One player on the Lady Hornets has stepped up in ways that a first-year varsity player is not expected to.
At 5-foot-11, freshman Miranda McClure currently averages seven points and 10 rebounds a game.
“Her biggest strength is rebounding. She is very athletic and plays really hard on both ends,” Caldwell said.
McClure plays power forward and center. Beyond her position, what makes McClure stand out is her age and the role she has earned on her team.
“As a freshman, she’s already been made captain, something I’ve never done before but she has great leadership skills,” said head coach Michelle Caldwell.
While she is an underclassman, Caldwell said her teammates listen to her and respond well to her.
“Her desire to win is unbelievable. She doesn’t like to lose and she’s going to do her part to make sure we win,” Caldwell said.
McClure was a part of the junior basketball program during her seventh- and eighth-grade years, where Caldwell first saw her play and began to anticipate her moving up to the high school level.
“I had been watching her for two years so I knew she was coming. I was excited to finally get her up here,” Caldwell said.