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Lakeside super guard Kianna Williams has accepted a scholarship to play basketball and study at the University of Northern Colorado.
Lakeside super guard Kianna Williams has accepted a scholarship to play basketball and study at the University of Northern Colorado.

Lakeside star to play for Northern Colorado


Monday, July 14th, 2014
Issue 29, Volume 18.
Paul Bandong
Sports Writer


Kianna Williams, a 2014 graduate of Lakeside High School, has accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of Northern Colorado.

The All-League, All-CIF point guard averaged 18.6 points, 7.3 assists, 7.5 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 1.5 blocks each game. She was the number eight scorer and the number five 3-point shooter in the Southern Section.

She led her team to the CIF Southern Section Finals and to the State Regional Semi-Finals, both firsts for the relatively new high school. Williams was named to the MaxPreps 2013-14 California All-State Girls Basketball team.

The University of Northern Colorado basketball program finished 14-15 and 8-12 in Big Sky play during the 2013-14 season.

They have hired a new Head Coach in Kamie Etheridge, a 2002 inductee of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and a 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist, who won 500 games coaching Kansas State.

They are also returning the conference’s third leading scorer, Stephanie Lee, and 2012-13’s leading scorer, D’Shara Strange.

"I look forward to competing in the Big Sky Conference where I will be going against former [travel ball] teammates Priscilla Brooks (JW North) and Taylor Brown (Chino)," Williams said.

Brooks is at Northern Arizona University and Brown is at Sacramento State University.


 

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