Theryn Hallock’s monster night propels girls varsity basketball in dominant 57-27 win over Forest Hills Eastern

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A career night for sophomore Theryn Hallock with 40 points was the difference maker in a 57-27 win for the girls varsity basketball team over rival Forest Hills Eastern last Friday. Theryn also added 11 steals and 7 rebounds to complete an outstanding night and give the Rangers the momentum they needed, as they approach an important non-conference stretch. 

Other Ranger scorers that impressed were freshman Thea Sloat and junior Audrey Sidebotham. The two did a great job of getting FHC on the board early and building a lead to crush FHE’s momentum and any chances of building a comeback later in the game. This was the Rangers’ most complete game, so the team will need to play like this in order to beat some of the tougher opponents FHC has coming up. 

The first half was a dominant start for FHC. Theryn scored FHC’s first 8 points as the Rangers went on an 8-0 run. As the half went on, more Rangers began to contribute on the offensive end. Thea, Audrey, and sophomore Julia Carlson contributed in being threats on the offensive end. Although not many Rangers scored a lot of points, the whole team did a very good job defensively, holding the Hawks to 14 points in the first half. FHC went into the half up 29-14 on FHE. 

In the second half, the Rangers came alive offensively. Theryn didn’t slow down, scoring 19 more points and helping her teammates get more opportunities as well. Another strength for the Rangers this game was rebounding, as the Hawks were severely limited in their second chance points. Audrey along with Theryn dominated the boards and were able to find teammates in transition to score easily. The clock expired and the Rangers won 57-27. 

The win puts FHC at 2-1 on the season, as the heart of the team’s non-conference schedule no approaches. The Rangers now focus on a Tuesday matchup with the Grandville Bulldogs. FHC handily defeated the Bulldogs last year, so they will hope to do the same and gain some confidence before a big matchup this Friday against East Kentwood.