'Top prospect,' 'high-IQ' players look to boost Wabash Valley hoops
The Wabash Valley College (WVC) women’s basketball team has signed two junior college transfers that the Lady Warriors hope will keep them at the top of their game.
McCully comes to WVC from Odessa College, where she was a junior college all-American in back-to-back years. Last season, McCully helped the Wranglers to a 29-2 year and a berth in the national tournament. Odessa was ranked No. 1 in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
McCully finished last season with an average of 15 points and three assists per game. She was named NJCAA Region 5 player of the year and chosen for the Region 5 All-Region team.
In an MVC press release, head coach Luke Scheidecker said he sees McCully as a strong addition to the Warriors.
“Mariah has proved to be one of the top prospects in the country,” he said in the release. “We look for her to continue her success here at Wabash Valley College."
Ashley Moore, another junior college transfer, joins the Warriors after playing at Cincinnati State College (CSC). CSC finished last season with a 27-8 record and made it to the national tournament. Moore was one of the starting guards for the Surge.
Moore is a strong shooter and finished last season with 89 3-pointers, averaging 16 points per game. She was named a second team all-American and was twice chosen as national player of the week. One of her strongest performances came in a game against Vincennes University, in which she scored 37 points.
Scheidecker said in a press release that Moore is a talented shooter who will boost WVC’s offense and give opposing defenses something to worry about.
“She is a high IQ player," he said in the release. "She always put herself in the right place at the right time on both ends of the court. Teams will always have to know where she is at on the court at all times. We are excited she chose to be a Lady Warrior."
The Lady Warriors finished with a 31-2 record last year, including a 17-1 conference record. WVC averaged 90 points and earned a spot in the national tournament.
For more information on the upcoming WVC season, visit www.wvcwarriorathletics.com.