The End of an Era: Lady Knights Reflect on the Past


Credit to Will Skaggs

The Lady Knights watching from the bench as their teammates take on Howell

By Stacy Beasley

As the season comes to an end, doors are closed and new ones are opened. The seniors on Lady Knights basketball concluded there journey on February 16.  The girls current record is 4-13, which isn’t so hot but if you speak to senior Maggie Hillman, it’s been a great experience.

“This season has been a very unique experience. We got a new head coach with Hahn and I’ve enjoyed it a lot. Even if our wins don’t show it this season has been a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed and taken in every minute of it,” Hillman said.

Four years is a long time, especially for a sport. Players like Hillman have been on the team since freshman year, and the team dynamic and culture has changed significantly since then. The win to loss ratio hasn’t been the best but that doesn’t stop them from being content.

“Every year has been so different for me. I’ve been on varsity all four years and have learned so much, basketball has been a great experience and I will never forget the lessons it’s taught me. I’ve become a better leader, team player, and been more accountable for my actions,” Hillman said.

The team itself has been through a turbulent year. With a new head coach in place , and new values being teached, the girls are growing slowly, maturely. Hillman strongly believes the team is going in the right direction, even though leaving the team is a sad time, it makes her happy that they are only improving.

“Senior night was pretty sad, I was bawling my eyes out but it’s bittersweet. I’m ready to move on but I’ll also miss it. Coach Hahn has taught us a lot, like being more accountable and setting standards for ourselves. I think we have a great team culture right now and here definitely headed in the right direction after our seniors leave,” Hillman said.