Turlock Christian forward
Coach Edwin Santiago had a plan coming into this season, and it included a sensational freshman who could score 20 points a game. When injuries derailed that plan, Amy Wright helped fill the void.
The 5-foot-9 senior provided 27 points and 21 rebounds last week, leading the SL-leading Eagles to wins over Denair (61-18) and Waterford (69-32).
"Amy is playing small forward, while last year she played a lot at power forward," Santiago said. "Her role (is) to look to score and rebound. Since the injuries to Marly Burton and Halie Bergman her role has changed to our main scorer and significant rebounder."
Wright grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds in the win over Waterford,boosting her average to 7.6 boards a game. She also had six assists, and is averaging two assists and a block each time she takes the court.
"Assistant coach Mary Burton has worked with Amy in improving her rebounding and inside skills," said Santiago, whose club has won five in a row. "It is starting to pay dividends on the offensive and defensive glass. Offensively she has been given the green light to shoot the three and is scoring many of her points off offensive sets designed for her."