Every year, Salt River High School recognizes the senior players on its sports teams. On February 4, at their final home game, against Scottsdale Christian, the SRHS varsity basketball team recognized seven girls, the highest number of seniors ever on the team.
“It was a great way to say thanks to them for their hard work,” said head coach Shawn Lytle. Gifts were presented to the seniors, who walked on the court with their families to be honored before the game.
The Salt River Lady Eagles did well in their last home game against Scottsdale Christian. “We shot the ball very well, and I think the girls had a good Senior Night,” said Lytle.
The score for the game was 64-26. Rachel Cooper scored 11 points, Joy Manuel had 15 points and Ashley Lamovia had 27 points.
As of February 11, the Salt River Lady Eagles season record is 26-3. The team won their sectional tournament and is off to start the playoffs.
“We are definitely going to make state this year, and if we play like we have been, then we have a chance to do what we did last year,” said Lytle. “We are going against some tough teams this year, so we have to be prepared to play every night.”