The Girls Varsity Basketball Team Celebrates Future Falcon Night With a Win Against Hillsboro, 54–24


Lukas Werner

Senior Mia Skoro sprung into the air to score the first points for La Salle.

Fia Cooper and Lukas Werner

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the #12 La Salle girls varsity basketball team competed against #17 Hillsboro at home. La Salle won with a final score of 54-24.

“We really worked together and we’ve proven what we’ve been working on in practice,” senior Mia Skoro said. “We started off a little slow, but we gained momentum early in the second quarter and it stayed with us the rest of the game.”

With only four more games left in the season, championships are approaching. A goal for Skoro this season is to lead her team to another state championship. 

It was also Future Falcon Night for the girls basketball team, during which prospective athletes were able to meet the team and participate in various activities. “I went to three or four Future Falcon Nights and I know how much it means to the girls,” said Skoro.

Her advice to Future Falcons is to work hard and have fun. “It goes by really fast,” Skoro said. “I’m already a senior and I’m really going to miss it.”

Recently, Skoro has signed at George Fox University to play basketball. Although the recruiting process can be long and stressful, she recommends students to enjoy the moment.

“There’s only one period of your life where you can make this decision, and it can get stressful — that’s okay,” Skoro said. “There’s a lot of people that want to support you and help you through it. So just take a breath and know in your heart where you wanna go.”

The next game will be an away game on Friday, Feb. 25, against #13 Putnam High School.

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  • Junior Emma Buchanan jumped to score a basket and gain two more points.

  • Freshman Lindsey Kapanoske shot the basketball to earn points for the team.

  • Senior Mia Skoro sprung into the air to score the first points for La Salle.

  • The entire team huddled between quarters to discuss different strategies.

  • Future Falcons had the opportunity to try to score a basket in order to win a jersey.

  • The team stood on the far side of the court during the national anthem.

  • The team went in for a huddle to cheer before the game.

  • After the game, members of the team stopped to sign posters for Future Falcons.

  • Senior Mia Skoro was announced for the starting lineup on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

  • Junior Emma Buchanan was announced for the starting lineup on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

  • Senior Mia Skoro and junior Emma Buchanan celebrated the team’s win against Hillsboro.

  • Junior Emma Buchanan held the ball away from a member of the opposing team.

  • Junior Emma Buchanan blocked a member of the opposing team from throwing the ball.

  • A Future Falcon held up a poster that read “Go La Salle” during the game.

  • Sophomore Annie Page jumped to grab the ball from the opposing team.

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