Girls varsity basketball wins thriller vs Cedar Springs 44-42

Tommy Spaletto, Sports Editor in Chief

After a solid win over the Greenville Yellow Jackets last Friday, the girls varsity basketball team picked up a big road win against the Cedar Springs Red Hawks. Senior Ally Ringler had a great all-around game, as she scored, defended and rebounded at a high level to propel the Rangers to victory. 

The game started out a little slow for the Rangers, as the Red Hawks got early opportunities on the offensive end. FHC really struggled on the defensive end at the start of the game, as Cedar Springs continued to knock down shots when the Rangers were not set in a half-court defense. 

The Red Hawks presented some zone defense to FHC on defense, which tripped the team up and forced the Rangers to take long shots. After coming back towards the end of the half, the two teams were knotted up at 18 points going into the second half.

The Rangers’ second half was almost a complete opposite from the first. The team started to carve up Cedar’s zone and get quality shots. But really what won FHC the game was their defense, as the Rangers got multiple stops down the game to close out the game. FHC got the last stop and won the game by 2; 44-42. 

This win puts FHC at 11-5 overall and 7-1 in the OK White conference. The Rangers now earn a share of first place in the conference with rival FHN, as the Huskies fell to Cedar Springs last Friday. The Huskies and Rangers will meet next Friday in what will likely be a match for first place in the OK White. 

FHC now shifts its attention to another road match against the Lowell Red Arrows. The team defeated Lowell last time around 54-39 thanks to 14 points from junior Katy Majick, so scoring the basketball will play a vital role in this game.