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."