Lady Bulldogs sign to play college basketball


Jahade' Adams, Sports Writer

Seniors Alexis Calderon and Tierney Minor signed to play college basketball on Wednesday, April 14th on National Signing Day. Calderon will play for Kilgore College in Texas, and Minor signed to play defense for Bethany College in Kansas.

“I’m ready and I feel blessed,” Calderon said. “I don’t think it’s fun to play basketball without being able to compete. So if I can compete at the highest level and then go D-1 after, that’s the plan. That’s what I’m doing this for.”

Calderon previously played at Henderson and Jacksonville before going to Chapel Hill for her senior campaign. Calderon averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.2 steals per game in her first year with the Lady Bulldogs.

“They’re getting a go-getter, a girl that’s going to step in and go right away,” Chapel Hill head girls basketball coach Tony Riley said. “She can distribute the ball and can score at a high level. They’re getting a sleeper for sure. Her ceiling is sky high, and she will play at the Division I level.”

Minor was able to guard positions one through five throughout the season.

“I can pretty much lock up anybody I guard,” Minor said. “I thank God for allowing me to succeed in my dreams. I’m honored to have achieved this.”

“They’re getting an extremely hard worker and a raw talent,” Riley said. “She’s going to continue to grow and blossom and turn into something really special.”

Minor plans to become a basketball coach following her playing career while Calderon said she plans to pursue a degree in Business.