The girls varsity basketball team falls in a tough rivalry game against Forest Hills Northern


Rivalry is a large aspect of sports here at Forest Hills Central and that also correlates with the girls varsity basketball team. The girls played Forest Hills Northern this past Friday, January 6th, in one of the most anticipated games of the season. However, going into the game with much hope of coming out with the win, the girls weren’t able to pull out on top and lost 46-30.

This past season the girls have had their ups and downs in games, but even with those downs, they have been able to learn and grow from their mistakes. With all of these in mind, the girls went into the game with much preparation and were ready for the battle against the Huskies.

“We were well prepared going into the game tonight, yet we struggled to execute,” said Coach K. “It’s almost as though we took a step backward.”

Not only is the team dealing with the battles and challenges that come with playing but also they also are dealing with the work of building a brand-new basketball program. This past year the girls gained a new head coach which means much improvement that is to come for the team and the girls are learning and trying to adjust to the changes being made.

“Building a new program with new expectations takes some time,” Coach K said. “We need to give ourselves some grace, and keep pushing forward.”

With this in mind, the girls are preparing for not only the changes being made to the program but how they are going to go into their next game as well. They are ready to go into their game that will be away against Byron Center on Tuesday, January 10, at 7 pm. The girls are resetting their mindsets to be able to play to the best of their ability and are hoping to come out with the first conference game win of the season.

And as Coach K said, “When we fall down, we need to get back and work hard to improve for the next game.”