Ava, #22, and the Meadowdale starting five (w/Fatou, Lilly, Kaisha, Soriah) vs. Snohomish in a loser out game. Ava had four points and played well.
Ava played varsity this year for Meadowdale’s Lady Mavs 3A team as a freshman, and struggled often during the season, and sometimes playing JV and Varsity. The Varsity qualified for Districts, but in their first game lost to Snohomish. They had to win three games in a row to advance in the loser-out bracket. The first of three games were against Everett, and when we arrived she was being announced as a starter.
This picture not only has Ava in action, but in the background has her Dad (me), Mom, sister Kaya, Grandpa, Grandma, and current and ex-coaches Riley Prince, Stanton Hightower, and Brian Leith!
They beat Everett, then Ferndale, and had a rematch against Snohomish, winning that and advancing to Regionals. Ava played well, with nine, zero, and four points in the three games, and four in Regionals against Hudson’s Bay.
And she remained in the lineup for the the last four games until being ousted by Hudson’s Bay.