Pressure no problem for Lady Bobcats Tackett
FRANKLIN FURNACE – Playing in a high school game wasn’t a lot of pressure for Megan Tackett.
Friday, March 22, 2002
FRANKLIN FURNACE – Playing in a high school game wasn’t a lot of pressure for Megan Tackett. It was playing on the driveway against her sister that the stakes were high.
Tackett, the Green Lady Bobcats first team All-Ohio senior guard, said playing her sister, freshman Brittany, generated more pressure than opposing defenses.
"It’s dog eat dog," Tackett said. "She likes to compete and I like to compete, too. If we lose we have to clean the other’s room for a week or do what mom (Dana) says."
Tackett averaged 24 points a game while earning first team All-Ohio honors in Division IV. She was the Southeast District co-Player of the Year and was the Southern Ohio Conference Div. I Player of the Year.
Tackett also averaged 6.8 steals and 4.4 assists. But along the way to her impressive numbers, she also set new school records.
She scored 44 points in one game vs. Waterford to tie the school record set by Tracy Williams . She also set single season and career records for 3-pointers. She had 44 3-pointers this season to eclipse the mark set by Emily Horsley.
"I was very surprised at my accomplishments considering we were so young. We started three freshmen every game. It was a big role," Tackett said. "I look to be double teamed every game. I liked being double teamed, actually. It gave me something to work for. I liked the pressure."
Tackett proved her unselfish nature in the tournament win over Waterford. She had a chance to set a new record but chose to pass the ball to her sister.
"I really like to see the younger girls score, my sister especially," said Tackett. "We haven’t played together until this year because we’ve been three years apart."
Tackett has already signed with the University of Rio Grande and she has been through some open gym workouts.
"I’m really, really excited. I’ve been up there for open gym twice. It’s the kind of basketball I like to play," Tackett. "I think if I do what I’m capable and hustle, I can get a lot of playing time."
In the SOC All-Star Game, Tackett scored 29 points to lead the SOC I to a 76-70 win over the SOC II, 76-70. She’ll play in the District 14 Senior All-Star Game be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lucasville Valley High School.
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