Thank you, Lady Cyclones.
As we turn our attention to Hampton’s trip to Murfreesboro and the start of spring sports, we would be remiss if we didn’t send our thanks to the Elizabethton girls’ basketball team.
The 52-game winning streak and 32-1 season this year was incredible to watch, but we want to thank them for the class they did it with on and off the court. The players and coaches went about their job on the court with respect and authority. They left no doubt they were one of the best teams in the state.
As Head Coach Len Dugger said, Saturday’s loss doesn’t define the Elizabethton program
However, it is just as commendable how they handled themselves off the court. The school, city and county should be proud of the class that Elizabethton showed, even after Saturday’s heartbreaking and gut wrenching loss.
That is the true mark of a champion, and that is exactly what the Lady Cyclones are.
While the loss like Elizabethton suffered on Saturday could be the type that sets a program back for years, this group of Lady Cyclones will be determined to keep that from happening. The drive and determination has led them to three straight Class AA semifinals and a state title, and the fact they weren’t satisfied with coming up a game short just proves that there won’t be a drop of the program.
For the three seniors, Sarah, Kyra and Megan have bright futures in front of them, a fact that Head Coach Len Dugger was sure to point out following Saturday’s game. The success the trio had may have been one of the greatest four- year runs in the storied history of the Elizabethton girls program, and all three left their mark on the program.
While the season didn’t end the way any of the Lady Cyclones wanted, it was still an outstanding season both on and off the court.
So once again, thank you.