Nikita Conroy of West Allis Central was asked to find new ways of scoring to counter opposing defenses this basketball season.
No matter what she tried, it worked, as shown by her average of 22 points in this campaign and her career total of 1,225 points.
"The coaches used me as kind of a slasher to the hoop early in the season," Conroy said, "but later they wanted me to grow into more of a shooting role. Opponents were playing a zone (defense) because they knew I wanted to go to the basket, so I had to get comfortable with my outside shot."
Conroy connected on 134 field goals this season, including 42 from 3-point range, and hit 86 free throws as well en route to 528 points.
She was also a team leader, along with junior Antoinette Powell, giving a young team some needed direction.
For everything she did on the court this season, Conroy is part of the 2016-17 Now Newspapers All-Suburban basketball team.
"I thought I had a good overall season," the senior said. "I gave it my all and did everything I could do."
Conroy and Powell (13.2 average) were the only consistent scoring threats on the Bulldogs this season, but she worked around that.
"It was frustrating at times, but I still passed the ball when I could get my teammates open shots," she said. "We tried to move the ball around. (Powell) and I tried to help the younger players and tell them what to do on the floor. We helped organize the team and be the floor leaders."
Conroy is now on her way to attend and play for Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, which has a traditionally strong women's program.