Girls varsity basketball breezes past FHE for third straight win, 51-25


The trio of junior Ally Ringler and freshmen Theryn Hallock and Remmie Ingraham commanded the court for the Lady Rangers, as they combined for over half of FHC’s points in the dominant 51-25 win over Forest Hills Eastern. Theryn led the scoring with 15 points, as well as stepping up on defense with 5 steals.

“Theryn is a showstopper; you notice her in the gym,” head coach Kristina Prins said about one of her two starting freshmen. “She’s so fun to watch.” 

For the second game in a row, Ally started the game hot for FHC. She scored the first 9 points for the Rangers in her 12-point outing to give FHC a 13-4 lead after the first. Going into the second, FHC struggled to get shots to fall but went into the half with a large lead, 28-12.

“Ally has the perfect position because she just has to be open,” Prins said. “She’s the perfect role player and she’s making her shots, which is good. I think it’s boosting her confidence and she’s playing really well.”

A stellar defensive night from the Rangers, including 26 team steals and only 25 points allowed from the opponent, was highlighted by Remmie, who was tasked with guarding FHE’s leading scorer, Ryan Harvey. Remmie’s man coverage in the first half held the outside three-point shooter to just 8 points.

“I thought we did amazing on defense,” said Ally, who had 12 points, 3 steals, and 3 rebounds. “Our hustle just never gave out, and it just made us more motivated to keep scoring.”

Remmie has played very consistently in FHC’s first string of games, as she earned a starting position alongside fellow freshman in Theryn and has put up solid numbers across the board.

“Remmie gets overlooked a little bit, but she is a phenomenal player,” said Prins about Remmie, who had 8 steals and 5 rebounds in addition to her 9 points. “She does it all; she can guard the best player [because] she’s smart and she’s long and lengthy, she can get a ton of rebounds, and she’s making plays. She’s dependable, which we’re loving right now.”

The Lady Rangers came out of the locker room in a 2-3 zone, with many players getting rotated in off the bench. A 10-0 scoring run from FHC was stopped by a Ryan Harvey three pointer, but FHC led 42-17 after three quarters.

“I think [the playing time] really develops the [younger players] to know the floor,” Ally said. “[The experience] is going help us for next year when we lose all of our seniors, so I think tonight was a good learning process for next year.”

A fourth quarter filled with quality basketball from Rangers off the bench, specifically junior Katy Majick with lockdown defense and 4 points of her own, finalized FHC’s third straight win, as the Lady Rangers took down FHE 51-25 and solidified their 3-0 record on the season.

FHC is still struggling, however slowly improving, in the turnover category. The Rangers had 20 turnovers that surrendered ball possession that will be valuable in tight games in the future.

“We definitely [have to work on] turnovers,” Theryn said. “We look up the floor really well and make good passes, but we just have to work on getting it [to people] instead of just throwing it up there.”

The Rangers will face their biggest test to date in the Rockford Rams on Tuesday on the road. The Rams are a heavy pressing team, and FHC will need to find a way to turn the ball over less in transition offense in order to take advantage of offensive possessions. If this young Ranger team can remain undefeated with a win on Tuesday, it will be a major momentum boost as FHC heads into the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament later next week.

“Rockford is going to be tough and aggressive,” Remmie said. “[It’s] a good defensive team, and they have a few three-point shooters, so we’re going to have to lockdown on defense.”