Girls varsity basketball falls to Rockford in season ending loss 49-41 despite second half comeback

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Girls varsity basketball falls to Rockford in season ending loss 49-41 despite second half comeback

A strong start to the second half would not be enough for the girls varsity basketball team, as FHC fell to the Rockford Rams 49-41. The team outscored Rockford by 10 in the opening minutes of the second half, and it looked like FHC would make a promising comeback on the road. 

The Rangers offense was highlighted by some great shooting by senior Ally Ringler, junior Zoe Lipke, and sophomore Theryn Hallock. But the great offensive play would not give the Rangers the win in the end, ending the Rangers hopes for a district championship. 

FHC had a rough start to the game, as they were down double digits to start the first quarter. The Rams came out shooting the ball very well and stifled the Rangers on defense. Despite finding themselves down big early, FHC battled back by shooting extremely well on defense. The Rangers started to shoot the ball better towards the end of the half, but still found themselves down double digits. 

The Rangers had a very start to the second half, as they went from down 13 to down 3 in a matter of minutes. Zoe and Theryn were the main offensive catalysts during this run, but big shots from Ally and junior Katy Majick helped as well. However, later in the second half, Rockford made a big 6-0 which forced a Ranger timeout. FHC could not execute the rest of the way out and ended up losing the game 49-41. 

The loss puts FHC at a final 15-6 record on the season. Although the Rangers lose a key piece on offense with Ally Ringler, the team looks to return most of its offensive arsenal with Theryn, Zoe, and Katy hoping to lead the charge. FHC also hopes to pull up some talented young players from a conference championship freshman girls squad, as the young players will look to make the team better in hopes for an OK White conference title.