December 13, 2017 11:57 PM
(ABC 6 News)- On Monday the Dover-Eyota girls basketball team upset St. Charles with the help of their star sophomore forward, Lindsay Field.
“Lindsay is a tremendous athlete,” Eagles Head Coach Brian Harris said. “She does whatever she needs to do, she rebounds, she can dribble, she can handle the ball, she can get out, and shoot three’s.”
Field’s experience is limited, as this is her first year playing on varsity.
“I was very scared what the first game was going to bring, starting my first varsity game, (but) my teammates have been really supportive of me, and (they) give me positive feedback and so does coach," Fields said.
On Friday, Field’s made her presence felt. She recorded her first varsity double-double against Kingsland, scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds.
“We knew at the beginning of the game that they had a couple girls that have been their stars for a couple of years. We knew that we had to shut them down first and I think we did really well defensively,” Fields said. “We did even better with our fast break and our pressure for the press. Mr. Harris told us before the game, we just have to press them, we have to make sure they get a lot of turnovers, we have to make sure we push the ball up, and get a lot of fast breaks.
“She dominated inside,” Harris said. “She has a nice shot from the outside, she can hit three from outside, she can take the ball inside, and she’s our leading rebounder on our team.”
Lindsay carried that game into Monday night’s game in St. Charles, leading the way with 11 points, and one key play.
“Late in the game with basically five seconds left when we were up by one, they tried to throw deep and she just ran the ball down, got the steal, got fouled and hit a free throw that kind of sealed the end of the game for us,” Harris said.
“Luckily they turned the ball over, the pass was too high and I made sure to make the smart play that I would hold the ball and make them foul me,” Field said.
Lindsay is only a few games into her varsity career, but she’s already proving she belongs.
“She just continuously gets better and she’s been practicing hard,” Harris said. “She had a good summer with us, she walked into a nice starting role this year for us and she keeps improving every game.”
Lindsay and the Eagles return to the court at home on Friday against Southland.
Updated: December 13, 2017 11:57 PM
Created: December 13, 2017 10:26 PM
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