Varsity girls claim whopping victory in first home game


Lexie Crawford

Senior Kate Vaught outruns her competitor, going in for a basket.

     After a day full of boys basketball games against the St. Henry Crusaders, the varsity girls basketball team took the court at 6:30 p.m. against Holmes High School. 

     The girls had played a couple of games before last tonight and had a one win, one loss record. However, last tonight was their first home game of the season and Senior Night, so they were determined to take home a win. The varsity team ended with a score of 67-26, Highlands, giving them two wins to their one loss and a strong start to the season. 

     Senior Rory O’Hara commented on the outcome of the game, saying, “It felt good to bounce back and get a win and it was really fun to watch our younger girls get their first varsity point.” 

     The Ladybirds started off strong with senior Kate Vaught scoring a three-point shot less than two minutes into the game. By the end of the first quarter, Highlands led Holmes 14-2. 

     Despite a near-empty, socially distanced crowd, the Ladybirds continued with this momentum throughout the game. They ended the second quarter 32-11, the third 50-24, and ended the game 67-26. 

     O’Hara is confident in the varsity team’s abilities this year, especially after this game. She said, “I think this season will go very well and I think we will be successful this year.”

     The Ladybirds’ next home game will be a tripleheader against Ryle High School on Thursday, January 12. The freshman will play at 4:45 p.m., junior varsity at 6:00 p.m., and varsity at 7:30 p.m. Tune in to watch the varsity team at HHSFilmandBroadcast on YouTube. Go Birds!