HELENA — HELENA -- As the regular season begins to wind down for the Helena Capital girls basketball team, this season proved to be far from ordinary and nothing like senior Audrey Hofer expected, but she’s thankful for the experience.
“It's definitely been a lot different than I ever thought my senior year would be, from the fans to how our practices are run and all those things. It's a lot different than how I ever expected it to be," said Hofer. "I'm really appreciative to everyone who's still made it like some kind of normal.”
While the season had its positives, there were the obvious drawbacks like limited fans and the less obvious ones like the changes to trips out of town said senior Carlie Gross.
“Crosstown was really sad, and just not having any fans and even your own family not being able to be there sometimes, it's really weird. I probably won't miss that part of it," said Gross. "Even, like, overnight trips, we weren't able to do those this year, and those are a super, super fun part of the season.“
Though this season was certainly one the Helena Capital seniors won't forget, Keetyn Sayers noted she has another memory she’ll never forget -- one the Bruins can hopefully pursue again.
“When the state tournament got shut down for COVID, we all got to go back to the gym, and we kind of cut down the nets," said Sayers. "It was just kind of a memory that probably none of us will ever forget.”
The Bruins' next test will come on Saturday when they head to Kalispell to take on the Glacier Wolfpack.