McAuley wins on senior night; DeRuy scores 22 in final home game

Kennedy DeRuy scores a team-high 22 points Thursday vs. Thomas Jefferson.

JOPLIN, Mo. – (WATCH) Kennedy DeRuy scores 22 in her final home game at McAuley, leading the Warriors to a 50-27 win over Thomas Jefferson.

“I never thought this moment would come where it would be my last home game,” DeRuy says, “To do it with my best friends, it was a very humbling experience where I was like I’m never going to get this back. Even going on to college, I’m never going to have these type of teammates. I just wanted to cherish every moment. I wanted to cry in the first quarter coming out and knowing it was my last time with my school behind me in my home atmosphere. It was tough to put it aside, but it also gave me fuel to go out with a bang.”