Evart sophomore confident of success for her team


EVART – It’s still early in the season and Evart girls basketball players like sophomore Tabby Turley will say it’s a matter of being patient, staying consistent and constantly improving.

Turley and the Wildcats started out 0-2 last week with losses to Lakeview and Chippewa Hills to open the season. Both are Class B schools and members of the Central State Activities Association (CSAA).

“They’re a tough team, and we have a very tough conference,” Turley said. “We have trouble passing against Lakeview. Their defense was good. We have to work on our passing and our offense a little more, getting used to it.”

Turley, a sophomore, is playing point guard, the same position she was at on the junior varsity level.

“It’s a lot faster,” she said of the varsity level.

The Wildcats have two seniors and only seven players on the varsity.

“We’ll be a lot better once we get more practice in,” Turley said. “We are a young team but I think we know each other enough to get better.”

During the first game, with only seven players, “we got tired, but that’s getting better too,” Turley said. “We’re not as tired as I thought we were going to be.”

Staying out of foul trouble is a must.

“We’re excited about the season,” Turley said. “We’re all good friends.”