Four girls’ basketball seniors stepped onto the court for a final game at Milford High School against Sussex Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 7: Ashley Young escorted by her parents Charlene and Dwight Young, Le’shay Coward escorted by her mother Kwanda Knight, Kaitlin
Reynolds escorted by her parents Eileen and Tony Reynolds, and Micheala Godwin.
“It was an emotional night,” said Coward. “It was my last home game as a senior.”
Besides the four seniors, freshman Xitlali Roman rounded out the starting lineup. Young scored the first points of the first quarter with a jump shot. In an intense game, the score kept going back and forth.
In the fourth quarter, Kaitlin Reynolds made a three-point shot that put the Bucs in the lead, 34-33. Sophomore Myleiris Vazquez was fouled and made both of her free throws to give the Lady Bucs some extra relief by extending the lead.
“Winning and hitting one of the game winning shots was the best way to end my senior year and my last home game of my high school career and a dream come true,” said Reynolds.
The Lady Bucs held on for a 36-33 win. Vazquez led the team with 10 points, while Young added nine, Reynolds eight and Coward five.
“If you have faith, you can do anything,” added Young.