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It’s a family affair at Ramstein, where point guard Krissy Grosselin, front, is the daughter of Ramstein girls basketball coach and track coach Cecilia Grosselin, center, and the sister of Kenny Grosselin, a senior track and cross country star. Krissy, a 5-foot-7 junior, averaged 16 points, four assists and three steals a game last season.

It’s a family affair at Ramstein, where point guard Krissy Grosselin, front, is the daughter of Ramstein girls basketball coach and track coach Cecilia Grosselin, center, and the sister of Kenny Grosselin, a senior track and cross country star. Krissy, a 5-foot-7 junior, averaged 16 points, four assists and three steals a game last season. (Lisa Horn / S&S)

Krissy Grosselin makes basketball look easy.

Maybe it’s her cool demeanor on the court or her philosophy of taking things one step at a time.

Grosselin’s high school career, however, has been anything but slow-paced.

On the Ramstein High School varsity squad since she was a freshman, the junior point guard has helped the Lady Royals maintain their three-year winning streak in the Division I European championships.

Last season, Grosselin averaged 16 points, four assists and three steals and was selected the tournament’s most valuable player.

Coming from an athletic family, it seemed only natural that Krissy would find a sport she liked and excelled at, said Cecilia Grosselin, who ran track and played basketball in high school.

Cecilia also happens to be Krissy’s coach in basketball and track, and her math teacher — a lot of time with one person that many teenagers are afraid to be seen with.

“I just got used to having her as my coach,” Grosselin said. “It doesn’t bother me. She’s like my sister.”

A gymnast in her early years, Krissy Grosselin grew fond of basketball while sitting on the bench as her mother coached her brother’s games. She also practiced with him between games.

“Playing with Kenny, it made me tougher,” Grosselin said, “and that’s why I started playing basketball, actually.”

While Kenny Grosselin decided that running was his sport, he too has excelled, winning the European cross country championship in September. He recently received an appointment at the Air Force Academy, where he also plans to run.

Krissy also runs track and cross country, and, during the summer plays basketball on two local German teams.

“It gives her an excellent opportunity that she doesn’t have in the States,” Cecilia Grosselin said. “It’s given her the international experience as well as allowing her to play basketball throughout the summer.”

As for her college plans, Grosselin hopes to receive a basketball scholarship.

“I’m going to go to some shootouts this summer — to see if I can get any looks there,” she said.

And as far as this season, she said, “We’re just trying to take it one step at a time. [I’ve] got lots of good teammates, and so if we work together we can be pretty successful this year.”

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