Girls varsity basketball preview: Wyoming Wolves


The girls varsity basketball team’s season-opener comes tomorrow night against the Wyoming Wolves at home. The Wolves come off of a 9-11 season last year, one of those losses courtesy of FHC 59-44.

Wyoming has a talented and athletic line up, led by Indiana Tech commit Kayla Hinton at point guard. The Wolves had a tough conference season last year, as they share the OK Gold with high-caliber teams like East Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Christian.

In the competitive matchup between FHC and Wyoming last year, the Rangers led 25-18 at the half. The recurring third-quarter slump became a factor once again, and the Wolves pulled within 1 before FHC ran away with it. Senior Claire Baguley led the charge in this game last season with 23 points.

Defense is a big focus for the Rangers this year, as they will play a tight man defense and often run a full-court press. FHC lost lock down defenders in 2018 graduates Breanna Probst and Madi Winter, but the team has overall become quicker through the starting five and bench. The Lady Rangers look to have a statement defensive performance in their first outing tomorrow night.

This young FHC team holds great potential and will be led by Claire, who is the returning leading-scorer from last season and a Hope College commit. She will be key all season with her ability to drive to the rim as well as be a distributor.

The Lady Rangers are also newly equipped with many offensive weapons, particularly in freshmen Theryn Hallock and Remmie Ingraham. The two will be put to the test in their high school basketball debuts, and stellar games from them could start the Rangers out 1-0 on the year.