By Taylor Cook
Siren Sports Editor
You’ve seen her in the halls at school, and you’ve seen her around Midland. But you’ve never seen her like this.
Brittney Badgett is the newest addition to Lincoln Park’s Junior Varsity basketball team—a boy’s basketball team.
Brittney, a junior from Midland, has been playing basketball since the third grade. When I asked her what her favorite thing about basketball was, her face lit up as she smiled and said, “Everything.”
This is Brittney’s first year playing as a point guard with the Leopards, and she’s even gotten the honor to play on the regular varsity team. “I can’t stop smiling when I get in on varsity,” Brittney says.
But how does Brittney feel playing with all boys? “It’s fun but it’s awkward!” She laughs. “It’s a lot different than playing with girls. It’s a lot more intense.”
Chris Enochs, the JV Leopards’ coach, has nothing but positive things to say about the only girl on the team. “Brittney’s a good kid and she works really hard everyday. I really enjoy having her on the basketball team. I appreciate all of the effort that she puts in.”
Coach Enochs also made it clear that he treats Brittney the same as the boys. “She runs as much as the boys and she does everything the boys do and she’s treated exactly the same,” he says.
Brittney even offers things to the team that others cannot. “She’s a very hard worker,” Coach Enochs says. “I wish some of the other team members worked as hard as she does. She has a great attitude; she’s a good player. I think she’s a good role model.”
Hard worker, role model, basketball player—Brittney Badgett is in the zone.