Varsity Basketball Remains Undefeated Through Winter Break

FHN Varsity Boys Basketball Team

FHN Varsity Boys Basketball Team

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By: Sadie Knee

Update:  At time of publication, the FHN Varsity Boys Basketball Team is 12-0 

“If we keep up the hard work and keep together as a team, I think we have a chance to go undefeated,” stated senior guard and starter, Andrew Moore.

Ten games into the 2018-2019 season and the Huskies have already made history. With an undefeated record, they have taken the number one spot for best start to a season, passing the 1997 season. This year’s roster includes eight seniors, two juniors, and two sophomores; it is clear the team is full of potential and experience.

Along with Moore, another senior leader, Trent Summerfield, has certainly proven his talents this season. Averaging 17 points per game, he has caught the attention of multiple college coaches. Aquinas College, Cornerstone University, and Indiana Tech University have expressed interest in having Summerfield play for their team. Still, Summerfield doesn’t let his offers affect his humility.

“The boys, they just make it easy for me,” recalls Summerfield. “They’re really good at driving and finding me. I just have to hit the shots.”  

Summerfield’s 30 points, 21 of which came from three-pointers, led the team to their first conference win against Greenville. The Huskies then defeated Cedar Springs the following Tuesday and Lowell in their third conference game. As of right now, the Huskies are winning the OK White Conference.

Following in Summerfield’s footsteps, sophomore guard Ethan Erickson displays an arsenal of talent. As a freshman, Erickson was pulled from JV to play on varsity after a player suffered an ankle injury. Since then, Erickson has maintained a starting position. On the year, Erickson is averaging 17 points per game, complemented by an average of three three-pointers each game. Erickson’s abilities foreshadow an optimistic upcoming two seasons alongside his sophomore teammate Trinidad Chambliss.

The Huskies are practicing six days a week with another optional practice on the off day. Five weeks have gone by with the Huskies ranked as the number one team in West Michigan, and they are not looking to give up their top spot.

“Our whole team has great chemistry when we play the game,” says Chambliss. “If we stick to working hard and evaluating what we can do to get better as a team, there is a good chance that we could go far.”

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