EVART -- It was early in the girls basketball season when the Evart coaching staff decided to bring up freshman Addy Gray to varsity and it's been paying off so far.

Gray has been among the leading scorers for the Wildcats, and is scoring in double figures.

"The first couple of games, she was running the offense for me at point guard," Evart coach Matt Tiedt said. "Now she's taking over as a player."

It was just prior to the holidays when Gray learned she would be moving up to varsity.

"I was excited but kind of nervous," Gray said, adding she's very comfortable with her role after a few weeks under her belt.

Gray feels most comfortable shooting from the left side. She's been an extremely reliable shooter and point producer for the Wildcats. Her high game has been 21 points.

"I was shooting well and had a lot of free throws," Gray said.

Wildcat coaches also want to see Gray driving to the basket.

The Evart freshman has also felt good about her defense, but wants to improve in that area.

The Wildcats are 3-5 in the Highland and 6-5 overall. They play at Manton on Thursday.

"We're looking to get better," Gray said.

She also plays volleyball and softball, but pointed to basketball as her top sport.