Princeville Senior Not Ready For Career To End

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Lucy Waid was glad to be in the middle of the team photo Thursday night after Princeville captured it’s second straight regional title.

“That’s my favorite part about us. It’s not one person, when anyone on the team scores and we all get excited,” said Waid. “For us seniors, we don’t want to stop playing yet.”

The 6-foot-1 senior has been a four-year starter. She’ll graduate as the school’s all-time scoring and rebounding leader.

And she may be playing the best basketball of her career right now as her team makes a run in the postseason.

“I’ve gotten a lot stronger,” Waid said. “I think it makes me confident going down low, I have the strength to get to the basket.

Princeville will play Brown County in Monday’s Bushnell-Prairie City sectional semifinal.

“I think Lucy has gotten a lot better,” said Princeville coach John Gross. “I think she will have a good career in college. She’s improved a lot over the last three years.”

She scored 26 points in the regional title game win over Elmwood and has been the go-to player
for Princeville all year. But Waid says she’ll gladly trade in all the scoring attention to see her team make a trip to state.

“I really like to see my teammates succeed. If I’m not open, someone else is. If they’re scoring, it won’t matter if I’m scoring,” said Waid. “Points win games. doesn’t matter who is getting them.”   

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