Two Lady Lions basketball players, Kaylie Baxter and Sierra Moore, signed their letters of intent on Thursday afternoon with Murray St. College. Former SOSU basketball star Crystal Robinson, who played for the Lady Storm from 1993-96, will be the girls head coach at Murray St.
Kaylie Baxter did sign with Southeastern to play softball, but she feels she’ll be a better fit at Murray St. playing basketball.
“I felt like my heart wasn’t in softball and when my heart isn’t something, I can’t give 110%. And that’s what I want to give my coach,” said Baxter.
Playing for coach Robinson is a person that Baxter looks up to and can’t wait to play for her, “I’m getting an opportunity to play for my hero, she is a great person to play for,” said Baxter.
But there is another plus, she gets to play with her long time teammate, Sierra Moore. “I’m excited, we’ve been best friends since we were in second grade. I can’t wait to see how we improve through out our college careers,” said Baxter
Sierra Moore has had a great high school experience playing for the Lady Lions, now she moves on to Murray St. to play for a coach that she admires.
“I really wanted to play with Crystal, it’s a honor to play with such a good player and now coach herself,” said Moore. Moore is just as excited to play her teammate Baxter at the next level, “It’s going to be awesome. She is my teammate, but she is also my best friend. It’s going to be great playing with her,” said Moore.
Lady Lions head coach Chad Rumer will be losing two good players from his team, but he is extremely proud of Baxter and Moore. “They are tremendous players and they will be dearly missed. Those type of players are hard to replace. Going to play college basketball will great experience for them. I’m really excited for them and they play close so I’ll be able to go watch them. But like I said, they will dearly missed,” said Rumer.
Coach Robinson is ready to see the players on the floor playing for her, “I very excited to have them. They both bring a lot of toughness that’s missing from basketball. I except them to be great shooters. Kaylie will have to play in a new position, moving her from the two guard to three guard, but I think it will beneficial for her. She has a lot to learn at that position like foot work, but she’s competitive. They are both hard workers and they’ll bring a level of competitiveness to our team that we haven’t had at Murray St.” said Robinson.