|Noxubee County hoops tandem inks with EMCC Lady Lions|
EMCC women’s basketball coach Sharon Thompson announced Friday that the teammates have signed national letters-of-intent with the Lady Lions.SCOOBA, Miss. –Keyetta Buckhalter and Shanteria Tate of Noxubee County High School will continue their education and athletic careers together at East Mississippi Community College.
A 5-foot-11 forward, Buckhalter averaged 9.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 1.1 steals per contest during her injury-shortened senior campaign. The three-year starter in the post for NCHS head coach A.E. Williams injured her right knee against New Hope 11 games into the 2008-09 season.
Tate, a 5-foot-6 guard, ranked second on the team in scoring at 11.6 points an outing, along with averaging 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals this past season. Like Buckhalter, she was a three-year starter for Noxubee County and served as team co-captain as a senior.
Buckhalter and Tate helped lead the 17-10 Tigerettes to the 2008-09 Division 4-4A regular-season championship and postseason tournament title. During the past three seasons, the tandem helped pace Noxubee County to a composite record of 70-23, including three straight Division 4-4A titles and consecutive semifinal-round appearances in the Class 4A North State playoffs in 2008 and 2007.
The Noxubee County duo joins previously announced EMCC women’s basketball signees Natalie Tate and Nashedra Barry of Columbus High School, Kemper County’s RoTasha Windom, Shavantis Thomas of Oxford High School, Southeast Lauderdale’s Keyosha Robinson, Alvionna Knox of Weir, Malashia Chandler of Westlake High School in Atlanta, and Rickeisha Bryant of Homestead (Fla.) Senior High School.
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 April 2009 )|
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