With Greenwood senior point guard Angela Adkins sidelined with a concussion, the Lady Gators need a new floor leader.
Fellow senior Sarah Jordan has stepped into that role.
Jordan scored a team-high 15 points in Tuesday’s 66-59 overtime win against Russellville. Jordan scored seven points in the fourth quarter and overtime, helping Greenwood rally from a seven-point, fourth-quarter deficit.
Jordan said she had to adjust as she moved from shooting guard to point guard.
“It’s pretty big shoes to fill because Angie is quick and can get around people,” Jordan said. “I knew I had to step up and do it for coach (Todd) Tolbert and the team.”
Tolbert said Jordan brings a great work ethic, something that can be traced to her play with the Greenwood softball team.
“I asked a whole lot out of her, but she is my point guard right now,” Tolbert said. “She plays hard and I know I will never have a lack of effort out of Sarah Jordan. She knows how to win.”
Greenwood returns to action at 6 p.m. Friday when it hosts Warren East in a District 14 matchup.