Kamiak girls basketball team taking its best shot

It’s not much of a secret as to how the Kamiak girls basketball team likes to play. The Knights hit 26 3-pointers in their first four games of the season, just what coach Brian Norman likes to see.

“I like the 3-pointer,” he said. “When we hit them, we’re a tough team to play. We’re not a big team — all our players are 5-foot-9 and under — so we want to hit outside shots and play good defense. We play an up-tempo game.”

The Knights (4-1 overall, 2-0 conference) return four starters, including Sarah Payne, the team’s leading scorer, and Aliea Marrero, who provides a steady presence at point guard. Kamiak, which advanced to the 4A state regional round last year, is a veteran group, with seven seniors.

“I think we can make it to the Tacoma Dome,” Norman said. “Since we aren’t a big team, we have to focus on rebounding. We also have to limit our turnovers and clean up some fundamental stuff. But I like this group. I love their athleticism and the way they encourage each other. They have a never-give-up attitude.”

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