Bekah Marshall established herself as a versatile player last season as Columbia City fought off growing pains and gained experience for this season’s more wide open Northeast 8 Conference race. Marshall was just a freshman, but was able to effect many games with her length and rebounding prowess.
Marshall averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds per contest while shooting 43 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line, a place she was able to visit at a steady pace because she was so strong on the offensive glass for the Eagles. The jump for many from freshman to sophomore seasons on the varsity level is significant and the same is expected for Marshall as she settles in more.
Outside of the rebounding department, Marshall continues to grow just about everywhere else as Columbia City’s utility player. When teams pressure ball handler Carly Mabie, Marshall can be used to help get the ball up court. Her knowledge of the game helps her court vision and is a player than can be successful and/or create success in pick and roll situations.
“Good rebounder and has a knack for knowing how to get the basketball for offensive rebounds and put backs,” Columbia City coach Amy Shearer says of Marshall. “[A] good ball handler for her size and can run the floor well.”