Girls basketball celebrates seniors with win over North Hagerstown: Photo of the Day 1/30/20

“Basketball gave me my three best friends and so many memories,” said Ferguson, who has experienced a senior night on the soccer field in the fall.


courtesy of Tom Ferguson

Hannah Ratchford, Amanda Lindsay, Taylor Ferguson, and Sarah Curley are recognized by Coach Rachel Easterday on senior night.

by Braden Weinel, Editor-in-Chief

Senior night is a momentous event for all student athletes. It’s a mix of emotions for the players, coaches, and family members of the soon-to-be graduates. For the girls basketball team, there are four seniors who have contributed to this well-known program. Guards, Hannah Ratchford and Taylor Ferguson, forward, Amanda Lindsay, and manager, Sarah Curley were all recognized for their years of commitment to both the JV and Varsity teams. 

On Thursday, January 30 posters, pictures, and banners were hung around the gym in honor of the four seniors who played for or managed the girls basketball team. The basketball team was facing North Hagerstown High School for the second time this year, a team they had easily defeated their first time playing. 

After pregame warm-ups, the four seniors and their families took turns walking out to half court to be recognized and congratulated for their years of hard work and leadership. This was also an opportunity for the seniors to express what they’ve learned, whom they want to thank, and what they’re future plans are.

“This program has taught me lessons that I’ll use throughout my whole life,” said Lindsay.

As a courtesy to those recognized, all three senior players started in the game. Right out of the gate, the Lancers were on fire, sinking shot after shot, and remaining solid on defense. The seniors scored a combined 15 points and each had an assist. The four seniors work well together in practices and support each other in games, but are also close off the court. 

By halftime, the score was 36-12 in favor of Linganore, but the Lancers kept pounding and pushed the lead to 40, with a final score of 65-25. 

Following the game, the JV and Varsity teams gathered in the cafeteria along with the families of the players to celebrate the seniors once again with a potluck dinner and cake. 

The next home basketball game for the girls team is on Friday, February 7 against Tuscarora High School. JV starts at 5:30 p.m and varsity starts at 7:00 p.m.