Gervais holds parade, ceremony for state championship girls basketball team
Three weeks was hardly enough time to wipe the championship glow off the faces of the Gervais girls basketball team, who gathered at Gervais High School on Friday to celebrate their 2021 2A state championship.
Led by a police escort, the Cougars paraded about town to commemorate the team's 12-0 perfect season, which culminated in a 49-41 victory over Salem Academy in the title game on June 26 at Ridgeview High School. The win brought home the high school's first state championship trophy in any sport since the girls basketball program won the 2A title in 1994.
Following the parade, parents and community members were invited to the high school gymnasium for a season-ending showcase of both boys and girls basketball teams. The girls concluded the event by presenting head coach Kyle Buse with a photo album consisting of pictures from the past several seasons, followed by cutting down the nets at each ends of the court.
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