This past Tuesday, the girls JV basketball team battled the Red Hawks of Cedar Springs but lost 37-23. The Rangers lost primarily due to offensive turnovers and missed shots. Without these key mistakes, the game may have ended differently for the Rangers.
At the end of the first quarter, the Rangers were down 12-1. However, the team bounced back with persistent energy to finish the half down only 14-11. Feeling more confident after closing the gap, the Rangers were motivated to defeat Cedar Springs going into the locker room at the half. Despite FHC’s momentum at the end of the first half, Cedar Springs hit several three-pointers during the third quarter and was able to break the Rangers’ press to lead by 12 points at the end of the period. On a positive note, the Rangers fought through the fourth quarter with a lot of energy even though they could not claim the lead of the game.
Leading on the scoreboard for the Rangers was freshman Katie Tellier with ten points. Standing out on defense was sophomore Alex Vaughn-Earvin, who forced mistakes on the Cedar Springs’ side and was able to contribute to the stellar second and fourth quarters played by the Rangers.
The next game for the Rangers is Thursday, Jan. 18 at Lowell. FHC is now 1-2 going into its fourth conference matchup against Lowell.