On Tuesday, February 6, halftime shootouts were held during Varsity girls and boys games against St. Clair. The selection process was done by Mrs. Katie Borcherding. She had a highlighted list of high schoolers’ names and let toddlers or young children that go to New Haven Elementary pick who they wanted to see shoot.
The chosen students had 30 seconds to make a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer, and a half-court shot. If the students made a layup, they would get candy, a free throw would get them candy, soda, popcorn, and a burger from the concession stand, a three-pointer would earn them Lancitos pizza at lunch, and a half-court shot would win them $50 to the Ice Cream Shoppe.
During the girls’ halftime, Demetri Pataky, a sophomore, and Maya Wideman, a freshman, were the lucky students that got picked. Demetri and Maya both made the first three shots. They both won candy, concession stand coupons, and Lancitos pizza at lunch.
“I was very shocked when I found out that I had to shoot because I was told I didn't have to do it. Someone told me they already picked a person and it wasn’t me”, stated Maya.
Demetri truthfully commented, “I thought I was going to do awful.”
During the boys’ halftime, Lydia Pataky, a senior, and Bradley Glaser, a junior, were the students that got chosen. Bradley made his first shot, winning candy. Lydia made all four shots in a row, winning candy, concession stand coupons, Lancitos pizza at lunch, and $50 to the Ice Cream Shoppe.
“I was excited when I was able to do the shootout because I've never done it before. I honestly just wanted to do the shootout for the fun of it. I went out there thinking I would only make it to the three-point shot. I had no idea I would make them all, especially in a row”, explained Lydia.
Lydia continued, “Once I realized I made the half-court shot, I threw my hands in the air and spun around. Also having a whole crowd cheering over you is pretty insane!”
Congratulations to all who won prizes and had some fun.