The Silver Lake High girls’ basketball team might not be enjoying the best results this season, but they have one reason to be more confident now.
That is because they had been missing one of their top players for the first seven games of the season with a torn ACL and now, junior captain Holly Reeder-Morning is back on the court for the squad.
Reeder-Morning is a third-year varsity player and made her season debut on Tuesday, Jan. 8. She came off the bench in the Lakers loss against Scituate, wearing a brace on her right leg.
The Lakers were enthusiastic about her return to the court as their official athletics account tweeted out, “Welcome back Holly!” with a video of her jogging onto the court to sub in before a Scituate player took two foul shots.
Reeder-Morning, who missed all of soccer season with her injury, was a key asset to the Lakers squad last season and is one of the few returning varsity players. She was a Patriot League All-Star as a sophomore so certainly, her ability on the court will provide the team with a boost as she works her way back into the lineup.
Reeder-Morning will also provide the girls’ soccer team with a boost next season as she missed the entire fall with her injury this season; she was also one of the soccer team’s top scorers during the fall 2017 season.
The Lakers have a chance to pick up their second win of the season in their next contest on Friday, Jan. 11. They host the Whitman-Hanson Panthers. The start time for the game has yet to be announced but presumably, it will take place at 6:30 p.m., the typical start time for the team’s varsity Friday games. Whitman-Hanson is 5-2 this season, according to MaxPreps.