Athlete of the Week: Fruita Girls Basketball Seniors

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO,KJCT) Losing the last game of your high school sports career is something you never want to experience, but in reality most people have. Last Friday night ended the career of seven Fruita Monument senior girls’ basketball players on the hardwood.

“It is always heartbreaking, but you know what you learn from a loss is often time what defines you and your character. You just got to move on, “said head coach Michael Wells.

What the Class of 2018 has done on the basketball court is truly remarkable. They have traveled nearly 18,000 miles with a record of 80 wins and 22 losses, but that doesn’t include the lifelong friendships that were made along the way.

“They mean the world to me. I love them so much. It’s pretty cool to go out on the court and know you are surrounded by a bunch of people that you love and that love you back unconditionally, “said senior Mackenzie Wells.

When the group of senior graduate in May there will be new faces putting on the blue and white next season, but this class will be forever etched in the rafters for their work both on and off the hardwood.

“The community and the world are going to be better for what this group is going to do. They are going to leave a special legacy for Fruita now and forever,” said Wells.

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