Girls JV basketball falls to Pioneers and Red Arrows in two close fought games


These past few days were busy for the JV girls basketball team as they took on both the East Grand Rapids Pioneers and the Lowell Red Arrows in a matter of three days. Sadly, both of these games resulted in losses, making their current overall record 2-5. 

On Thursday the Rangers took on the Pioneers in a fairly close-fought game. The Rangers were able to stay right with the Pioneers throughout the majority of the game; however, the Pioneer’s chaotic defense and great shooting allowed for them to ultimately pull away with a score of 42-31. The Rangers only had four girls contribute in points during the game; freshman Maggie Sneider and sophomore Maya Holser combined for twenty of the team’s points. Along with them, sophomore Frankie Sutton had nine, all off of her hot hand from behind the three-point line. Freshman Lacey Smith contributed the last two points off of an impressive hustle play.

With one day between the Pioneers and the Red Arrows, the Rangers set off early Saturday morning to Lowell High School. The game started off rough for the Rangers and the Red Arrows took astride, ending the first half with a score of 32-12. The Rangers came out of halftime in a high-pressure full-court press and were able to claw their way back within range of a victory, cutting it to three points with three minutes left in the game. Despite their best efforts, the Rangers lost to the Red Arrows with a score of 48-42, out-scoring their opponents 30-16 in the second half. Maggie was a massive contributor for the Rangers as she went on to score 26 points and secure many rebounds. 

The JV girls basketball team has now played every team in the OK White conference, completing their first round of play. As they take on the Northview Wildcats for the second time this Tuesday, March 2, the girls are looking to flip their previous outcome, and walk away with a win. The game will take place at Northview High School at 5:30 pm.