LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Sarah Galvin is making up for lost time.
The Bellarmine redshirt Junior from Hendersonville, Tennessee has led the Knights in scoring in each of their eleven games thus far and is averaging 19 points per contest. Most importantly all eleven have been wins. This after sitting out all of last season with a knee injury.
"It's just awesome to be back," said Galvin. "I love playing basketball. It was a long year out, but I'm thriving in it now. My team's given me the confidence out there and I'm just thankful that they give me the ball and have confidence in me."
The Knights are ranked (17th nationally) for the first time since 1992. The most recent triumph came in resounding fashion, 92-74 over Truman State Thursday night at Knights Hall. Galvin led the way with 23 points. It was the beginning of a stretch of five games against some of the top teams in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Fourth-year head coach Chancellor Dugan had a number of pieces back from last year's 14-13 team. But having Galvin back has changed everything.
"It's the difference between this year and last year without her," said Dugan. "She's such an offensive force that they have to maybe think about doubling her. She's just so crafty with the ball. She can score with either hand. Some players want to score, but she knows how to get it."
The Knights are back in action Saturday when they host Quincy at 1:00 pm. That will be followed by the 5th-ranked Bellarmine men against Quincy at 3:15 pm.