Sam Sneider and Levi McKenzie combine for 42 points in 66-47 win over Lowell for boys JV basketball


The boys JV basketball team defeated the Lowell Red Arrows on February 27, 66-47. Sophomore Sam Sneider put up a career-high 14 points in the Ranger’s victory. 

“Sam was great for us offensively and defensively,” assistant coach Chad Bauchan commented. “It was awesome to see his hard work pay off, and I’m looking forward to seeing more out of Sam.”

The game started at 11:30 AM, and the Rangers looked like they were still half asleep. The first half of the game was slow and sloppy by both teams. The Rangers had roughly seven turnovers in the first half and only led the Red Arrows by five at the break. 

“Coach George really fired us up at halftime,” sophomore Owen Meyer said. “After a horrible start, he did a great job of setting the tone for the second half.”

The second half turned out to be the Sam Sneider show for the Rangers. His efforts on the boards turned the tides for the Rangers.

“Sam was very active on the glass on both ends of the floor, especially in the second half,” Chad Bauchan said. “Which ultimately helped us go on a run and pull away from Lowell.”

Sophomore Levi McKenzie turned on the jets in the second half as well. Levi finished with 28 points and 3 assists.

After a rocky start to the game, the Rangers pulled away and never let Lowell back into the game. The Rangers improve to 6-2 on the season.