The five senior girls’ basketball players wait to be announced during starting lineups on Senior Night. From left to right; Shae Slabaugh, Maddie Snyder, Abby Abercrombie, Annie Snyder, and Kirsten Corum.
By JACK MARTIN
In the annual game commemorating the years of dedication and hard work, the five senior girls and the rest of the Knights took the court against the Lutheran School Association Lady Lions on Monday night, the team’s last home game.
The game started off as a slow defensive stand and 4 minutes into the game, the score showed 3-4 in favor of the Lions. That was, until, an elevator screen off of the inbound opened up for Kirsten Corum and she drilled the three pointer from the top of the key to take the lead. Before the quarter’s close, Jolynn Barbee shot a three of her own and followed that with a fast-break layup. The Knights held an 18-8 lead at this point.
ALAH seemed to force turnover after turnover on the Lions and the lead eclipsed the 20-point mark when Annie Snyder knocked down a free throw. Alexa Miller closed the half with a pull-up jump shot from the corner seconds before the buzzer sounded. This directed the Knights to a comfortable 34-12 lead at half.
The third quarter lulled by until Annie Snyder banked in back-to-back triples from the wing. This was followed by Shae Slabaugh who buried a deep, high-arching three-pointer in a sudden 9-point swing for the Knights. The level of energy continued for the Knights and they earned a victory on their senior night 56-19.
Each of the seniors scored in this matchup. Kirsten Corum led all scorers with 13. Annie Snyder ended with 7 points and 8 rebounds. Maddie Snyder found herself with 4 and 7. Shae Slabaugh had 3 points off of her spectacular three-point shot. Abby Abercrombie finished the game with 1 point but supplemented that with an outstanding 11 rebounds. Outside the seniors, Jolynn Barbee had 11 points. Alexa Miller, 6; Shaylie Miller, 6; Ashley Seegmiller, 2; Mackenzi Bowles, 2; Mallory Nichols, 1; and Makenzie Brown, 1.