Girls varsity basketball drops road game to Greenville 54-48


Greenville’s defensive combinations and the Rangers’ ice-cold offense left the Yellow Jackets with a big win at home over FHC 54-48.

The game started out sloppily for the Rangers and things went downhill from there. A slow start combined with a struggling offense gave FHC just 6 points in the first quarter from senior Claire Baguley and freshman Theryn Hallock. Greenville led 13-6 after the first. 

Claire and Theryn continued to be the only two to find the hoop in the first half, as they were responsible for FHC’s only 10 points in the second quarter. Greenville’s zone defensive combinations of 2-3, 1-3-1, and triangle and two on Claire and Theryn left the girls varsity basketball team trailing 21-16 at the half—the lowest first-half point total for FHC all season. 

The Lady Rangers put up 16 points in each of the next two quarters to make things interesting, but Greenville guards senior Adele Kemp and sophomore Jenna Caterino had stand-out nights with 13 and 17 points, respectively, and led the Yellow Jackets to the upset. Greenville was able to beat FHC’s press up the floor for some easy points, while their pick-and-roll offense worked well against a poor defensive performance from the Rangers. The Yellow Jackets barely led 33-32 after three quarters after FHC outscored them by 4 in the third.

While only being outscored 17-16 in the fourth, the Rangers couldn’t come back from their slow start and dropped a key conference game 54-48. 

Theryn led the scoring with 12 points, 6 of them coming in the second quarter, while Claire was close behind with 11. Freshman Remmie Ingraham also put up 10, and sophomore Zoe Lipke scored all 9 of her points in the second half. While as a team FHC struggled to box out and grab rebounds, the four starters combined for 11 of the team’s 14 rebounds on the night.

FHC moves to 12-6 (7-4) and will look to quickly move on from this loss to take on crosstown rival Forest Hills Northern tomorrow night. While the Rangers went 1-1 against Greenville in the regular season, they will once again face the Yellow Jackets in the first round of District play on Monday.