Bellwood-Antis ladies get win on Senior Night


Kyra Woomer

Senior Tina Hollen shoots a free throw in her senior night game.

Colin McCaulley, Sports Writer

The Lady Blue Devils took on I.C.C. opponent Glendale at home last night on a special night for one of the Devils.

The match-up went as predicted for Bellwood-Antis they would defeat the lady Vikings by a score of 86-27. This victory continued the Lady Devils seven game win streak, all wins coming against conference rivals.

More importantly, it was Senior Night for a team with just one senior.

Tina Hollen, who is now in her fourth year on the varsity squad, has seen and had much success herself on the the Lady Blue Devil roster. In Hollen’s sophomore year, B-A won the I.C.C. Championship and advanced to the district 6 2A semifinals. Hollen’s junior season saw the Lady Blue Devils lose the I.C.C. crown, but they advanced deep into playoffs before losing the district title to Bishop McCort before advancing to the state final four before where they were knocked off again by the Lady Crushers.

Tina described last night in one word. Special. The senior said mentioned how much she appreciates her teammates this year and in years prior, as well as how her memories flooded back from those seasons before.

“It was a very special night for me, but I truly was most thankful for my teammates and their support of me. They are a very special group, and this is a special team,” Hollen explained.

This year Tina is fronting her team as the solo senior and wants to lead her team farther than she has ever gone before. Tina isn’t taking the leading role on the team – that of course belongs to sophomore Alli Campbell – but she contributes a little every night out on the floor where the team needs it. Tina is averaging 7.3 points per game, 2.2 assists per game, about 4-and-a-half rebounds a game, and almost 3 steals a game. So even though she may not have the spotlight, she still produces on and off the floor as the team leader.

Alli Campbell led the charge against Glendale with 31 points on a mere 16 shots, going 5-for-5 from deep, grabbing 11 boards, dishing 4 assists, swiping 9 steals and registering 2 blocks to complete yet another double-double. Fellow Sophomore Sakeria Haralson scored 16 points and pulled 11 rebounds with 3 blocks.

Hollen finished the game with 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and no turnovers, surely an appropriate performance for a special night.

The Lady Blue Devils will play Juniata Valley next. This game, taking place at Juniata Valley February 5, will be the biggest game of this season for B-A. The Lady Green Hornets lead the I.C.C. and already beat the Lady Blue Devils once this season.