Theryn Hallock drives the girls varsity basketball to a three-game winning streak, topping Grand Rapids Christian 62-55


The revenge tour is on for girls varsity basketball after beating the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles soundly last night, 62-55. Propelled by their great defensive game, the Rangers relied a lot on their fastbreak production for a majority of their points and found success in that. 

Following their two wins over Northview and FHN, the Lady Rangers were looking to win their third game in a row over a team they had already lost to in Grand Rapids Christian. The Rangers were looking for revenge, as it was clear from the start that they were playing with way more energy than the Eagles.

To start the game, it was a back and forth battle between the Rangers and the Huskies, with both teams trading three-point shots along with some scores inside the paint. The scores came from seniors Brittney Probst and Zoe Lipke along with junior Theryn Hallock, who scored 27 points in total, as the game was tied 9-9 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter came around, and just like the first quarter, it was neck and neck until mistakes started to happen. The Eagles were committing a ton of turnovers with bad passes and poor ball handling and just like that, FHC went on a 9-0 run to finally take the lead. With Theryn and senior Ava Metaj getting most of the baskets on their run, Brittney and Zoe finally stepped in and got some shots to go in. At the end of the first half, the Rangers were up 29-17 as they were gaining momentum fast.

The second half started, and it was the same story as the first half. Both teams were going back and forth, trading scores for each possession. The first two points came from Theryn with a nice circus layup and then followed by a great shot mid-range shot from Brittney that fell through the nylon, and after what seemed to be a long third quarter of scoring, the Rangers were still up by 12 and were looking to pull away. 

After talking in the timeout, the Rangers needed to keep a strong defensive presence to keep the Eagles from going on an offensive run. After the Eagles got a couple of three-pointers to fall through the hoop, the Rangers found themselves up by 6 now and were forced to take a timeout. After this timeout, though, the Lady Rangers got the ball rolling again after a layup from junior Remmie Ingraham. After the Eagles got into foul trouble with the Rangers finally being in the bonus, the Rangers pulled away 62-55 in a feel-good victory from them.

The Lady Rangers are now 6-4 and will look to defend their winning streak against Thornapple Kellogg this Friday, March 12th at 7 PM. Once Thornapple Kellogg is out of the way, the girls will face the Wyoming Wolves on Saturday in a quick turnaround game.