JV boys basketball defeats Cedar Springs with ease

JV boys basketball defeats Cedar Springs with ease

Mitchell Wilkinson, Tate Hallock, James Shields, and Adam Tellier all got their names on the scoresheet in the first three minutes of play, as the four knocked down four in a row from behind the arc to take a 12-2 lead just minutes in.
The boys JV basketball team gave Cedar Springs more than they could handle, as they ran away with a 65-40 win in convincing fashion.

“We came in with the focus of spreading the ball, talking, and playing tight defense,” head coach James Telman said. “I wasn’t too worried about our offensive production. We’ve been pretty consistent on knocking down shots, so our focus was shifted to other aspects of our play tonight.”

FHC started off hot from behind the arc, as they hit three’s on four consecutive possessions. Tate kept the momentum on the Rangers side, as he finished an emphatic two-handed slam off of a fast break. FHC controlled the first quarter and led at the end of one 21-10.

The Rangers continued their dominant play in the second. James started off the quarter with back-to-back baskets to increase the FHC lead to fifteen. Jimmy also continued to light it up in the second. FHC led at the half 44-20.

“We started the second half with the same mindset we had to start the game,” Jimmy said. “We didn’t want to let up on defense and we wanted to continue to be vocal and talk on the defensive end.”

FHC picked up right where they left off. FHC looked to add some flair late in third, as they attempted a failed off the backboard alley-oop attempt to Tate. The FHC bench also provided some offensive firepower. Brandon Kirkman, last week’s player of the game, converted on the offensive end on several occasions. FHC led 59-31 going into the fourth.

“We played well, and did the things we needed to,” Tate said. “We played good defense, communicated well, and shared the ball. Everyone contributed to tonight’s win.”

The fourth was quite uneventful, as FHC continued to stretch their lead. They walked away at the end of the night with a 65-40 win over Cedar Springs.

As FHC takes on a tough Ottawa Hills team next week, they look to keep their undefeated season intact.

“We’ve played them once already and won, but it was a competitive game,” Tate said. “They’ve probably been our toughest competition, so we need to execute next week to get the job done.”

Looking ahead, FHC has some preparation that needs to be done before they have the task of taking on another competitive team.

“We’ve got to play our game and control what we can,” Telman said. “They’re a very fast team. We need to be sure we’re able to stop the dribble drive. Our defense, like tonight, will be key.”