Wallace having strong year for Evart basketball team

EVART — Macey Wallace has been having a strong season for Evart’s girls basketball team as a junior.

She also played last season.

“It was good,” she recalled. “It was good for me to get the experience on varsity.”

It allowed her, Wallace agreed, to not be intimidated and to pick up some varsity experience.

Her role has been about the same from last year.

“I should be more in a leader’s role,” she said.

Wallace is still at wing and the Wildcats look for her to score. She’s had some productive shooting games. She feels she’s a more confident shooter this year.

“I’m finding that if I relax, I’m a good shooter,” she said.

Wallace and her teammates have been working to fill the loss of Mara VanOrder from last season’s team.

“We’re working in that,” Wallace said earlier in the season. “I think we’ll be all right.”

As the season progressed, Wallace was confident she would prove to be a better basketball player. Game experience would be a big thing, she added.

The key to winning future games Wallace said, would be “passing and defense.”

Man-to-man has been Evart’s most effective defense, she indicated. Wallace said she wanted to step and work on being a leader for the Wildcats.

Evart was scheduled to be at White Cloud on Tuesday and will be at Manton on Feb. 17 and at Lake City on Feb. 21