Montabella’s Miller, Smith share chemistry

By Chip Burch • Last Updated 1:38 pm on Friday, January 31, 2014

Montabella’s Taylor Smith shoots between two Fulton defenders during the teams’ game Tuesday night.

BLANCHARD — Sarah Miller and Taylor Smith have been playing girls basketball for Montabella for four years.

In that time, the seniors have developed some knowledge of what each other is going to do.

“We work really hard at practice and everyone understands their roles,” Miller said.

“I think we have come to realize how good we can play together,” Smith said. “At the beginning of the season we were getting a feel of each other and now I feel like we’ve gotten the grasp of what everybody does.”

This season the duo are averaging a combined 30 points a game and 15 rebounds a game for the Mustangs.

“We just have always been there for each other,” Miller said. “We come to the realization that this is our last year and we want to make it count. We’re always looking for each other.”

Smith noted they know each other’s move.

“I feel like we realize that if Sarah goes here I go there and Sarah knows where to look for me and vice versa,” she said. “With our four years of playing we became friends and it’s helped our playing so much.”

Smith said the chemistry is “definitely” there.

“We always just know what each other is going to do,” she said. “It’s like we’re twins. We just know what that person is going to do all the time. We’re best friends off the court and I think on the court that helps us so much.”

Montabella’s Sarah Miller drives to the basket during the Mustangs’ game against Fulton Tuesday night.

Both girls think the season can be successful for the Mustangs, who go into today’s game against Coleman with an 8-5 record.

“We just need to keep working hard at practice and we need to obviously winning some more games, but that will come with a lot more hard work,” Smith said. “Just getting to know our team better.”

“I think we need to take it to the next level,” Miller said. “We’ve lost some close games and I think if we just realize how good we are we can turn those games around.”

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