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Markeisha Watson of MGCCC Lady Bulldogs signs a Division I basketball scholarship


Markeisha Watson averaged 14.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Gulf Coast Lady Bulldogs this past season.  She shot 46.6 percent from the floor and nearly 70 percent from the free-throw line.

On Tuesday Watson decided to continue her college career with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

"They're family oriented, they have a great coach and it's a winning program, "stated Watson.  "I felt like they really wanted me."

The 5-foot-9 guard from Pascagoula will be playing for the Vaqueros in the Western Athletic Conference.  Last year UTRGV posted a 19-14 record and played in the WNIT this season and the team is coached by Larry Tidwell.

Gulf Coast coach Jason Conner said, "I think coach Tidwell is going to get someone who is hungry and excited about this opportunity.  What an opportunity to get a degree from the University of Texas system."

Coach Conner added that her education is going to to on far beyond the four walls of a classroom or a gym.

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