EVART — Macey Wallace and her Evart Wildcats enter the January portion of their girls basketball schedule with hopes of continuing to improve and be a competitive team in the Highland Conference.

The Wildcats were 0-5 prior to the winter break and focused on their upcoming games with holiday practices.

Wallace is a sophomore in her first varsity season.

“It’s a faster game, (more) pressure,” she said.

Wallace had an inkling during the summer she might be playing varsity basketball, but found out for sure during the fall.

I was asked the last day of volleyball practice,” she said.

Wallace’s duties have usually seen her at a wing and shooting position.

The Wildcats have struggled to score points so far and Wallace acknowledged the offense needs to get better.

“It’s a matter of relaxing and getting set up,” she said.

Wallace has seen her team improve in recent games.

“Our last game (prior to the Christmas break) against NMC was very good,” she said. “We need to adjust to when we’re getting pressure and take controlled shots.”

Wallace said she’s working to improve on her passing and decision-making.

Evart plays at home Jan. 15 against Manton. The next nonleague game is Jan. 19 at Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy.