East Grand Rapids holds off Rockford to advance to regional final

HOLLAND, me. – The East Grand Rapids girls’ basketball team took an 11-0 lead against Rockford in the regional semi-finals on Monday night.

The Pioneers would lead at 37:24 at halftime before the Rams would respond with a run in the third quarter, reducing the deficit to just seven.

East GR 67, Rockford 56

However, Pioneer Senior and Miss Basketball finalist Jillian Brown helped the Pioneers hold the lead with their strong 24 points as East Grand Rapids took the 67-56 win.

The Pioneers will face Hudsonville in the West Ottawa High School regional championship on Wednesday, a matchup that was eagerly awaited prior to the last season’s COVID-19 cancellation.

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