Varsity girl’s basketball finishes a great season

By Danny Lyons, Student writer

Tigard’s varsity girls basketball team went to the state championship for the first time since 1988. The team ended up getting second place in state, first in their league, and Tigard won the Sportsmanship Award.

“The most memorable moment [this season], was the team coming together,” said varsity girls coach Steve Naylor. Naylor believes that the team has succeeded not on the merit of individual players but on their ability to play as a team. “We were better than some people though this year.”

A lot of memorable things happened this year for the girls but there seemed to be one that really stuck out.

“My most memorable moment was when we were called non-aesthetically pleasing in the newspaper,” said junior Kylie Warren.

The girls were indeed told that their game is “non-aesthetically pleasing” by The Oregonian. What The Oregonian meant was that the girls’ play ugly but get the job done. The girls responded well, though. The team wrote it on their whiteboard to motivate them and prove everyone wrong. After all, the girls did win the entire league.

“I’m confident and I’m hoping the whole team stays focused in these last weeks so we can do the best we can do,” said Warren.

The boys varsity team was 9-6 with a ranking of 12th in state. They sadly lost in the first round of playoffs to West Salem.

The boys also had some memorable moments this season.

“Andy Night was very fun,” sophomore, Keishon Dawkins said, looking back on the season. Tuesday, Feb. 23, was senior night, but the boys only had one senior. They made the night all about Andrew Dufort and called it “Andy Night.” There were T-shirts made and distributed to the crowd.

Now that the season is over, they wished their seniors goodluck for whatever is to come next for them. Everybody else is resting up and preparing for next season.