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Barton women sign trio
Otis-Bison's Cora Anderson signs a basketball letter of intent with Barton Community College.

Three players have signed letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Barton Community College.

"We are really excited about these early signees. They are competitive and have a strong desire to succeed,” said Barton basketball coach Alan Clark. “”They will represent Barton well on-and-off the basketball floor."

Otis-Bison’s Cora Anderson, a 6-0 post, averaged 11 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Otis-Bison (23-3) beat unbeaten Thunder Ridge 33-28 and unbeaten Golden Plains 51-37 to qualify for the 1A state basketball tournament. Hanover edged the Cougars 41-36 at the 1A state tournament. No. 1 ranked Central Plains also downed the Cougars 58-35 and 68-24.

"She can score with either hand around the basket with good range to 15 feet. She will give us a physical presence,” Clark said. “Cora is a great person with a super work ethic. She is an excellent student. She will continue to build our culture of hard work, dedication and doing things right.”

Scott City’s Lyndi Rumford, a 5-11 forward, led Scott City to a 20-4 record and a 3A State Tournament berth. She averaged 12 points nad five rebounds a game.

"Lyndi can step out and shoot the three and score inside,” Clark said. “She’s an excellent passer and will fit perfectly into the Barton family. She is a great person, teammate and student who will be an asset to our campus. I can't wait for our fans to get to know her."

Harata Coleman, a 5-8 guard from Palmerston North, New Zealand, averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. She was invited to the Junior Tall Ferns, the top 19-and-under New Zealand national team.

"We’re fortunate to have Harata come to Barton,” Clark said. “She is from a rural area, so she’ll fit right in. She comes from a strong family that is committed to the values we are building our program on."