Girls basketball crushes Magruder 72–14 on senior night

By Ally Navarrete

The four seniors pose with principal Robert Dodd after their win Friday night. The seniors were honored before the game as a celebratory end to four years as part of the Whitman basketball program. Photo by Nick Salafsky.

The girls basketball team (19–3) defeated the Magruder Colonels (0–15) 72–14 Friday in their senior night game. The Vikes honored four seniors at the game: Sophie deBettencourt, Molly Knox, Leia Till and Elyse Lowet.

The team took an early lead over the Colonels, going up 20–7 at the end of the first quarter. The Vikes continued to dominate on both offense and defense and were ahead 37–13 at the end of the first half.

As the second half progressed, the Vikes’ defense only got stronger, holding the Colonels to only one point the entire half. The offense kept up their scoring as well, led by guard Elyse Lowet.

Lowet totaled 36 points for the game, including 11 three-pointers. She set a new school record for the most three-pointers scored by a single player in one game, crushing the old record of seven.

This was the Vikes’ last regular game of the season. The team will host the Wheaton Knights in their first playoff game Friday at 5:30.

Elyse Lowet is a sports editor for The Black & White.