Women’s Basketball Adds Three to 2011-12 Roster

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Women’s Basketball Adds Three to 2011-12 Roster

Women’s Basketball Adds Three to 2011-12 RosterNorthwestern Oklahoma State University’s head women’s basketball coach Stephanie Shaw has announced the signings of three players that will join the 2011-12 Lady Ranger basketball team.

La’ Paris Newsome, 5-7, Guard, Paris Junior College (Tex.), Chicago, Ill.

Newsome comes to Northwestern after helping Paris Junior College (Tex.) to a 19-12 finish. She led the Dragons in assists while averaging 4.1 points per game. 

“La’Paris’ statistics do not even come close to showcasing her ability to run the point guard position,” remarked Shaw. “She is able to handle the ball extremely well under pressure and has a knack for getting to the rim, but can also knock down the deep three. Her passing ability and defensive presence is something we look forward to having next season.”

Titania Simmons, 5-11, Forward, Midland Junior Coll. (Tex.), Lawton, Okla.

Simmons transfers to Northwestern from Midland Junior College (Tex.) where she averaged four points and five rebounds for the Lady Chaps. 

“Titania comes from a well established program in Midland,” stated Shaw. “Having played for Coach Ron Jones for two years, she understands what it means to work hard. She is a big guard that has the ability to step out and shoot the three-pointer, but also post up on a smaller guard. Titania’s best asset is her defensive presence. With her length and speed, we will look for her to be a lock-down defender.”

Emily Eaton, 5-5, Guard, Calumet High School, Calumet, Okla.

Eaton won a Class A State Championship in 2011 while averaging 13.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. She has obtained many honors throughout her career at Calumet. Most recently, she was named Little All-City, Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State and Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State.

“Emily comes from an excellent high school program and understands what it takes to win,” said Shaw. “Her high basketball IQ will only help her in an easy transition from the high school ranks to college. We are excited to have someone of Emily’s caliber be a part of the Ranger family for four years.”