Evart junior hoping to help team get on the winning path

EVART —  Brooke Belleville is being counted upon by Evart’s girls basketball team to provide some key contributions this season.

“We’re playing great,” Belleville said earlier in the season. “We just need more communication between each other.”

It’s Belleville’s second season on the varsity.

“I’ve improved in my shooting,” she said, referring especially to form. “I realized what I was doing wrong and fixed it.”

Her main role this season is “being the main point guard,” Belleville said, adding her ballhandling is “better, now that I’m on the court more.”

The key to breaking full-court pressure “is trying to run them out,” Belleville said. “We need better defense. We just need to get back on defense. We need more conditioning.”

It’s a young team, but the Wildcats now have five games under their belts.

“We’re getting the hang of varsity,” Belleville said.

Evart is 0-5 but looking for improvement as it gets ready for the January portion of its schedule.

The Wildcats have Highland Conference games at Beal City Jan. 7 at home with Lake City on Jan. 12 and with Manton on Jan. 15. They have a nonleague game on Jan. 19 at Crossroads  Charter Academy.