One of the definitions for the word “indispensible” in Webster’s Dictionary is about as short and to the point as you can get.
It simply says, this: “Absolutely necessary.”
That about sums up Satashala Beasley’s role on the Bryan County High School girls’ basketball team.
In fact, if Lady Redskins are able to find the same level of success they had last season – the 2010-11 Lady Redskins won the Region 3-A title and made it all the way to the Sweet 16 – then it’s a good bet Beasley will have plenty to do with it.
Her stats back that up. The returning All-Region performer senior is averaging 15.2 points and 11.8 rebounds every time she suits up while also chipping in five assists per contest. As a result, the Lady Redskins were 7-2 heading into the Brewton Parker Christmas Classic.
But when it comes to Beasley, her game is about more than numbers.
“Satashala has grown into a go to player for our team,” BCHS girls’ coach Mario Mincey said. “She has really focused on being a great rebounder and being a defensive presence for our team. She is truly a player that gives her all every game we play.”
Beasley recently took the time to answer a few questions about life on and off the court.
Q. As one of the seniors and returning All-region performers for Bryan County High School, what were your goals coming into this season?
A. My goal was to be a leader this year and help us to defend our region title and get back to the state playoffs.
Q. How far do you think the Lady Redskins can go this season?
A. We can go a long way this year, if we play together and believe in each other.
Q. What are your plans after high school?
A. My plans are to go to college and play basketball. I would like to major in the medical field.
Q. What’s your favorite subject? And who’s your favorite teacher?
A. My favorite subject is math. My favorite teacher is Mrs. Kilday
Q. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have two books, two movies and two CDs to take with you, what would you take?
A. I would take the Bible and any book that would keep me motivated. The movies would be “Friday” and “Love and Basketball.” The CD’s would be two of my favorite from my large collection of music.
Read more about Satashala Beasley in the Dec. 31 edition of the News.