Oviedo Girls Basketball celebrates its seniors


Danielle Stein

Senior center Carmen Longhurst dribbles the ball past a Lake Howell defender.

Four years have led up to this moment: Carmen Longhurst and Trinity Korn’s senior night. Both players have been on the team since they were freshmen, facing highs and lows along the way, but persevering through it all to get to this night.

Both players are going to miss a lot from this team and play competitively once they leave Oviedo High School.

“I’m obviously going to miss my teammates and coaches,” Longhurst said. “They’ve helped me grow so much and I’m going to miss just being able to play as a team together.”

Playing a long high school career has created lots of important and memorable moments for the two seniors.

“My favorite memory and highlight playing happened back in my sophomore year when I had a 12 point game against Seminole.” said Korn.

While playing for four years has created lots of great memories, it has also created some setbacks that the two have overcome.

“During all the homecoming rescheduling it really messed up our schedule,” said Longhurst. “We got our league canceled and so we’re basically starting from scratch.” 

The team means so much to each of these athletes, but not only does the team impact them, but they also impact the rest of the team. 

“Trinity and Carmen have both embraced me as a freshman on the varsity team and have pushed me everyday to be the best player I can be,” said freshman Haily Bundy.

Korn and Longhurst are the only two seniors on the team and continue to have high expectations even after they leave.

“I see a very bright future for everyone, especially the younger players on the team,” said Korn. “They’ve shown what they can do and I’m excited for what they can do in the future.” 

These two amazing seniors have much to look forward to once their careers end, but still remain with high expectations to finish their “Last Dance.”

“I think that we’re going to keep getting better, obviously it’s not always linear growth but we feel like we can continue to improve and keep driving forward,” Longhurst said.

While the end of a long and competitive 4 years for Korn and Longhurst is coming to an end, both have had amazing careers as a part of Lady Lions basketball and will continue to carry their Lion spirit with them in the future.