Girls Hoops: Broken wrist not holding back St. Joe's Weaver

A broken wrist--even on your non-shooting hand-- is something that's not exactly ideal for a basketball player but St. Joe junior Michelle Weaver isn't letting it keep her off the floor.

"That just shows her toughness as a player," Indians junior Madeline Raster says.

After 10 days off, Weaver returned to action in the sectional semifinals last Friday. She didn't score a single point and wasn't much of a factor offensively.

"I was actually really scared to do things," Weaver admits. "I was timid. I didn't do a lot of dribbling Friday. Once I got to Saturday--I was like--I can actually do this. It doesn't even hurt."

She was like a totally different player Saturday--- dishing out assists and scoring 14 points to lead the Indians to the 3A Sectional Title.

"She needed a clunker game and then she just killed it on Saturday," St. Joe coach Ric Mauch says with a smile.

"Saturday I was just kind of like--I gotta do everything I can to help us win," Weaver explains. "I was more comfortable using just my right hand more and I got used to it a lot more."

Now St. Joe is in Regionals and Weaver's mentality is in the right place.

"I'm a lot more confident," Weaver says. "My wrist gets better everyday so knowing that Saturday is a couple of days away, it will be even better by then so I will be more confident with what I can do."

St. Joe will face Western Saturday at 12:30 at Rochester in the 3A Regional semifinals. A win sends the Zebras to the Regional Championship Saturday night.

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