Written by Corbett Smith
Girls basketball player of the week (1/16): Sachse's Candice Followwell
What she did: Filled up the stat sheet in two wins, leaving Sachse unbeaten in District 10-5A. Against Garland Naaman Forest and McKinney Boyd, Followwell had 47 points, nine steals, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.
Who she is: A 5-10 senior guard
The stats: Followwell is averaging 12 points, four assists and four rebounds.
She said it: “Both teams were taking our post [Acheil Tac] out of the game, and I didn’t want to lose. I figured my shot was on, so why not keep shooting?”
Coach said it: “She runs the team. She’s a really good, hard competitor, and pushes the court a lot on our fast break. ” — Donna McCullough
Did you know? Followwell, a four-year varsity player, set the game and season assist records for Sachse as a junior. … She has committed to Concordia University in Austin to play basketball. … Until her junior season, she played select soccer. Followwell still runs track, competing in the mile and the 800-meter.
In two wins, averaged 18.5 pts., 6 rebs., 6.5 assts.
64 points in two wins
16 pts., 8 rebs. vs. Horn, 27 pts., 11 rebs. vs. Berkner
19 pts (9 for 11), 6 rebs. in win vs. North Mesquite
37- and 27-point games with Chelsea Jennings out
22 pts., 12 rebs., 5 stls. vs. state-ranked Frisco Wakeland
25 pts., 28 rebs., 5 blks., 2 stls., 2 assts. in two wins
13 pts., 20 rebs., 8 blks. vs. Richardson Pearce
22 pts., 8 rebs., 3 assists vs. Sunset
In two games: 33 pts., 13 rebs., 6 blks, 10 stls., 4 assts.
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