St. Joe's top star playing with broken wrist in girls hoops sectionals

The St. Joe girls basketball team has high hopes of making a solid run in the IHSAA State Tourney despite having just two seniors. They don't look at it like 'their season' is next year--they want to win now.

But there's been a stumbling block in that plan as one of the team's top stars, junior Michelle Weaver, broke her wrist on her non-shooting hand on January 30th in a game versus Washington.

Weaver hasn't played since but was practicing surprisingly well Monday night. She's getting used to dribbling and passing with one hand and has figured out a way to use her broken hand as support when needed.

"Who needs two hands," yelled St. Joe coach Ric Mauch as Weaver made a pretty spectacular play with just one hand.

Mauch says an 80% Michelle Weaver is still a very good weapon.

Weaver won't play Tuesday night in St. Joe's sectional opener against Culver Academy which is slated for a 6pm tipoff at Glenn High School.

If the Indians win, Weaver will be back on the floor Friday night in the sectional semifinals.

St. Joe hopes she'll be playing for several more weeks.


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