At the prime-time Friday night basketball game, hype songs blare from the gymnasium speakers, opposing coaches greet each other in preparation, and players excitedly take the court, ready to play. But, the strange thing is, the bleachers at this game are virtually empty besides a spattering of parents and maybe a front row full in the student section.
Sadly, this scene isn’t really that strange for the Souhegan women’s basketball team. It actually isn’t even unexpected. As Souhegan men’s basketball games fill with bustling crowds and a cramped student section, the women’s team is shocked to see a half-full gym, even when playing their rival teams.
A situation like this one is not unique to this year, or even this team. Just four years ago, Souhegan’s women’s basketball team protested the issue of inequality between the men’s and women’s basketball teams with “EQUALITY” warmup shirts.