Last night was Senior night at Speary Gym as the Lady Bucs played their final Home game of the season. Before the game the there was a moment to recognize the Senior players from both team. Bogota took time honour the senior players from Emerson High School, Then the acknowledged their own Seniors Jillian Marino & Marissa Veron, and the girls Parents for the years of hard work and support of their children. The Bucs also thanked their Senior off court staff of Christina Conte and Sarah Stofan.
As for the game , the Emerson Lady Cavos were the better and stronger team. A low scoring , but quick pace through out the whole game , Emerson showed why the are a 15-3 team. The Lady Cavos kept making their shots when needed , while keeping the Lady Bucs from any long scoring run. However even with the loss the Lady Bucs showed they will keep being a hard working team. Fitting in the last home game for their Seniors some of the returning players showed that they are ready to step up next season. Kristian Bautista turned into the leading scorer with a game high 23 points. There were many times Ms. Bautista looked for an opportunity to score and did not hesitate to take it. Other times she tried to will her way into position, sometimes being stopped by the bigger ,and more experience Emerson team. The emotion of her effort shown on her face as she came to the bench, but was praised and encouraged by her coaches for the fine work ethic.
Stephanie Perpeaj had praise shout out to her from both the stands, and the Bench as she continued to show a lot of hustle through out the game. Ms. Perpeaj could be seen stepping forward to met the opponent as they entered the lady Bucs zone. Also was under the basket looking for a loose rebound, or trying to keep the Bogota offense alive. Another Lady Bucs who kept moving was Denna Brugger, who had the job of pressing the Lady Cavos before the could set-up. As well as Casey Murphy had a calmer, yet focus look about her in trying to pick-up the scoring .
Even with the loss the Lady Bucs showed a strong effort to send their Seniors out with a fine game.
The next game for he Lady Bucs is Tues. 21- Feb at Park Ridge.
The Boys won their game at Emerson by the score of 57-41 which moves their record to 15-7 on the year. Josvali Vasquez had a game high of 15 points with Nafique Goodwyn & Ruben Acosta netting 13 points each. The Bucs next game is Tues. 21-Feb at Speary Gym versus Park Ridge with a tip-off at 4:00p
|Senior Marissa Veron looking to pass|
|Senior Jillian Marino driving towards the basket.|
|Kristian Bautista driving towards the net.|
|Stephanie Perpeaj getting a shot up|
|Jillian Marino & Marissa Veron with Coaches Gaffney & Dooley|
|Jillian Marino with her Mom & Bother|
|Casey Murphy (L) with some presents for Marissa Veron|