Summit’s girls basketball team is ranked No. 2 in Division II-A, and the SkyHawks have done much of it without starting point guard Adrianne Thomas.
Thomas was out since December after spraining the MCL in her knee just before Christmas in the Santa Barbara Tournament. Summit has filled in well without her, but it’s always good to get back a player of the caliber of Thomas, who averaged 11.4 points, 4.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 4.2 steals last year.
Initially, the fear was that Thomas’ knee was torn, which would’ve essentially ended her season. But instead it was a sprain and a “really aggressive rehab” got her back in about three weeks. She played in her first game on Thursday, scoring two points in about six minutes of playing time.
Coach Alexis Barile said Thomas is champing at the bit to play more, but they will take it slowly with her return.
Summit won’t be challenged in the Sunkist League, but can look to Jan. 31 when they’ll play a challenging opponent to be announced in Cajon’s one-day girls basketball event.