Evart junior playing key role for girls basketball

EVART ― Evart’s girls basketball team is off to a 1-5 start and Allyssa Witbeck likes the Wildcats’ prospects for getting more wins. 

“We’re going out there way more aggressive this year,” Witbeck said. “We take to the court harder and really come together as a team.”

Witbeck, a junior, is in her second varsity season. She has seen improvement in her play.

“Shooting, and defensively, I’ve improved,” she said.

Witbeck usually focuses on the shooting from inside.

 The key in taking a good shot  is “taking your time and making sure you’re lined up with the basket,” she said, adding that “playing better defense” also is a focus. There’s also been more focus on cutting down on fouls.

On defense, “we’re not letting them get any open shots,” Witbeck said. “We’re trying to make it as hard as possible for hem to get points on the board.”

The Wildcats “need to work on playing with more intensity during the game, making sure we work together,” Witbeck said. “With all our hard work, we’ll get better.”

On ball handling, “we’ve been doing pretty good,” Witbeck said. “We have a lot of guards.”

The key to success is “playing together and having more intensity on the court,” Witbeck said.