Boys JV basketball wins 49-47 over Forest Hills Northern following Brady Miller’s game winner


The boys JV basketball team faced off against Forest Hills Northern on Friday, January 14. After a hot start to the game for the Rangers, the Huskies rallied to tie the game with a minute to play. FHC head coach Ike Tilden called a timeout at the 20-second mark to set up a final play. The play began, and sophomore Brady Miller got the ball. He drove to the paint and lofted a floater for the win; victory FHC.

“It felt great, the crowd screaming and my teammates rushing me,” Miller said. “Even though the play didn’t work exactly right, I think we got a better look off of it; I’m glad that I could just convert the opportunity.”

The Rangers escaped with a win, nonetheless. The boys were leading the Huskies for the entirety of the game and by a hefty amount. In the early stages of the fourth quarter, Huskie sophomore guards John Bardelli and Medhane Yonas caught fire, chipping away at FHC’s double-digit lead. Bardelli made a couple of three-point shots, and Yonas made two layups in crunch time. 

Despite Northern’s late push, big plays made by Rangers such as Mason McDonald and Chase Enbody secured the win for FHC. 

“I thought our guys battled and made just enough plays to win down the stretch,” coach Tilden said. 

Forest Hills Central will play Grand Rapids Christian next Friday, giving them a week to prepare. This year, the Eagles are a fast-paced, offensively strong team. So, it will be interesting to see how each guard on each team matches up. 

“Grand Rapids Christian is a good team, and it will probably be an exciting game, so I am looking forward to it,” Brady said.