Girls basketball defeats Sion 44-40 on senior night

The girls defeated Notre Dame de Sion 44-40 Tuesday, Feb. 26 on senior night, Abby White playing as the only senior on the team

Elise Canning, JAG reporter/photographer

The girls basketball team won against Notre Dame de Sion 44-40, holding their lead throughout the entire game Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Being the only senior on the girls’ basketball team has caused senior Abby White to feel out of place for some of the season, but the lower classmen quickly grew on her. 

“It’s been really weird,” White said. “I really haven’t had anybody to talk to about being a senior but the younger teammates have really made me feel special, and it’s just been a great season.”

The community White was part of throughout her four years of basketball kept her going and wanting to continue playing the sport.

“It’s no secret that I’m not the best basketball player, but I’ve continued playing because of the coaches and teammates. I really love the environment and how it’s like a family there,” White said. “All of us just come together and work for a common goal, which is really fun.”

According to White, she isn’t the best player on the team, but she tries hard to be a role model for her team.

“I’m not really someone that scores a lot of points, but I definitely try my best to bring up the team and be the best leader I can as the only senior. I feel that component makes my season successful,” White said.

There are both advantages and disadvantages to being the only senior on the team, according to White.

“Being the only senior, you don’t really have someone to connect with, but then quickly, I realized that there were a lot of advantages to being the only senior on the team,” White said. “I got to connect with the girls in a different way as being an older leader and having to represent the team. 

The season might not have been the most successful season, as the team ended with a 5-14 record, but the players came together and had memorable moments.

“We haven’t had that much of a successful season,” White said. “But all the memories we’ve made together like our Eldorado trip and all the practices that we’re constantly joking around in has been something I’ll remember far past high school.”

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