Lady Knights Conclude Rollercoaster Season in High Spirits


Credit to Wil Skaggs

The Lady Knights celebrate after a good basket against Francis Howell High on 1/19.

After many tumultuous months, the Lady Knights basketball season has come to a close. The girls ended the season with four wins, about the same as last season. They will be losing three seniors this year: Grace Stevenson, Maggie Hillman, and Katie Richardson. The girls even acquired a new head coach in Dawn Hahn, who teaches at FHN and has coached basketball for many years. The girls may have not pulled in a lot of wins, but, according to them, it was a learning experience.

“This season as a whole was a learning season. We lost our head coach and got a new one, had to adapt to a new coaching style with new plays and new ways of being coached,” junior Hannah Wilson said. “We struggled to finish games but there’s a lot of times we would start out winning and not be able to finish.“

Gabby Delarue led the team in points this season, with 11.3 PPG and a FG% of 29.5. Isabelle Delarue led the team in rebounds and assists with 6.4 rebounds per game and 30 assists throughout the season. With these exceptional stats and some impressive games, the girls are still confident in themselves despite their record.

“We got third place in the Warrington tournament. We’ve never even placed in that before and we even beat the number one seed. One game this year, we even won on a buzzer beater which was very exciting,” Wilson said.

That game was against Fort Zumwalt West and the Knights won off a Patty O’Leary buzzer beater. Final score was 62-60. None of the seniors this year are commiting to college basketball. According to the girls, these seniors will be very missed. The team itself is very close and are all good friends, which allows them to have strong chemistry and are always on good terms.

“We are essentially very close. We’re like a family. We took a trip to a teammates farm and we’ve done so much together. We’re super close as a team and all like best friends,” Wilson said.