Haley, Brooke and Peyton formed a close group and often shared each other's problems and she eventually became best friends with Brooke and Peyton.
On the night of the basketball playoff, Haley supports Lucas and watches him ring his half brother to join the Ravens team.
On Lucas' first Raven game, Haley arrives to support her best friend even though he fails to impress.
Later that week, Lucas tells Haley he doesn't want to play, but Haley encourages him to as the game won't change him and he shouldn't let it.
Taking her advice, her best friend plays, and impresses.
From that moment on, Haley worked to her best standards to achieve the Stanford dream, even to the point of playing pretend SATs along with Lucas.