Griffin continues to have strong season for Evart

EVART — When he scored 19 points in the first half against Reed City on Feb. 27 and totaled 32 points, Evart senior Danny Griffin demonstrated what he's been able to do in an impressive season for the Wildcats.

He's been scoring in double figures mostly every game.

"He can do that every night," Evart coach Kris Morgan said. "It doesn't matter who the opponent is. If we play as a team around him, we have a good shot."

Evart closed the regular season on Thursday at Pine River and entered district action this week at Morley Stanwood. He passed the 1,000-point mark on Monday in a district win over White Cloud

Morgan noted Griffin, a senior and also a standout track athlete, has been getting "a lot of track offers" from colleges but he said he'd really like to play basketball.

Grriffin said 32 points is a career high. His previous career high was 28 points.

"It's always good to beat Reed City," Griffin said. "They don't want to lose to Evart, ever."

It's been a fun season for Griffin.

"This is my favorite year by far," he said. "This is the best season I've ever had. When I push myself on defense everything else falls into place."

The Wildcats have won eight games, but they want more. They are 0-2 against archrival Pine River. On Wednesday night at Morley Stanwood, the Wildcats play Pine River with the winner going to Friday's title game.

"We have to get ready for that Pine River game," Griffin said.