Another great game from Theryn Hallock isn’t enough as the girls varsity basketball team falls to FHN 57-42


The depth of the OK White came to fruition on Friday when the girls varsity basketball team took on Forest Hills Northern. With a revenge game slated against Forest Hills Northern, the Lady Rangers looked to make a statement and get some late-season momentum for the postseason. However, in the end, the Huskies took home a win 57-42, handing the Rangers their third loss in a row.

After losing to two great Byron Center and Lowell squads, the girls varsity basketball team looked to get back in the win column against Forest Hills Northern, a team they kept it close with earlier in the season but lost to 57-52.

The first quarter saw some spread-out scoring. Senior Theryn Hallock scored four points in the first but missed both of her free throws at the line. Other than Theryn, sophomore Maggie Sneider and junior Maya Holser continued to dominate in the paint, with each scoring a basket. While FHC saw some production on offense, the Huskies got hot from deep early. At the end of the first quarter, the Rangers were down 16-8.

Second-quarter action saw more scoring but yet again, it came from the same few Rangers. Theryn scored six in the quarter on two layups and a couple of free throws. Meanwhile, freshman Jordan Koning scored a nice finish at the rim, and Maya scored two baskets on some nice post moves from the block. Junior Delaney Smith played great defense as always, stopping a lot of the great offensive attack of Northern. However, Northern did outscore the Rangers by three points in the quarter. The Lady Rangers were down 29-20 at the half.

In the second half, FHC hit a roadblock. Northern ramped up the defensive pressure on Theryn, causing a lot of turnovers. As a result, the Rangers could not pass the ball around a lot, causing empty possession galore. The Huskies continued to take advantage of a flustered Rangers defense, outscoring them 15-5 in the third quarter. In the fourth, Theryn finally got going again, scoring at will and torching the Huskies’ defense from the perimeter. Maggie and Maya scored a couple each as well, but the Huskies just coasted to the win. The Rangers could not do anything about it, falling 57-42. Theryn finished with 23 while Maya finished with nine, while Maggie finished with 6.

Now at 7-9 overall and 3-7 in conference play, an opportunity to improve an “up-and-down record awaits the Lady Rangers. First, they will face Northview tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. at FHC. Then, they will travel to Grand Rapids Christian later in the week on Friday, looking to avenge a loss earlier in the year to the Eagles.