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Women’s Basketball Inks Four High School Standouts
All players to join the Bearcats as freshmen in the fall
March 6, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—The Binghamton women’s basketball team has announced the signing of four high school senior standouts. Each of them signing a National Letter of Intent (NLI) and will join the Bearcats for their freshman season in the fall.
“I’m extremely excited to bring in four quality student-athletes for next year,” Binghamton head coach Nicole Scholl said. “They are a great fit for our program and will represent Binghamton and all we stand for in the classroom, on the playing floor and in the community.”
Kandace Newry (Hollywood, Fla.) is a 5-10 guard from Monsignor Pace High School. As a senior, she has averaged 8.2 points, 13.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game. In her junior season at Parkway Academy, she averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists per contest.
“Kandace brings us size and athleticism at the guard spot,” Scholl said. “She can play all three guard positions with the ability to score from the perimeter or get to the rim.
Kim Albrecht (Deerfield, Wisc.) is a 5-7 guard from Deerfield High School. As a junior, she averaged 19.7 points per game and was named the conference MVP and honorable mention all-state. She has been her class president for two years and is a member of the National Honors Society.
“What I loved most about Kim is her desire to be a great defender,” Scholl said. “She is very versatile at the guard position and can score off the dribble.”
Jessa Molina (Wichita, Kansas) is a 6-1 forward from Wichita South High School. As a junior, she averaged 17.8 points per game and shot 81 percent from the free throw line. Molina was named first-team All-City in the Greater Wichita Athletic League.
“Jessa is a true back to the basket post who can score consistently around the rim, ” Scholl said. “We are looking for her to give us a strong inside presence.”
Morgan Murphy (Wethersfield, Conn.) is a 6-0 forward from the Sports & Medical Sciences Academy. As a senior, she has averaged 18.6 points and 15.7 rebounds per contest. In her junior season at Wethersfield High School, she averaged 13.5 points and 15.2 rebounds per game. Murphy was a 2010 and 2011 All-Central Connecticut Conference selection.
“Morgan’s strength and athleticism will have an immediate impact on our program,” Scholl said. ” She can score inside and out and is a relentless rebounder.”
Binghamton finished 13-18 this season and advanced to the America East semifinals for the fifth time in seven seasons.