Girls varsity basketball suffers another tough loss to Grand Haven


A combination of fast-paced offense and trap defense allowed the Buccaneers of Grand Haven to defeat the Lady Rangers convincingly with a final score of 46-18. Leading scorer for the third game in a row, junior Claire Baguley often found the ball in her hands and led the team offensively.

In her first game back after an ankle injury, senior Emma Yoder made her presence known as she had three steals and, with her height, was key to controlling a very skilled Grand Haven post. At 6a��3″, the Buccaneer post was key down low. With the ability to block shots, get rebounds, and put up points underneath the basket, the Rangers had no response to this threat.

From the tip, the Rangers were stride for stride with the Bucs with their quick passes. However, Grand Haven was able to learn how to exploit the FHC defense early in the quarter and would go on to score 12 unanswered points in the first. The quarter ended with Grand Haven leading 14-3, with Claire responsible for the three Ranger points in the quarter. The second quarter was not much better, as the teams went into the half with a score of 23-8, Grand Haven leading. The Bucs continued to press and play tight man defense throughout the entire game, despite the large point margin between the teams. FHC’s defense tightened up in the fourth quarter, allowing only six points. Despite this, the game still ended with a score of 46-18.

The Lady Rangers are now 0-3 but have yet to play a Conference game. The team heads to play district rival Forest Hills Eastern on Friday night in another non-conference game. Don’t miss this Battle of the Hills on Friday December 15 at FHE.