January 17, 2018 10:56 PM
(ABC 6 News)- Ranked number one in the state, everybody is looking up to the Lyle-Pacelli Athletics in girls basketball; and also looking up to their senior captain, Kristi Fett.
“She’s always the most dominant player on the floor,” Athletics Head Coach Justin Morris said. “She’s a fierce competitor, she has a will and desire to win. She wants to be great, she wants our team to be great, (and) she impacts the game in so many ways,” Morris added.
Fett has proved over her career that she’s a great athlete. She’s the school’s all-time leader in blocks and she's had a double-double in nearly every game this season. Fett is also averaging 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 5.8 blocks per game.
Fett believers her teammates are the reason for her success on the court.
“When I start getting doubled or tripled on the inside and they start banging the shots on the outside, it pulls the defense out, (and it) allows me to have a little more room to operate; it gives me more chances to be successful,” Fett said.
“She can change the game as a scorer, as a shot blocker, (and) she can change the game as a rebounder,” Morris said.
Not only does Fett’s innate talents give her the edge, but her height does as well.
“It’s a huge advantage (being 6' 5") but it’s not something I’ve always been really used to,” Fett said.
“Everybody focuses on her size because she’s 6'5", and she’s strong but she’s put a tremendous amount of time in to get to where she’s at,” Morris said.
Fett is the leader every team wants.
“Every coach wants to have a kid like that to coach,” Morris said.
Upon graduation, Fett will continue playing basketball under head coach, Emilee Thiesse at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Created: January 17, 2018 10:56 PM
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