Girls Basketball Swish Out Cancer Game

(l-r) Savannah Glover, Gwen MacConnell, Emma Mangel, and Miranda Brulla

 

BR versus Montrose (1/29/18
BR versus Montrose
BR versus Montrose
BR Girls basketball versus Montrose

By: Gwen MacConnell/Co-Sports Editor

Blue Ridge Lady Raiders faced Montrose on Monday January 29th for their Swish Out Cancer game. There was one varsity game that started at 6 o’clock and everyone was seen wearing their blue shirts to support the cause. The turnout was great and everyone was in high spirits. Though our Lady Raiders may not have won the basketball game, they all still played for a reason. The team played their hearts out and kept in the back of their minds the real reason why they were playing in that game.

Danie Goff was the leading scorer followed closely by Emma Mangel. When asked about playing during the game, Mangel said, “It is a great opportunity to play in a game honoring those who spend everyday fighting.” The girls all had a great mindset and they really all played for the same reason. The team wanted to give back and dedicate this rivalry game to those who had been affected by cancer.

During halftime of the game, all cancer victims, survivors, and those who have family members or friends that have been affected all joined together and did a lap around the gym. This shows that when people all put any differences aside, they can come together to support a great cause.

Gwen MacConnell is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. Gwen is on the basketball team, track team, and her personal favorite, the golf team. Besides being active in sports, she loves music, hanging out with her friends, and attending Penn State football games with her family.