Janelle Baal’s game has blossomed this year.
The Dakota Ridge point guard has gone from distributor to scorer, averaging 11.1 points per game. The senior plays aggressive defense and still hands out nearly three assists a game.
While Baal’s scoring may be up, the wins are not. As the lone holdover from an experienced 2007 Dakota Ridge team that reached the Class 5A state quarterfinals, Baal hasn’t experienced losing on a consistent basis until this year.
Admittedly, it’s hard to take.