With each passing day the Vincennes Rivet Lady Patriots get closer to tip off for the Class 1 A state championship game. They will take on Marquette Catholic in a rematch of last year’s title game. They hope to flip the script and bring home the school’s second state title in history, the other coming in 2011. That team, just like these Patriots went undefeated, currently they are 29-0. Head coach Rick Marshall reflected on what a win would mean. “Everybody’s looking forward to this and I know that a lot of people believe that this team is the team that’s going to get it done,” he said.
For the team’s two seniors, Molly Niehaus and Grace Waggoner, they believe winning would set a great example for many young girls who cheer them on and see the Patriots as role models. “I hope for all those little girls who are watching us like we watched them just to see that and then to go out and work as hard as we have when they get the chance to,” Niehaus said.
“It would be awesome it would definitely be the cherry on top to mine and Molly’s season for sure and it would definitely motivate those little girls that look up to us because that’s how we were you know when the 2011 team won in elementary so they were our role models and it would be awesome to be the role models for the little girls that are in Rivet now so it would mean everything and I think our community and our Rivet family and fans are behind us,” said Waggoner.
They will tip off at 10:30 am on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.