EVART - Kara Henry is an Evart girls basketball player who was moved up as a sophomore to the varsity last season and has started off with a strong junior campaign.

She has helped the Wildcats get off to a 3-3 start, highlighted with victories in mid-December over Chippewa Hills and Evart.

She has consistently been among the team's leading scorers and rebounders.

"Last year, I pretty much played on the wing," Henry said. "This year, I'm getting more rotations down low."

As a result, Henry is getting more baskets and rebounds for the Wildcats.

Henry likes her team's outlook for the rest of the season.

"We're a lot better than we have been in the last few years," Henry said. "We need to play and do what we know how to do."

The Wildcats have struggled with boxing out and turnovers in past seasons and Henry is hoping the team will be able to fix it.

Evart hopes to be a factor in the Highland.

Against the league's top teams, "I think we can play a pretty good game," Henry said.

The Wildcats play at Farwell on Jan. 7 in non-league action and are home on Jan. 9 against McBain Northern Michigan Christian in Highland Conference play.