In any case, the Lady Hornets will look a lot different next winter with Jones not around.
"I've always thought for a few years now, that she's back and I can count on her," Wendte said. "It's not going to be the case anymore. It's going to be a little lonely I guess, but she'll be back."
While Wendte certainly owes some of CHBC's success to her star senior, Jones says she owes it all to her top-notch coach.
"She has made me what I am today, without her I probably wouldn't be her," Jones said. "She's put a lot of time and effort into it and i really appreciate it."
Before they say their final goodbyes, however, the two can enjoy one new experience together on the softball diamond instead of the hardwood. Jones, who ran track in her first three season, is now a senior member of the BCCH softball team. Wendte has noticed her intensity and drive to improve almost immediately.
"She's always wanted to play," Wendte said. "I didn't want her to get injured and have us lose a Division I possibility. Even in softball, she sees how the other girls are playing, how she's not quite that good, and she's going above and beyond just to try to get nice and competitive."
Jones was more modest, saying she's just along for the ride.
"It's going good," she said. "I'm having fun with it."
Knowing her impact will likely be from her efforts in the gymnasium Jones hopes that the underclassmen remember one major thing about the 2012-2013 senior class.
"Hard work pays off," she said. "If you want it you can get it, no matter how small you are or what other people say."
Looking at the CHBC girls basketball trophy case, with three state trophies shining from the past four years, her hard work paid off just fine.
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