Girls varsity basketball defeats Lowell in district opener 45-38 behind Theryn Hallock’s 25 points

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Girls varsity basketball defeats Lowell in district opener 45-38 behind Theryn Hallocks 25 points

Sophomore Theryn Hallock’s 25 points was crucial in the girls varsity basketball team’s narrow 45-38 victory over the Lowell Red Arrows Monday night. In a comeback effort by Lowell, the Rangers still managed to hold on and grab their first district round victory. Thanks to some great defense down the stretch, FHC managed to close out the game thanks to some key stops late in the game. 

The Rangers started out a little slow on both ends of the floor, as the Red Arrows came out with a lot of energy. But as the game progressed, FHC began to get more shot opportunities as well as distribute the ball through Lowell’s defense. Just as the Rangers got the momentum, the team stifled the Red Arrows with a 2-3 zone defense. Lowell really struggled to get the ball inside and forced to take much longer shots than they were used to.

Rebounding also was a key part to FHC’s production offensively, especially in the second half. FHC was able to dominate the glass and get out in transition to score. However, Lowell was able to get past the Rangers on defense as the game progressed, therefore cutting the lead to single digits at one point. But FHC’s defense held strong and the girls sealed the deal in the end and won the game 45-38.

The team now improves to 15-6 on the season, moving onto the district semifinals. FHC will meet the Rockford Rams on the road in the two teams’ second meeting of the season. Rockford won the first meeting convincingly last time around, but the Rangers were missing key pieces such as juniors Zoe Lipke, Brittney Probst, and Ava Metaj.