Driver gets 1st action
Published 12:03 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Straughn senior Audrey Driver waited patiently for her moment Monday night.
The ball was tipped and Jacie Williamson knocked it to Katelyn Kinsaul, who then fed it to Driver.
Like muscle memory, Driver bounced the ball off the glass and recorded the first two points of the game and the first two points of her senior season.
Driver missed the entire season after reinjuring her knee during the first practice of the season.
Prior to the game on senior night, the Lady Tigers got to work planning on how they could get their teammate in the game.
With the cooperation of Pleasant Home, the senior got her chance.
Driver said it was “exciting” to be out on the court and be officially called as a starter for a game.
“There were a lot of emotions (on the court), but it was fun,” she said.
Driver said her coach, Scott Kinsaul, talked with PHS coach Jerry Davis about the situation.
“He just wanted me to get in,” Driver said about Kinsaul. “They didn’t play defense and just let me score.”
Kinsaul said this is something that she deserved.
“We wanted to do something special for her,” he said.
As a measure of good faith, SHS gave two points to the Lady Eagles.
But to Driver, scoring those two points was mighty special.
“I’m glad I got to play with the rest of my teammates again,” the senior said.
Audrey, who can play golf for SHS, is the daughter of Shannon and Sharon Driver of Rose Hill.