Lady Titans Sweep Highland

Jayden Barfuss, Staff Writer

As the Lady Thunder Ridge Titans came off their best season in school history, 21-5 record losing a heartbreaker 62-55 to Mountain View in the 5a state championship game. Fast forward a year later and the lady Titans are in the same position as last year with a 16-3 record going into Senior night against the always-tough Highland Rams.

The Titans jumped on the Rams from the very beginning as they took a commanding 1st quarter lead 26-5, leaving the Rams in a 21 point hole. Going into the second quarter the Rams needed a big quarter to get back in the game and unfortunately, they had a big quarter, but so did the Titans.

The Rams and Titans both scored 12 in the second quarter, making the halftime score 38-17 with The Titans still leading by 21 points. Coming out of halftime the Rams came out with a chip on their shoulder, and they finally outscored the Titans 16-13 in the third quarter, making the score 51-33 heading into the fourth.

However, in the fourth quarter, it was all Thunder Ridge as they outscored the Rams 21-7 to make a final score of 72-40 and give them their 17th win of the year. 

Senior night was the Aspen Caldwell show as the junior combo guard helped the lady Titans with 27 points, along with Aspen, Junior point guard Kennedy Stenquist added 18 points.

Catching up with Caldwell after the game she was excited about the energy the fans brought to the game “ My favorite moment from the game was the energy and all the fans we had that came and supported Senior Night”. 

Caldwell thought that getting a season sweep was both good and tough at the same time “Having a season sweep against Highland will always be good. Highland is always tough especially when you play them down at their place, they are always competitive”. 

As the Titans finished the regular season with an 18-3 record and #1 seed in districts they beat Highland in the districts semi-finals 62-41 to advance to the district championship on Tuesday at home at 7, so come out and support and help cheer the titans on to get to their 2nd straight state tournament.