Girls Basketball Teams Celebrate Season With Annual Banquet

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  • Laughing, members of the basketball team come together to take a group picture. At the banquet, all players were recognized for the work they put in during the season.

  • Smiling, Hailey Clementi ’24 and Cara Bucklin ’26 pose for a picture. Players took time to take pictures on the golf course at the start of the banquet.

  • Looking forward, Harper Zoll ’25 and Grace McCluskey ’26 listen to Coach Scazzero’s speech. Three of the coaches, one for each team, gave speeches during the banquet.

  • Moving carefully, Grace Chao ’23 sets down her plate. Tacos and pizza were served at the banquet.

  • Huddling together, all the members of the girls basketball program break out as a group. This marked their last time breaking out together, and the official end of the season.

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On Thursday, March 23, the girls basketball team hosted their annual banquet. The night was an opportunity for team members to celebrate their hard work during the basketball season and be recognized for their achievements. 

The banquet began with team members gathering for group pictures in front of the setting sun, followed by a dinner of brisket tacos and pizza. Then, there was a dash for Cupprimo Cupcakes, with varying flavors laid out for banquet attendees. Afterward, a slideshow of photos of team members competing in games throughout the season was played. Players laughed and recalled memories of the season as the pictures flipped through. 

“The banquet was fun to attend,” Ava Sartor ‘25 said. “All of the food was very good, especially the cupcakes.”

The night ended with speeches from the coaches of the freshman, JV, and varsity basketball teams. The coaches recognized each of the team members and their accomplishments of the season. Coach Jennifer Scazzero recalled stories and quirks of individuals on the freshman team, Coach Paul Thailing assigned each member of the JV team a Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” player he believed they were most similar to, and Coach Kelli Payton revealed the varsity team members’ basketball “red flags.” In addition, awards such as “most improved,” “most valuable,” and other certificates were given to players. District awards were also handed out, and seniors were recognized for their athletic and academic achievements.

“I’m sad to see the seniors go,” Sartor said. “Still, I’m looking forward to next season and can’t wait to see what our team will accomplish.”