Norman Dale –
Welcome to Indiana basketball.
(2-9-22) Another chaper in ‘Hoosier Hysteria’ and why Indiana is known for its high school basketball.
Carroll (Sophomore 5’7) star Alli Harness suffered two broken wrists less then a month ago during a game against Clinton Prairie.
After missing the regular season final games….she has now played in the Cougars three sectional wins. Last night wearing a soft cast around each wrist, she scored 26 points as Carroll beat last year’s 1A State Champion and No. 10-ranked Pioneer for a 66-61 win and a Sectional title.
After the win she talked with the Kokomo Tribune about her amazing comeback –
“I couldn’t move my wrists last week. And I was like, you know what, I’ve got to push through it with my team. And I couldn’t do it without these girls. So I’m really proud of all of them for stepping up especially.”
“I just had to work on my shooting a little bit and seeing what I could do. Sunday night I just went in the gym and I was like, you know what, I can really do this and I just had to boost confidence in myself and obviously my teammates are always there for me and I couldn’t do it without them or the coaches or this whole community.”
Harness had 997 career points before she broke her wrists against Clinton Prairie. In the opening sectional game win over Manchester Harness would score 2 points and would be just 1 point short of 1,000.
In the 2nd sectional game vs. Lewis Cass…Harness would hit a 3pt FG just before the half ended to go over the 1,000 career point mark.
After the win over Lewis Cass, Carroll coach Brady Wiles told the Pharos-Tribune –
“Just to have her energy and leadership is great. Last game she had two points but I thought she affected the game tremendously. Being able to play Madison off the ball, Alli brings it up the floor and then she’s getting healthier every single day. You never know what’s going to happen, she might hit a couple 3s tomorrow.”
Sectional Scoring with 2 broken wrists
- 2 points vs. Manchester
- 8 points vs. Lewis Cass
- 26 points vs. Pioneer
Frankton Regional – Saturday
- Carroll (21-5) vs. No. 11 Frankton (20-5) at 10 a.m. Saturday
- Clinton Prairie (18-7) vs No. 2 Winchester (23-1) at noon
- Final is at 8 p.m.