POTTER’S HOUSE 2015-16 GAME RECAPS
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
Jalen Allen finished 4th with a time of 10.2
Jonathon Roede finished 5th with a time of 10.28
Caleb Dykstra finished 4th with a time of 30.17
Kenny Smith finished 5th with a time of 31.08
Potte’rs House team of Allen, Roede, Dykstra and Smith finished 3rd with a time of 1 minute flat.
REGIONALS on May 20, 2016
Shelton Rodriguez finished 4th with a time of 11.66
Terrance Collins finished 7th with a time of 11.97
Nathan Stout finished 5th with a time of 4:47.00
Stout finished 4th with a time of 10:16.66
Potter’s House team of Isaac Hibbard, Collins, Rodriguez and Siboniyo finished 5th with a time of 48.18
Potter’s House team of Hibbard, Siboniyo, Toby Reinsma and Rodriguez finished 5th with a time of 3:48.87
Collins finished 1st with a jump of 20’2′
Fatima Guerrero finished 6th with a time of 21.29.
Ashley Verbeek finished 4th with a time of 56.30
Maranda Martin finished a very close 2nd with a height of 4’10”
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
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.
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.
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
- 5th– Toby Reinsma with a time of 2:21.04
- 4th– Nathan Stout – with a time of 5:00.73
- 3rd– Stout – with a time of10:41.23
- 8TH– Jonathan Jansma with a time of 13:18.62
- 3rd– with a time of 49.08 was Isaac Hibbard, Frank Siboniyo, Collins and Rodriguez
- 1st– with a time of 3:52.84 was Hibbard, Reinsma, Rodriguez and Siboniyo
- 1stwith a jump of 5’6” – Collins
- 3rdwith a jump of 17’9” – Collins
Lee Solis – Girls
- 2nd– Lovely Andreas with a time of 14.90
- 3rd– Andreas with a time of 30.41
300 M Hurdles
- 2nd– Ashley Verbeek with a time of 58.49
- 1st– Maranda Martin with a jump of 4’8”
- 2nd– Verbeek with a jump of 4’2”
- 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
- 3rd– Nathan Stout with a time of 10:28.15
Hopkins Invitational – Girl
- 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
10th with a time of 1:03.06 was the team of Jalen Allen, Logan Lara, Jonathan Roede and Kenny Smith
- 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
Varsity Girls Soccer
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
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
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
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.
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″
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
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.
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.
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.
MARCH MADNESS HAS BEGUN!
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.
Varsity Girls Bball
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.
Boys Varsity Match recap
Middle School teams recap
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.
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!
Bowing team recap and FINAL match to come!
Boys Basketball still undefeated!
Girls Basketball recap
Bowling team strikes again
Varsity Girls game updates
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.
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.
Varsity Boys Bball team played strong together
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.
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.
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.
Varsity Bball plays hard!
Varsity Girls Bball against Union HS highlights
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
Union 53 – Potter’s House 40
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.