EVART\u00a0\u2014 Coach Paul Higgins is looking for several of his juniors to come through in major form for the rest of the season. That includes Mikaya Wallace, a junior, in her first year on the Evart varsity after two JV seasons, At 5-10, Wallace is among the tallest players on the team. But she\u2019s been trying to adjust to the faster pace, higher intensity game on the varsity level. She also played volleyball and Wallace agreed that the transition to basketball may have been trickier because of the speed involved in the winter sport. Rebounding continues to be a key role for Wallace, while also taking the shot if it\u2019s there. Boxing out is a key goal for Wallace who said the quality of her performances \u201cdepends on the game.\u201d She\u2019s had three rebounds in a couple of games. If someone is in foul trouble, Wallace quickly comes into the lineup. The Wildcats won against Marion recently for its third win. \u201cWe\u2019ve gotten better,\u201d Wallace said. \u201cI think we\u2019re kind of at a standstill right now. Hopefully, it\u2019s coming back after break.\u201d Wallace is focusing on more putbacks from the offensive end. Among the best games for the Wildcats was against Farwell, a win, in the season opener. \u201cWe were very intense, it was fast-paced and we played our game more,\u201d Wallace said. Evart is at Beal City Thursday. \u201cWe need to pick up the intensity and look to score more and play our own game, and faster paced,\u201d Wallace said. She\u2019s expecting a tough Highland Conference schedule. \u201cPIne River I think is (one of the) the best teams,\u201d she said.