Big Three of Scott, Spears
and Arthur to lead the way
By Justin Sokeland
The Big Three, before the Miami Heat made the term common in the sports arena, first referred to the automobile manufacturers, then later the television networks. Bedford North Lawrence volleyball has its own version.
Lexie Scott, Alyssa Spears and Gabrielle Arthur are the veterans, the talented triumvirate with the experience and expertise. They are the stars among the Stars – the hitter, the quarterback and the scrambler.
“They are definitely our go-to players,” BNL coach Scott Saunders said. “For us to succeed, they have to play at a high level. And they are right now.”
As powerful as the three can be, they comprise only half of a starting lineup. Help is demanded, and it is available. BNL believes, even if the preseason Class 4-A state poll does not share the optimism, it has assembled a squad to challenge for a Hoosier Hills Conference and sectional title.
That means the Stars are shooting for the heavens. If they can compete with the best in the league, they can compete with anyone in the state. Three HHC teams are ranked in the initial top 10, and that manipulation of the spotlight likely won’t change. The conference is loaded. So is BNL.
“I think this is the deepest team I’ve ever had,” Saunders said. “I feel pretty confident putting any of them in there at any time. We’ve got a good team.”