The girls varsity basketball team faces a hard loss against Forest Hills Eastern


Every sport has its ups and downs, but being able to learn and grow from those experiences is extremely important. One team here at Forest Hills Central that has been able to overcome many of those uphill battles while also being able to embrace and overcome those challenges is the girls varsity basketball team. 

This past Tuesday, December 13, the girls lost to Forest Hills Eastern with a score of 44-35. The game against FHE not only was an important game but a hometown rivalry. However, going into that game, the girls gave their everything. They knew going in it would be a tough game due to how the Hawks have been playing in their recent past games this season. Even though they knew the game was going to be tough, they were ready to give it their all and that is exactly what they did. 

Although the tough loss against Forest Hills Eastern was hard, the girls were still able to keep their heads up. However, they also are able to understand what needs to happen in the future.

“As a team, we play great together,” senior Thea Sloat said. “But there are a lot of things we need to perfect but we’ve been putting in the extra work to get even better.”

They are heading into every practice with a mindset of what they can improve on, not only as an individual but as a team. Not only are the girls learning how to become better players, but also learning how to shake off a loss and come back even stronger for their next game. 

With all that in mind, the girls are gearing up for their next game that will finish off the 2022 year. The girls varsity basketball team will be playing Grand Rapids Covenant Christian at the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament, at Cornerstone University, on December 28, at 3 pm. They are ready to go into this game with much ferocity and even hopefully come out with a win to end off the year on a high note.