Boys varsity basketball’s defense stifles Lowell in 64-38 win

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The boys varsity basketball team exhibited its defensive talent on Friday when it beat the Lowell Red Arrows 64-38. Three Rangers finished in double-digits in points: senior Jimmy Scholler, senior Mitchell Wilkinson, and junior Jonah Spates. This is the boys’ second win against Lowell this season as they still remain perfect in the OK White.

Jimmy led the team in scoring in this game with 17 points and Mitchell was not far behind, scoring 16 points of his own. Jonah, the other double-digit scorer, finished with 13 points. Jimmy also led the game in blocks, steals, and assists with three blocks, two steals, and four assists. He was tied atop the assists column with junior George Hatchett, who also had four assists. Junior Dallas Hopson also tied Jimmy in steals as Dallas also had two steals.

This game was dominated by the Rangers; the boys started off the game on a 12-0 run that lasted until there were under two minutes left in the first quarter when Lowell finally scored its first two points of the game. Lowell converted on two free throws to bring its first-quarter total to four. The Red Arrows, however, were able to put up 14 points in the second quarter, a significant increase from their lacking, first-quarter efforts. The Rangers still scored 20 of their own points in the second quarter to bring the halftime score to 34-21 in favor of FHC.

The second half brought more domination from the boys as a 14-6 run at the end of the third quarter made the score 50-34 before the start of the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was reminiscent of the first quarter as in the final eight minutes, the Rangers went on an 8-0 run while Lowell was once again only able to score four points. The boys would outscore the Red Arrows 14-4 in this final period as the final score came to be 64-38.

Another dominating in-conference win keeps the boys undefeated in the OK White with a record of 9-0 and 12-3 overall. Their next game will be against the Ottawa Hills Bengals on Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm on the road.