Hesston College women’s basketball coach Dan Harrison announced the additions of four student athletes from Falcon High School, Colorado Springs, Colo. The signees include Morgan Cockrum, a 5’4” guard; Nikkita Lester, a 5’5” guard; Dominique Lowry, a 5’11” forward; and Bryana Young, a 5’6” guard. All four players started for Falcon High this year.
Cockrum averaged 3.5 points and 2.3 assists and 1.4 assists per game her senior year. A gifted perimeter player, she will add depth to the Larks’ backcourt this winter.
“Morgan is a fiery competitor who shoots from longe range very well, Harrison said. “She doesn’t back down and finds ways to make plays.”
Cockrum is the daughter of Kimberly Cockrum, Falcon.
Lester averaged 5.9 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 steals per game in 2011-12. A three-sport athlete and basketball Most Valuable Player at Falcon High, Lester brings speed and athleticism to the Larks’ backcourt.
“Nikki is an outstanding point guard,” Harrison said. “She has shown great poise and decision making on the court and will contribute early for us this year.”
Lester is the daughter of Julius and Nikki Lester, Colorado Springs.
Lowry averaged 7.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game her senior year. An All-Defensive Team member, she adds size and speed to the frontcourt.
“Dominique is very mobile and strong,” Harrison said. “She’ll be able to out-quick many of the post players she’ll play against next season. I believe her best basketball is ahead of her.”
Lowry is the daughter of Terry and Lea Lowry, Falcon, Colo.
Young averaged 6.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this year for Falcon High. A two-sport athlete in high school, Young brings a physical presence to the Hesston backcourt.
“Bryana is an athletic wing who creates havoc for opposing offensive players,” Harrison said. “She can score off the pull up jumper or by slashing to the basket.”
Young is the daughter of Fred and Tenill Young, Colorado Springs.