Selma High School students and coaches gathered in the school’s gymnasium on Monday to celebrate the scholarship signing of Lady Saints point guard Kendra McCovery to Wallace Community College-Selma recently. -- Robert Hudson
Selma High School students and coaches gathered in the school’s gymnasium on Monday to celebrate the scholarship signing of Lady Saints point guard Kendra McCovery to Wallace Community College-Selma recently. -- Robert Hudson

Selma’s McCovery set for Wallace move

Published 8:29pm Monday, April 15, 2013

Come fall 2013, Selma High School Lady Saints’ point guard Kendra McCovery will officially become a Lady Patriot.

McCovery is set to join the Wallace Community College-Selma women’s basketball team after signing a scholarship to join the Lady Patriots.

McCovery said it’s a great feeling to sign a scholarship and continue her playing career.

“It means a lot to get a scholarship, to have coaches looking at you and to be able to continue to keep playing after high school,” McCovery said. “It’s going to take a lot of hard work, dedication, and me keeping my head in it to stay on track.”

Anthony Harris, head girls basketball coach of Selma High School, said McCovery was a versatile player for the Lady Saints this season.

“She orchestrated the point for us and played good defense. She did what she had to do as a senior to step up. She played in the back the year before behind [Jonisha] Jackson, and Jackson moved over to Wallace,” Harris said. “Kendra, I think she’ll be a great asset to Wallace this year. She works hard. The only thing I think she needs to work on is more scoring. She didn’t get a chance to shoot it that much, she was distributing it mostly for us this year, and I told her on the next level she’s going to have to work on putting that ball up.”

Along with being a great player, Harris said McCovery is a great person and a great student.

“Kendra as a person, she’s a jewel. It’s always ‘yes, sir, no sir,’ she understands the game and stepped right in there and took control this year,” Harris said. “We hate to lose her, but at the same time, from the family of Selma High School we want to congratulate her and wish her well in the near future. She did a good job for us, she’s a community leader, good student, and we want to thank her for her four years with us.”

McCovery said it’s going to take a lot of hard work to step in and play for the Lady Patriots.

“I had a lot of responsibility and had to step up because I had people looking up to me, and had to lead younger people,” McCovery said. “Going to Wallace, I’m going to be playing the point guard role, so there’s still going to be a lot of responsibilities and I’ll have to step up even though I’ll only be a freshman there.”

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