Lindsay Anderson is not garnering attention from college coaches. No one is flooding her mailbox with recruiting letters.
Despite the realization that she may not play basketball in college, the Roseville High School senior guard is getting the most out of her prep career.
Anderson plays three sports for the Tigers and has a 4.31 grade-point average. She is the secretary for student government.
“I don’t know what to do with myself if I have a break,” Anderson said. “I like moving on to the next thing. If I only played one sport year-round, I don’t think I would get bored – I just like the diversity. I want to be involved with as much as I can.”
An All-Sierra Foothill League selection as a junior, Anderson averaged 18.7 points and 12.2 rebounds for a 3-23 Tigers team.
This season, she averages 19.6 points and 10.8 rebounds as Roseville (3-3) has put the past behind it entering Monday night’s game at Del Campo.
Anderson was the captain of Roseville’s volleyball team this fall, helping the Tigers advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. She earned all-SFL honors in soccer last spring.
Playing competitive soccer for years, the 5-foot-9 Anderson said, has helped enable her to outrebound taller players.
“I’m not afraid of contact and going in and battling,” Anderson said. “I’m not afraid to get hurt.”
Roseville first-year coach Josh Errecart said that tenacity is a big reason he has high praise for his star player.
“In my experience in basketball, she is one of the players that is just a true scorer,” Errecart said. “She can get to the basket and create her own shot.”
Anderson aspires to attend Stanford or UCLA, major in business and become a sports agent.
Wildcat wonders – Behind first-year coach Sydney Gatson, a former Sacramento State guard, No. 6 Whitney is 8-0, including a win over No. 7 Bear River in the Oakmont Rotary Tournament on Saturday.
Whitney, with just one winning season in its eight years of existence, is off to the best start in school history.
Junior Shelbi Meyer and sophomore Dominique Bustamante led the Wildcats with 15 points each in the Oakmont championship game. Junior Sami Willis had 11 and Alanna Scott 10.
• No. 18 Colfax enters The Bee’s Top 20 after a 56-43 victory over Pioneer Valley League foe Lincoln in the final of the Millet Tournament in Oroville. Kylee Bauer scored 15 of her game-high 22 points in the second half for the Falcons.
• Second-ranked Oak Ridge beat No. 4 Nevada Union 57-44 for the Oak Ridge Shootout championship. Jenn Hoffman scored a game-high 16 points, and Isamar Conde and Saraya Smith each had 10.
• Top-ranked Sacramento beat Sheldon 65-39 for the St. Hope Classic title. Najah Queenland led all scorers with 20. Aliceah Hernandez had 11 and Ayanna Edwards 10 for the Dragons.
• Haleigh Filer led No. 9 Capital Christian with 20 points as the Cougars beat Rio Linda 53-44 for the Claude Brock Memorial Tournament title at Center. Cougars junior Nicole Colbert was named the tournament MVP.