 15 points and was 3-3 from behind the arc. Cassie Wielhouwer also had 15, including 8-10 shooting from the free throw line. Anika Huizinga had 13. Lovely Andreas contributed a great defensive effort all night.
Tuesday 2/2
Potter’s House 43
Wellspring Prep 17
The Pumas used a 20-1 3rd quarter run to put away Wellspring Prep Tuesday night. 7 different players scored, led by Cassie Wielhouwer and Anika Huizinga with 16 and 10 points respectively. Kate Kooyer had 6 points. Fatima Guerrero, Sara Ankrum, and Tatyana Escabi each hit a triple and ended with 3 points a piece.
The Pumas will travel to Hopkins to play on Friday night (2/5) at 6 p.m.

7th Grade Weekend Tournament recap

The 7th grade girls participated in the West Michigan Lutheran 7th/8th grade tournament on Friday and Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran School.  The competition was tough, but the girls pressed on, improving their skills in both defense and offense.  They faced St Joseph Lutheran on Friday and lost 46-6.  Ellie Boer and Piper Boer each scored a free throw, Hannah Ponstine and Leah Snoeyink each had 2 points.  On Saturday morning, they competed against Our Savior Lutheran for the second time this season.  They showed improved help defense against the 8th grade players, even though they lost 37-10.  Two points came from Ashlyn Alvarez, 2 points from Hannah Ponstine, and 6 points from Aliya Huizinga.  The final game on Saturday afternoon was against our own 8th grade Potter’s House team.  The girls battled hard and had fun competing against each other.  The win went to the 8th graders, with a final score of 22-10.  In this game, Ashlyn Alvarez, Hannah Ponstine, and Aliya Huizinga all contributed 2 points, and Piper Boer scored 4 points.

Varsity boys came ready to play!

The Pumas team traveled to Holland on Friday night to play against the Holland Calvary Crusaders, the team who knocked them out of the District tournament last year.    The results of the first quarter proved the Puma’s came ready to play, ending with a score of 28-14.  The Pumas did not let up, playing Puma basketball and held them to under 10 points for each of the next two quarters.  The final score on the night was 77-51 pushing the Puma’s to 10-3 while being undefeated in the league.  The team brought a total of 29 rebounds, 23 assists, 15 steals and 2 charges on the night.  High scorers were guard Terrance Collins with 19,  guard Joshua Cassell with 15 and guard Steven Reyes with 12.  Collins also had 9 assists while Malachi Malloy and Benjamin Clark each had 5 assists, 5 steals and Clark had 1 charge on his record.  Defensively, forward Malachi Malloy had 9 rebounds, and center Nyuon Nhial and Clark brought down 6 each.

(updated 1/27/16)

Varsity Boys Bball team played strong together

The Pumas Varsity Boys played a good game defeating Western MI Christian on Friday night.   “The guys played well both offensively and defensively tonight.   They played together on both ends of the floor.”  coach Kuipers   The Puma Varsity Boys team played one of the best team ball half’s of the season. The first half proved to be a struggle to keep up with the Western Michigan Christian Warriors.  They couldn’t get their shots to fall, and the defense wasn’t clicking at the highest level.  The Pumas faced a deficit of 14 points at one point in the first half but never gave up and brought the difference to 10 entering halftime.  The second half was a different ballgame as the Pumas came out and won the third quarter.  The Pumas outscored the Warriors 24-10 in the third quarter and took a small lead heading into the fourth.  The final quarter was a battle back and forth with the final few minutes leading to a few key baskets and steals on the Pumas end to pull ahead.  In the strategy of the game, the Warriors fouled to regain the ball hoping the 1 and 1 wouldn’t result in both baskets.  The pumas went 100% from the line in the last 1:30 seconds of the game to pull ahead and played great defense keeping the Warriors from scoring.  Final score ended with the Pumas on top 71-61.  There were many highlights of the game but the second half was full of team ball, passing and taking great shots.  With a great team effort the whole team needs to be recognized.
The Puma Varsity boys team took on Holland Black River Rats on Tuesday night increasing their standings to now 3-0 in the league and 8-3 over all.  The Pumas allowed 16 points in the first quarter against the Black River to end the first quarter 27-16.  Defense took a jump to a higher level for the rest of the game allowing the Pumas to only allow 3 pts, 4 pts and 4 pts. respectively in the following quarters.  The game ended with a score of 68-27.  High scorers for the game were Senior guard Terrance Collins with 15, Senior guard Steven Reyes with 14 and Senior Forward Malachi Malloy with 12.   The next game for the Pumas is Friday night against Holland Calvary in Holland, the team who knocked the Pumas out of the districts last year.

