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FHN Girls Varsity Basketball Secures Two Wins in the Warrenton Tournament


Credit to Kyle Button

Senior Hannah Ermeling picks up her dribble during a basketball game vs. FZS on Jan. 18. FHN lost 52-48.

By Aiden Manthey

On Jan. 10, 12 and 14 the Francis Howell North Girls Varsity Basketball team participated in the Warrenton Tournament. The girls played three games and picked up two wins and one loss throughout the week. The Knights faced off against Timberland High School on Jan. 10, where they lost 46-67, Liberty on Jan. 12 with a 46-24 win and a win on Jan. 14, beating the Blue Knights 63-55. 

“[The game against the Blue Knights] was a very back and forth game, the score was always very close and we didn’t know what the outcome was going to be,” sophomore and varsity player Alicia Hunn said. “It was a really tough game and we all dug very deep to get the win in the end.”

Hunn was a standout player during this game, scoring 28 points that gave the advantage to the North Knights in the 3rd quarter of the game. Hunn wasn’t the only player to take control of the game, senior  and captain Hannah Ermeling scored 25 points to secure the win.

“At the start of the game I wasn’t playing well, and I got upset at my performance. But after halftime, Coach [Danielle] Rampley talked to me and told me to calm down and to play my game,” Hunn said. “When the 3rd quarter started I was really confident in making my shots and Hannah was doing great as well, we were both lifting our team up and being leaders on the court.”

The girls ended the tournament with a 2-1 record and Ermeling won the MVP of the tournament. But she wasn’t the only one recognized for performance. After the game, one of the announcers walked over to Hunn and told her that it was one of the best games he had seen in a long time. 

“It was such a proud moment for me,” Hunn said. “It was definitely my best game this season and I hope to improve even more.”