Georgetown News
Women's Basketball - Wed, Apr. 25, 2012
Andrea McCloskey has not ideas of resting on her team's recent success - advancing to the Fab Four for the first time. Instead the second year women's basketball coach at Georgetown College is quickly adding pieces to her 2012-13 recruit class.

"We've tasted it, and that makes us want success even more," McCloskey said. "I'm fortunate to return some very key pieces to this team as well as get back our All-American point guard, however, I also lost a lot of experience, leadership and heart with my five graduating seniors."

Hoping to fill some of the void of the departing guards - Mikkah Rogers and Jessica Waddle, both three-year letterwinners at Georgetown and starters at various points in their careers - is Murray native Haley Armstrong.

"I'm very excited to add another great, hardworking guard to our program," McCloskey said. "She is a solid player, who will fit well into our system."

Armstrong helped the Murray High Lady Tigers to its most successful stent in program history. She was part of a three-year span of 77 wins, two All-A region titles and one 1st Region championship.

The guard started her high school career in seventh grade and averaged double digits all six years. In her first season on the Murray High team she averaged 10 points per game. By her sophomore year, she had eclipsed the school's all-time scoring record. She notched more than 2,000 points by her junior season and finished with 2,592 to be the 1st Region's all-time leading scorer, boy or girl.

Along with her aptitude for scoring, she had a nose for the ball, garnering 815 rebounds - placing her on the school's all-time rebound list.

"Haley has been an integral part of our program for six years," said Murray High coach Rechelle Turner. "There is no way that she will ever be replaced. The records that Haley set are likely to never be broken. Georgetown is getting a great basketball player, but an even better young lady."

The 2010 regional title Murray High won was in large part to Armstrong's calm, consistent contribution. In the championship game alone, she hit two free throws with one second remaining in overtime.

She was the 2012 KABC 1st Region Player of the Year and helped lead the West to a win over the East in the all-star game. Armstrong scored 14 points that game. She is a four-time member of the Paducah Sun's All-Purchase team and been on countless all-tournament teams throughout her career.

 
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