Basketball Commits Seven to Roster for Next Season

Raiders Excited About New Players; High Hopes For Next Season

Courtesy of Sports Information Desk

Southern Oregon head women’s basketball coach Lynn Kennedy announced today that seven individuals have signed letters of intent to play basketball at Southern Oregon next year.

The group of seven include Cassandra Tiggett (Umpqua CC), Krysten Copeland (Santa Rosa College), Chiquita Thomas (Santa Monica College), Haley Newell (Santa Monica College), Angelica Cahee (Butte College), Ymonne Davidson-Mays (Butte College) and Gigi Glogovac (Lassen College).

“We are very excited about this recruiting class,” Kennedy said. “Not only are they all standout athletes, they are also exceptional students. Each one of them brings experience and leadership and they all come from winning programs. With our returning players and this recruiting class, we believe we will have the opportunity to compete for another conference championship.”

Tiggett, a native of Beaverton, led Umpqua to a 29-3 record as a sophomore and a third place finish in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges playoffs. Tiggett, a 6-foot-2-inch forward, averaged 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

Copeland was a two-year starter at Santa Rosa. The 6-foot-1-inch forward led the team to a 28-6 record and a State Championship. Copeland scored the final four points of the championship game to help secure the program’s first title since 1998. Copeland averaged 10 points and six rebounds last year.

Thomas and Newell played together at Santa Monica and helped the team to a 17-10 record last year and a second place finish in the Western State Conference.

Thomas, a 5-foot-6-inch guard, averaged 11 points and earned First-Team All-Conference honors.

Newell, a 5-foot-4-inch guard, was a two-time First Team All-Conference selection and averaged 10 points last year. Newell also led the team in 3-point shooting.

Cahee and Davidson-Mays teamed up to lead Butte to one of its most successful seasons. The duo led the Roadrunners to a 22-7 record, a Golden Valley Conference title and a trip to the Regional semifinals.

Cahee, a 5-foot-4-inch guard, earned back-to-back All-Conference honors and averaged 16 points per game this past year. Davidson-Mays averaged 14 points and six rebounds and also earned All-Conference honors.

Glagovac comes to SOU after just one year at Lassen. The Virginia City, Nev. native averaged 11 points and eight rebounds and was named All-Conference and All-Freshman.

The Raiders open up the 2011-12 season on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., against Holy Names in the opening game of the Raider Classic. Also joining the Raiders and Hawks at the Classic will be Northwest Christian and Great Falls.

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