|Team captain Shane Haggerty #10 on the court as his team plays East Bridge Water High.|
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“I’m not happy yet though,” Davis said. “Never be content with what you have. I want to keep going.”
Coach is enjoying ‘great group of kids’
Steve Barrett has been coaching the West Bridgewater girls since 1980, but there is something about this year’s squad that is different from the rest.
He cannot put exact words on it, but after more than three decades as the team’s coach and school’s athletic director, the Wildcats have him enjoying it more than ever.
“I’ve never had a group better than this group to work with,” Barrett said. “It’s just a great group of kids to work with. We don’t have a great number of kids, but they don’t miss practice and they work hard.”
For Barrett to say he doesn’t have “a great number” might be an understatement.
West Bridgewater has played much of the season with just eight athletes, and although he plans to call up a few of the younger JV players, the team has been so worried about numbers that it keeps hand sanitizer on the bench in an attempt to keep players healthy and on the court.
The Wildcats were playing just fine when they beat previously undefeated Norfolk Aggie, 56-26, Tuesday night. Junior captain Brittany Smith , who is averaging 22.5 points per game this season, led the way again with 28.
Junior Tiarra Murrell added 12 points and 14 rebounds while eighth-grader Ericha Whitham chipped in with 11 points.
“The nice thing about our team is we don’t look to one person to score,” Barrett said. “If we get it to Brittany, that’s fine. If we don’t, then other people are expected to step up.”