Theryn Hallock’s triple-double leads girls varsity basketball to a 59-44 season-opener victory over Wyoming


To say that senior Theryn Hallock opened up the season in style is an understatement.

In the season opener, Theryn dropped a triple-double in a way that a lot of guards in the game of basketball can’t do. She had 28 points while adding on 10 rebounds and steals in each category. With Theryn’s massive performance, the girls varsity basketball team soared to a 59-44 win over Wyoming.

“At the beginning of the game, we had a tough stretch of turnovers, and lazy passing,” head coach Kristina Prins said. “But some of our players quickly stepped up and led the way for the win.”

Early on, the starting five was getting it done. Freshman point guard Jordan Koning stepped in big for the lady Rangers early with the first three-pointer of the game for FHC. At about the halfway point in the first quarter, FHC held onto a 7-2 lead but would go on a scoring drought for about two minutes of game time. Quickly though, Theryn drained a three-pointer of her own to end the drought and threw a nice fastbreak pass to junior Thea Sloat for the bucket on the next possession. The first quarter came to a close, with FHC on top 14-6.

The Wolves quickly started in the second quarter with a run of their own. The shots kept going in for Wyoming, and eventually, the Rangers found themselves up only by four. Quickly, the Rangers got back into the swing of things when Theryn scored a bucket while being fouled to end the Wyoming run. She converted the free throw, and on the very next possession, Jordan came down the court and drained a three. Finally, the Rangers were feeling it, up 22-14, and ended the half right as Theryn drained a three of her own to take a 28-15 lead into halftime. 

The second half was the same story as the second quarter, with the Rangers dominating and Wyoming not being able to stop an extraordinary attack at the rim. Junior Delaney Smith scored a bucket quickly, and Theryn followed up with one as well, holding onto a 33-15 lead halfway through the third. Wyoming would end the quarter strong, though with two threes of its own. However, the Rangers were still up 38-26 to start the fourth. 

The Wolves started with a good run in the fourth, but with the snap of a finger, Theryn ended it. Then, she went on a scoring run of her own, adding two buckets to extend the lead to 12 at the halfway point in the fourth. The Rangers finished it out and held on to win 59-44, improving to 1-0 on the season. Some notable players for the Rangers were Jordan, who had 8 points and 5 assists, and first-year junior Maya Holser, who scored eight as well and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win.

“The grit that the ladies finished with was great,” coach Prins said. “Wyoming played great defensively, and it shows that we can rally.”

The girls are now 1-0, and look ahead to the Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern. The two will match up next week, Friday, December 10, at 5:30 PM at Forest Hills Central.