Sophomore * Caravel * girls basketball
THE WEEK: Scored 16 points in a 48-40 victory over St. Mark’s last Tuesday, then had 15 points in a 58-51 win over Archmere on Saturday. “Those games were really tough games for our team, and for me as well, because we all had to stick together, pass the ball and just work as a team,” Morgan said.
THE SEASON: Caravel is ranked No. 3 in the state, has won three games in a row and is 9-3 overall. Although Morgan thinks the game against Wilson West Lawn (Pa.) was the toughest challenge so far, the Buccaneers will host a tough foe when they match up against Sanford (9-4) today. Last year, Caravel lost a close 35-34 battle against the Warriors, but Morgan wants to focus on certain aspects of her game to ensure Caravel comes away with a victory this time. “Keeping my girl in front of me and to make sure I do my part playing the game. The scoring will come as it comes. I won’t try to force anything, but I’ll just try to do my best,” she said.
THE GAME: Morgan is a multisport athlete, but basketball is by far her favorite. “It just makes me happy, and it’s kind of like a stress reliever to be on the court,” she said.
THE COACH SAYS: Head coach Kristin Caldwell said Morgan will be tested going toe to toe with a physical player tonight. “Micah is going to have a challenging girl to guard. … Micah has been probably our most physical defender so far,” Caldwell said. “We need to worry about us. If we play the way we can, the opponent is almost secondary. I think it’s going to be a great atmosphere for a high school girls game.”
THE GROWTH: Micah has been on varsity since she was an eighth-grader. She said she worked hard in the offseason to become a more well-rounded player. “This year, she has really grown. She scores probably in more ways than anyone on our team. She can get to the rim, she’s our highest-percentage free throw shooter, she has the most 3s on the team, she can shoot off the dribble and she’s still only a sophomore. So I’m really happy with her progress,” Caldwell said.
THE TEAM: Caravel’s starting five consists of three sophomores, one junior and one senior. Both Morgan and Caldwell agree the team is close-knit unit. “Everyone is like a family,” said the 5-foot-9 guard.
THE CLASSROOM: “My favorite subject is science because I just love learning new things, and each day it’s not the same like other subjects,” Morgan said.
THE FUTURE: The 15-year-old has some years to go, but she knows she wants to continue playing basketball in college. She even has an idea of what she wants to study after she graduates. “I wanted to major in biomedical engineering, maybe forensic science. I just want to do something with engineering and science,” the sophomore said.
— Gianna Banner