Varsity basketball team concludes the season in the A-4 district finals, head coach resigns

On Feb. 23 the Crusaders headed to Lincoln North Star with hopes to win and advance to the District A-4 finals. The Crusaders, led by seniors Celia Hacker, Aryannah Harrison and Kate Asselin  and coached by Mr. Peter Cunningham, Miss Jessica Abel and Mr. Eric Thompson suffered a tough loss to the Lincoln North Star Gators. 

“The way we ended our season is not how any team wants to end the season,” freshman McKenna Stover said “Every team’s goal is to make it to state, and we unfortunately lost in districts. The day after districts was a hard day for the whole team. Walking through the hallways and seeing my teammates, I couldn’t help but tear up.” 

Heading into next year, Stover said she is hopeful for a comeback. “The seniors will be impossible to replace, but between the returners and the girls on JV and reserve this year, we will be able to put together another competitive team next year,” Stover said. Aryannah Harrison and Celia Hacker both finished the season surpassing 1000 points to end their last season with the Crusaders. Coach Cunnigham, head coach for five years, decided to resign to focus on his growing family. He made his announcement via Twitter on March 1, ending with a 52-59 record.

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