Then in the final against Fishers, Bullard battled foul trouble throughout and Kain was again there to pick up the slack, and Kain’s putback basket at the halftime buzzer gave the team all the momentum as the jubilated Berries stormed into the locker room with a 10-point advantage, a lead they would not relinquish.
“That was probably one of my proudest moments,” said Kain, who put in a lot of work in the offseason with coach Jerry Hoover to get ready for her senior season.
Hoover said Kain was one of the best leaders on the team and Kain agreed that was her biggest role on the team.
“I think the girls of all ages on the team related to me. I felt like they could come to me for anything. I helped us bond more as a team,” she said.
Kain added she enjoyed being a teammate with Miss Basketball Whitney Jennings.
“It was definitely a blessing. I wouldn’t have done any of that without her,” she said of being a part of a championship team alongside Jennings. “It’s kind of awesome to say that I played and was a teammate of Whitney.”
The following is a question-and-answer session with Kain.
Q. How did you first get started in sports? At what age?
A. At age 5, I started playing soccer, softball and basketball.
Q. Do you have any family members who played sports?
A. My dad played football and baseball. My brother [Rick] played football, wrestling and baseball.
Q. Have you ever played a sport that you were not successful at?
A. Yes, tennis. It was more likely for me to hit the light pole then the other side of the court.
Q. How do you feel you’ve improved as an athlete since you first started playing?