Girls Basketball fought a good fight

The 7th grade girls battled tough against Black River in Holland on Monday.  Ashlyn Alvarez scored 8 points with the help of effective screens set by Ellie and Piper Boer.  The Puma defense improved in the second half keeping Black River to only 2 points in the fourth quarter.  Unfortunately, this was not quite enough for a win.  Final score was 19-8.

“Although our game ended on a lost to West Michigan Lutheran , I started to see flashes of development,” state Head coach Cesar Rojas about the 8th grade girls team. Nicole Verbeek had a tough assignment guarding their best players and as the game went on she made some good adjustments on defense to better anticipate her opponent’s moves. “I Love the way she also helped out her teammates playing help defense and stopping a few points from going on the board,”  added Rojas. Magnifique Iradukunda electrified the crowd with two consecutive three pointers late in the fourth quarter. Final Score 41-14 West Michigan Lutheran.

The Girls JV team took on the River Rats of Holland Black River Monday night (January 25).  The Pumas put in their best performance of the season in a difficult 28-22 loss.  Taty Escabi lead all scorers with 15 points and a strong defensive effort by Lovely Andres and Germaine Hounekey. Despite having only six players, the girls continued to fight and had the game tied at the end of the first three quarters, even holding a 18-14 lead in the third.  The Pumas continued to fight in the fourth but in the end fatigue caught up with them, and they left Holland with a hard fought loss.

The Varsity Girls started slow, but picked up the intensity quickly and fought hard the rest of the game against a tough opponent who was 3-0 in conference play. Sophomore Cassie Wielhouwer led the team with 10 points. Senior Anika Huizinga and Sophomore Kate Kooyer each added 7. Junior’s Shelisha Bussler-Soria and Fatima Guerrero had 4 and 3 points respectively. Holland Black River 43 – Potter’s House 31

The Varsity team will travel to Holland Calvary on Friday (1/29). They will then take on Northpointe Christian on Monday (2/1) and Wellspring Prep on Tuesday (2/2), both games are away.

Bowling strikes back!

January 26th, the Puma Bowling team traveled to complete against Kent City. Unfortunately due to a mix up on start time, we had to forfeit the baker games.  The final score for the boys was 27-3 and 28-2 for the girls.   The boys were close to winning the combined team score the first game, 579 -562.  Bowling the 5th (anchor) position Pau beat his opponent both individual games with a high of 154 in the first game.

(update 1/12/16)

Varsity Boys Basketball played like their coaches knew they could!

Friday night against Alliance League opponent Zion Christian at Zion.   Head Coach Kevin Kuipers reminded the young men in the locker room before the game “Zion is tough to beat at home.  This is their gym.  No one wants to lose at home.  Be prepared.  They are going to come out to prove themselves.”  The Puma’s won the tip off and never looked back.  They played aggressive defense and were hot on their shooting game.  At half time, the scoreboard spoke volumes of how well the Puma’s were playing with a score of 35-10 only after allowing Zion two baskets in the first quarter.   “The whole team played well together.  They shared the ball well, they played aggressive defense the whole game.” Kuipers commented.  The most impressive statistic was only allowing Zion 3 offensive rebounds for the first half of the game.  The scoring was led by Senior guard Terrance Collins with 16 points, Freshman Nyuon Nhial completed his second double-double on the season with 14 points and 15 rebounds.  Sophomore Nyrese Knight chipped in 9 points and Sophomore Logan Hausler hauled in 9 rebounds. . Final score of the game was 67-26.

JV Boys Baseketball played one of their best games of the season!

A 47-35 win over the Zion Christian Mountaineers. The boys have been working hard in the gym and it showed last Friday. Overall we were very consistent on offense and hustled on defense. Toby Reinsma led the Pumas in scoring with 13 points while David Bulten added 11 points and Sam Carassco with 10 points. The JV Pumas next game will be Tuesday, 1/19, against West Michigan Aviation.

