An 86-47 blowout over Greenville extends Rangerball’s win steak to three games


Coming off of a feel-good weekend, Rangerball looked to stay in the win column as it traveled to Greenville. 

A 38-point triumph over the Yellow Jackets a month prior showcased a noticeable talent gap; nonetheless, the Rangers needed to come out with energy and intensity if they wanted to have success.

“The message was just to focus on us: make sure our effort was correct, our execution was solid, and that we played hard defensively,” head coach Kyle Carhart said. 

With just three games remaining on the regular season, the boys knew that they had to make every minute count. This was apparent from the game’s first possession when Jacob Bonnett lobbed one up for fellow senior Conner Milton, who finished with a tenacity to jumpstart the game with an alley-oop slam.

Conner scored FHC’s first six points, right before Ben Scholler hit Pierson VanGorp for a three on a captain-to-captain connection. Once junior Levi McKenzie and sophomore Jonas VanderWoude hit back-to-back triples to mount an 11-point lead, the Rangers clearly had the upper hand in all aspects.

The lead just kept growing quarter by quarter. An 81-41 advantage heading into the fourth allowed the coaching staff to experiment with the lineups. Although FHC scored just five points in the final quarter, it was an all-around effort from all the players.

The Rangers cruised to a 86-47 victory. Leading FHC in scoring was Levi, who scored 18 on 70 percent shooting. Jonas and Conner both notched 12, while Jacob tallied 11 points and 7 steals.

Just two games remain on the Rangers’ regular-season schedule. In the beginning of the end, Ragnerball’s seniors will be honored on Friday, February 25, as FHC hosts Byron Center at 6:00 pm in a celebration of the Class of 2022.

“I was really impressed that our seniors helped lead the way and made sure we took care of the areas inside of our control,” coach Carhart said.