Evart girls eye better fortunes in January

EVART— Evart’s girls basketball team entered the holiday break with hopes of rejuvenation and getting back on the winning path.

Coach Paul Higgins and his team will be off until Jan. 6 when they play at Beal City in Highland Conference action.

The Wildcats (1-5) started  the season impressively with a narrow 42-33 loss to Farwell and a 52-44 win over Forest Area.

They’ve proceeded to fall to Chippewa Hills 52-12, McBain Northern Michigan Christian 62-25, Pine River 57-15 and on Dec. 13 to McBain 61-18.

The Wildcats will have home games with Lake City on Jan. 10 and Manton on Jan 12.

Higgins said last week he was giving his players a week off and then would resume practices after Christmas.

“I think there are a couple of games out there where we could have competed a little better,” Higgins said. “It’s matter of putting it all together. It’s still a work in progress. We’ve had some injuries. Hopefully, we’ll get healthy and come back after Christmas and put a couple of good games together.”

Sophomore McKenzie Kimball has been the team’s leading scorer.

“We haven’t done a heckuva lot scoring wise,” Higgins said.