Evart sophomore sparks confidence for team with 3-point shots

EVART — Evart’s girls’ basketball team has been looking at underclassmen like Kristen Kullman to make key contributions this season.

Kullman, in her first varsity season, has had some strong games for the Wildcats. Prior to the holiday break, she fired in four 3-pointers in leading the Wildcats over Harrison.

Her best game was 20 points against Beal City. Kullman usually shoots a lot of threes for the Wildcats and said she feels comfortable doing so. But, she tries to make sure she’s attempting the shot at the right time.

“When you’re open, sometimes coach (Larry Brown) says ‘shoot it,’ and I listen to him,” she said. We have plays we run to get me open for the 3-point. (Opponents) notice that I can shoot them and they start guarding me.”

Kullman said she feels comfortable being at the varsity level. A seven-player roster presents its challenges every game.

“We have foul trouble with less girls and get tired because we don’t have as many subs,” she said. “It’s hard, we just need to work a lot in practice.”

The Wildcats are working on their rebounding. The Wildcats remain confident for the rest of the season.