Boys Basketball commemorates their seniors on Senior Night


courtesy of Ami McCaffery

Class of 2020 seniors pose for a photo

Emily Chu and Lexi Nielsen

On Feb. 4, boys basketball celebrated their seniors in their game against Franklin. Coming into the game with a record of 10-9, Franklin was a formidable opponent, making for a close game. Hillsborough fought hard, trailing behind Franklin for the majority of the game, but in the end, they were unable to gain the lead necessary to secure a victory. While the score reflected a loss, the night was an overall success, with the boys focusing on the positives of the seniors’ last year playing for Hillsborough.

Senior Night started out with a heartwarming ceremony honoring the seniors’ dedication and commitment to the game throughout their high school careers.
“The 2020 seniors are a close group of teammates that work hard and provide great leadership to the rest of the players in our program” head coach Scott Kallens said, “They lead both by voice and action and are a great group to work with.”

The senior boys’ time on the team has left a lasting impact on the younger players, setting an example for the up and coming athletes.
“From any other grade I’ve seen, they by far have been the grade that plays and works the hardest,” junior Rocco George said, “They set the standard for the rest of the basketball program and the rest of the team can only admire and learn from how they play.”
While the seniors leave behind their gameplay and dedication to the team, the lasting friendships they’ve made are what they’ll best be remembered for.

“Whether they are relied upon to score, play defense or cheer on their teammates, each one fills an important role that is often measured in ways that go far beyond statistical analysis,” Kallens said.

George reflects upon the friendships he’s built over the years—a bittersweet Senior Night not only for the seniors, but for the rest of the team as well.

“These guys are funny, kind, and their distinct personalities always lighten up my day. On and off the court they have always been there for me and I’m forever grateful for these guys,” George said.