Boys freshman basketball bounces back with a 30-point win against Greenville


Heading into the second to last week of the season, the boys freshman basketball team needed to win out in order to have a chance at winning the conference championship. The first team in FHC’s way was Greenville. In its last matchup, FHC struggled with the Yellow Jackets’ 2-3 zone and consistent execution. FHC pounced on the idea of starting fast and did just that.

To start the game, Malik Thomas made his presence felt by grabbing some rebounds and getting a putback layup. The Rangers faced the 2-3 zone early; however, they were better prepared to break it than last time. As a result, the pace of the game slowed down, but the Rangers still maintained a 12-4 lead with 2:30 left in the first quarter. Patience mixed with good execution led the Rangers to an 11-point lead at the end of the first quarter. FHC continued its dominance and grew the lead to over twenty at halftime. Brendan Cargill hit a few shots along with Aaron Schellenburg. Throughout the second half, the Rangers maintained a double-digit lead and were able to get every player some type of minutes. With four minutes left in the game, FHC led 56-34 and ended up winning 67-37. 

After this bounce-back win against the Yellow Jackets, the freshman basketball team improves to 13-3 on the season and still has a chance to win the conference. The boys’ most significant game of the year will happen Thursday when they take on Byron Center. If they can walk out with a win, their chances at a share of the conference championship go up exponentially.