VSN (admin) Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – 17:30
Erik Holth, CBC sports news director
Conway, Ark. –Central Baptist College women’s basketball coach Lyle Middleton has completed his 2022-23 recruiting class. Eight new Mustangs will join the teams this fall.
Emma Bates, Kenzie Parker, Jenell Light, Olivia Lambrigtsen, Rhys Anderson, Kristan Hargrove, Tamara Noel and Maele Van Houtert are the newcomers to the team. Bates comes to CBC from Paragould, where she was a three-time all-state draft pick and three-time defensive MVP at Greene County Tech, where she also finished as the school’s all-time leader in interceptions. , assists and three points. Parker, who currently plays women’s soccer, comes to CBC from North Arkansas College where she averaged eight points and five rebounds per game over two seasons. Light, originally from Cuba, Missouri, comes to CBC from Greenville College. Lambrightsen, a native of Mount Morris, Ill., joins the Kishwaukee College Mustangs in the Chicago area, where she was an All-Arrowhead Conference first-team selection and an All-Region IV first-team selection last season. Anderson comes to CBC from Seminole State in Oklahoma, where she averaged a very evenly matched 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game over the past two seasons. Hargrove, a Marshall native, also comes to CBC from North Arkansas College, where she shot more than 50% on three in her two seasons. Christmas comes to CBC from Lincoln Trail College in Illinois, where she played 25 games last season and Van Houtert, originally from the Netherlands, joins the William Penn Mustangs, another NAIA institution, where she carried the red shirt last season.
The women’s basketball season begins Nov. 1 at Baptist Bible College before opening the home schedule with a visit from Bacone on Nov. 3.
Central Baptist College Women’s Basketball American Midwest Conference Recruitment