Girls varsity basketball defeats Northview 30-20 in a defensive slugfest

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Sophomore Theryn Hallock’s 18 points propelled the girls varsity basketball team to a 30-20 win over Northview in a defensive battle. Despite the offensive struggles from the three-point line, the team defended at a very high level. FHC held Northview to its lowest point total of the season at 20 points. The team also shot 54% for mid-range, showing improvement in their last game against EGR. 

The first half went very well for the Rangers, as Northview didn’t score their first points until halfway through the first quarter. Theryn got the team going by slicing through the Wildcat defense and getting some buckets. The team really struggled to shoot the ball from three, shooting their worst percentage on the season at 5.8%. Junior Zoe Lipke hit the lone three of the night for the Rangers, which was a big shot as Northview began to cut into the Ranger lead.  FHC went into the half up 10 on Northview, holding the Wildcats to a single-digit half with 8 points. 

The Rangers remained consistent in the second half. FHC forced Northview into some turnovers to shut the door on the Wildcats, as the team recorded 21 steals total on the night. Offensive rebounding was also a big strength for the Rangers, as they grabbed 10 to gain extra possessions. Although the team turned the ball over 24 times, they still managed to pull out a win on the road 30-20. 

This win puts FHC at 9-5 on the season and 5-1 in the OK White conference. The Rangers will take on the Greenville Yellow Jackets this Friday. To win this game, FHC will need to be smarter with the ball and be able to shoot the ball better.