High School girls' basketball standouts Haille Hart and Bridget Whelan
announced their college decisions Monday, Nov. 13 surrounded by family,
friends, teammates and coaches.
Both student-athletes are
four-year varsity players for coach Decky Lawson.
Hart, a 6-foot forward/center, signed a National
Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at NCAA Division II
Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She announced her decision during
the NCAA's early signing period for women's basketball so that she could
concentrate on school and the upcoming season.
A strong defensive presence, Hart (at right in
the photo) averaged 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and two assists
per game as a junior last winter.
Whelan, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard, announced that she
will attend SUNY New Paltz, one of the state's top NCAA Division III
Whelan, who will be out until January with a knee
injury, has averaged 13 points and 2 assists over her first three
varsity seasons and lead the team in 3-pointers each year. She hit a
school-record seven 3-pointers in a game against Guilderland during her
freshman year, and holds the school recrod for 3-pointers in a season
and in a career.
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Congratulations to both student-athletes on their achievement!