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Patton chooses Central Methodist

Friday, November 12, 2010

Purdy senior Audrey Patton will continue her basketball career at the college level, signing a national letter of intent Thursday to play for the Central Methodist University Lady Eagles.

"It kind of happened all at once," said Patton. "I fell in love with the campus and coaching staff on my official visit. I felt that Central was the right fit for me."

Patton has started for three years at Purdy for the Lady Eagles. During her tenure, she has helped her team reach three consecutive district title games, win a conference championship and compile a 64-17 record.

She averages 14.8 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals per game. Patton has received a host of post season honors. Last season she was named to the All- District second team, All-Ozarks 7 Conference first team, and was an All-Area Joplin Globe honorable mention selection. She reached the 1,000 career point milestone her junior year

"Patton is a good post player for us," said Purdy Head Coach Grant Young. "She handles the ball well and is not afraid to shoot with her off hand, It makes her very difficult to guard."

"I am excited for this season," said Patton. "I feel if we do our best, we can make it to state."

Audrey is the daughter of Stan and Linda Patton. She plans to major in elementary education and become a second grade teacher. Audrey chose Central Methodist over Rutgers and Pittsburg State.



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