Boys Basketball Senior Night


Chris Moore, Staff Member

As the Thunderbird Varsity Basketball team had their senior night and won it in an amazing fashion. The score of the game was 55-46 against the Moon Valley Rockets. As senior Jordan Batemen said, “Winning senior night was truly a blessing from God.” Jordan was a senior transfer from a small charter school in California. And being able to win his last home game was amazing for him. All seniors got to walk out with the family members of their choice and receive flowers, a frame of their pictures, a poster of them, and a big cut out of their face which they gave to the student section. Also, all seniors got to start the game, but one senior starting was a little bit different from most. Senior captain Pierce Benson tore 3 ligaments in his leg prior to the game. However, nothing was gonna stop him from starting in his last home game. Pierce stated, “Even though I got to play the first 5 seconds of the game, I am still happy I got to say I started my last home game as a senior.” The coaches and athletic trainer agreed to let him start for a few seconds.     

Furthermore, the coaches were proud of their seniors and how much they have accomplished in their years or time at Thunderbird. Coach Kirkibi said, “Seeing these young men grow up in front of my eyes was one of the best gifts I could have asked for.” All seniors advised their fellow teammates to “never take basketball for granted. In a blink of an eye, I’m playing my last home game at thunderbird.” A few games later their season ended as they drove up to Prescott. The team truly gave it their absolute all, as junior star Marshall Kerley took a Thunderbird scoring record as he set an all-time record of scoring 42 points in a single game. Let alone a playoff game. In conclusion, Titan Basketball ended their season and it was nothing short of amazing.