Barton’s Hannah Rotolo makes a pass Wednesday in front of Seward coach Toby Wynn. The former Lady Redskin scored 11 points for the Lady Cougars in the 87-64 loss. Daily Leader photo/Rustin Watt
By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
The final shot of the night didn’t count, b ut it did go in.
As the final horn sounded, Hannah Rotolo fired up a three-point shot that banked off the glass and through the hoop, albeit a half second too late.
Earlier, Rotolo made a banked three-point shot that did count and had 11 points as a freshmen for the visiting Lady Cougars against the Lady Saints, a team she had grown up watching.
After being a four-year starter for the Lady Redskins, Hannah’s best opportunity for college came in Great Bend, and she took it.
“I wouldn’t know what it would be like not to get playing time,” she said in her first visit to the Green House.
While the Lady Cougars are 11-11, Hannah said her team is learning.
“It’s a lot different than 21-2 (Liberal’s record her senior year),” she said. “We didn't know how rough conference would be. But we’re learning. We’re all freshmen.”
Still, Hannah was excited about her return to Liberal, something she has been watching on the schedule since the season started.
“I was nervous,” she said. “But I loved every second out there.”