Girls’ basketball seniors give emotional goodbyes to their home court.

Senior’s time playing on their beloved home court is coming to a sad but fulfilling end.

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Screaming at the top of their lungs, junior Jennifer McWethy and her team call for their coach to get a picture of the game. “We all were trying to find Coach (Cliff) Piper for a picture, but couldn’t so we started yelling for him and it was pretty funny,” McWethy said. The girls took photos with Coach Piper to end the exciting night.

Kenzie Brinkmann, Online Reporter

As senior year flies by, the girls basketball program makes one of the seniors last home games special. 

 “I’m really sad it’s one of our last home games, but I’ve had a great season and I’m excited to play,” senior Kaitlyn Woodcox said.

On February 10th, each girl on the jv team picked a senior and made them a custom poster as well as decorated the seniors’ seats on the bench. Before the game, six seniors approached half court with their parents and six underclassmen read speeches dedicated to each senior. 

The team went up against the 11-5 Big Reds, who they had previously been defeated by. 

“During the whole game there was this amazing energy that even sitting in the stands you could feel,” sophomore JV player Ellie Dunn said.

Down by one with under a minute to go, junior Ava Stack pushed past defense to put up a lay-up. The ball bounced side to side on the rim and slid through the hoop which sent the crowd into a frenzy.

With only 34 seconds left, up by 1, the Eagles defense stopped the ball and gained possession. The Big Reds fouled, again Ava Stack was on the line shooting two free throws that would secure their senior night win; she made both.

“We promised ourselves to not give up and help each other even when we were down by one or two points, I don’t think senior night could have gone any better,” Reed said. 

Once the final buzzer sounded, the whole team rushed the court and celebrated their senior night win.