Kerrie York, the heart of a Bulldog

Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 07:25 PM.

“Her game is a little different. Her game is going to be more of an outside-inside, take the ball to the hole and step outside and shoot the jump shot. She’s more of a power forward. Right now, her confidence is not where it needs to be, but I hope when she gets a little more comfortable, it will be all right and she will help us during the (district) tournament.”

Having Combest take over the basketball team has been a real change from former coach Donald Campbell, York said.

“I’m enjoying my time here and I feel like it’s a new thing because she knows so much stuff that it’s amazing,” York said. “She is helping everybody. I’m just thankful I get to experience this. I feel like it’s new and I don’t know how to describe it.

“I feel like it’s more fast track. She throws a lot of stuff at you and you have to keep up, but you want to because we are doing what we are hearing. I learn stuff from her every day.”

York agreed with Combest’s assessment that she thinks too much. Right now, the two are working on getting York to slow down and let the game come to her as she becomes more outside oriented.

“She has made me slow down a little bit and play within the game and not try to do too much every second,” York said. “I’m more of a post player, but Coach has brought me out a little bit. Fundamentally, I am strong, but I don’t have the strength to make the strong moves inside.

“I feel more comfortable on the inside because I haven’t played on the outside very much. But I think every player wants to be on the outside and shoot the three. I just feel more comfortable on the inside.”

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