Racer women honored at senior night

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With looks of confidence on their faces, the women’s basketball team walked on the court last Saturday for its last home game against Austin Peay State.

Before beginning the team honored three seniors: forward and center Netanya Jackson, forward Chanyere Hosey and guard Keiona Kirby. Head Coach Rob Cross and Racer fans cheered for the seniors as they took the floor for their last game.

“We’re just thrilled to come out with a victory on senior night,” Cross said. “It was great to show our seniors how proud the team is and to win our last game in the arena.”

The Racers faced a tough back and forth scoring game against the Lady Govs, but Kirby scored the first eight points of the game.

“It’s been a great experience to win the senior game,” Kirby said. “It feels good to pull out a win and I feel confident.  It was an antsy game but it was a good experience and the crowd was really into it.”

According to GoRacers.com, freshman forward and guard, Ke’Shunan James led the Racers, adding 18 points to the game followed by Kirby and sophomore guard, LeAsia Wright who added 14 points.

The team was able to pull out a win in the last 30 seconds of the game the racers were up by three and with a few good free throws came out winning against the Lady Govs 72-67.

The Racers face the UT Martin Skyhawks at 4 p.m. Saturday in Martin, Tenn.

#40 Chanyere Hosey

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Position: Forward

Hometown: Bollingbrook, Ill.

Height: 6 feet 1 inches

Total career points: 58

Total career rebounds: 164

Total career assists: 19

#13 Keiona Kirby

Jenny Rohl/The News

Jenny Rohl/The News

Position: Guard

Hometown: Jackson, Tenn.

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Total career points: 471

Total career rebounds: 136

Total career assists: 52

#00 Netanya Jackson

Jenny Rohl/The News

Jenny Rohl/The News

Position: Forward/Center

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Height: 6 feet 4 inches

Total career points: 116

Total career rebounds: 109

Total career assists: 11

Story by Kelsey Randolph, Assistant Sports Editor