Boys varsity basketball picks up sixteenth straight win and beats FHN 70-49


Sophomore Jimmy Scholler dominated on both ends of the floor on Friday night to secure the season sweep over FHN 70-49. The Rangers came out emotional and filled with energy as they would score 26 points in the first quarter alone.

“When we’re emotional like that and everyone is fully engaged, we’re fun to watch,” head coach Ken George said. “I thought there were contributions across the floor. Jimmy was the best player on the floor all night, Ryan Dunn was phenomenal and [Andrew] Tebeau made shots.”

Jimmy finished with 21 points and a whopping 11 rebounds while adding 5 assists as well. The sophomore has settled into his own and has been a crucial piece of the lethal Ranger backcourt.

“I try to get rebounds and get out fast,” Jimmy said. “Everyone spots up and I can get in the lane. It always feels so wide open to me because we have such good shooters out on the perimeter.”

The Rangers jumped out early in the first quarter and never looked back. Seniors Andrew Tebeau and Tyler George, along with Jimmy and fellow sophomore Mitch Wilkinson kicked off FHC’s scoring. With 10 points in just three minutes, FHN was forced to take a quick timeout.

With just over a minute to go in the quarter, junior Tate Hallock got out on a fast break and slammed a dunk through. From there, the momentum never swayed back in the Huskies favor.

“To have a guy like that that’s so athletic and a playmaker is just big,” Ryan said. “For him to go out and get a big play like that, especially a dunk, was amazing for us.”

Ryan had another complete night on both ends of the floor with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 blocks. The rivalry has always helped fuel big performances against FHN.

“I feel like whenever I play FHN, I try to do as much as possible to get my team to win,” Ryan said. “Being able to come out and attack them every time I have the ball is important.”

Senior Andrew Tebeau had his best shooting night in the last couple outings, as he had 14 points on the night while shooting over 66 percent from the field.

FHC now sits at 16-2 on the year and has two regular season games left to play. Next Thursday a�� after a Tuesday non-league game at home against Grand Haven a�� will be a chance to sweep the conference and go a perfect 12-0. The game on Thursday against Ottawa Hills will also be senior night.

“It’s done very rarely, and I think whatever conference you’re in it’s hard to do,” George said. “We’ll go for it. It’ll be an emotional night for all of us and it would a real tribute to these guys for being that good for that long.”

After a rocky start, the past 16 outings have been nothing short of spectacular for FHC, as they look to complete the regular season on an 18-game winning streak.

“It’s just so uncommon,” George said. “I don’t even think our guys really are grasping it. To come out night after night against any team, getting their best effort, and still find a way to win is special. I’m just really proud of our guys.”