Girls Basketball Team Hosts First Home Game, Senior Night

January 19, 2021

The team huddles up before their game against Gettysburg on January 11th. This was their first home game of the season and senior night. Seniors Kelsey Gemmill and Kaelyn Duvall were honored prior to the start of the game. Photography by Lola Sroka
Tyler Elliott and Kaelyn Duvall warm-up prior to the game. “Usually I prepare myself before a game by talking to my teammates or coaches about strategies we can use to have the best possible chance of winning,” said Duvall. “I also always like to have the mindset that every game is a battle and we have to play hard every possession to win.” Photograph by Lola Sroka
Senior Kaelyn Duvall takes the jump ball to start the game. “I would say the toughest part of doing a jump ball is getting the timing perfect where I can have the advantage of getting up high enough to push the ball to one of my teammates,” said Duvall. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Tyler Elliott shoots a jump shot in the second half. “I think our team works well together on offense. We do a good job of communicating,” said Elliott. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Sophomore Dylan Elliott dribbles up the court, ready to set up a play. Carolina is an effective offensive set play that allows the shooter move off the ball to get open for a shot. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Dylan Elliott makes the pass to Tyler Elliott. This assist led to a successful shot from Tyler Elliott. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Tyler Elliott follows through on a short jumper from the paint. “[I] find that being a forward can be challenging,” said Elliott. “I’m much smaller than the opponent is guarding so I have to work harder to get a position.” Photograph by Lola Sroka
Duvall shoots a three-pointer from the top of the arch. She scored a total of 15 points against Gettysburg. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Senior Kelsey Gemmill slows down her dribble to set up a play at the top of the key. One play varsity runs the most is “spread.” Photograph by Lola Sroka
Sophomore Dylan Elliott goes up for the left-handed layup. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Sophomore Mckenzie Galbreth trails the ball-handler on defense. “I would say the word is adversity. That’s what we’re dealing with, that’s the biggest challenge, and in previous seasons adversity relating to the games themselves about winning or competing against some of the best teams in the league. This year we’re really competing against the virus and everything that’s going on and just trying to stay positive so that we can have a season,” said assistant coach Alex Fancher. Photography by Lola Sroka
Tyler Elliott attempts a foul shot in the first half. “I just take a deep breath and pretend like it’s practice,” said Elliott about her approach to shooting free throws. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Duvall reaches out to try and block the shot. “ “It feels great being able to get back on the court again and getting the chance to play games,” said Duvall. “Right now no game is a given and the thought of getting shutdown again is always floating in the back of my mind so I like to play like every game could be the last.” Photograph by Lola Sroka
Junior Tyler Elliott steps around a defender to make a successful pass under the basket. Photograph by Lola Sroka
Seniors Kelsey Gemmill and Kaelyn Duvall high five after Duvall scores a 3-pointer. This will be their last year playing together. The Lady Warriors lost this game 47-43. Photograph by Lola Sroka
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Girls Basketball Team Hosts First Home Game, Senior Night