Boys Basketball District Preview

Come this Wednesday, it will be do or die for the Hamilton boys basketball team. The playoffs have begun. After a outstanding 13-7 finish and 3rd place finish in the conference.

In the opening round of districts, the Hawkeyes received a bye and will face conference opponent Unity Christian in the second round. The Hawkeyes have faced Unity twice already this year taking home a win in both games. But, they are still going to be a tough team to beat after their 10-10 finish in the regular season.

“We aren’t going to do anything that’s a surprise to Unity and Unity isn’t going to do anything that’s a surprise to us,” Coach Haverdink said about preparing for the match-up.

As Hamilton prepares for the game, they will still be without senior guard Gerrit Eding who has missed the last two games with a injury.

The Hawkeyes have gotten on a roll lately finding their grove once more with back to back wins over Coopersville and Kellogsville.


“Our whole district is teams we’ve played; it changes how you prepare,” Coach Haverdink said.

“We just have to get executing like we did the first two times against them, and maybe show them something else show that they don’t get used to our game plan,” senior Grant Wolfram said.

If the Hawkeyes can get past Unity Christian, they will take on the winner of Holland Christian and Allendale for the district title. If the Hawkeyes can get through that game, they will return to Hamilton and play host at the regional tournament.

The game will start at 5 p.m. tomorrow night and will be played at Allendale High School.

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