BRIDGMAN -- Most nights when you watch Bridgman play, it's someone other than Josiah Badger doing the scoring.
"I'm the point guard,” Badger said, “so usually I'll pass the ball to my other good shooters."
But make no mistake, Badger is what made Bridgman go this season.
"He is a truly unselfish player,” coach Mike Miller said. “And his unselfishness and hard work rubs off on everyone else."
"That's what ‘Team’ is about," Badger said.
But when his team needed him most, Badger came up big, with eight points, four steals, and five rebounds in the first quarter alone, to lead the Bees to their second straight District title.
"Usually I'm not the shooter,” Badger said. “But I came out, hit a couple shots."
"Defense, heart, effort, hustle,” Miller said. “And what an outstanding young man. He's the kind of kid you'd like to date your daughter."
Or at least, the kind you'd like to run your offense.