Ty George and Ryan Dunn break three records as varsity basketball wins 78-61 over Ottawa Hills


Senior Ty George walked out of the Ottawa Hills gym last night not only with a still undefeated conference record and an eighth straight win, but also, he walked out with two all-time FHC basketball records. After breaking the single game scoring record with 41 and the the single game three point record with 10, it was a huge night for the Rangers on Tuesday.

“I think any time you look at the history of a school and you break a record, it’s pretty impressive,” head coach Ken George said. “For him to go out in such an important game and go break that is a really exciting thing for a program. I think our guys were really excited for him.”

Ty and the Rangers came out incredibly aggressive on the offensive end of the floor. With six threes just in the first quarter, Ty knew this night could be a good one.

“At the beginning of the year, my dad circled a lot of records he wanted us to break, both as a team and individually,” said Ty, who also had 2 assists and 2 steals. “I had been eyeing them and I knew it was only a matter of time before I caught fire. Early on, I just got going and I stayed in attack mode while I looked for more shots.”

The backcourt for FHC was their all night to not only assist Ty, but to have one of the best rebounding games of the season. Senior Ryan Dunn finished with 14 points of his own, but 11 rebounds, 6 assists. Sophomore Jimmy Scholler finished with 9 rebounds, tying his season high.

On top of his all-around performance on the offensive end of the floor, Ryan was able to set the school record for blocks in a game with 10. His triple-double was an enormous complement to the lethal three-point shooting from Ty Tuesday night.

“I’m really thankful to have two of the best passing guards in the area in Ryan and Jimmy,” Ty said. “They know when and where to find me and are able to take the ball to the basket themselves.”

Even with Ty hitting 6 threes in the first quarter alone, FHC was only up by 8 going into the second quarter. From there, Ranger defense and rebounding was simply overwhelming as FHC outscored Ottawa Hills 20-11 in the second.

From there, the Bengal offense couldn’t get themselves back in the game and the Rangers pushed the lead further and further away throughout the rest of the second half.

This win goes beyond a couple records being broken as FHC faced the second to last conference opponent for the first time. They now sit by themselves atop the OK white with a perfect 5-0 record heading into their showdown with FHN Friday night.

“It was a great road win, because playing over there is tough,” George said. “They were undefeated in the league, we were undefeated in the league, so it was kind of a first place showdown. I thought we just came out with an attacking mindset, where sometimes at Ottawa Hills we don’t do that. I thought our guys came out and played like we thought we were the better team and that was exciting.”