By Molly Burke and Sofia Lodigiani,
The Davis High Women’s basketball team celebrated Senior Night at a game against Grant High School at home on Friday, Feb. 10. The Blue Devils won the game, 90-30, as junior Kelsey Forrester scored the most on the court that night with 26 points.
In addition, seniors Alyssa Lengtat, Tessa Malone, Maria Voss, Anika Kingsley and Abbey Fisk were given flowers and hugs by friends and family as the announcer spoke about their basketball careers.
Lengtat, who has been playing since third grade, attributes the victory to their ability to work as a team.
“When we get in a groove, nobody can stop us,” Lengtat said.
Many of the seniors have been playing since early elementary school and found the night to be a bittersweet reminder of the nearing end of their high school basketball careers.
“It’s been good, but a little sad, knowing that this is the last time we’ll play these teams,” Fisk said.
Fisk said that having the seniors play all of the first quarter together was memorable. Fisk also enjoyed seeing everybody put all their effort into this game.
Malone felt that the team has grown close over the season. She thought that she was much more of a mentor this season as a senior.
“It’s just a different feeling, being looked up to as a mentor,” Malone said.
Voss found the night special because it was “a great way to celebrate the team, and us as a family.”
Kingsley, who has been playing basketball for seven years, said that she earned more respect for the sport over her years playing. “I’m out here for my team,” Kingsley said.
The varsity head coach, Heather Highshoe, said the team has been together for a long time, making their chemistry strong. She also said that the team always works really hard.
“It’s special to honor and recognize them in front of their friends and family. It’s a fun night to celebrate their hard work,” Highshoe said.
The seniors all find that the comradery of the team makes it fun to be a part of. “They show their support for you,” Malone said.
Highshoe agreed with Malone.
“It’s fun being around a bunch of goofy girls, who can still get really competitive,” Highshoe said.