Lady Lions Announce New Signee
Fitting the puzzle together
SAGU Lady Hoopsters find Bethany Krock
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- Finding the right pieces are critical to completing a puzzle. The Southwestern Assemblies of God University women’s basketball team has announced they have found what they hope to be a critical, interlocking piece. With four departing seniors, there are empty spaces to fill.
Bethany Krock, a point guard from San Antonio’s Cornerstone Christian School, signed a national letter of intent last week to play for Head Coach Arlon Beadles and the Lady Lions this fall.
The 5-foot-5 backcourt star helped lead Cornerstone to consecutive state championships the past two seasons. In both years she was selected as a First Team All-State member by the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL). The Lady Warriors play in TCAL’s Class 3A.
Coach Beadles, whose Lady Lions have posted 24-8, 25-8 and 23-13 marks over the previous three years, have a clear need to replace three guards; Stephanie Hawkins, Heather Jefferson and Rachel Harris, and All-American small forward Chelsea Jones. Jones also played her prep career at Cornerstone.
Krock scored at a 10.3 points per game clip last year, when she was credited for making 3.1 assists, 2.2 steals and grabbing almost two rebounds per outing. She was the team’s third leading scorer. Besides scoring and distributing the ball to teammates, she was known for her speed and defensive skills.
Playing under head coach Anthony Reid, Krock’s teams went 23-5 this past season and were 18-3 in 2009-10. In both campaigns they played their state championship game at SAGU’s Sheaffer Full Life Center, topping Baytown Christian each time. The Warriors won in 2011 by a 57-46 count, a year after besting Baytown with a 52-33 verdict.
A year ago Krock was one of four players scoring in double figures. She poured in 15.1 ppg as a junior. She totaled 2.4 assists, 4.0 steals and 4.3 rebounds during that season.
Coach Beadles (pronounced like beetles) has already signed three inside players. Cordia Harvatin, a 5’8 small forward from San Antonio’s Stacey High School, Brittany Griffin, a power forward who stands 5-foot-11, from Rockwell Christian (Rockwell, Tx), and Kassy Cox (Lufkin, Tx), a 6’1 center from Lufkin High, will help solidify the baseline.
Krock is the lone acquisition at guard so far. Now she gets the opportunity to play all of her home games at the Sheaffer Center. Whether she fits like a tessellation, only time will tell.
Her statistics were supplied by Max Preps.