MONEY SHOT. Freshman Madeline Morales makes a free throw. photo/ Caroline Casola
MONEY SHOT. Freshman Madeline Morales makes a free throw. photo/ Caroline Casola

For their Senior Night game, the Lady Braves basketball team (18-7) defeated the Osceola Kowboys (8-10) on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Senior Yasmin Roper started the game with a two-point shot.

“I felt very excited to start the game off right and I knew the team was very proud of me,” Roper said.

During the first quarter, the Kowboys kept a consistent defense, but the Lady Braves stepped up their game. Senior Angeni Worley contributed to the score with a basket, 4-4. The quarter ended 6-6 , as the teams played neck and neck.

In the second quarter, freshman Madeline Morales rebounded the ball and made a two-point shot, bringing the score to 8-6. The Lady Braves began to dominate the court. Morales scored again, 14-8.

Sophomore Julianna Fowler made two baskets in a row, 18-8. Sophomore Tatyana Dixon followed her lead, also scoring twice in a row, 22-8. Junior Brittney Smith made a free throw, bringing the score to 23-8. Morales rebounded the ball and made another shot, 26-8 and Smith ended the quarter with a basket, 29-9.

After the Bravette performance at halftime, the team continued to dominate the Kowboys. Smith began the third quarter with a two-point shot, 31-9. Fowler made a basket and brought the score to 38-13. Shortly after, Angeni Worley made a three-point basket and sophomore Alexandria Lemmon scored, 43-13.

“When I make a shot, I am happy because I know that I am contributing to something,” Lemmon said.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Braves kept their streak. Smith made a basket, with an assist from junior Cassady Quintana, 49-15. Dixon scored the final basket of the night, with five seconds remaining.

The Lady Braves beat the Kowboys, 58-17.

“I was very excited, nervous and sad because it was my last official home game. My favorite part of the game was when the boys’ basketball team made their own noise, which kept the crowd hyped,” Roper said.

Come out and support the Lady Braves at the District Semifinal on Wednesday, Feb. 1, on the Reservation at 7:30 p.m.

By Caroline Casola

This is my second year on staff. I am a Dachshund connoisseur and love rewatching episodes of Arrested Development. You can catch me at the springs or at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant.

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