Girls varsity basketball preview: Forest Hills Northern Huskies


After a tough loss last night in Greenville, the Lady Rangers move to 12-6 (7-4) on the season and will go up the road for a rivalry game against 15-4 (7-4) Forest Hills Northern in the regular-season finale.

The last time these two played earlier in the season, Northern was able to walk away with the 52-43 win on FHC’s home court. Senior Claire Baguley led the Rangers with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, and a block, but nearly every other player on the team was ice cold offensively.

The Huskies took the lead three minutes into the game and held it throughout all four quarters for the win. FHC was able to pull within 4 at 28-24 in the middle of the third quarter, but Northern was able to take advantage of an off game from the Rangers and win round one on the year.

The main scoring threats from FHN are senior guards Sadie Knee and Madi Stevenson. While held to a non-threat last game, Sadie has an impressive ability to drive to the rim and can sink the occasional shot from outside. Madi is a lethal sharpshooter and posted 18 points against the Rangers last game, many coming from behind the arc.

This game will decide which team takes second place in the OK White, as the two have identical conference records. The Lady Rangers will be looking to redeem themselves in this crosstown rivalry matchup after the loss earlier this year, and they will be motivated to end the regular season with a big win over the Huskies.

Look for Claire to have a breakout performance in her last regular-season game against FHN, and if other high-scorers freshmen Theryn Hallock and Remmie Ingraham can put up double-digit points, the Rangers could find themselves with just enough offensive production to win this rivalry game tomorrow night.