Evart junior focusing on helping team get more wins

Rachel Martin
Rachel Martin

EVART — Rachel Martin is a junior in her first varsity girls basketball season for the Evart Wildcats and has been focusing on helping the Wildcats enjoy the taste of victory more often the rest of the season.

Martin is coming off of two junior varsity seasons. The speed of the game has been faster, but Martin likes how she’s adjusted.

“Usually getting rebounds,” is her role from the coaching staff, she said.

Martin feels she’s done decent in handling the role of post. She’s been focusing on positioning and getting the best advantage on her opponent. Scoring is something Martin has been working on improving. Putbacks been the main source of her offense.

“I’m working on my post position,” she said, in describing her efforts to produce more offense.

The blend of seniors and underclassmen has worked out well so far.

Evart entered January with a 1-5 record. Martin indicated the team has made plenty of improvement.

“We’re doing better than usual,” Martin said, adding that emphasis on practices during break has been “speed and hitting shots.”

Evart plays at Lake City this week in Highland Conference action. They have a busy week starting Monday with a home game against Crossroads Academy, a league contest Tuesday at Manton and a home conference game Friday with Marion.

The key in getting more wins, Martin said, will be “getting more shots because we’ve been missing a lot of shots.”