Point guard hoping to lead Wildcats to successful season

EVART — Tina Fournier is a senior point guard in her second varsity season with the clear goal of helping her Evart girls basketball team have a strong floor game this winter.

This is the first week of basketball for the Wildcats, who play at Chippewa Hills Friday night. They opened home against Farwell Tuesday.

“We have to work on defense, we have to work on boxing out and work on executing the offense,” Fournier said.  “I have more experience on executing the play and making sure who’s open to pass it to.”

Fournier acknowledged the Wildcats are focusing on cutting down the turnovers.

“We’re working on passing and coming into the ball, being better with the passing,” she said. “We’ve worked on our pressbreaker and have made more to it... this year it will be a little different.”

Fournier hopes to get into the shooting routine this season.

“It all depends on who’s open,” she said. “I’ve changed my shot. I worked with the coach over summer. I’m shooting more one-handed like I’ve always done. I’ve changed my shot a little bit.”

The Wildcats are hungry for wins, and although it’s a 20-game regular season, they would prefer breaking into the win column as soon as possible.

Getting off to a good start, “is very important,” Fournier said. “Once we get off to a good start, it should carry on for the whole season and hopefully we’ll do good.”