“It’s the intangibles,” Blough said. “She brings it every day in practice. She locks down the other team’s best player all night. She’s quietly our defensive leader and is the key to how well we’ve been playing.”
Her statistical averages are modest, coming in at around four rebounds and three points a game. But the numbers don’t even begin to tell the story. She leads the team in charges taken (12). She doesn’t turn the ball over or make bad decisions.
“When I came up to varsity last year as a freshmen I didn’t even know what was going on,” Landreth said. “This year, it’s been great playing with the team and figuring it out together.”
Heading into a game tonight that will be watched closely by the rest of the state and serve notice of how far North has or hasn’t come, Landreth is happy to just do her part.
“We have a lot of people who are good at scoring on this team, and I would rather get those people the ball on offense,” she said. “On defense, I want to be the one helping the helper and doing what I’m supposed to do.
“It’s going to be a good matchup, and they’re a good team. Some people have said we haven’t played anybody yet this year, so beating them would help greatly with earning us some respect.”
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