Senior School Robotics Whoa!Bots Team Earns an Impressive Finish
The Senior School Robotics team, named the Whoa!Bots, competed in the Southwestern Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, January 13. In a year of extraordinary growth, the Whoa!Bots fell just short of winning the tournament, earning a remarkable second place finish in the Finalist Alliance out of the 21 teams that entered the competition.
In an important section game in front of a large home crowd, the Panthers roared back from a 15 - 6 first quarter deficit to defeat the ranked Rochester Rams in a section game. We entered the fourth quarter tied, and Tatum McKelvey hit two big baskets to spark the Panthers to victory. Olivia Ryder hit the basket to put us ahead for good with about a minute to play, and Sam Smith made crucial free throws down the stretch. In the third quarter Alyssa Winters hit several important shots for us. Theresa Wilson was steady all evening from the point.