sports - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

sports

Redhawks men and women add recruits

(KFVS) -

On the start of the NCAA spring signing period, both the Southeast Missouri State men and women's team received letters of intent from players signing for the 2013-'14 season.

The Redhawk men signed shooting guard Antonius Cleveland out of Faith Baptist prep school in Atlanta. Cleveland evolved from a 5'8" point guard at the beginning of his high school days in Memphis into a 6'5" late bloomer who is a prolific scorer.

Cleveland averaged 18 points, five rebounds and five assists per game last season.

"He's always been able to score, but now with his size, he's able to run and jump like we need him to and separate himself from a defender trying to get his own shot," said Redhawks head coach Dickey Nutt.

The Redhawk women signed two more players, upping their total to six for the current recruiting class.

Forward Brittany Harris out of Dexter, Mo. signed for coach Ty Margenthaler's club. Harris was the Lady Bearcats' all-time leading scorer, and earned All-State honors during three seasons.

"She wanted to be a Redhawk, and that means something to us," Margenthaler said. "The thing she really brings to the table is she brings a little size to us, she knows how to score. I like local kids. And you can't teach kids how to put the ball in the hole and she definitely can."

Also joining the Redhawks is JUCO transfer Hillary Lively, who comes from Danville Area Community College. Lively led the nation in field goal percentage (61.6 percent) last season, and averaged a team-best 11.9 points per game.

  • Heartland SportsSportsMore>>

  • Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:17:27 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:04:32 GMT

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

  • More than 200 NFL players sit or kneel during anthem

    More than 200 NFL players sit or kneel during anthem

    Sunday, September 24 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 19:47:59 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:04:29 GMT
    The breakdown of the NFL players who protested during the national anthem.
    The breakdown of the NFL players who protested during the national anthem.
  • Smith, Chiefs start quick, beat Chargers 24-10 to go 3-0

    Smith, Chiefs start quick, beat Chargers 24-10 to go 3-0

    Sunday, September 24 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-09-25 00:30:32 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in the first 9 ½ minutes against what used to be his hometown team, Terrance Mitchell had two interceptions and rookie Kareem Hunt scored on a 69-yard run to seal the Kansas...

    Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in the first 9 ½ minutes against what used to be his hometown team, Terrance Mitchell had two interceptions and rookie Kareem Hunt scored on a 69-yard run to seal the Kansas City...

Powered by Frankly