Boys JV basketball takes down Greenville 69-26


The boys JV team took down the Greenville Yellow Jackets on Thursday night, 69-26. Despite the commanding win, the boys struggled early in the game. The Rangers started off the night 0-4 from the three-point line. Sophomore Sam Ardinger was the first to find the bottom of the net to take the lead. 

The boys played a very smooth game after the rocky start. The Yellow Jackets were allowed only one free-throw as a result of the Rangers’ solid defensive play. On the flip side, the Rangers went a perfect six for six from the nail. Sophomore Levi McKenzie put up 19 points in the win. Another sophomore, Owen Meyer, contributed with 10 points on the night, and eight of his ten came during crunch time in the fourth quarter. 

“I think we played solid tonight,” Owen said. “We did not shoot the ball well in the first half, but that is something we can work on.”

If there is one thing that is consistent with the Rangers, it is the effort given by each and every member on the team. The Rangers come out and attack their opponent every game down to the buzzer. This is likely a reason for the success of the team this season, and will be big in the coming games and even next season. 

“Owen and Levi were able to force turnovers and get out and run in transition,” assistant coach Chad Bauchan said. “That led to easy buckets and really ran the score up.”

The Rangers are now 9-2 on the season and will take on the Byron Center Bulldogs this Tuesday, March 16.