Theryn Hallock’s 23 point game leads girls varsity basketball past Northview 53-29

Theryn Hallocks 23 point game leads girls varsity basketball past Northview 53-29

Junior Theryn Hallock’s incredible performance on Tuesday night gave FHC the boost they needed as they soundly beat Northview by a score of 53-29. Theryn’s performance was highlighted by her 23 points, along with a huge number of steals to seal the game for the Lady Rangers. This crucial win halts their recent losing streak, and puts them up in contention for the OK White.

“We started a new five and came out really strong last night,” Theryn said. “We pretty much played well the whole entire game. It was a huge team effort and everyone got minutes as the intensity and energy were there for us tonight.”

After their close loss to Lowell this past Saturday, the Rangers knew they had to make a comeback to save their season after losing two tough games before the Lowell loss against East Grand Rapids and Byron Center. FHC knew that their run to save the season would start tonight if they could beat Northview.

Going into the first quarter, the Rangers were focused on doing what they had done to the Wildcats in their first matchup of the season. They were going to pressure them into turning the ball over and limiting shots beyond the arc in a high flying offense like Northview’s. FHC got started with a pair of steals, leading into great transition buckets by Theryn and senior Ava Metaj. Along with Theryn and Ava, fellow senior Zoe Lipke made her presence felt by dishing some great shot opportunities from beyond the arc and inside the paint. At the end of the first quarter, the Rangers were already up by double digits and looking to expand on their lead.

As the second quarter rolled along, the Lady Rangers looked towards other impact players coming off the bench to give a bigger impact in this game. Freshman Ashtyn Scarlato gave the Lady Rangers a lot of good minutes in this game with her impact on the defensive side of the ball and gave other players some great looks at the hoop with some great passes. Along with Ashtyn, junior Remmie Ingraham gave FHC some great minutes with her shooting beyond the arc and on the defensive side of the ball in the paint, where she held Northview to a lot of contested looks. At halftime, the Rangers were up on Northview by double digits and looked to turn to the bench players for most of their production in the second half.

As both teams embarked on the second half, the Lady Rangers came out with more energy than the Wildcats, as the bench was making a lot of noise for the girls on the floor. Theryn led off the second half with a three-pointer, while senior Brittney Probst stepped up big in the second half with some great shots inside the paint and gave Theryn, Zoe, and Ava good shots from the outside by drawing attention to the paint. Already being in the lead by over 20 points, the Rangers would go into the fourth quarter looking for more quality control.

In the fourth quarter, we saw some of the Lady Rangers bench players finally get some quality minutes for some experience on the floor. Ashtyn gave some of those bench players some great looks on the inside, and in the end, the Rangers topped Northview 53-29 and solidified a bounce-back win that will hopefully give the Lady Rangers some momentum going into their future games.

“All the girls played awesome and we finally got to see everyone get some good minutes on the floor,” head coach Kristina Prins said. “Super proud of the way our team played.”

The Rangers are now back up to the .500 mark at a 4-4 record after their win against Northview. The Lady Rangers will now look to face the Huskies of Forest Hills Northern this Friday, March 5th at 7 PM, and then they will face a familiar foe in the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles next Tuesday.