Martin set to play key role for Evart girls basketball

EVART — It’s a young Evart girls basketball team this season, and coach Paul Higgins will be relying on returning players like Rachel Martin to make huge contributions.

It’s Martin’s senior season and it’s her second varsity year. Last season “was a learning year,” she said. Martin saw action as either a post player or guard. Defense was a key role.

“I’ve gotten better this year,” Martin, who saw action this summer with her teammates said. “My shot’s gotten better. That’s what I’ve been focusing on.”

Martin has especially been working on 15-foot shots.

Practices started on Nov. 9 and the Wildcats are 0-2 so far.

“We’ve been getting in shape,” Martin said. She anticipated seeing more action this season.

“I think we have a good team,” she said. “We’re young but we’ll be good.”

Ball handling will be a key factor for the Wildcats, Martin said, while expressing confidence on the pressbreaker.  Martin hopes to work on her rebounding.

“I think we’ll hold our own this year,” she said.

Evart is home Friday against Central Montcalm.