TC fills needs on roster
by LAVONTE YOUNG
The Talladega College Lady Tornadoes women’s basketball team continues to fill their needs. The Lady Tornadoes signed two high school recruits. TC head coach Romeo Lagmay believes that both players can come in and make an immediate impact.

Sadie Fleschner signed with the Lady Tornadoes on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-2 inch post player from Kennedale, Texas led her team to a 31-7 record and a trip to the state finals where they fell to Mexia who finished the season with a 38-3 record and won the state championship.

“She will be a post presence embracing physical play. Her powerful screen-setting will allow for our guard play to excel. Her academic excellence also allows for our team GPA to continually grow. Defensive play will also play a key role in the paint. I love the fact that she seems to have a willing and determined attitude to do her best for the better of the team’s success.”

In her senior season, Fleschner recorded 187 points, 190 rebounds, 39 assists, 38 steals, 14 blocks and she took eight charges.

Mary Moyer also signed from Clinton Massie High School in Ohio. She is a 5-foot-11 left-handed point guard that averaged 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals per game. She shot 50 percent from the field. This season, she broke the school record for most starts in four years. She earned the Defensive Players of the Year award. She also broke the record for the most 3-pointers, assists, steals and free throws. She is the second-leading scorer in school history.

“She is really good at passing and she gives us a height advantage over her opponents where she can pass or post up,” Lagmay said. ”We can have isolation plays where she can post up in the paint. She is a very good 3-point shooter, which gives her an advantage with smaller opponents on her. She will have to improve a little bit on her lateral defense. She is another good academic student. She has a 3.3 GPA and she made a 20 on the ACT. She broke the all-time record for scoring for boys and girls.”

Lagmay believes that Moyer will create a lot of match up problems with her height.

“What I like about her is if they (opponents) think that she is coming in as a four or three then what I am going to have that four or three guard her as a point guard,” Lagmay said. “I am not going to have her go in as a three or four.”

TC has commitments from two foreign post players and another post player from the Northwest.

“From what I understand we have a verbal commitment from a 6-foot-5 post out of Africa,” Lagmay said. “We have a verbal commitment from a 6-foot-3 player out of Spain. I think they are going to be college transfers. I think one will be a sophomore and one will be a junior. The Clearing House will determine how many years of eligibility that they will have. I am looking to sign another four/five post player out of Oregon. She is 6-foot-1 and she is coming to visit the campus. We are pretty much her choice but she is going to come solidify it in June.”
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