Girls HSBB: Hulm, Allmaras spearheading Legacy’s late season surge

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Right now the most dangerous team in the West are the Legacy Sabers. Since Feb. 1, the Sabers have won five out of six games. Much of their success can be tied to the emergence of Ashley Hulm and Taryn Allmaras.

Teammates Ashley Hulm and Taryn Allmaras have been keys parts in Legacy’s late season success.

“We’ve been starting to play better lately,” Allmaras said. 

On Feb. 6, the juniors combined for 25 points in Legacy’s upset win of the No. 2 team in the state.

Taryn is her first year on varsity.

“We played with the varsity in practice,” Allmaras said, “so we were used to the atmosphere.”

The guard says she noticed a big difference between playing junior varsity and varsity.

“When you would make a mistake or a good play,” Allmaras said. “The crowd would cheer but, you didn’t have as many fans as you do at the varsity game.”

And the pressure is more intense. 

“So it’s just magnified by ten when you do something good or do something bad,” Allmaras said.

Ashely is in her third year on varsity, but her first time as a starter.

“It’s been different,” Hulm said. “I’ve just learned to step up and be vocal and always play hard.”

Both players credit last year’s seniors with setting a great example.

“Always give it our all in practice,” Hulm said, “and it’ll carry over to the court in games.”

They both also want to defend their state title from a year ago.

“Always work at it in practice,” Hulm said, “and try to get there again.”

Tonight, Legacy travels to Bismarck in their final regular season game.

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