Varsity Girls Basketball with first Alliance league win!

Puma Girls Varsity came away on Friday night with their first Alliance league win of the season against Zion Christian by a score of 42 to 38.  The game was a tight all the way with the lead going back and forth over the course of the game.  Strong performances by Senior Anika Huizinga, Sophomre Cassie Wielhouwer, Juniors Shelisa Bussler-Soria and Fatima Guerrero, and Freshman Kate Kooyer.

First 7th Grade girls Game – they never gave up!

The 7th grade girls had their first game Monday night against the 7th/8th grade team of Calvary Christian in Fruitport.  It was a difficult game and loss, yet the girls never gave up, maintained a positive attitude, improved in the second half on defense, and did a great job encouraging each other.  The girls gained a better understanding of the pace of the game and the importance of hustling back on defense.  The final score was 68-6.  The 7th and 8th grade girls both have home games this Thursday against Tri-Unity.

Bowling team faces strong team

The bowling team began the new year with a match on January 6 with Godwin Heights at Paragon Lanes.  The boys faced a very strong Godwin team earning only 2 of the available 30 points in the match giving Godwin a 28-2 win.  Leading the way for the boys was Estifanos Gidey with an individual game score of 167.  The girls started out strong taking all 10 points available in the Baker portion of the match which highly motivated the Godwin girls as the Pumas were only able to capture one of the 20 points available from the regular games giving Godwin a 19-11 win.  Leading the way for the girls was Emily Stout who rolled a 162 to capture the team’s 11th point.

On Saturday the 9th the team traveled to Hudsonville Lanes to participate in the Jenison Invitational.  The girls started strong in a field where again the Pumas were facing larger schools including Jenison, Hudsonville, Caledonia, Wayland, Cedar Springs, South Christian, Lowell, Unity Christian, Godfrey-Lee, Northpointe and Fremont.  When all the pins were counted the 1688 knocked down by the Puma girls positioned them in 12th place.  Leading the way for the girls were Allie Johnson and Emily Stout who rolled two games totals of 306 and 290 respectively.  The boys also finished 12th in the field and continued to show many signs of progress and good things to come.  Dal Suum led the boys with a two game total of 257.

The third event of the new year was the season’s first home match on Monday the 11th with Wellspring Prep.  Wellspring is in the first year of their bowling program with just a boys team and yet were able to capture all of the points in the Baker portion of the match and the first regular game.  The Puma boys stepped it up for the second regular game lead by Yordy Gomez’s 157 and Dal Suum who brought his two game total to 268.  The Puma boys took seven points to make the final score 23-7 in favor of Wellspring.

Next up for the Pumas is another home match at Park Center Lanes on January 20 with the teams from Ravenna.

(update 1/6/16)

Varsity Bball Holiday Tournament

The Puma Varsity Boys team didn’t take much time off over break as they took part in a Holiday Tournament at Grand Rapids Catholic Central between Christmas and New Years.  The boys put up a great fight against a tough Class B Grand Rapids Catholic Central game in the first round of the tournament.  The entire game was a back and forth battle of runs from the very first possession.  Potter’s House boys came up just short at the end of the game with a final score of 62 – 65.  The game highlights were Freshman Benjamin Clark taking two charges on defense while adding 17 points on the scoreboard by tossing up 5 three pointers in the game.  Senior Terrance Collins added 14 points while fellow Senior Malachi Malloy chipped in 13.  “We were never out of this game.  We could have won it with a few different bounces but this shows us just how good our team could be,” commented Head Coach Kevin Kuipers. The second game of the tournament against another Class A school, Reeths Puffer, allowed the Pumas to use everyone on the team.  The Pumas were out to an early lead at the end of the first quarter with a score of 18-9 and never looked back.  They only allowed 6 points in the 2nd quarter and 4 points in the 3rd quarter starting the 4th quarter with a score of 54-19.  The Pumas captured a win with a final score of 58-31.  Freshman Nyuon Nhial and Sophomore Nyrese Knight scored team high 11 points each with Senior Steven Reyes adding another 10 points.  The team had a good night on the boards with 34 rebounds (Nhial with a team high of 8), Reyes helping out with 4 steals and Knight taking his first charge of the season. The Puma Varsity Boys team opened the New Year at Kelloggsville on January 5th with a non-conference game against Kelloggsville Rockets.  The teams were back and forth through the entire game, never leading by more than 8 at any on point.  Entering half time, the Pumas were up with a score of 28-22.  Head Coach Kevin Kuipers talked to the boys at half time about coming out in the second half.  “This game is far from over gentlemen.  We have to go out there and play hard defense.  We can’t go out there and play like we have this won already.”  The Rockets came out of the locker room to prove a point and scored 19 points to the Pumas 11.  The entire 4th quarter was back and forth and playing hard on both sides of the court.  The Pumas came up just short with a final score of 60-61 putting them at a 3-3 for the year.  The next game for the Varsity Boys team is on Friday, January 8th at Zion Christian.

