Rosenbohm's Led Turnaround at Nodaway-Holt

Published 02/25 2014 09:05PM

Updated 02/25 2014 09:54PM

(GRAHAM, Mo.) Four years ago, there was little to fear about the Nodaway-Holt Lady Trojans.

"Going into our first year we were the last rank in the Mound City Tournament," senior Darcie Gallagher said.

After two winless seasons David Carroll stepped in as head coach, and four years later, has shaped them into the top Class 1 team in the state.

"He's great, we've had him since seventh grade," Gallagher said. "So you know we know him and he knows us."

That same year Carroll took over as coach, freshman Megan Rosenbohm took over on the court averaging 22 points per game. She's developed into the top small school player in the state.

"She can do anything, you know you ask her to do, she can do it," Carroll said.

The senior is approaching 2,400 career points as she continues to be the driving force for a Trojan squad that's now pushed its record to 24-0.

"She keeps every body in a part of it, whether its you know at practice, whether its just running around school, you know she is just loose all the time."

Like most athletes, superstitions play a role in her game day routines -- from the bus ride to the game, to eating a candy bar at halftime.

"I just kinda started doing that early in the year," Rosenbohm said. "And then me and the assistant coach just share a Kit Kat at every half time now, like we've done it pretty much all year."

"She has to sit on the same bus seat every bus ride we go, if not she throws the biggest temper tantrum you'll ever see in your life."

Rosenbohm's hoping those traditions carry the Trojans to a state title, then on to her next step at Division II Southwest Baptist.

"It's really exciting, it's kind of surreal really, I mean, I'm really lucky and blessed for this all to happen."

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