Overall both the girls and boys basketball teams had yet another positive season which allowed both teams to the WPIAL playoffs yet again.
The girls’ overall record was 18-8 while their conference record was an impressive 11-3 which landed them into the number two spot of their 3A section.
The boys also had a remarkable season with an overall record of 17-12 and a conference record of 6-6.
Both teams have three seniors each that have all left very lasting impressions on their respective team. On the boys’ team, the seniors include Michael Donovan (#3), Patrick Gannon (#23), and Turner Grau (#11). The seniors on the girls’ team are Alexa Davis (#3), Stasia Heinold (#12), and Hayden Robinson (#2).
The boys may not have met their expectations of the past both with regular season wins and the first round loss to #1 seeded Aliquippa in the WPIAL playoffs, Patty Gannon will miss it after he graduates because of how much he enjoyed his teammates and the bonds they made throughout the season.
On the other hand, the girls had one of their best seasons yet and made it quite far into both WPIAL and PIAA playoffs. They made it into the semi-finals of the WPIAL playoffs and made it into the second round of the state playoffs.
Hayden Robinson, senior and captain, was very proud of her teammates and she could not have asked for a better senior season.
Senior Stasia Heinold also agreed with the positivity of the season and added: “We played more as a team and by all of us getting to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses allowed us to flow better on the court make things happen.”
While the teams may have had very different seasons and successes this year, they still will go down in Avonworth history because of the legacies that the teams carry.