Meridian Star


May 7, 2014

Lady Eagles sign letters of intent

MERIDIAN — From School Reports


The Meridian Community College women’s basketball team held a special signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the Castell Gallery on campus to recognize three young women who signed scholarships to continue their college careers. Victoria Stewart (Henderson State), Kristin Sampson (Mississippi College), and Felshia Walters (Mississippi Valley State) each signed their national letters of intent in front of many supporters. The three young women each played a pivotal role in the success of the Lady Eagles during the 2013-2014 season that finished 19-7 overall.

 “We are extremely proud of these young ladies and for signing today,” said MCC head coach Jocelyn McGilberry. “We appreciate all of their hard work and dedication to the program here and Meridian Community College and we know that they will each be very successful in the future.”

 Stewart, a former Neshoba Central star, inked her scholarship with Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. Stewart averaged nearly 15 points per contest and shot 34 percent from three-point range. Stewart also distributed the play well during her sophomore season by leading the squad with four assists per contest. Stewart will look to bolster a Henderson State lineup that finished the 2013-2014 season with a 13-14 record. The Reddies compete in the Great American Conference and were originally members of the Gulf South Conference until recently.

 Sampson, a former Jackson Provine product, signed her national letter of intent to play next season at Mississippi College. Sampson was the top scorer for the Lady Eagles this past season by averaging 19 points per game and she also led the team in steals by averaging three per game. Sampson also shot 54 percent from the floor and shot the ball outside three-point range at 28 percent. Sampson will look to add some depth to the lineup for the Lady Choctaws that completed the 2013-2014 season with a 11-14 record. Mississippi College will also be making the jump to the Gulf South Conference beginning next season.

 Walters was the final signee represented in the class Tuesday afternoon and she signed with Mississippi Valley State. Walters was one of the leaders in the rebounding category during the 2013-2014 season by pulling down six boards a game. Walters also averaged seven points a game and will look to help a Mississippi Valley squad that finished 9-21 this past season.

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