Smith shines at Trinity


Tra'dayja Smith is a freshman starter for the Trinity Valley Community College women's basketball team.

The Madisonville High School graduate started 13 of the 14 games she played, the lone freshman to start that much.

At 5-foot-4 and the shortest on the team, the guard averaged 2.9 assists, which tied for first on the squad. Her 5.0 scoring average ranked fifth on the team.

She had a season-high 14 points against Weatherford College and season-bests of seven assists and four steals in the opener.

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Junior forward La'Neique Nealey had a season-high 15 points for Prairie View A&M University against Alcorn State. The Madisonville graduate added seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Nealey, who previously excelled for Angelina College, averaged 4.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in the six games she played.

Hill College's Lexi Leveston played nine of the first 13 games. The freshman reserve out of Madisonville High averaged 4.4 points, with a season high of 13 against Richland. She averaged 2.9 rebounds, twice reaching a season high of six.

North Zulch High product Kiera Cosby started eight of 12 games for Sul Ross State University. The freshman averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds.

Also from the Bulldogs, twin Kyela Cosby started six of 10 games for Sul Ross and averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds.

Women's equestrian

Freshman Rheagan Bryant is among 18 specializing in horsemanship for Texas A & M University. The Madisonville alumna has not competed.

Women's volleyball

Freshman defensive specialist Robin Diserens played in six matches for Trinity Valley. The North Zulch graduate had two digs against Cedar Valley.

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