Katrina Pardee is doing her part to help the WVU basketball team claim the WNIT. Her contributions on all ends of the court have provided a nice lift.
It’s been an up-and-down season for the WVU women’s basketball team and right now, it appears to be riding high following three wins in the WNIT. Pardee is a big reason for those wins.
On a team that has been injury-plagued and beaten up, Pardee has rose up to provide a nice spark when needed. Her skills are being put to use in the postseason. In the four WNIT games, Pardee has a total of 50 points.
Her points are coming from a variety of ways, most notably on 3-pointers. She converted both of her attempts from behind-the-arc against St. John’s and went 50 percent against St. Joseph’s and Bucknell.
Also, the free throw line has been her friend. Pardee has converted all 10 of her free throw attempts in the postseason. It’s little things like that which prove to go a long way in important games. From a young age, kids are taught to focus on their free throws and Pardee is showing how focus pays off on a high level.
She is playing a nice all-around game, too. Against St. John’s she had two rebounds and two assists; against JMU, she had five rebounds and two assists; against St. Joseph’s, she had three rebounds and four steals; and against Bucknell she had three rebounds and four steals.
Like the rest of her WVU basketball teammates, Pardee is playing the best ball at the right time. She saw action throughout the season, but seems to be playing more often now than ever before. This experience will pay off well next year as she will be counted on to be a senior leader. Chania Ray, Kristina King and Teana Muldrow are finishing off their careers.
This will be Pardee’s team next season. She will also be ready to play alongside classmates Naomi Davenport and Theresa Ekhelar.