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Girl’s Basketball: Unfinished Business, Finished.
February 24, 2022
A dream for many, a goal for some, and now a reality for the Wolves. The state title was just within reach and the wolves had only 14.8 seconds to prove themselves to Boise high school. Timberline was down two points after a made free throw by Sophie Glancey(50) and suddenly, the game’s outcome rested on the shoulders of Lauren McCall(33). It was something you had to see to believe, within seconds of passing the ball in McCall had already stolen possession and dropped a three-point shot on Boise high. Before the ball even brushed the inside of the net the entire Timberline crowd was standing and as the shot finally fell, the crowd went wild. Following the game-winning shot, Kailey Huguerich(15) sealed the win with a crucial in-bounds turnover with 3.8 seconds remaining. Shortly after, the sound of the final buzzer rang out, the crowd
cheered, the band played, and the team embraced in the middle of the court. Timberline Girls Varsity now possesses the 2022 5A State basketball title and they undoubtedly left everything on the court in order to get there.
This season was a stressful one for Girl’s Varsity. Following last year’s season where they finished with a Runner-Up title, the girls were determined to bring home the State championship. Our Wolves ended with an outstanding record of 24-2! Furthermore, the girls earned the State Academic Title as well as the Best Sportsmanship Title. Not only did our team see these honorary awards but some individuals on our team received their own too. For example, Sophie Glancey(50) was named the SIC Player of the Year. Audrey Taylor(11) was named #1 player for Timberline High School and Lauren McCall(30) was the #2 player. Every decision made in these girls’ everyday lives contributes to their performance as a team. All of this is displayed while representing our school and this weekend they did not fail to show the rest of Idaho what Timberline High school is all about.
The final championship game was nothing less than exhilarating and kept fans on their feet the entire time. One of the students supporting the team in the crowd said, “It was surreal. I was so happy for them and we were all screaming and jumping in the student section. We were so proud of all the work the team has put in these last four months.” That statement truly shows what it meant to witness this incredible victory for our school and show genuine appreciation towards our basketball team. The girls truly gave it everything they had, so I wanted to get a few words from some of them as well. In a statement, Audrey Taylor(11) told me “We had an amazing season and I am so proud of these girls! Everyone stood up and made a big play in the final game. For me as a senior, it was super gratifying to go out on such a strong note. I love these girls and you could just tell we were going to win from the energy we had the whole game. Everyone believed in each other and that’s all it took.”
If any team has really flawlessly represented our school this year, this is definitely the one. Not only did Girl’s Varsity bring home a State Title, but the JV and Sophomore teams also brought home district titles! JV wrapped up their season with a record of 19-5 and beat Mountain View in the district championship. The Sophomore team went undefeated with an outstanding record of 22-0 and beat Eagle in their district championship as well.
The Timberline Girls Basketball team couldn’t have had a better end to their 2022 season! From the normal season games to the final state championship, these girls worked as hard as they could and all of their efforts have paid off. The varsity team had the best comeback ever and the JV and Sophomore teams dominated districts. All of Timberline is proud of how well these girls represented our school and we are excited to see what they do next. Congratulations to the girls for their well-deserved State title, go wolves!