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Bufkin's 29 point effort leads GR Christian to win over Byron Center

Eagles 68, Bulldogs 44
Kobe Bufkin leads the way for GR Christian
Posted at 12:00 AM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 00:00:17-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The OK White is looking like one of the best, if not the best, conferences in the entire state of Michigan in boys basketball.

GR Christian 68, Byron Center 44

On Friday night, Grand Rapids Christian played host to Byron Center.

From the start, Michigan signee Kobe Bufkin dominated and led the Eagles, finishing with 29 points and several steals as well as a dazzling dunk in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles would take it 68-44 to improve to 2-0 on the season.

"Getting off to a hot start with all of the challenges with COVID and everything, you have to be excited," said head coach, Eric Taylor, "we were able to get guys comfortable and get them in the game with some rotations.

And Bufkin says this season he's focused on being an all-around player on both ends of the floor, which he showed on Friday night.

"My goal is to be a two-way player, all of the greats have shown that they can play both ways to stay on the floor, that's one of my goals this year," Bufkin said.

Meanwhile, fellow guard Donovan Brown-Boyd added 14 points for Christian.

Byron Center battled hard and were spurred by an outstanding effort from Sawyer Wychers, who finished with a team-high 18 points as the Bulldogs fall to 0-2 on the young season.