Last Friday, February 2, NCS had their annual Pink Out game against Hendersonville Christian. This night had big games, big plays, and heartwarming moments.
The girls started off the night dominant, starting the first half off with a strong lead due to good performances from players like Kayli Mothershed, who was draining threes left and right. By the end of the half, the girls were up 23-7.
The girls didn’t let up either. They kept the pressure up, always leaving Henderson on the backfoot. They ended up winning with a score of 48-24.
The guys game was much closer than that of the girls. The whole game was even throughout the first three quarters.
Will Connelly, a senior basketball player, said, “Going in, I felt really confident that we were gonna win and that were gonna run our plays well.”
Late in the 4th period, Henderson managed to pull out a lead. However, Senior Chandler White was not about to give up a loss that easily. Chandler managed to steal the ball three times within the span of a few minutes thanks to a full court press from the eagles.
Jordan Williams, a junior, said, “When we came back, the energy was really high. It was really fun because it was one of the most hype basketball games I have ever seen.”
These heroics led to the Eagles being up 38-37 with only 2 minutes to go. As a result, the game ended up going into overtime.
Overtime started off just as close as the first four quarters. The Eagles even managed to pull out a slight lead with only two minutes to go. However, due to a technical foul, Hendersonville was able to snowball the end of the game into a 55-50 loss for the Eagles.
On top of all this action, there was the pink out, where all students wore pink in support of breast cancer awareness. There were many festivities to help raise money for Mrs. Elaine Hyde, a fighter of breast cancer.