Girls JV basketball bounces back in a huge win over Lowell


On Friday, February 4, the girls JV basketball team faced off against an impressive Lowell Red Arrows squad. In the last meeting, the Red Arrows took a dominant victory, defeating the Rangers 48-19. This time, though, the outcome was different. FHC came out victorious, winning 42-33. 

With help from Addison Reuter’s mind-blowing 18 points–which is the highest by any player on the team this season–the team played very well in a bounce-back victory. 

“It felt very good to have a good game,” Addison said. “When a lot of your shots are falling, it always feels nice.”

Aside from the fact that she had 18 points, she was coming off the bench, which provided the team with the depth it needed in order to win this game.

The team learned a lot from the first matchup against Lowell and integrated those lessons into this battle. Just after combining the freshman and JV teams, there wasn’t too much chemistry on the roster. Now, though, the chemistry is outstanding, especially after this exciting victory. 

“Our team chemistry is at an all-time high,” coach Ford said. “The girls played like they had something to prove.”

In the first showing against Lowell, a devastating loss, the girls scored only one point in the whole second half. In this game, things were far different. The girls got to the free-throw line a multitude of times in just the fourth quarter. The emphasis coach Ford has put on the importance of making foul shots was shown in this game. 

“Our goal for the season is to be an 80% free-throw shooting team,” coach Ford stated. “We spend a lot of time in practice working on that so it’s good it finally started paying off.” 

Getting into the rhythm of the game, it was apparent early that the refs were blowing the whistle often. Taking advantage of the calls, the team made an effort to get to the line often.

“Once we noticed that the refs were calling fouls, we definitely made it a point to be more aggressive and get to the free-throw line,” coach Ford said.

The bounce-back victory is a morale booster for the team. Facing off against a tough EGR team on Tuesday, February 8, the team will need to play another near-perfect game.