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Lady Knights Basketball Keeps Positive Attitude Heading Into Last Game

The Lady Knighs basketball team have their final regular season game Friday, February, 32.


Credit to Wil Skaggs

The Lady Knights head over to the bench during a timeout in their game against Timberland on 1/16.

By Jamie Sneed

The Lady Knights have their final regular season game on Friday, February, 23 against the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars. The Lady Knights are coming off of a disappointing loss to St. Charles West on Tuesday, where they lost by a score of 35-33. The Knights, with a record 5-19, will need to have a strong game in order to beat the Jaguars. This season has been a very memorable one for the Knights, and going into their last game they begin to reflect on their season and how it has been different from others.

“This season it has been different because we have a brand new head coach, so we have had to get used to a different coaching style and a different way of practicing. It was really cool to be able to get to know our assistant coach as a head coach,” junior Hannah Wilson said.

Head coach Jamal Thompson resigned in December and assistant coach Dawn Hahn stepped up to fill in his shoes. The varsity team has been putting in the work in order to improve their game. Coach Hahn wishes she had more time with the team.

“Since it’s been an up and down season I feel like we didn’t have enough time together. I wish it would have been a situation where we could have looked back on the season knowing we could have prepared for it a certain way and didn’t have to change directions mid-season,” coach Hahn said. “I feel like a few more game for us would make a big difference, but it is what it is and I think we have made a lot of strides in the right direction and we can put it all together.”

Despite their losing record, the Lady Knights have kept a positive attitude and have continued to form bonds as a team. The Lady Knights have many activities they do as a team such as going to camps together, eating out and planning the Pink Out game.

“My best memory from this year was starting my first varsity basketball game because it was not something I thought I would ever achieve. My team was really excited for me and it was really fun, ” junior Mackenzie Pugh said.