The MICDS girls basketball team was excited to wear their new pink uniforms. They were excited to play rival John Burroughs and they were excited to perform in front of the largest crowd of the year.
If anything, the young Rams were just eager to take the floor and start scoring. They scored the first 10 points on Pink Out night at home, and coasted to an easy 70-21 win over the Bombers, their 13th win in 14 tries.
How far can they go this year. How high can they climb. Can they beat Incarnate Word Academy who dropped down to their class and has been crushing everyone by wide margins.
Junior Caroline Militello, who popped in 14 points said “We sure hope so.” But that situation is for much later down the line.
Taking care of business, the future became now as freshman Taylor Baur scored 14 points to share scoring honors with Militello.
Emily Kyman, who holds everything together at guard scored 13; all coming in the first half.
“Everyone was pumped up. We like that kind of crowd. And its all for a good cause too (The American Cancer Society),” said Kyman.
School officials sold shirts, raffle tickets and treats to raise money for the AMC.
“This is a big rival game and we worked very hard,” said Kyman. While MICDS was enjoying another victory, Burroughs had to suffer some indignation along the way.
When Stephie Kelly fired up a second-half free throw, it stuck between the rim and the backboard for all the large crowd to amaze at.
Militello enjoyed the match. “This was really fun, I love this game. “Last year we noticed everyone trickling in. This year, we had the big crowd right from the start. That was great,” said Militello.
“We knew they (Burroughs) would come fired up. It was great the gym was full right from the beginning,” said the winning coach Scott Small.
“Our girls wanted to play well and they did a beautiful job of it,” said Small. Our student body comes out to support the kids and the cause, and its an electric night for everybody,” he said.