Jimmy Scholler reaches 1,000 career points as boys varsity basketball beats Grandville 67-52


Senior Jimmy Scholler became the fourth Ranger in school history to score 1,000 points as his 22 points moved him over the benchmark on Tuesday. Jimmy’s performance, which also included five assists and a block, helped carry the boys varsity basketball team against Grandville to a 67-52 victory in its second-to-last game of the year.

Two other Rangers scored in double digits in the win: senior Mitchell Wilkinson dropped 16 points and junior George Hatchett had 10 points. The boys worked the ball around the court well this game, racking up a total of 17 assists, and junior Peyton Bush led the team with his six assists. The boys also went around pickpocketing the Bulldogs with their cumulative ten steals—Mitchell had the most individually with three. 

Mitchell scored the first five points of the game and after a bucket from George, Grandville was forced to call an early timeout with the Rangers up 7-2. Grandville was able to get back within two points throughout the first quarter but after the first eight minutes, the boys led by a score of 19-13. In the second quarter, the boys were unfortunately outscored 13-12 after giving up the last seven points of the quarter, but they still walked into the locker room up 31-26 at halftime.

What the third quarter had in store was domination from FHC as a 15-3 run sparked by a three-pointer made by Jimmy provided a 48-34 lead and with Grandville not scoring for about the last four minutes, the score at the end of the third quarter was 48-34 in favor of the Rangers. The scoring went back-and-forth between the two teams to start off the fourth quarter but a short 9-4 run from the boys halfway through the period extended their lead even further. The teams went back to trading baskets but the last three points of the game came off of Grandville free throws to bring the game’s final score to 67-52 for another Ranger victory.

The team now moves to 15-4 on the season with this win and its conference record remains at 11-1. The Rangers’ final game of the regular season will be a tough matchup against 15-4 Unity Christian at home on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 pm.