Hardin junior Kamber Good Luck is averaging just over 13 points per game to lead Hardin’s explosive girls basketball attack, as she’s taken her play to another level this season.
The two-time all-conference selection has always been a knockdown shooter. In fact, she was a national free throw champion while in junior high. But she’s matured into a well-rounded player that helps the entire Bulldog offense.
“Now that she’s driving, that opens up, because she’s very good, has good court awareness. She can see where the open man is," Hardin head coach Cindy Farmer said. "When the other girls drive, she relocates and can shoot that 3. They’ve got to get out on her, that opens up for the chance to drive. They’re closing out on her thinking she’s going to shoot the 3."
“I drive it in more and not shoot and wait on the side," Good Luck said. "I’ve been trying to get to the free throw line, because those are free buckets.”
Good Luck’s improvement hasn’t come by accident. She’s quiet and leads by example with the work she puts in.
“She puts in a lot of time. They love to play, they love to put in the extra time. (Good Luck) is one of those. She’ll come in on the weekend and work and just doesn’t want to be denied," Farmer said. "She wants to keep making herself better and making her teammates better.”
Farmer will hope Good Luck and the Hardin girls are peaking at this weekend’s State A tournament in Great Falls. The Bulldogs will need everyone involved, but that hasn’t been an issue all year.
“That’s who they are. The only way we’re going to go somewhere is as a team. It’s not going to be individual," said Farmer.
Hardin, which placed third at the Eastern A divisional tournament last week, will play Ronan, the second seed out of the Western A, on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the opening round of the state tournament.