Boys JV basketball handles Byron Center with ease


The boys JV basketball team handled Byron Center on Thursday night with ease. The Rangers defeated the Bulldogs 75-49 in what was predicted to be a much closer game.

The Rangers were led by sophomores Tyler Hudkins with 18 points and Chase Enbody scoring 17. Both teams were undefeated in conference play heading into this match-up, and FHC remains at the top of the standings. 

“It felt good to take down another undefeated team in the conference,” Ty said. “We anticipated the score to be a lot closer, but due to our press defense, we were able to make it a lot harder on them to score.”

The Bulldogs handled Forest Hills Northern and beat them earlier this week by about 15 points; this followed the Rangers’ close win over the Huskies just a few weeks back. However, FHC came out on fire. Shots were falling and the defensive pressure was too much for the Bulldogs to control their offense. The Rangers went up by double digits in the first quarter and never took their foot off of the accelerator. The first half concluded with a 15-point advantage for the Rangers. 

“The first half went about as good as it could have gone,” sophomore J Coe said. “Our shots were falling and we were in total control of the game from the beginning.”

The second half consisted of FHC extending its lead, and at one point, the Bulldogs trailed by 30. The upcoming week for the Rangers includes a singular game against Lowell, which provides a perfect opportunity for improvements to be made. 

“Next week, we will be focusing on perfecting the little things,” head coach Ike Tilden said. “As we head into the second round of conference games, teams know each other’s strengths and will be better prepared for it.”