Girls varsity basketball picks up 42-32 win over Greenville


Girls varsity basketball played very cohesively last night and earned a 42-32 win over the Greenville Yellow Jackets. FHC dominated from the start and was led by junior Claire Baguley who went perfect from the free-throw line and scored 20 points, along with getting 12 rebounds and 2 steals.

Claire hit from behind the arc to score the first points of the game but Greenville quickly responded. FHC then went on an 8-0 scoring run to put themselves ahead 13-6 after the first quarter. The Rangers continued to dominate and held a substantial lead throughout the rest of the game, as they led 23-10 at the half and 34-23 after the third. The Lady Rangers were able to clear the bench with a minute remaining in the fourth, confident with the 10 point lead to finish the game with a 42-32 victory.

With the absence of senior scorer Madi Winter due to injury, freshman Zoe Lipke stepped into the point guard role. With 13 points and 5 rebounds, as well as impressive ball-handling skills, Zoe made the transition seamlessly.

Senior Breanna Probst was also key to this win as she guarded Greenville’s leading scorer for most of the game. Breanna held her to just 2 points in the first half. Towards the end of the third quarter, Breanna encountered some foul trouble so Zoe and sophomore Ally Ringler took control of guarding this threat and kept her to 2 points in the fourth quarter.

The Rangers’ offense is finally starting to match their defense and they are proving to be a force to be reckoned with. With this win, the team has further solidified its second-place rank in the OK White Conference. FHC will take on the 4-10 Cedar Springs next at home on Tuesday.