Girls High School Basketball: Westfall eyeing big senior season
As high school athletic careers go, one minute you are just getting started and then it's about to end.
Which makes this summer all the more important for Lucille Westfall, senior-to-be at Roane County High School.
"Personally, I like to get out in summer ball," said the Lady Raider basketball standout "You see a lot more college scouts and as a team you get a lot more experience together. You get the young kids to experience a little bit of high school ball and it really helps you click later on in the season."
The talented Westfall is coming off a memorable junior season in which she earned Class AA First Team All-State honors.
"I was so excited when I heard I got it," she said. "I want to get it again this year. Hopefully I will.
It is one of many goals she has set for herself this coming season, along with leading Frank Farrar's program to the State Tournament.
"Over the years we've lost significant players that help out. That happens everywhere. Everybody goes through rough patches, but we are going to be fine this year. We will push through.
Ultimately, Westfall wants to play at the next level.
"Working on my ball handling and my 3-point skills so I can be as effective outside as I am inside and be more of a point guard in college."
And whoever is fortunate enough to land Westfall will be getting one of the state's top players.