After winning their final home game of the season, the three seniors on Nome’s Nanooks women’s high school basketball team were in high spirits.
“It’s been really awesome because we have a really close bond, and I think we work together very well, and just adding up those four years, it’s really nice to be here,” player Sophia Marble said. She and fellow seniors Asa Hukill and Natalie Tobuk said they share a strong trust, on and off the court.
“It’s been great. We have a good bond, we don’t keep any secrets or anything, and we trust each other,” Hukill said. “I think that’s a big thing.”
The bleachers were full of proud community members and parents. Some dads were arguably more excited than the athletes.
“It’s been a great learning experience, not just for the girls, but for the parents also. It’s been wonderful and a great way to end our home games watching them tonight,” Marble’s father, Charles Marble, said.
Image at top: Natalie Tobuk dribbles the ball on her way to score. Photos on this page by Greg Knight, KNOM (2023).