Girls varsity basketball suffers first conference loss to rival FHN 58-55


In a back and forth game for the entire 32 minutes, the girls varsity basketball team lost their first conference game of the season to the arch-rival Forest Hills Northern Huskies 58-55. Despite a slow start going down 12-5 early, the team fought back with great defense and shot selection. Sophomore Theryn Hallock showed up again for the Rangers, putting up a game-high 29 points. 

FHC fell behind early to the Huskies due to some lack of rebounding and turnovers. FHN’s center got a couple of and-1s to pull ahead and get the early momentum. But the Rangers were able to fight back and chip the Husky lead thanks to some great defense. Junior Ava Metaj made some great plays of the defensive end to get baskets in transition. Junior Brittney Probst also had some great hustle plays to keep offensive possessions alive. 

In the second half, the Rangers cut the Husky lead down even further and gained a lot of momentum. But rebounding the ball and turnovers still haunted the team even during a big run in the fourth quarter. Theryn hit a big three to cut the lead to two points and FHC proceeded to foul with 9 seconds remaining. But unfortunately, the Rangers could not capitalize on a missed free throw to tie the game, and FHN won the game 58-55

The loss puts FHC at 8-4 on the season and now 4-1 in the OK White Conference behind FHN. The Rangers have a quick turnaround before taking on a very good East Grand Rapids team this Tuesday. The Pioneers are currently riding a 9 game winning streak, picking up signature wins against East Kentwood, Forest Hills Northern, and Grand Rapids Christian. To win this game, FHC will need to play very well on the defensive end as well as limiting turnovers.