Evart senior ready to take on new basketball role

Saige Nabozny
Saige Nabozny

EVART -- Saige Nabozny has been in a similar situation like this.

A few months ago, Nabozny was one of only a few seniors on a young volleyball team. Basketball season for the girls is in its third week of practices and starts next week and Nabozny realizes the circumstances are similar.

But she’s confident the Wildcats on the basketball court can have some winning success.

“It means a lot more conditioning, that’s for sure, but basketball is my favorite sport,” Nabozny said.

It’s Nabozny’s second year on the varsity and her fourth year overall in the Evart program.

She saw extensive playing time last season.

“We won more games than we lost which is always positive,” Nabozny said. “Me and Lydia (Wetters) are the only ones with varsity experience. So we’re going to be very young again. Hopefully we’ll be stronger than we were in volleyball. I’m looking for a winning season.”

Wetters sees her role changing this year.

“Last year we had six seniors on the team and now we have only two seniors that are returning,” she said. “So I’ll have to step up and be a good role model. Looks like I’ll be playing more point and handling the ball.”

Nabozny was more of a shooting guard last season.

“I like helping the team out most, but I like being open and shooting more,” Nabozny said. ”We’ve been doing a lot of conditioning. We have a small number so we have to be in shape.”

Nabozny will be working on her shooting more this season.

“Last year, I was more of a defensive player,” she said. “This year, I want to be more of an offensive player.”

The season opens at home Tuesday with Lakeview.

“It’s going to take a few games to get used to each other,” Nabozny said. “We’ve pulled up a sophomore and freshman.”