Frosh boys basketball team explodes for 74 in lopsided victory

Frosh boys basketball team explodes for 74 in lopsided victory

Rangers point guard David Mason had it going early on, and he never slowed down. David’s 17 points on four three-pointers was a season high for him, leading to a season high 74 points by the Rangers in a 74-50 win over Greenville. Multiple other players joined in on the party as the team totaled eleven three-pointers on the night.

The team’s leading scorer, John Corey, continued his hot streak as he rained in three three-pointers and 18 total points. Pesky defenders Jackson Clay and Andrew Preston earned themselves respect from beyond the arc as they combined for three three-pointers.

Other than filling it up offensively, the Rangers had a day on the other side of the ball, forcing an array of turnovers and inserting their aggressiveness on the glass. Andrew was active all day on both ends, and the energy he showed is something he hopes his team will show in the remainder of the season.

“I hope to bring everyone closer together by the end of the season,” Andrew said. “Hopefully, we can just get everyone trying harder.”

David is a player who has worked on his game all season and now he’s starting to see the payoff. Right from the get go he was knocking down shots, and he was crucial in sparking an 11-4 to start the second quarter.

“After the first one went, it I just kept it going,” David said.

Throughout the year, scoring has been a core issue for this group, but as of late they’ve been sharing the ball and racking up points. Head coach Kevin Banner was pleased with his team’s ability to put the ball in the basket, and he knows putting up 74 points is a great accomplishment.

“I wouldn’t say I was surprised,” Banner said. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can knock down shots and our capable of scoring in different ways. We came out and played together and it’s tough to guard us when we play like that.”

Andrew feels that effort and chemistry is a struggle of this team, but tonight they were clicking.

“Usually when we put up that many points it means everyone’s trying and our chemistry is up,” Andrew said. “We just had good teamwork.”

Banner knows what John means to his team, and tonight his influence was on full display.

“John has been shooting it well for us all year,” Banner said. “He’s a great shooter who’s great at finding his shot. He’s a guy we can count on.”

As for David, Banner has seen him emerge as one of their best shooters as of late, and will look to continue his hot shooting against Ottawa Hills next week.

“Dave has been shooting it lights out in the past few weeks,” Banner said. “He’s stepped up and has been knocking down some big shots. He’s in a groove right now.”