For the Month February the Basketball teams played their last four games of the season. On the Spartans last home game against Joseph they had their Senior night. The boys have no seniors this year, and the girls have three. Before The game the three senior girls, Katelyn Jensen, Hannah Tanaka and Bayle Bell were escorted onto the floor by their parents, their teammates and coaches gave the seniors goodies, gifts and lots of hugs!
For the rest of the games of the season the teams knew they did not have a very good chance of making it any farther in the season, but the small chance that they would, was the only thing both the teams focused on. The team's determination and will to play better than the game before got many compliments from Pine Eagle fans and the opposing team fans. Robert Thorn, the girls basketball coach, got a compliment from a Nixyaawii player parents that the girls team kept playing and never gave up until the final buzzer blew even when the odds and the score was against them. On the last game against Helix the boys lost by one point, compared to the first time they played Helix where they lost by 21 points. Both teams grew and became more experienced with every game they played! We are all very proud of the 2016/2017 basketball teams!