A few minutes into Thursday night's girls basketball game between Sissonville and Wayne it seemed like Indian Coach Rich Skeen could only remember one of his player's names.
"Run Lydia," he yelled. "Come on Lydia, get there."
Meanwhile Sissonville was forcing 12 turnovers on the way to taking a 25-7 first quarter lead. The Indians ended up improving to 2-0 with a 67-21 win over the Pioneers (0-3).
There is no need to feel sorry for the player that was the object of her coach's instructions.
As the lone senior starting on a young and talented Sissonville team, Lydia Murray knows what is expected of her and does not mind one bit.
After all, when it comes to high school athletics, life has come full circle for Murray.
She burst onto the local prep scene after an outstanding freshman soccer season and came out for the basketball team that winter basically to stay in shape and have some fun.
Murray played sparingly that year.
She went on to become the leading goal scorer in Kanawha County girls soccer history while winning numerous individual awards along the way.
But the one thing she wanted most, a state title, eluded her.
Sissonville lost in the regional finals in overtime when she was a freshman and sophomore and in the state title game as a junior.
This fall the Indians lost in a shootout in the regional final with Murray so hobbled by back problems that she was not even included in Sissonville's shootout lineup.
Those losses and the tears they caused are all behind her now.
Her prep career will wrap up with basketball season followed by tennis before she heads to the University of Charleston next fall to focus on soccer.
She has improved a great deal on the court since her freshman year.