Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 2/28/12
ST. LOUIS She proved to be versatile. With her right hand limited because of injury, Missouri State senior guard Casey Garrison resorted to shooting with her left hand in games over the past three weeks and achieved results that surprised her coach, her team and the competition. During a three-game stretch after she sprained her right thumb in practice, the Missouri Valley Conference preseason Player of the Year averaged 16.7 points per game, 4.7 rebounds, three assists and two steals using her left hand in victories over Wichita State, Evansville and Southern Illinois. In those games, Garrison shot 57.6 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from behind the three-point arc and 87.5 percent from the free-throw line. Her best performance in the run came against the Aces on Feb. 17, when she went 8-of-10 shooting from the floor including 3 of 4 from three-point range to earn a game-high 20 points. Before the streak, Garrison had never used her left hand to shoot during a game in c...
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