Who will it be that steps up as the next girls to lead the Bellmont program and keep the Squaws viable? After Grace Hunter’s status brought life to Bellmont, the cupboard is far from bare as Meghan Busick may be that next big Bellmont scorer. Busick ended the 2018-2019 season as an IBCA All-State Honorable Mention selection and is the first player in our Top 50 countdown who was an Outside the Huddle All-Area player last season.
Busick scored a team second best 15 points per game as a junior, but suffered a torn ACL in the Sectional semi final win, leaving questions as to what kind of Busick we will see this season and when. But at her best, which is what we have to go on, Busick has turned into a killer on offense. When she doused county foe Adams Central with 35 points on 59 percent shooting, hitting six threes, Busick awakened the area as to her scoring ability. She actually only scored in single digits three times while shooting 43 percent from the field and 35 percent from three point range.
A major strength that will carry over for Busick is her clutch gene, which she demonstrated with a game closing basket in the rivalry battle with Norwell last season. Busick makes trips up the court with a cerebral approach and has developed into one of the Northeast 8’s toughest guards and hardest defensive matchups. Being a two way player at a consistent level is more rare than it should be, but Busick measures up.
“Meghan and Kenzie [McMahon] are both amazing athletes and have honed their basketball skills. Meghan shot only three three’s her freshman year, yet worked as hard as anyone and has become one of the programs best shooters,” says Bellmont coach Andy Heim. “Not only can she hurt you from three, she is almost impossible to guard going to the rim because of her length and athleticism.”