Theryn Hallock’s record-breaking game leads girls varsity basketball to a 57-50 win over Northview


Senior Theryn Hallock has had a great season thus far, but last night was specifically special for number four.

In a 57-50 win over Northview at home, Theryn scored a record-breaking 44 points in the game, breaking a record set by herself two years ago. It was a great night for the girls varsity team; after losing the past four games, the girls finally got a much-needed win and a record-breaking game as well.

“Theryn had an unbelievable night,” coach Kristina Prins said. “She got everyone involved, and we got everyone in for some great minutes!”

After losing four straight games, all to great opponents, the Lady Rangers were back at home against Northview and were looking to steal momentum from the rest of the teams in the OK White Conference.

First-quarter action saw the Rangers dominate from the get-go. Sophomore Maggie Sneider scored a basket in the paint, and to go along with that, Theryn dominated all quarter long. She scored countless buckets in the paint and made both of her free throws at the line along with a three-ball. She scored 15 in the quarter, giving the Rangers a 19-7 lead at the end of the first.

The second quarter saw a lot less scoring from FHC; however, its strong defense on the other side of the court kept them in the game. On the offensive side, Theryn cooled down a bit, only scoring 5 points in the quarter on another three-ball and a nice finish at the rim. Meanwhile, juniors Gracie Vermuelen and Maya Holser each scored a basket apiece. At halftime, FHC was up 28-17.

Second-half play saw the game get closer and closer. The Wildcats got hot, outscoring the Rangers in the third quarter 21-13. Theryn continued to stay hot, scoring 9 points in the quarter. Maggie and Maya both scored a bucket in the third, but Northview kept its foot on the gas. At the end of the third, the game was neck and neck with FHC up 41-38.

As the fourth-quarter came around, so did the Rangers’ offense. Scoring on what seemed like every possession, Theryn dominated made the fourth quarter her own by catching fire at just the right moment. In the end, Northview just could not contain Theryn. Thanks to a superhuman effort from all of the Lady Rangers, FHC ran away with a 57-50 win.

After the win, the Lady Rangers now sit at 8-9 overall and 4-7 in conference play. With redemption on their minds, the Rangers will travel to Grand Rapids Christian High School on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.