Wednesday, May 11, 2011

LSC Scoop Afternoon Update 5-11

UCO golf coach resigns - UCO Sports
EDMOND (May 11) – Central Oklahoma head men’s golf coach Dax Johnston has resigned.

Johnston, who won the 1996 Division II national championship as a player for the Bronchos, was in his 10th year at the UCO helm.

“We appreciate Dax’s many years of service to the university and wish him the best of luck in the future,” said UCO President W. Roger Webb.

UCO women’s coach Michael Bond will serve as interim coach for the Bronchos when they travel to Florence, Ala. for the NCAA Division II national tournament May 16-20.

Johnston's UCO teams won 52 titles and placed in the top five in 106 of 131 tournaments during his tenure.

Franklin Signs to Play for Lady Buffs in 2011-12 - WTAM Basketball
CANYON, Texas – West Texas A&M head women’s basketball coach Krista Gerlich has announced the signing of Paige Franklin (Fort Worth, Texas) to play for the Lady Buffs beginning the 2011-12 season. Franklin will transfer to WTAMU following a two-year stint at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan.

“We are thrilled to have Paige joining our program,” Gerlich said. “She brings a dimension to the point guard position that could take our team to the next level with her speed and pass-first mentality. She has the quickness an ability to get to the rim, which will allow us to set up our shooters and keep our opponents’ defense on their heels.”

Franklin, a 5-6 guard, was a second team all-conference selection and a first team all-region honoree following her sophomore year at BCC. She averaged 8.5 points a game and dished out 2.8 assists per contest as well in her final season with the Grizzlies, leading them to a 20-12 record and advancing to the regional semi-finals in the playoffs.

Belles Basketball Adds Gorton for 2011-12 Season - ASU Basketball
Head women’s basketball coach Sally Walling Brooks and the Belles Basketball team announced the signing of sophomore transfer Cara Gorton Wednesday morning. Gorton joins five previous signees who were inked earlier in the signing period.

Gorton is a six-foot post and forward who will come to Angelo State after playing one year at McLennan Community College under head coach Ricky Rhodes. While at MCC, Gorton saw action in all 29 games and averaged 6.9 points per game with 6.1 rebounds per game. The China Spring native totaled 201 points, 107 boards, 34 assists, 34 steals and six blocks as a freshman. She was named to the NTJCAC All-Conference Team as an Honorable Mention selection.

A four-year letterwinner at China Spring High School, Gorton averaged 16.0 points per game and 12.0 rebounds per game. She was a two-time District 3-7A MVP and a three-time Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region selection. She was named to the 2010 Super Centex First Team and earned District 7-3A Newcomer of the Year accolades in 2007.

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