Girls Bball tournament at Grace Bible College recap

Puma Girls teams competed in a Potter’s House tournament at Grace Bible College and results are as follows: Lady Pumas lost to Kelloggsville 45-30 in the first game of the tournament and lost to Grand River Prep 43-20 in the second game. Anika Huizinga was named to the All-Tournament team. The Varsity girls join the Varsity boys at Zion Christian on Friday night with a start time of 5:30pm and the JV girls will join the JV boys on Thursday night at Zion.

(update 12/29/15)

Varsity Bball plays hard!

The Potter’s House Pumas Varsity Boys Basketball team stayed close to home to play in the non-conference game against Lee High School.  During the first quarter, the teams settling in, ending the that quarter with a score of 11-9.  The Pumas came out in the second quarter and put the game away early scoring 23 points in just that quarter.  The defense was in high gear throughout the whole game and just pounced on the Lee team each time down the court.  During half time, Head Coach Kevin Kuipers told the boys not to let down.  “Go out there and play hard.  Keep playing defense.”  And play hard they did.  The third quarter laid way to another 27 points alone putting the score at 61-26.  The Pumas played hard during the whole game, never letting up once Lee crossed the half court line. Lee found themselves in foul trouble and ended the night with 3 of their starters fouling out.  The final score was 69-34 putting the Pumas at 2-1 on the season.  Highlights of the game where the Pumas defense racking up 21 steals and 36 rebounds (Nyrese Knight team high of 7) and Conner Andreas and Benjamin Clark each taking a charge,  Senior Steven Reyes had a team high 21 points and 6 steals on the night.

Varsity Girls Bball against Union HS highlights

Varsity Girls Basketball Team traveled to Union High School on December 15, 2015.  Their details are as follows:
 Union 53 — Potter’s House 40
Anika Huizinga had 12 points and 8 rebounds
Kate Kooyer had 11 points and 9 rebounds
Cassie Wielhouwer had 11 points
There was not a Varsity Girls game against Lee.
(update 12/16/15)

Varsity Boys Bball Conference starts the season

Varsity Basketball Potter’s House Varsity Boys Basketball team opened their 2015-2015 season with a conference home game against Grand River Prep (GRP) on Tuesday, December 8th.  The Pumas came out of the locker room ready to play some basketball and get the season started.  They jumped out to an early lead at the end of the first quarter with a score of 18-8.  Second quarter brought a little bit of struggle on defense and they allowed GRP to come back and end the 2nd quarter within 3 with a score of 25-22.   The third quarter proved to be a defensive struggle against GRP as the Pumas were outscored and struggled to get their defense going after half time.  GRP led at the end of the 3rd quarter 35-31.  The Pumas seem to have a history of playing close games and putting on a great show for the 4th quarter and this season opener was no different.   The defense found their rhythm and the Puma scorers jumped back into the game with put up 19 points in the last quarter to end the game with a 50-44 win.  Top scorers were Seniors Terrance Collins – 15 and  Malachi Malloy – 11 with Freshman Nyuon Nhial chipping in 8.  Malloy and Nhial also had 9 and 7 rebounds respectively. There was a full crowd on Friday night to watch the Potter’s House Pumas take on the Tri-Unity Titans in their match up.  Potter’s House started out the came with some strong defense and took the lead 9-5 at the end of the 1st quarter.  Both teams played evenly throughout the second quarter and ended at halftime  with PH on top 21-18.  The third quarter proved to be a rough one for the Pumas as their defense and rebound seemed to be slow coming out of the half-time locker room conference allowing Tri-Unity to fight back and tie the game closing out the 3rd quarter. The final quarter did not disappoint a record crowd at the Armory as it was a back and forth battle.  A few different bounces and the game would have ended differently but the Pumas suffered their first loss of the season with a final score of 39-41. Head Coach Kevin Kuipers stated “We played well enough to win, but unfortunately we could not get anything to go our way in the final two minutes.   The guys showed great hustle and effort and I felt we improved from our last game.”   Senior guard Malachi Malloy lead the team in scoring with 15 (5 – 3 point shots), Senior guard Terrance Collins sunk 9 points while Freshman Nyuon Nhial and Sophomore Logan Hausler both chipped in 3 points a piece.  Nhial hauled in a total of 18 rebounds for the night.

