But before I could get to it, she brought it up, saying she should not have missed the layup.
That’s leadership and that’s classy.
Assuming numerous college scouts attended the state playoff games, Ruff’s D-I stock should have risen considerably during those two games.
The four seniors who joined Ruff in Oneonta’s starting lineup also played key roles. From Natalie Vanderlaan-Meyering’s shot blocking and rebounding to Kelsey Baker’s physical play on both ends of the floor to the shooting exploits and defense of Hayley Dower and Minnie Webster, teams could not focus solely on Ruff.
Senior reserves Sierra Sangetti-Daniels and Maria DiMartin contributed as well, with Sangetti-Daniels providing depth in the front court and DiMartin in the backcourt.
Everyone on the roster played with incredible energy, which is a credit to third-year coach Matt Miller.
The Yellowjackets’ drive nearly resulted in a state title.
As for my driving … well, I just bought another in a long line of lemons. I’ll have to keep that junkyard in Milford on speed dial.
Rob Centorani covers high school basketball for The Daily Star. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.