“In volleyball she’s dominant. In basketball her role is unsung,” Hoover said. “She’s a good defensive player, a good rebounder. She gets banged around. It’s not as much of a noticeable role that the average fan even appreciates, but she does a great job in basketball. ... She plays hurt. Bumps and bruises don’t bother her.
“She gets rid of problems for us. She’ll pick off a pass and turn it into points for us as quickly as anybody I’ve ever coached. ... She has an eternal optimistic attitude. Against Twin Lakes we were down two with two seconds to go in almost everybody in the gym had given up. She intercepts the ball, gets fouled and hits two free throws and we go to overtime and we win. And she was a sophomore. She never gives up.”
Kiley is one of four returning starters for Logan’s girls basketball team, joining classmate Rachel Jennings, junior Whitney Jennings — a 2014 Miss Basketball candidate — and sophomore Nakeya Penny in what could be a very special season for the Berries.
“We should be really good and show our true potential,” Kiley said.
In volleyball the Berries are 17-5 and 3-1 in the North Central Conference. Kiley leads the team in digs (180) and is second in kills (209).
“She’s unstoppable when she’s on,” Logan coach Jon Vernon said. “Her serving has improved a ton. She has really worked hard at serving. When she’s on her game and Alaina [Page] is complementing her and she’s hitting at the net we have a very good chance at winning. She hits hard and scores points in bunches.”
The following is a question-and-answer session with Victor.
Q. Of the sports you play, which is your favorite? Why?
A. It really just depends on the season. During volleyball it is volleyball and during basketball it is basketball.