Lady Coyotes Too Strong For Rams On Senior Night

Varsity girls basketball knocks-off the Washington Rams 50-23 in home finale.


Ella O'Dell

With the seniors taking the court at home for the final time, the varsity girls basketball team defeated the Washington Rams in dominating fashion, 50-23, in a Black Canyon Region game last Thursday.

Theresa De La Cruz nearly out-scored the entire Washington team, leading all scorers with 21 points, four assists, and four steals.

Senior night kicked off with all of the seniors sharing their favorite basketball memories along with thanking their coaches and family members. After all the tears and hugs between the team, parents, and coaches; seniors Hallie Tucker and Katy Johnson took the floor for the last time.

Sophomore guard Londyn Cunningham scored the first points of the game with a layup in transition after after a Washington turnover. Elisabeth Allen made her one free throw. De La Cruz made a three pointer being heavily guarded. First quarter ended 19-3

Second quarter the team started off on defense. Washington fouled Combs four times, the team made 5-of-8 shots. De La Cruz had many assists to Cunningham, making a couple of layups. Ending the quarter 33-15.

Going into third quarter Tucker, De La Cruz, and Cunningham all stole the ball in less than three minutes, getting two layups off of it. De La Cruz and Cunningham later made a 3-pointer. Cunningham got fouled twice making all four free throws. Tiana Coley made one shot and got a rebound. The other team put up four rebounds in less than 20 seconds, finally making one. Shea Pearson had four rebounds. The quarter ended 45-19.

The last quarter started off with Tucker making a long pass to De La Cruz, she scored. Combs stole the ball from Washington then Washington stole it back and scored. Tucker got fouled and made one of two shots. Seconds before the buzzer was going to go off Miranda Garcia scored ending the game 50-23.

After the game the team took pictures with each other and showed how much the seniors will be missed.

“The team is my family and it’s like leaving any other family, I’m going to miss them a ton but I know they’re going to go on and do great things.” senior Elisabeth Allen said. “Each one of them have so much potential and it’s going to be so hard but I know they’re going to do great.”