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Rockford uses big 2nd half to beat West Ottawa

Sam Krist lead the Rams with 12 points
Posted at 11:48 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 23:48:11-05
Rockford 46, West Ottawa 38

Trailing by two at halftime, Rockford turned the tide in its game at West Ottawa outscoring the Panthers 29-19 in the final 16 minutes for a 46-38 win.

Rams Senior Sam Krist had a key stretch midway through the third quarter where he scored a quick five points to take his team from a one-point deficit to a four-point lead.

"I think it shows a lot about our toughness and that we are a good team," Krist said about the road win. "We are just excited, we are moving on to the next one, we are going to focus on getting the next game and getting another win."

West Ottawa (4-2, 5-2) was led by Reid Reimink who scored 11 points.

The Rams and Panthers began the night as part of a three-way tie for first place in the OK Red with Grand Haven.

Rockford (5-1, 7-1) remains in a tie with the Bucs after Thursday.

"I told our guys yesterday a win here doesn't win anything for us and a loss doesn't get us out of it," Rockford head coach Kyle Clough said. "There is a bunch of good teams in this league so every game you gotta kind of get up for so certainly anytime you can come on the road and get one it feels like it's a big one."