When a group of individuals put the needs of the team before the needs or wants of themselves, success often follows shortly behind.
The Tri-County girl’s basketball team (19-4) has managed to find that success this year and one of the key reasons has been the work of senior Harley Barry.
Barry recently was able to eclipse the highly sought after 1,000-point mark in her career in an overtime win against Sacred Heart during the Charleston Holiday Tournament.
“It was really big for me to hit that mark,” Barry said. “I couldn’t have done it without my team or my coaches helping me.”
The achievement did not come easy though, as Harley has been working towards her senior season since she was playing basketball as a child.
“I have been playing basketball since I was a little girl and my dad has pushed me to be the best that I can be,” Barry said. “One of the biggest things for us was team chemistry and as we got to know each other more and put in more time, we became like family.”
Despite the individual success, Barry knows that the goals of the team have not been met yet and that there is a lot more that is yet to come through the 2018-19 season.
“We really want to make it to state this year,” Barry said. “For the seniors, this is our last year and we want to make it past the sectional championship and reach state.”
The chemistry of the team has been crucial to the success that they have found this season and Barry knows the bonds they have made as teammates are special.
“Everyone is super-nice and positive and we have gotten really close,” Barry said. “Each person on this team has each others back.”
Barry’s future on the court beyond high school is uncertain, as she has not decided if she will continue to play basketball at the collegiate level. She does, however, plan on attending a university to major in elementary education.