Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Opinion

March 13, 2014

Lady Scotties left mark on program

OUR VIEW

GLASGOW — The Glasgow Lady Scotties won one state basketball championship this season, but their quest for a second was halted Wednesday night in the opening round of the Houchens Industries/

KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. Although the Lady Scotties had proven they were among Kentucky’s elite squads, they encountered a nearly insurmountable obstacle in a white-hot Lafayette team.

Anyone who witnessed Glasgow’s 61-47 loss to the Lady Generals probably agrees with Lady Scotties coach Justin Stinson, who said after the game, “I don’t think there was anybody in the state that was going to beat Lafayette tonight. They’re just that good.”

There were times this season Glasgow had that fearsome look of a potential KHSAA champion, which, as many historians of GHS athletics are aware, has hardly been a common occurrence for the Lady Scotties’ basketball program. So, rather than dwelling on history that wasn’t made, we hope Glasgow’s players, coaches and fans are able to embrace the history that was – 94 total wins for the senior class of Hydeia Depp, Shalika Smith, Emily Alexander and Ashley Smith, which included an All “A” state championship, two Region 4 Tournament titles and two District 15 Tournament titles.

We hope that by today, the sting of Wednesday’s setback has dissipated and those connected to the Glasgow program have begun to reflect on the exceptional achievements of the past few years. And we especially hope the seniors realize the magnitude of what they accomplished in raising the expectations – and changing the perception – of Glasgow girls’ basketball.

These seniors leave the program in much better shape than they found it. It’s hard to ask for more than that.

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