Basketball Movie Looks for 'The Heart of the Game'

Bill Resler, right, and Darnellia Russell

Bill Resler, right, and Darnellia Russell square off for a little one-on-one in a scene from The Heart of the Game. Miramax Films hide caption

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Darnellia Russell, a natural leader on and off the court, directs a play.

Darnellia Russell, a natural leader on and off the court, directs a play in a scene from the documentary. Miramax Films hide caption

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Friday marks the release of a new documentary by filmmaker Ward Merrill called The Heart of the Game. The film follows the Roosevelt Roughriders, a high school girls' basketball team from Seattle, over a seven-year period.

Ed Gordon talks about the film with Roughriders coach Bill Resler and Darnellia Russell, a standout player on one of Resler's winning teams.

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