Boys freshman basketball increases its winning streak to four games against Northview


The boys freshman basketball team was at the pinnacle of its season after a 20-point win against Forest Hills Northern last Friday. The boys still had work to do in order to clinch a share in the OK White conference championship; this entailed beating an intense rival in the Northview Wildcats.

To start, the Rangers struggled to score in the first few minutes. They started to get it going in the middle of the first quarter, with Malik Thomas and Tyler Dickinson getting easy baskets. FHC forced an early timeout after a 9-2 start.

After a crazy buzzer-beater three from Tyler Dickinson, the Rangers led the Wildcats 12-2. The second quarter was very similar in the fact that FHC’s defense was exasperating. It held the Wildcats to two first-quarter points and only gave up eight points at halftime, where the Rangers led Northview 22-8.

Although the Rangers got out to an early start, they struggled out of the gate, giving up a few baskets. Aaron Schellenburg had an impressive stretch in the third quarter to keep FHC’s sizeable lead. With each team going back and forth, the Rangers led 37-25 at the end of the third.

In the fourth quarter, both teams were trading buckets and the Rangers continued their offensive success. Through the low post and finishing at the rim, FHC closed out the rivalry victory, winning 59-38. 

The freshman basketball team continues its stretch of impressive victories while improving to 12-2 on the season. In their upcoming game on Friday, the boys will play another vital game against the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles. This is another crucial contest that will determine the conference champion.