Perfection at stake
Lindsey Craig used to make lonely walks from the gymnasium to her car following games her freshman season. It's hard to imagine these days.
The postgame parking lots are abuzz now that Craig and the fourth-ranked Comanche girls basketball team are entering the Class 3A state tournament unbeaten at 24-0.
"It's nice to know when we leave a gym now and go to our vehicles, everyone's out there waiting on you," Craig said. "It's not just our whole team that's trying to get this done. It's our whole town."
Comanche won just 11 games Craig's freshman year but has experienced a huge turnaround, much of it centered around the emergence of 6-foot-5 junior Misty Dossey, a Division I prospect averaging 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks per game.
Dossey's block averages have gone down from almost 10 per game since her freshman season, "because teams refuse to shoot down there with her anymore," Comanche coach Sean Hushbeck said.
Indians point guard Jordyn Morris has played with Dossey her entire career. But other players' ability to adapt and successfully play with a dominant center has been a driving force behind Comanche's resurgence.