Scott Settles into Starting Role for Eagles
Jan. 30, 2007
Story and photo by Brandon Hansen
At the beginning of the season, the
Just a year ago, the 6-5 forward was playing ball at
Along with being an intimidating force on the basketball court, Scott was also an all-league volleyball player. Talk about versatility.
"I liked playing volleyball, but basketball was more of my thing," she said. "But it did keep me in shape in between seasons."
Scott would play club basketball in the summer, volleyball in the fall and then high school basketball in the winter. She was the do-it-all athlete.
As a true freshman, she's cracked the starting lineup as a forward for the Eagles and has been deadly with moves that look like they've been stolen from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
"I like using the hook shot because I really developed and started using it in high school," said Scott, who hails from
Scott got her first start on Jan. 20 against
"I thought I'd be nervous, but you don't have a lot of time to be nervous," said Scott. "You have to focus on the game."
She came to
"Cheney kind of reminded me of Carson," said Scott. "It was kind of like home."
"My mom wanted to move out of
She also said that since her dad was from the outdoor state of
Now her parents get to watch her dominate the interior alongside sophomore Sydney Benson and freshman Tara Holgate in a post player tandem that would make any team in the Big Sky Conference shake in its boots.
"Earlier in the season we just had to get used to playing with the team and get used to the guards," said Scott.
The three have also been terrific on defense, as the team is tied for first in the conference in blocks.
"We've done pretty well; we all have our strengths when it comes to defense," said Scott.
And the Eagles will definitely need that defense against