Kirsten Shimizu

Prep plus: Now and then with Kirsten Shimizu | Kennedy / Hawaii-Hilo

Published: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 8C
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 - 8:06 pm

The Bee's Jeff Caraska checks in on high school girls basketball stand-out Kirsten Shimizu.

Kirsten Shimizu | Kennedy / Hawaii-Hilo

Now: The 5-foot senior guard has started 17 of 20 games for the Vulcans and is averaging 7.7 points and 3.1 assists per game. She is the team leader with 29.9 minutes played per game. She scored a season-high 23 points in a 77-68 win over Holy Names last month. She averaged 9.9 points a game for the Vulcans last season.

Then: She was a first-team All-Metro selection for the 27-7 Cougars, who repeated as Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champions in 2008-2009. The senior guard averaged 8.6 points and a team-high 3.8 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

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