BHS Lady TORS Basketball Named Player of the year Bebe Galloway
An X-factor with her combination of size and athleticism for the District 23-5A champion Ball High Lady Tors, sophomore post Bebe Galloway is the 2017-18 Galveston County girls basketball player of the year.
Coming from a basketball family, Galloway started playing the game when she was five years old. Older sisters Jordan Galloway and Martina Rawls also played in the Ball High girls basketball program.
“I just looked up to them and wanted to be just like them,” Galloway said. “They’re like my role models. We always played against each other, and I would always lose. But, they can’t beat me now.”
The 6-foot-1 Galloway averaged a double-double this season, recording 15 points per game, 10 rebounds per game, three blocks per game and three steals per game. Galloway was the Lady Tors’ leading scorer this season, but it’s on the defensive end of the floor where she takes the most pride in her game.
“I’m good at rebounding, I’m good at helping on defense making sure nobody gets in the paint, and I’m good at blocking shots,” Galloway said.
After doing a lot of listening last year as a freshman player new to the Ball High program, this year, head coach Amanda King said Galloway was more of a vocal leader this season, often encouraging her teammates and making sure they were on the same page.
“I’ve been fortunate to see her grow up as a player, and it’s been exciting having her as part of the program,” King said. “She’s really become a leader in the program this year, and that’s been really gratifying to see as a coach.”
Aside from Galloway’s natural abilities, King said Galloway possesses an elite-level work ethic.
“Physically, she worked a lot this summer on her game, and it’s been evident in every contest,” King said.
But, perhaps Galloway’s most crucial and unique trait, King said, is her unselfishness.
“With a kid as talented as Bebe is, you see a lot of them can become very selfish, so the fact that she’s so unselfish makes her a threat in more ways than one,” King said. “With a selfish player, you know they’re going to go up, three-on-one. But, if a kid is unselfish, it definitely makes it harder to guard them because you’re going to have to worry about who they are passing to now.”
In addition to continuing to improve her skill set, Galloway said her top goal going forward is to keep the program — which won district this season and was a district runner-up her freshman year last season — on track in its winning ways.
“Absolutely, the sky is the limit, as far as her potential is concerned,” King said. “Athletically, academically, she’s been a leader in every respect. I expect that to continue, and I have great expectations for her.”
Published by: The Galveston Daily News
Story by: James LaCombe: firstname.lastname@example.org