Girls basketball crushes Watkins Mill 75–19 on senior night


The six seniors pose with their moms 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 courtesy of Kaya Ginsky.

By Bennett Solomon

The girls basketball team (10–10) cruised past the Watkins Mill Wolverines (4–15) 75–19 Friday night in the team’s annual senior night game. The Vikes honored six seniors before tip-off: Sara Azimi, Anna Krush, Matilda MacKay, Drew Meadows, Carter McGloon and Emma Salafsky. Each senior was given flowers alongside their families for their four-year participation in the Whitman basketball program. 

The Vikes jumped out to a quick and dominant lead, with Azimi hitting four three-pointers in the first quarter to give the team a 23–5 advantage going into the second quarter. 

Both teams struggled to net baskets in the second quarter, but the Vikes managed to outscore the Wolverines 10–5 in the quarter, allowing the team to take a 33–10 lead going into halftime. 

The Vikes’ dominant play continued in the second half, going on a scoring outburst in the third quarter. The team scored 27 points in the quarter and surrendered only four points to the Wolverines, taking a 60–14 lead heading into the final quarter. 

Near the end of the fourth quarter, the seniors were subbed out one-by-one and received hugs from teammates and coaches and applause from the crowd. When the final buzzer sounded, the Vikes held a 75–19 advantage over the Wolverines. 

McGloon and Meadows led the Vikings offensively scoring 18 points each, while Azimi added 15 points making five three-pointers. 

“Us seniors are incredibly grateful to have such an amazing Whitman basketball community,” McGloon said. “Our senior night was one for the books and definitely a highlight of the past four years.”

The team next plays the Richard Montgomery Rockets (9–10) Tuesday at 5:30 pm at home.

Sara Azimi is a sports and style editor for The Black & White.