The Sequoits’ Season-Ending Game

After a tough loss against the Lakes Eagles, the Sequoit girls basketball season comes to a close.


Ben Nauman

The girls varsity basketball season came to an end on Tuesday, February 13 due to a tough loss against crosstown rival, Lakes Community High School. After previously losing to the Eagles twice during the regular season, the Sequoits were hoping to finally crush the rush and take the regional title.

“Going into the game I was super nervous just because it was our first regional game, and I didn’t know if it would be our last,” freshman Gianna Riforgiato said. “On the other hand, I was really excited because it happened to be against Lakes and I was excited to see how it would turn out.”

Throughout the first quarter, the Sequoits were on the right track and maintained the lead over the Eagles, as it was 8-4 heading into the second quarter. Juniors Kate Stay and Rachel Phillips put up shot after shot within the last five minutes of the first half, but it wasn’t enough to keep their lead. The score was 27-14 at the half in favor of the Eagles. During the third and fourth quarter, the Sequoits made an effort to come back with three point shots by senior Olivia Ori and Stay, but it wasn’t enough to put them ahead. In the end, the Sequoits fell to the Eagles with a final score of 50-38 making it their last game this season.

“Towards the end of the season especially, we really clicked as a team and I am super happy with the season we had, regardless 0f the outcome,” Riforgiato said.

Congratulations to the seniors and the entire girls varsity basketball team on a great, hard fought season.