9th grader Lindsay Browne goes for a lay-up, while her opponent tries to block her. (Lynn Reynolds)
9th grader Lindsay Browne goes for a lay-up, while her opponent tries to block her.

Lynn Reynolds

Girls basketball turns on the lights at senior night

January 27, 2020

The gym was more filled than normal on Thursday night; families and friends lined the stands ready to support Girls Varsity Basketball for their annual senior night. Their opponent was Edison High School, a team sure to bring suspense to the court. 

It was an exciting game because we’ve been on a losing streak recently, so for senior night to be able to pull out a good win was exciting.”

— junior captain Rashmi Raveendran

Throughout the first half of the game, the Spartans were leading by a landslide; by the end of the first half, they were up by 20 points. 

Suddenly, Edison electrified the court, and the 20-point lead turned into a 2-point lead. Many different Spartans guided the crowd through cheers to keep the tension high in the gym, including 9th grader Simon Assefa: “It was really fun to cheer them on and to have a lot of people there to support the seniors and the whole basketball team. […] The whole SPA crowd was on their feet and cheering so loudly. It was crazy.”

Junior Aman Rahman enjoyed the game: “The crowd was very rowdy but respectful at the same time. There were a lot of students there supporting the girl’s team which I think made the girl’s team very happy,” she said. 

The whole SPA crowd was on their feet and cheering so loudly. It was crazy.”

— 9th grader Simon Assefa

The gym erupted when 9th grader Lindsay Browne swished two free throws with less than a minute left in the last half. The Spartans had won the game: 59-57.

Every teammate got out of their seat and hugged in the middle of the court.

“[Senior night] was really good. It was an exciting game because we’ve been on a losing streak recently, so for senior night to be able to pull out a good win was exciting,” junior captain Rashmi Raveendran said. 

The night was special for both seniors: Ayla Straub and captain Abby Hedberg.

Hedberg said: “It was awesome. The game was super fun and everyone had a lot of energy on both teams. We started out really strong and then fell down a bit towards the end, but we ended up pulling through and winning, so it was really special.”

The girls play at home Tuesday against Breck at 7 p.m.

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