Multiple Teams · Girl’s Basketball Falls Short in Regional Finals to Forest Hills Central 49-42

The Hudsonville Eagles girl’s basketball season came to end on Thursday night at Kenowa Hills versus Forest Hills Central.  The first half was a game of runs with Forest Hills Central jumping out to an early 11-3 lead.  The Eagles came storming back behind seven straight points from Chloe Guingrich to take a 19-18 lead with 2:30 minutes left in the second quarter.  Forest Hills Central closed the half with an 8-0 run to take a 25-19 lead at intermission.  The Rangers would never relinquish the lead although the Eagles got within one on several different occasions.  Foul trouble plagued the Eagles throughout the game and Forest Hills was able to capitalize by shooting 20-30 from the FT line.  Shaina DenBesten lead the Eagles with 14 points while Chloe Guingrich chipped in with 11.

What are the takeaways from this season?  After going 2-19 last season the team committed themselves to being a “family”.  Throughout the entire season this team did a ton of service projects to further enhance their commitment to each other and the community they live in.  This season was much more than just winning the conference and district championships.  They redefined what it means to be a part of a team.  Winning was never the focus but became the byproduct as the players put the team first.  An incredible season that will be talked about for years.  Each player on this team is truly leaving behind a legacy for all to follow.  Congrats on a great season!