By ERIC VICCARO
Two rebounds shy of a double-double.
That’s what happened during the Texas Girls Coaches Association 1A-3A girls’ basketball all-star game at Arlington High School on Friday as former Bowie High School standout Madison Wallace tallied 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Red team in their 71-53 victory.
“I was really nervous and worried coming into the game,” said Wallace, a 5-foot-11 center. “But, once the game started, I was able to get in a rhythm and get comfortable.”
Wallace was a three-sport star for the Jackrabbits, also competing in golf as well as the track and field squad as a discus specialist.
“It was fun playing with all those amazing athletes, and I met so many new people.”
Many of the girls Wallace played alongside or against during the game will play basketball on the collegiate level. However, Madison has decided to focus on academics at Texas Tech in Lubbock, where she will major in business.
“It was an awesome experience for Madison,” said Colby Davis-Pastusek, Bowie’s head coach who served in the same capacity with the 1A-3A Red team. “It was a great way for her to end her playing career.
“She had a great game. She was consistent,” added the coach, who complimented Wallace on her strong defense that propelled Red to the victory.
Davis-Pastusek said players were substituted in four-minute intervals. The game was played using two 18-minute halves. Read more in the mid-week edition of The Bowie News.
Bowie’s Madison Wallace (left) and Colby Davis-Pastusek smile after the Red team won the Texas Girls Coaches Association 1A-3A all-star game on Friday at Arlington. Wallace scored 12 points and Davis-Pastusek served as the head coach. (Courtesy photo)