Girls varsity basketball falls 83-40 to a tough Byron Center team


A powerhouse Byron Center team took center stage on Friday night against the girls varsity basketball team in what would be a huge win for the Bulldogs. In the 83-40 loss, the girls could not find an answer for the high-powered Bulldog offense, causing a lot of havoc on the defensive end. The top scorer for the Rangers was sophomore Maggie Sneider, who had a career-high 12 points and a great game on the defensive end of the court.

“We had a solid strategy going into the game,” head coach Kristina Prins said. “We ran all of the stuff we had to stop them but just could not execute.”

After a comeback win against Greenville earlier in the week, the Lady Rangers traveled to Byron Center to face the undefeated Bulldogs in a clash at the top of the OK White.

Right away in the first, the Bulldogs established themselves quickly. Quick scores within the first minute got Byron Center ahead and it took over from there. The only scores for the Rangers in the first quarter were layups from Maggie and senior Theryn Hallock. At the end of the first, the Rangers were down 22-4.

The second quarter saw more scoring from FHC, with some starters finally getting into a groove. Freshman Jordan Koning scored 5 points with a three-ball and a nice finish. Maggie and Theryn both scored 4 points each and junior Frankie Sutton scored a nice mid-range jumper. The Bulldogs kept their foot on the gas, though, and the Rangers were still down big at halftime 46-19.

The second half was the same story as the first. The Bulldogs just kept making shots from the perimeter while the Rangers just did not have an answer. FHC’s majority of scoring in the second half came in the third quarter with 17 points. Maggie was the top scorer with 6 points while Theryn and Frankie both drained a three-ball each in the quarter.

Junior Delaney Smith and Jordan both scored a layup in the third quarter as well. In the end, the Bulldogs had their way with the Rangers and FHC fell 83-40. Theryn had a total of 11 points while Jordan had 7 and Frankie had 6.

“We just have to come out stronger next time we face them, but for now, we have to focus on this week,” coach Prins said.

Now falling to 7-6 and 3-3 in conference play, the Lady Rangers will face Lowell this week on Friday, February 4 at 7:30 pm at Lowell.