Ty Hudkins leads boys freshman basketball defensively, beating Byron Center 45-28


After a historic win against the Hudsonville Eagles, the FHC Rangers traveled to take on the Bulldogs of Byron Center. This is another team in which FHC did not know much about as they did not face them in middle school. This game was an odd one, too, as Byron was much different than some of the other teams FHC has played. Byron has a stud freshman in Connor Ferguson, as well as a few other key players. A lights out shooter that can create a huge spark against elite teams like FHC. The Rangers put Ty Hudkins on him for most of the game, and Connor struggled. This led to a low scoring win of 45-28. There were a few key players but one stood out: Ty Hudkins. Hudkins led all scorers with 18 points and completely took this game over. Another key player was Chase Enbody. Enbody, who dominated the glass and scored 7 points as well.

The Rangers started the game fast like usual. They were locked in defensively and it showed, but they struggled after this fast start which only gave them a 8-4 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. After some adjustments from head coach Adam Monroe and assistant coach Matthew Ellis, the Rangers got out to a 25-9 lead at half. A much improved second quarter performance led by Ty Hudkins’ 11 point 2nd quarter then boosted the energy for the away team. From there, the Rangers dominated the Bulldogs and only allowed a 3 point 3rd quarter for the Bulldogs. Byron Center would make a little run towards the end, but it was too late, as FHC had an enormous lead. FHC took care of business, winning 45-28. 

The Rangers now improve to 6-0 with a 5-0 conference record. On Thursday, they face the East Grand Rapids Pioneers at home. A game that means a lot to FHC and the Rangerball program as it is a huge rivalry game.