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Rachael Bakker

Rachael Bakker doesn’t sacrifice tenaciousness, but knows the Duncan Christian School Chargers senior girls’ basketball team can’t afford to have her in foul trouble.

“Sometimes it’s hard not to foul like a fast break or something your feet aren’t planted,’’ said Grade 12 student Bakker, 17, part of the DCS team’s twin tandem with sister Olivia.

“She will go after the ball,’’ said coach Michelle Nederlof. “But she’s pretty clean so we’ve been fortunate with her and fouls this year. She’s learning how to include all the players on our team and is looking for all corners of the key and passing it outside.

"She realizes she’s a playmaker and has to put that ball in the hoop, but she also realizes that there’s other ways to do it.’’

The Bakkers also realize the team is depending on them for success.

“It’s really important that Olivia and I just take more of a leadership role,’’ said Rachael.

Her sports calendar with volleyball and basketball has always been full.

“It’s really nice cross-training,’’ she said. “It really helps keep you in shape. I think I would probably choose basketball post-secondary, but I love volleyball as well.’’

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