TUSCOLA —If it can be said that no team makes it to the state tournament without productive guard play, then the Jim Ned Lady Indians could list themselves as viable candidates heading into Friday’s Region I-3A tournament in Plainview.
Senior Brooke Galvin, a four-year varsity player with a penchant for leadership, is a primary reason for that.
Jim Ned (34-3), which will take on Shallowater (35-2) in a regional semifinal slated for 7:30 p.m., will lean on Galvin to not only direct the offense, but to help keep the team poised in what is almost certain to be a raucous and difficult environment.
The Lady Indians won’t be alone in this challenge. In fact, all four qualifiers in this week’s event at Wayland Baptist University, which includes Brock (30-7) and Idalou (31-7), are known for having high-quality backcourts.