Evart sophomore playing key role for Wildcats

Theunick, teammates are enjoying 12-6 record

Allyson Theunick



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EVART – It’s been quite a seasons for Evart’s Allyson Theunick, not to mention the entire Wildcat girls basketball team.

The Wildcats are finishing their regular season this week with a 12-6 record. Theunick has been a key player for Evart as a sophomore. The Wildcats are preparing for their district tournament which starts Monday at Scottville-Mason County Central.

“My season’s been going pretty good,” she said. “It’s been a lot of defense.”

When it comes to defense for Theunick, “the key is sticking with them and blocking the lane,” she said. “I want to improve on shooting more.”

Point scoring has usually not been Theunick’s No 1 strength although she recently had one of her better games with nine points against the Highland Conference’s second-place Lake City team in a 67-66 loss. Free throws were a key for Theunick, who indicates elbow shots have been her strength.

Theunick and her teammates have had a fun season and are hoping it gets even better when the team enters the districts next week.

“It’s been good working together as a team,” Theunck said. 

Theunick is a multi-talented athlete and when her basketball season ends, it will be time to start focusing on softball as practice begins on March 14. She was a key member of a championship softball team last year with Highland Conference honors.

Evart will be playing next Wednesday at Scottville-Mason County Central in a semifinal game against either Harrison or Pine River. McBain is expected to be the district favorite.