Girls varsity basketball picks up 51-42 win over Greenville in annual Winterfest game

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Girls varsity basketball picks up 51-42 win over Greenville in annual Winterfest game

Despite a slow offensive start, the girls varsity basketball team defeated the Greenville Yellow Jackets 51-42. FHC’s key to success in this one was making timely shots, as the Rangers found ways to pick apart Greenville’s zone defense. Sophomore Theryn Hallock and Senior Ally Ringler were once again the main offensive catalysts for FHC, scoring 15 and 12 respectively. 

The Yellow Jackets’ 2-3 zone forced FHC to take some long shots, hence some poor shooting in the opening minutes. Greenville’s size was able to stifle the Rangers inside and made the Rangers knock down some threes. Theryn and junior Zoe Lipke were able to get some early buckets by moving the zone around with good passing. 

Because of good passing, the Rangers were able to get a variety of scorers involved in the offense. Juniors Brittney Probst and Ava Metaj along with Ally were able to knock down some open shots to extend the lead against the Yellow Jackets. On the defensive side of the ball, FHC did a good job guarding the paint, but struggled to get out on three-point shooters. Greenville hit some big threes to stay in the game, as the two teams went into the half with FHC up by 5. 

The Yellow Jackets were able to cut the lead further at the beginning of the second half. But the Rangers stepped it up on both sides of the ball with great rotations on defense and finding gaps in the zone. Theryn came up with some big buckets in transition to shut the door on the Yellow Jackets. Ava also played some great perimeter defense to allow FHC to get opportunities on offense. The clock expired and the Rangers defeated Greenville 51-42. 

This win puts FHC at 10-5 on the season and 6-1 in the OK White Conference. The Rangers now shift their attention to a tough road test against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks. FHC defeated the Red Hawks last time around, but it will take a great all-around night to defeat a good Cedar Springs team on the road.