BURNS — Burns senior Bailey Ward signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., this fall. The 5-foot-6 guard averaged 12.3 points per game for the Broncs this past season. Here are a few interesting nuggets that didn’t make it into Friday’s story or other stories this winter.
Ward signed her letter of intent on April 26, which was her twin sisters, Mckenzie and Mckayla’s, 15th birthday.
Ward and her family stopped in Billings on their return trip from British Columbia, where they were visiting her mother, Shannon Ward’s, family. While in Billings, the Wards sat in on a Battlin’ Bears practice and Bailey Ward got to shoot around in the school’s gymnasium.
The Ward sisters comprised three-fifths on the Lady Broncs starting lineup this winter. They were coached by their father, Barry Ward, which created an interesting dynamic for the elder Ward.
“It’s hard because you want them to be perfect,” Barry Ward said in December. “That’s the parent coming out of you. But the coach understands that they make mistakes and it’s OK to do that. I’m probably too hard on them. It’s difficult, but, man, is it fun.”