CHICKASHA – A short bench has yet to come in to play for the Drover women’s basketball team this season. Even with eight active players, the Drovers fail to lose intensity during games.
When Brooke Worcester was injured and had to miss two games, the team battled with seven athletes against top opponents. The key, said senior Rashelle Carr, is working as a single unit.
“It’s kind of tough playing with seven players, but we focus on playing together and being there for one another,” Carr said. “We just fight for the whole 40 minutes. You know, it’s tiring, but we just push no matter what. We try to keep each other lifted and just play together as we battle the other opponent.”
Carr, who is one of the team leaders in scoring, rebounding, assisting and steals, said she doesn’t have a specific role on the team. Instead, she ensures she is available for whatever her team needs.
“I just go out and play,” she explained. “Whatever my coach needs me to do, I’ll do it. If I have to be a rebounder for that night, I’m rebounding. If I need to steal the ball, I’ll steal it. If I need to be aggressive and get to the rim, that’s what I will do.”
With six games remaining before the conference tournament, Carr’s goal for the season is simple.
“Just to continue to finish strong, play together and be there for one another,” she said.