Girls Bball highlights

Tuesday December 8 vs. Grand River Prep
Grand River Prep 40 – Potters House 35
Kate Kooyer scored 10 points and had 15 rebounds, Anika Huizenga had 11 points 3 assists and 2 steals and Cassie Weilhouwer added 7 points and 11 rebounds.
Friday December 11 vs. Tri-Unity
Tri-Unity 61 – Potters House 19
Cassie Weilhouwer had 9 points and Kate Kooyer added 6.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 vs. Union

Union 53 – Potter’s House 40

Anika Huizinga had 12 points and 8 rebounds, Kate Kooyer had 11 points and 9 rebounds and Cassie Wielhouwer had 11 points

Varsity Bowling already underway!

The Varsity Bowling team has been in action for a couple weeks now.  The girls team is led by returning seniors Elizabeth Panuncia and Allie Johnson.  Joining them are freshmen Annalise Medema, Stella Lynde and Lydia Ankrum who will be the heart of the team for the next four years.

All ten members of the boys team are new to the team.  With junior Pau Sang; sophomores Issac Suh, Yordy Gomez, Caleb Roede, Drew Fraungruber, Estifanos Gidey and Miguel Garcia; and freshman Dal Suum, Josh Roede and Cann Xu, the future of the boys team is very bright.
The season began with practices on November 17 and the first competition took place on  Saturday, December 5 at Spectrum Lanes for the Wyoming Invitational .  Nineteen girls teams and twenty boys teams participated in the tournament.  Both Potter’s House teams finished last but had a good day.  The team continues to get better every time they take to the lanes.  The girls were led on Saturday by Allie Johnson who had individual games of 134 and 155 for a 289 total.  Pau Sang led the boys with a 145 and 130 for a 275 total.
On Monday, December 7 the teams traveled to Northway Lanes in Muskegon to take on Western Michigan Christian.  The girls were led by Elizabeth Panuncia and Allie Johnson who had two game totals of 252 and 262 respectively and earned 3 points for the team.  The team won the second Baker game to grab another 4 points.  Each team was short a girl and each earned a point for the forfeits.  Western Michigan Christian took 22 of the available 30 points to win the match 22-8.
The boys were led by Estifanos Gidey who had a two game total of 246 and earned a point in the individual games.  Drew Fraungruber and Cann Xu also earned points for the team.  Western Michigan Christian took the rest of the points for a 27-3 win.
The boys bowling team traveled to Sherman Lanes in Muskegon on Saturday, December 12 to participate in the Mona Shores Invitational.  Although Potter’s House was again the smallest school sending a team, the boys finished 15th overall out of 18 teams scoring better than host Mona Shores, Muskegon and West Catholic.  Pau Sang and Dal Suum led the way for the boys with three game totals of 428 and 424 respectively.  Pau and Dal had career best games with Pau bowling a 197 and Dal a 167.  Also bowling for Potter’s House on Saturday were Isaac Suh, Yordy Gomez and Estifanos Gidey.  The team bowled very well in the four Baker games with their combined score of 550 putting them in 13th place in the Baker part of the tournament.
Both boys and girls teams will be back in action on Wednesday, January 6 when they travel to Paragon Lanes for a match with Godwin Heights.”

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