Girls Basketball Celebrates Senior Night


Girls varsity basketball teammates huddle before their final home game of the season

Kelly Horan, Staff Writer

SHS girls varsity basketball fans who attended this year’s final home game spent the evening of Valentine’s Day (February 14th) celebrating the team’s senior players: Lindsey Hausmann, Grace McNamara, Emilia Rojik, Sarah Fogarty, and Grace Love.

Before going head-to-head with close rival Marshfield High School, these five seniors were recognized for the hard work they’ve contributed to the program during the past four years. Senior athletes were given personalized posters, speeches, and flowers to thank them for their dedication. The entire basketball community congratulated them during a bittersweet night that was filled with various emotions, especially for the graduating seniors.

SHS sophomore Carolyn Good, shooting guard for the team, shared a few words regarding the special night: “It was extremely fun, and it got me excited for my future senior night.” Good is extremely grateful for the seniors and their contribution to the team, noting they have helped her enjoy the sport. Good added that she is very sad to see them go; however, she is happy the seniors were honored during their special moment. Good expressed how much she will miss her senior teammates next year, but she knows she is a better teammate and player because of them.

Team forward Rojik described her personal experience from the night, as she had an outstanding game: “I loved seeing friends and family there supporting.” After anticipating this night throughout her high school experience, she said, “It was everything expected and more.” Rojik said there were specific components of the night that made it exceptionally memorable. Expressing her gratitude, Rojik commented, “It was really nice to hear all of the nice things teammates said about me.” Lastly, she mentioned, “My teammates decorated the locker room, and that was really special.” Next Year, Rojik will continue her basketball career at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Center Isabella Burns, a current junior on the team, enjoyed this year’s senior night, but expressed how the night could’ve been even better if more students had shown up to support the girls. Despite this concern, Burns felt that the night was the perfect way to wrap up the season’s home schedule.

Following opening ceremonies, the basketball game was a continuous battle, which was expected. The score remained extremely close throughout each quarter, and tension was radiating from the stands. Each team left their all on the court, and the motivating energy from the bench was unmatched. Despite the close score, the Marshfield Rams beat the Sailors, 67-57. Although the outcome wasn’t ideal, it was still an amazing night for the Scituate Sailors.

The following night, on Wednesday, February 15th, the team traveled to Cape Cod Academy in Barnstable, MA, for their final game. Fortunately, the Sailors prevailed, capping off their 2023 season with a substantial win.