By Julia Batista
During Fallsburg’s basketball game against the Liberty Indians on February 15, the school and the community jointly celebrated the Lady Comets’ last home game of the season. Otherwise known as Senior Night, the Fallsburg community congratulated the team’s senior players on their last season as Comets. This year, only two seniors graduated from the girls’ basketball team, Mya Grey and Diavian Smith.
Just like many of their teammates, Ms. Grey and Ms. Smith were longtime members of the girls’ basketball team. They both began the program at a very young age and have grown up on and off of the court with many of the other girls.
“I feel happy and sad at the same time, said Ms. Grey, a power forward. “I’ve been with most of these girls since I first started basketball, and to know that high school basketball is over is kind of saddening. On the bright side, I’m very proud to say that we’ve accomplished a lot together as a team. I believe that after I graduate, these girls have so many more great things coming their way.”
“I remember when I was a freshman trying out for the varsity team,” added Ms. Smith, also a power forward. “It feels so unreal now, I can’t believe that I’m actually graduating and this will be my last year of high school basketball.”
Although only Ms. Smith will continue to play basketball after high school, both girls hope that the younger players will continue to grow and accomplish more than they already have.
According to Ms. Grey, she would like “to see them accomplish way more than just sectionals every year. And I hope to see more than just one person reach one thousand points.”
As for Ms. Smith, she hopes that they will make it farther than her own experience on the team, accomplishing every goal they target. Both senior girls agreed that the team should continue to keep up the good work.
Winning their Senior Night game against the Liberty Indians by a score of 63-39, the Lady Comets have already successfully qualified for the Section 9 title for their seventh year in a row, with the date of the game and their opponent still to be determined.
Nonetheless, we wish them great luck competing for a title that they’ve worked so hard to achieve all season!