BEECH GROVE —
Danville’s lone senior, Whitney Taylor, was unable to add enough points and lead her Warriors to a comeback in what was her last game.
For coach Hammons, Taylor didn’t need a standout performance to validate what she meant to the Warriors basketball program.
“(Taylor) is a good girl and she stuck it out,” Hammons said. “Danville basketball hasn’t won a lot of games over the past few years and she didn’t quit. I think this will be one of those in the end that she’ll look back and be glad she did it.”
Despite falling short of a sectional championship and an opportunity to play for a regional championship on their home court, Danville and Hammons will now take reflect upon this year before starting the offseason grind towards redemption in what looks to be an opportunity for more success next season.
“This is going to be one of those that hurts right now but I think for those coming back are going to look back and say we need to step up and we need to go at it,” Hammons said. “Every athlete needs a break, physically and mentally, some will go on to spring sports which I encourage but we will probably start getting ready to pick things up after spring break.”