Dad & daughter duo on the court - Mary Kate puts in the time for the crime

Mary Kate Myrick

Mary Kate Myrick had a big game against South Walton High on Jan. 21. Myrick who stands 5-foot-8 and a 1/2 led the Freeport Bulldogs with 17 points in the one-point victory.

Devon Ravine
Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:56 PM.

If stealing in basketball was a crime, Freeport's Mary Kate Myrick would be a criminal mastermind.

"I think the biggest rush is stealing, that's my favorite part," said the 17-year-old junior shooting guard and forward for the Freeport varsity Bulldogs.

And her secret to snatching 76 steals is, "You just look at their eyes," she said.

In recent weeks, Mary Kate even had her hand caught on someone's braces while trying to steal the ball.

"Dad gets a little frustrated sometimes because we try to steal a lot and we get into foul trouble," she said. "And foul trouble happens a lot."

And if dad gets frustrated, he's got reason. He's the coach.

Mike Myrick has been Mary Kate's coach pretty much all of her basketball career, which started at an early age.

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