EVART \u2014 Danny Griffin is among the younger faces on the Evart roster, who is trying to help the Wildcats be a major force this season. Griffin is a sophomore in his first varsity season for Evart. He recalls that coach Kris Morgan had talked to him and other sophomores during the summer about moving up to the varsity level. He got confirmation in the fall that he would be playing varsity. \u201cI was pretty excited about it,\u201d Griffin said. \u201cIt will be good for me my first year.\u201d Griffin also made the adjustment playing as a sophomore on the varsity football team. He indicated basketball is perhaps a tougher sport to make that type of transition. \u201c(Basketball) is faster,\u201d Griffin, who said it will still take awhile to make a full transition. But he has had some solid performances, including in the scoring area for Evart. \u201cWe have to be quick because we\u2019re not that big this year,\u201d Griffin said, adding that his personal role is to perform \u201ca little bit of everything... score and get some assists.\u201d He\u2019s been satisfied with his scoring and feels comfortable shooting from the 3-point area. He\u2019s looking to shoot 40 percent in triples, adding that the key to having a good percentage is \u201cdon\u2019t force it. I need a little bit of work.\u201d He\u2019s been breaking the 20-point mark in recent games. During the holiday break \u201cwe\u2019ve been running a lot,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019ll be a running team.\u201d Playing disciplined defense without fouling out and cutting down on turnovers are two critical keys for Evart, Griffin indicated. Evart is home Friday with McBain NMC. Griffin made it clear what his team\u2019s goals are for the season \u201cI want to have a winning record,\u201d he said.