Girls basketball dominates the court on Teacher Appreciation Night


Lily Kalcec

The girls basketball program celebrates Teacher Appreciation Night by honoring those teachers who have helped them throughout their academic career,

Lily Kalcec, Managing Editor

On Friday, Jan. 17, the junior varsity and varsity girls basketball teams faced off at home against Warren Woods Tower. This game in particular was special for the girls as it was Teacher Appreciation Night—a night where players and coaches were able to honor a teacher or staff member who has made an impact on their life.

The junior varsity Panthers started the night off with a bang after they won against the Warren Woods Tower Titans with a final score of 33-29. After this first game of the night, teachers emerged from the stands and headed to the gym floor. Here, the players and coaches each went through and announced who they were honoring and then proceeded to give their teacher a rose paired with a hug.

”I chose to honor Mrs. Collias because she made a great impact on my life in a short amount of time,” senior Michonni Ward said. “It was nice to give the teachers our jersey and write a heartfelt letter to them as well. I hope the team continues this event after we graduate.”

The varsity girls then took the floor for the final game of the night. By halftime, the Panthers were in the lead with a score of 19-16. At the end of the game, the girls had furthered this lead even more and took the win against the Warren Woods Tower Titans with a final score of 43-33. Junior Grace Magee scored 11 points and had 15 rebounds and junior Kree Reynolds had 13 points and five steals. Junior Olivia Vanderham and junior

Za’riya Wright both scored eight points as well to help the Panthers secure the win.

The girls will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 21 away at Clawson at 5:30 p.m. (junior varsity) and 7 p.m. (varsity).