Three Year Varsity Starter and 3.74 GPA
Born: May 17, 1992
Graduation: June 2010
Weight: 130 lbs
Dominant hand: Right
Other sports: Softball (Shortstop, Pitcher)
School and Coach
High School: Edward Milne
Athletic Director: Kelly Hunter
School phone: (250) 642-5211
Coach: Trevor Bligh
Phone number: 250) 642-5329
Malissa has started varsity since freshman year, moving from Shooting Guard to Point Guard by her third game. She is a highly accurate outside shooter, who will slash to the net with either hand.
Her quickness makes her a tenacious man-to-man defender, who is always looking for the outlet pass to push the ball down the court. Malissa competes in a league of small schools, where she is always the focus of her opponent’s best one or two defenders on every possession. She also plays softball.
Malissa played her entire Sophomore season at Point Guard, where she averaged over 7 assists per game. She scored 14.5 points per game, with a game high of 25 points and 11 assists (played only 5 minutes of the second half).
Her quickness driving to the basket and her accurate outside shooting resulted in a 70.4 % 2-point completion percentage. She shot 53% on her 3-pointers and was a 73% free throw shooter. Led her team to the Vancouver Island AA Championships last year.
Malissa is expected to lead her team back to the play-offs this year. She is also expected to make the Honor Roll for a third year in a row. High School coach Trevor Bligh says, “Malissa possesses the ability to master new skills immediately.
She is an excellent ball handler and passer. She reads defenses well, and is able to take apart zone defenses with a gifted 3 pt shot. I have seen a lot of female basketball players here in the Victoria area over the past 18 years.
I haven’t seen a player dominate a game like Malissa does, since Christine Rigby (98-99) Spectrum High/University of Connecticut Huskies. Her complete skill package, tenacious defense, and great attitude make her a pleasure to coach.”
Wants to pursue a career in medicine in pediatric surgery or sports medicine.