The Rocket Star
Girls’ Basketball ends season at StatesWednesday, April 15, 2009 By Sage Helfrick
When the girls’ basketball team pulled away from Spring Grove High School on Friday, March 6, their hearts were eager to get to states. When the team boarded the bus, they were pleasantly surprised to find it decked out in Rockets spirit as some of the team’s younger fans decorated the walls of the charter bus with red hearts. "I wasn’t expecting the bus to be decorated at all. We each had our own poster and some elementary students and younger teams made hearts with cute sayings on them. It was precious," said senior Kara Snyder. This really pumped the girls up for the game along with the inspirational video they watched together as teams on the bus ride up. The girls also went out to eat as a team before the game on the way up. "Because of the long bus ride we got to go to dinner before the game," said Snyder. Even though the bus ride seemed like it never was going to end the Rockets had finally arrived to Spring Ford High School in Royersford, PA ready to face Downingtown East in the PIAA Class AAAA Playoffs. In the first quarter, Meghan Mahon and Kara Snyder both had 3-pointers, starting the game out with a bang. Even though the girls started out strong in the first quarter, the other team pulled ahead. In the second quarter the other team scored multiple 3-pointers in a row, and didn’t show any signs of stopping. The Rockets tried to get it back but they came up short at the end of the game with a score of 32-51. "It wasn’t our best game by any means. We’ve played better but we didn’t lose to a team that was worse than us," Kara Snyder said. This year the Lady Rockets had three seniors: Kara Snyder, Jess Waltersdorff, and Alyssa Gordon. The seniors helped keep the team focused on advancing past their normal season. The girls finished their season with 18 wins and 11 losses. Even though the girls lost they were excited to make it as far as states. "Even though we didn’t win, it was cool to make it to states," said Jess Waltersdorff, "and a good way to end my senior year."