MHS Shows Out for Basketball’s Senior Night

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  • Faculty pin up posters displaying the graduating seniors of the Mystique team. They did this in preparation for the basketball games, in which Mystique, Cheer and both basketball teams would honor their seniors.

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  • As well as the posters, Mystique and Cheer made signs with the names of the seniors. Both programs are highly acclaimed, with Cheer winning state this season, and Mystique preparing for state this weekend.

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  • Kennedi Watkins, junior, shoots before the basket during the first quarter of senior night’s game. She scored 20 points and led the team in their 57-30 victory over Mccluer North.

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  • The Family of Autumn Brown, senior, who played in Thursday’s game. Brown had been sidelined for the season with a torn ACL, but she still started for the first play of the game. “Things like tonight mean so much to me, and it’s probably the best way to finish this season for me.” Brown said.

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  • Seniors Emma Hartmann, Claire Scognamiglio, and Camryn Kesselring perform a stunt for the crowd during the girl’s basketball game. The senior cheer team celebrated by wearing their next school’s colors, as well as Marquette’s. They represented many schools, like Mizzou, Emory of Atlanta, Mississippi state and even Morehead state in Kentucky.

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  • With little time left in the game, Love Troupe, Senior, is called out of the game to get her final applause. “It’s bittersweet, but I’m glad I was able to have the career I had,” Troupe said. Troupe scored 7 points on 5 shots and had 4 defensive rebounds in that game.

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  • Ethan Jenkins, Senior, alongside many other members of the senior class, cheers on the boy’s team’s only senior, Josh Merz. “We’re here to support our boy,” Jenkins said, “whenever he’s in a game, he can carry a crowd on his back, we all love him.”

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  • Marching band plays as the boys team warms up. They played a series of fight songs and famous rock songs to get the crowd excited and into the game.

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  • Eric Schweain, boy’s varsity basketball head coach, delivers a speech about Merz. “you know those stories about leaders and the qualities of leadership?” Schweain said, “Merz is the kind of guy that those stories talk about.”

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  • Josh Merz, Senior, runs out to cheers and applause after being introduced as “Big Josh Merz.” The nickname comes from his 6’5 stature, and his ability to appear bigger than life in games. It originated during his senior football season.

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  • Merz competes for a rebound with Luke Maupin, Senior, of Webster Groves. The mustangs would sneak past the Statesmen, 72-69, and finish the regular season 13-13, and a tie for 3rd place in their division with Jennings.

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