A bright path for Elder basketball

Last Friday, the Elder basketball team finished its last game with a loss toLaSalle. The Panthers didn’t end the way they might have liked, but the year was still a memorable one for Elder. The squad gave Panther students a memorable win against Oak Hills and close games with GCL rivals like LaSalle and X. All in all the team gave the seniors some memories to live with. SeniorTrevor Ginn thought the season was okay too as he shared, “I feel like we finished strong. We were a better team than how it ended, but we turned the program around.” The Panthers had three seniors on the team who put on the purple jerseys for the last time last week. Jake Hilvert, Alex Lind, and Trevor Ginn will hang up their sneakers for good.Trevor and Alex have played all four years.Jake played Freshman and sophomore year, but took a break last year, and returned strong this year. Four years of playing in the lights flew by for these three. “Battling and competing with guys, that you never thought you would become friends with is the best,” said Ginn, reflecting on his four years as a ball player. The future for Elder looks brigh tdespite losing these seniors. Elder will return most key players from this year including junior forward Austin Cipriani. “ I think we’ll be a tough team to beat with a lot of returning starters,” said Cip regarding next year. Elder will return key players such as Devin Pike, Thomas Autenreib, Taylor Lee, and Brad Miller. All four started this year, and have gained key varsity experience. Elder certainly had an exciting year from the beginnning with the rivalry game with Oak hills, and ending with a nice playoff run. Elder’s seniors will be missed, but the future is bright for the young Panther team. “With our team chemistry, we hope to make it back to UC,but this time go further,” said Cip. Good luck to the team next year.