Owls News · Lady Owls Get Win on Senior Night

By: Sam Lopez

OwlFeed Sports Editor

The Lady Owls Varsity basketball team had their senior night on March 1 up against Marcos de Niza which resulted in a victory to the Owls (46-15). This game broke the Owls three-game losing streak.

With only two seniors on the team, Xandria Montero and Tyraneisha Miles had the spotlight for the night. Even under a COVID-19 season, the team was still able to finish their senior night.

“We’re lucky and grateful to be able to have a senior night. Considering the conditions it was a pretty well last game even if we weren’t able to have everyone here like previous years,” said Xandria Montero.

Each player can only have two guests which naturally makes sense that this year was smaller. Even with less of a crowd to cheer the team on, they have no problem relying on each other for support. 

Photo Credit: David Espinoza

“It seems like we’ve gotten close to each other this season since this is the little social interaction we can get some time since we don’t go to school,” said Miles.

Compared to seasons before, this one is definitely unique. Despite changes and roadblocks, the Owls know how to adjust to each other.

The two seniors, Montero and Miles, were able to finish their last home game with a win and the team by their side. 

With a previous three-loss streak before their senior night, the team was able to work hard to improve and break it. To the seniors, this meant a lot toward the outcome in one of their last home games.

“I learned how to adjust to so many different things that came my way. I think that’s what these seasons have taught me. I thought it would stop at just having to adjust to new players when seniors left but this season was something different,” said Montero.

This season has taught players and coaches the value of doing your best with what you got. The season is quite not over as the team prepares to take on rivalry teams Verrado and Millennium for the last games. 

“No matter what it was a good season, we went from not having a season to at least the games we could get and we were happy with that,” said Miles.

We wish the Lady Owls good luck as they continue to finish up their season. We also wish our seniors Xandria Montero and Tyranisha Miles good luck as they continue their journey after high school.