Robinson helped take Sayre to new heights
When Mollie Robinson started with the Sayre Redskins, she was a freshman on a team loaded with talented upperclassmen.
Her older sister Hannah Robinson, along with Elizabeth Higley and Megan Kyc, helped form a talented group that led Sayre basketball to new heights.
Last year, after that group graduated, there were a lot of questions for the Redskins.
However, Robinson, and fellow seniors Kelsey Young and Adrienne Malorzo, helped the Redskins not only remain competitive, but improve on what they had done in the past.
"This past year was amazing," Robinson said. "Every year we have progressed. Every team has progressed from the year before. When we had Higley and Hannah we were 22-1. Last year we won our first round at districts and finished fourth at districts. This year we made it to states. Every year we have progressed."
Starting out as a freshman Robinson was used to playing with her older sister and the other girls in her class.
It was a bit of an adjustment the past two years to become one of the leaders for the Redskins.
"It was weird I was used to playing with those seniors," Robinson said. "They were great leaders on the team and then I was on a team with not as much experience."
Having people like Young and Malorzo in her grade, and players like Elyse Skerpon and Kelly Villanti a year behind her, Robinson is proud of what the team was able to do after losing a group of seniors that included the school's all-time leading scorer in Higley.
"I think a lot of people doubted us after we lost those seniors left," Robinson said. "But, we were able to continue to progress."
After that group left Robinson began to emerge from the shadow of the upperclassmen and establish herself as one of the area's best players.
In her final high school game, a PIAA playoff loss to Tri-Valley, she eclipsed 1,000 points in scoring, putting herself in elite company as she joined Higley and Chelsey Tracy as the only 1,000 point scorers in school history.
"It's an honor to be up there," Robinson said of earning her place on the banner of 1,000 point scorers. "I couldn't have done it without my coaches."
Tuesday was Robinson's last time putting on a Sayre basketball jersey for a game as she took part in the Senior Recognition game.
"It hasn't hit me yet that it was probably the last basketball game I will ever play," she said.
While she might consider playing basketball in college, she isn't sure.
Robinson has already seen what it's like to give up the sport she loves after her sister Hannah played her last game for Sayre two years ago.
"It does help, but she still runs," Robinson said. "I know she misses basketball though."
And, Robinson knows that she will miss it as well.
"It will be pretty tough," Robinson said. "I will miss it. I'm not sure what will happen. There is always at least intramurals."