Megan Watson leads Strawberry Crest’s girls basketball team.
The Strawberry Crest girls basketball team is currently undefeated, thanks in part to strong play from junior Megan Watson. Watson helped the team to a 10-point win over King in the Nov 27 opener with a triple double (24 points, 11 rebounds and 11 steals) and kept up the good work with 22 points, nine steals and seven assists against Hillsborough on Nov. 30.
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You’re all off to a good start. How do you feel about the way things are going for the Chargers right now?
This season, we’re coming out strong and working every day. I’m feeling pretty good, pretty confident about this season. Hopefully we’ll go undefeated.
Your coach told me you’re a great leader for this team. How do you make sure you’re setting a good example out there?
I’m trying to make sure I compose myself. I keep my head up because I know if my head falls, their does, too. I just try to be a leader and speak positivity.
You started with a triple double and came pretty close in the next game. What’s working for you so well now that you’ve improved on from last year?
I’m just always on attack mode. Last year, I was a little scared. This year I’m just going and getting my head into the game and not letting anything affect me.
What’s your proudest moment on the court?
This year, one of our freshmen, I got her an assist. It was a really good moment.
What’s your favorite thing about being a part of this team?
We’re all positive, funny, close this year. We’re like sisters.
What are your strengths as a player?
I have a strong mentality. I have a strong will to win. I always want to fight to the end and try my best.
Do you have any college plans?
I definitely want to play basketball, so I’m just waiting to find the right school.
How long ago did you start playing?
I started playing basketball in AAU in seventh grade and I just fell in love my first year. It was a moment, we were in overtime and something just clicked. I just went hard and ever since then I just wanted to play.
What are your personal goals for this season?
I’m pretty close to 1,000 points, so I want to get that as a junior. I also want to get my assists up this season. I’m at about 826 (points) or so right now.