Four-year WHS starter
Watertown High senior Bobbi Staats made it official Friday, signing scholarship papers with Lebanon's Cumberland University to continue her education and basketball career.
A four-year starter for the Tigerettes and a 1,000 point career scorer, Staats helped lead the Tigerettes to back-to-back seasons of 21-9 and 20-10.
An honor student at WHS, Staats was an All-District 8-A selection for Coach Laine Price. She is the daughter of Don and Penny Staats.
After winning an opening-round game in the 36th annual NAIA Championships, Cumberland women's basketball ended the year ranked 23rd in the NAIA Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll, released last week by the national office.
The Phoenix ended the season 18-12 overall, defeating fourth-ranked Bethel University in the opening round of the national tournament before falling to No. 13 Lewis-Clark State.
CU finished the year with 16 games against teams ranked in the Top 30 in the final poll, registering a 7-9 record in those contests.
It marked the seventh appearance all-time for Cumberland in the NAIA Championships and the third trip in four seasons under head coach Jeremy Lewis.