EVART \u2013 Evart\u2019s girls basketball team is coming off an impressive 45-39 season-opening victory over Reed City on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Wildcats like junior Brianna Cass are hoping the good times will continue. It\u2019s her second year of varsity basketball. \u201cOur Lake City game was pretty intense,\u201d Cass said. \u201cI think that was our best all-around game. So was the home game with Manton.\u201d Her role this season will \u201chopefully be keeping the team positive and give it a lot of energy,\u201d Cass said. \u201cI\u2019ll be point and guard.\u201d Ball handling will be a strength along with shooting from the corner, Cass said. Players like Cass put in a lot of basketball time during the offseason and is hoping this pays off during the winter. \u201cI\u2019ve improved a lot from last year,\u201d she said. \u201cI think we\u2019ll get better throughout the season. Hopefully we\u2019ll have quickness and can get up and down the court.\u201d Cass is also on the Evart track team and does sideline cheer. Basketball is her favorite sport. Evart was scheduled to be home on Thursday against Manton but the game was postponed for undisclosed reasons. The next scheduled game is Wednesday at home with McBain. The final game prior to Christmas break is at Pine River on Dec. 17.