Boys JV basketball takes down the Northview Wildcats 60-49


The boys JV basketball team squared off against the Northview Wildcats last night and won 60-49. Sophomore Levi McKenzie added on to his fantastic season by putting up 22 points in the win. 

Freshman Brady Miller recieved some unfortunate news before the game that his hand was broken, forcing head coach Jordan George to replace him in the starting lineup. His choice: Timothee Larmande. In his first start of the season, Timothee scored nine points for the Rangers and did an amazing job distributing the ball to his teammates. 

“Overall, I think I did a pretty good job, especially for getting my first start since last year,” Timothee said postgame. “I could have shot a little better from behind the arc, but I’m happy for the team to sweep Northview this season.”

Defense has been a focal point this season for the Rangers. The boys came out with some great energy and dominated on the defensive side of the floor. Sophomore Noah Burr has been extremely important for the Rangers in controlling the offense of the opposing teams as well. He put together another great game and really helped the Rangers take care of the ball. Coach George and coach Bauchan have preached the importance of defense in practice recently and were very satisfied with the way the team responded. 

“The key was out defense and energy early,” coach George said. “We came out and pressured the ball and stopped the drive.”

The boys record is now 7-2 and this Friday they will travel to Forest Hills Northern to take on the Huskies for the second and final time this season.

“We are definitely starting to hit our stride as a squad,” George expressed. “If we can play like this defensively from here on out, we will be tough to beat.”