Freshman Rangers win 55-54 over the Huskies in Overtime


Jake Koning hit the game-winning lay-up in overtime for the boys freshman basketball team to give them a 55-54 win over the Northern Huskies.

“Jake’s layup in overtime was nothing short of amazing, it was a very tough take and finish,” Head coach Adam Monroe said.

The Rangers struggled on the defensive side of the ball for the majority of the game. Raymond Cargill came up with a big charge in overtime that gave the possession back to the Rangers.

“We struggled defensively to get stops, especially when we needed them,” Monroe said.

Northern made a huge run in the last two minutes of regulation, hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send it into overtime.

“Credit to their player for hitting the 3-pointer to send it into overtime. We played it as best as we could. Sometimes that’s just how it goes. It felt great to come away with the win though,” Monroe said.

Timothee Larmande had yet another big game with 19 points. His success lately has helped motivate the team on the court. 

“I’m very proud of our guys for trusting the coaches and executing when we needed it,” Monroe said.

The Rangers are now 14-3 on the season and 10-1 in conference placing them in solo second spot. Thursday with a win over Northview, the boys attempt to gain a share of the conference title.