Each week we ask local prep athletes questions about themselves and their teams. This week:
Hollowell, a three-time all-Class B selection, has been a stalwart for the Red Devils her entire career. She is currently playing for her fourth coach in four seasons. Last week Hollowell erupted for 40 points against Forsyth, breaking the school record for points in a game. Later this year Hollowell will set the school's all-time scoring mark, which is held by her coach, Sarah Reynolds (formerly Rager).
The Red Devils were ranked sixth in the latest Associated Press poll and 10-2 after Thursday's win against Red Lodge.
School: Huntley Project
Q: Tell us about your 40-point game. How were you able to go off like that?
A: The first quarter the score was pretty close, so after that I kind of got after it a little more than I did in the first quarter. That's what got me going, the close score.
Q: That point total broke the record for most points in a game in school history. What does that record mean to you?
A: It's pretty cool. I am not really aware of all of my personal records, but what's exciting is to be doing well as a team, that's what has been the great part of this year. This is probably the best all-around team I've been on in my four years.
Q: You are also on the verge of breaking the school record for career points, a mark that belongs to your coach (Sarah Reynolds).
A: I haven't really been paying attention to it, but being so close to coach Reynolds is big honor. She was an amazing athlete. Not only is it cool to be playing for her but it's also fun being right up there with her.
Q: Do you worry at all that she may sit you out to make sure you don't break her record?
A: (Laughs). We joke about it, but when it comes down to winning I know she wants to win as bad as me. I'm hoping she'll keep me on the court.
Q: Coach Reynolds is your fourth basketball coach in four seasons. How challenging has that turnover been for you and your teammates?
A: Each year it's something new for us seniors. We've had to make four adjustments each year. At first it's frustrating but on the other hand it's cool because you get a different perspective. I've learned something new from each coach.
Q: Talk about this season. Do you like where the team is heading?
A: I do. There's no selfishness this year. This is the group that we played with when we were younger, traveling and in junior high. It's not really about who is scoring the most. We just want to win and I think we're all on the same page.