Kullman reflects back on senior season for Evart

EVART — It wasn’t as long of a postseason as Kristin Kullman and the Evart Wildcats would have preferred.

The Wildcats lost to Pine River in the district semifinals. But a 6-14 regular season was six wins better from a year ago.

“It’s better than last year, but we probably could have won more games than we did,” Kullman said. “It is what it is.”

There were several close games the Wildcats could have put into the win column with “a better effort,” Kullman recalled.

A key moment was “everyone played their game and gave a full team effort,” she said.

Kullman had various 20-plus games in scoring including 26 points in a loss to McBain.

“My first game against Farwell, I had 27,” she said. “My 3-point shots fell in those games. I felt I had a lot of energy.”

There were some games when defenses focused more on Kullman and were able to keep her scoring down.

“There were a couple of (games) where I felt pressure,” she said

“I’ve been driving more than last year,” Kullman said. “I’ve been able to get to the rim.”

The season ended with the third loss of the season to Pine River. Going into the game, Kullman was hopeful that her team could pull out a win.

“Everyone has to have a good night,” she said.

Kullman’s third varsity season has been her best one, she added.

As Kullman looks back at November when the season opened, she can’t but smile while considering her team’s improvement.

“We’ve been up and down the whole season,” she said. “Our game against McBain, we showed a lot of improvement.”