Turley reflects back on varsity hoops career

EVART —  Tabby Turley has called it a basketball career at Evart. Turley and Kristin Kullman were seniors who ended their prep basketball careers earlier this month.

Turley has been at the guard spot for the Wildcats.

She’s among the reasons the Wildcats were able to improve from a winless campaign in 2013-14 to 6-15 this winter.

“It’s much better than last year,” she said. “It’s been a really exciting year for my senior year as we’ve improved. We did a lot of summer stuff, and camps. I think it really helped all of us and made a big difference.”

Despite winning six games, Turley looks back and points to some more wins the Wildcats could have posted.

“It was just an off day,” she said of those losses. “We could have made more shots. Shots weren’t falling and theirs were.”

A major highlight for Turley and her teammates was beating Manton twice during the regular season.

“Kristin was getting points and I’ve had my high of 19 this year (against Big Rapids Crossroads),” she said. “I had three 3s. I was just on that day.”

Among Turley’s major duties during the season has been handling the basketball.

“I’ve been a lot better with my confidence and getting other people open,” Turley said, nothing that experience was a key factor for her this season.

The season ended against Pine River in districts, although Turley and the Wildcats were hoping for an upset in their third meeting with the Bucks in the districts last week.

“We’ve got a new offense and defense for them,” she said prior to the game.

Since November, “I feel like we haven’t changed a whole lot, she said. “We’ve mostly changed since last year with everything we did during summer.”