Theryn Hallock continues her hot start in girls varsity basketball’s 56-49 win over Forest Hills Eastern


On Friday, senior Theryn Hallock continued to push her case for Mrs. Basketball in Michigan. In a 56-49 win over Forest Hills Eastern on Friday, Hallock scored 32 points while grabbing 14 rebounds and being a playmaker with 5 assists and 3 steals. 

“The team kept going in spurts,” head coach Kristina Prins said. “We would take a big lead at some points, and at other times, we would only be up by four points. We got the win and moved to 2-0.”

To start the game, Theryn started right where she left off last game against Wyoming. Thanks to a couple of three-pointers from Theryn and freshman point guard Jordan Koning, the Rangers took an early lead. Although Eastern stood with them most of the quarter, FHC had a 12-8 lead at the end of the first. 

The second quarter is where the Lady Rangers key pieces finally got into gear. Juniors Delaney Smith and Maya Holser both scored a bucket in the second quarter, while Jordan added another three of her own. Theryn stayed consistent all quarter and took the Rangers into halftime with a 28-18 lead.

Theryn scored quickly at the rim to start the second half, which got everything going for FHC. Then, with momentum carrying over to the Rangers, Delaney finally got going. She scored 6 points in the third quarter, as did Theryn, who increased her point total to 25; the Rangers took a 43-33 lead into the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter saw Eastern get the ball rolling. In the first 4 minutes of the fourth quarter, the Hawks went on a 9-3 run, ending the momentum for the Rangers and narrowing the lead to four. The Rangers scored on a couple of crucial possessions, with Jordan dropping two free throws and Maya getting her own offensive rebound and put back to increase the lead to six. With a couple more free throws from Theryn, the lady Rangers improved to 2-0, beating the Hawks 56-49. Smith finished with 8 points, and Holser finished with 6. 

“Going forward, we need to be better by putting our foot on the gas peddle,” Prins said. “FHE was a good team, and I am very proud of how our girls finished the game out to hold them off.”

Now at 2-0, the girls will face Jenison on Tuesday, December 14 at 7 PM at FHC. After Tuesday’s contest, the team will travel to Cornerstone University next week on December 21 and 23 for the annual Cornerstone Holiday Tournament.