Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Division I talent leads Southaven girls in quest for 6A hoops crown

The Southaven girls basketball program has never signed an athlete to a Division I scholarship. That will change on Nov. 15 when the senior frontcourt of JoAnna Smith, Aliyahh Miller and Jasmine Joyner sign letter of intent with various programs across the country on the first signing period of the year.

The senior trio along with talented junior guards Olivia Cunningham and Queen Hayes give the Lady Chargers five Division I prospects as they begin the season favorites to win the 6A state title a year after a 29-3 season that ended in the state semi-final in Jackson.

“I’ve been really fortunate,” Southaven head coach Dave Baldwin said. “I’ve got great bus drivers because they’ve brought me talent. It’s easy to coach good athletes.”

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