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Final home game for the Huskie seniors
The Forest Hills Huskies boys varsity basketball team has been on an incredible run. They currently sit at the top of the OK White standings as well as the top of the Michigan Sports Radio/ReMax- United Power Poll with an 18-0 record. Tuesday night would be the last home game for the senoirs and Coach Joe Soules used 5 of them as starters in the game. With 9 seniors on the roster that typically features a sophmore starter, Coach Soules would have to pick four to be substitutes. He chose the 4 captians (Drew Moore, Brandon Matthews, Trent Summerfield, and Caleb Gildner) as well as Najee Braceful to begin the game.
They had no trouble developing a lead and seemed excited to be replaced by their classmates (Tyler Brand (shown above), Anmol Singh, Ian Rampersad, and Justin Samuels) when the time came for a change. When the clock expired after the first 8 minute quarter, the Huskies had opened up a 24 point lead. Although the Bengals would continue to battle right to the final buzzer, it was apparent to all in attendance that the Huskies were not willing to lose tonight.
The scoring for the Huskies was led by Matthews (shown here making 2 of his 12 points) nearly every FHN player that saw the court, scored. Matthews (12), Moore (10), Brand (9), Summerfield, Gildner, and Braceful (8), Soph. Trinidad Chambliss and Rampersad (6), Singh (4), Soph. Cole Rynbrandt (3), and Samuels (2).
Likewise the Bengals squad had scoring by nearly every player that entered the game. Led by Jr. Michael Hawkins (14), Jr. Damion Cochran (11), Sr. Larry Phillips (9), Soph. Santanna Phillips (8), Jr. Kevin Wilson (7), Sr. Mulaul Deng (5), and Jr.’s Brandon Harris and Matthew Cooper as well as Freshman Tyrell Cross with 2 each.
The loss gives the Bengals a OK White record of 1-7 (1-14 overall). Coach Derrick King knows the next two games will be challenging (at FHC and Northview) but he sees a lot of improvement in the Bengals overall and feels that the future is very bright. They finish the season with Greenville and Lowell at home before playing host Wyoming in the opening round of Districts.
The win for the Huskies improves their OK White record to 10-0 (18-0 overall). Coach Joe Soules knows that the final two games in the regular season will not be easy. Next up for the Huskies, on the road to neighbor Forest Hills Central then to Northview. The Greenville district has Northern playing the Rockford Rams in round one. In short, every game from here on will have a playoff atmosphere.
Next up on Michigan Sports Radio for these two teams: Friday the Rangers of FHC host the Bengals. Tip is scheduled for 5:30, tune in and listen live. Tuesday the Huskies visit FHC, that game will also be live on MSR. 7:00pm is the tip, join us for all the action.