The girls varsity basketball team takes a sad loss against Rockford in district finals after great win against Greenville


Going into playoff games can be extremely stressful, not only for the athletes but for the coaches as well. Every team at Forest Hills Central can understand this to a certain extent and there is one team in particular that was under this stress: The girls varsity basketball team. 

This past week, February 27-March 3, the girls played in two intense district games. The first game they played was on Monday, February 27, against the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Going into this game, the girls felt pretty good due to the fact that they had faced the Yellow Jackets a few weeks before and came out with a great win 43-35. Nonetheless, that did not stop them from playing their hearts out the entire time no matter the score. Throughout the game, it was evident that the FHC girls varsity basketball team was not there to lose, and this mindset would later pay off with the team coming out of its first district game on top 52-42. 

After coming out of that win, the girls were feeling good going into their next game against Rockford. However, this game would sadly not have the same outcome as the game before. So on Wednesday, March 1, the girls would go into one of their toughest games yet against the number one seed in their division. At the start of the game, they were able to see that Rockford was not playing around and was craving that win. Although they put up a great fight against one of the best teams, the Lady Rangers would fall 69-44. 

Even though the girls varsity basketball team was not able to advance further in the postseason, they still had a great postseason nonetheless. These games not only showed them what they can start to focus on for next season but taught them valuable lessons on who they are outside of the game because it is important in life to look past the negatives and embrace the positives.