State champ Hillsboro girls have trio to sign college pacts

Monday, April 13, 2009 at 11:16pm

Three players off Hillsboro’s girls state championship basketball team are signing college scholarships Wednesday at the school.

Forward Jessica Pace, who hit the last-second, winning basket in the Burros’ victory over No. 1 ranked Memphis Central in the Class AAA final last month in Murfreesboro, is signing with the University of Tennessee at Martin. She averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and led the 34-1 Burros in assists at 3.7 per game.

Shooting guard Vacie Perry will sign with Alabama-Huntsville, and point guard Monique Shelton will sign with Spelman (Atlanta) College. Perry was Hillsboro’s second leading scorer (11.5) behind junior LaKeisha Crouch and was second in assists at 3.1 per game. Shelton averaged 2.4 assists and 3.8 points per game.

The Burro trio will sign Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the school library.

It gives the school a truck-load of signees after the football team had seven players to sign college pacts, as well as volleyball standout Chentel Pate, who signed last week with East Tennessee State University.

Brentwood Academy signees: Brentwood Academy will have three students sign, all for soccer, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the school lobby. Kelsie Kestner will sign with Maryville College, Taylor McFerran will sign with Bryan College and Will Bryant will sign with Transylvania.

Metro Hall of Fame:  The annual Metro Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon will be held today, following an 11 a.m. luncheon at the LP Field banquet room.

There are eight honorees, including Wayne Bush, Glencliff, 1961 (posthumously); Corey Fleming, Stratford, 1989; Joe Gilliam II, Pearl, 1968 (posthumously), William Gupton, coach (posthumously), Dick Hays, Antioch, 1948; Pam Hickman, Cohn, 1955; Leon Moore, Cameron, 1963 and Larry Schmittou, Cohn, 1958.

Vanderbilt announcer Joe Fisher is again the emcee.

Moss-Oliver Awards:  The annual Moss-Oliver awards, to be presented to an outstanding boy and girl for high achievement in sports, academics and community involvement, will be held Wednesday following an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Swett’s Restaurant.

Finalists are (boys): Jahzeel Collado (Antioch), Hunter Miller (CPA) and Russell Slagle (Overton) and (girls): Ikiya Fletcher (Hunters Lane), Holley Beth Jones (Davidson Academy) and Madeleine Radcliff (CPA).

Doug Hall Relays:  The 23rd annual Doug Hall Relays will again be held at the Montgomery Bell Academy track Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Meet director Bill Compton said 20 high school (boys and girls) and 10 freshman teams are entered. Defending champs are the MBA boys and Brentwood Academy girls.

The meet is named for the former Hillwood track coach who passed away in 1986 and is an all-relays event, including the popular shuttle hurdles.


1 Comment on this post:

By: Dore4Life on 4/14/09 at 7:30

Congrats to the Lady Burros who signed scholarships to play at the next level!