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Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

Lady Archers basketball begins offseason with multiple signings

 

By: Spencer Gleason
-Sports Editor-

 

On Saturday, April 13, the Lady Archers held a basketball showcase, where incoming players could play with members of the 2012-13 Lady Archers.

Ten potential signees came to play, while eight members of the 2012-13 Lady Archers also took advantage of the opportunity.

“It was actually fun. It feels good to get back in the gym [at Meramec],” sophomore forward Lauren Maclin said. “I saw a lot of girls that were pretty good. I think they’ll definitely help the team next year.”

The showcase gave some of the newest members of the 2013-14 Lady Archers to display some of their talents.

“There are a lot of girls that are very versatile. They can do a lot,” Maclin said. “They can drive, shoot and there is a lot of height coming in too. There’s going to be a lot of different girls that we haven’t had in a while and I think they’re going to be a big help to everybody.”

After the scrimmages, Head Coach Shelly Ethridge and Assistant Coach Melanie Marcy signed two new players guaranteeing their chance to play basketball at a collegiate level.

Incoming freshman and Chicago, Ill. native, Kahlilah Morrow, who had two knee surgeries in Nov. 2011, has looked forward to this day for a long time.

“It’s been a long time coming back,” Morrow said. “I was a little shaky on the court [today], but I’ve been working on stuff on my own. I’m excited to play.”

Zuri Hill, who transferred from Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., to STLCC, will also be new to the squad.

“I found them and thought I’d like to play for them,” Hill said. “I saw how the coaches and players interacted. I talked to their players, now, and they said how close the team was. I like that.”

On Wednesday, April 10, the Lady Archers signed Rachel Peraea from Principia High School.

With so much new talent coming in, the hope is to continue the successes of the previous STLCC Lady Archer teams, both on and off the court, according to Ethridge.

“Our job is to make these kids successful both on and off the court,” Ethridge said. “It’s so great that our program is starting to make a name for itself. It’s a tribute to the kids.”

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