Evart sophomore getting job done for boys basketball


EVART — Trevin Ladd made the successful transition from JV to varsity as a sophomore in football.

He’s now working on the same type of transition for coach Kris Morgan’s varsity basketball team.

The Wildcats won their fourth game Friday against Marion.

“We’re pretty decent,” Ladd said during the holiday break. “We’re not all consistent right now. We’ve had a different leading scorer every (first four) game. Once we get our main five guys contributing, I think we’ll be solid.”

The football transition might be trickier, Ladd, a quarterback said, acknowledging that it’s more physical “and there’s more keys you have to know.”

But the basketball transition is also challenging, especially when it comes to finding ways to score, Ladd indicated.

“Giving 110 percent,” has been Ladd’s main role for the Wildcats, along with “rebounding and defense.”

Hustling is among Ladd’s strengths. A game against Farwell may have been among the team’s best effort so far, he indicated.

“We were down by quite a bit, we worked on defense and played good transition basketball,” Ladd said. “I think we’ll be pretty solid (especially) if we can shoot the lights out.”

Ladd hopes to keep working on jump shots and “finding ways to get open.”

The Highland “is a tough conference” but Ladd expressed confidence that any team is capable of beating the other.

Evart was home Tuesday against Pine River and entertains McBain Northern Michigan Christian Friday.