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Sequoyah’s Lewis commits to Connors

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Sequoyah Schools senior Nicolette Lewis has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Connors State College in Warner, Okla.

“I just really liked the campus there,” Lewis said. “It was small and everything was close together. It was a nice atmosphere.”

Lewis, who has been a starter for the Lady Indians’ basketball team since she was a freshman, has been named an Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches’ Association All-State player, a Muskogee Phoenix Impact Player and the Jay Tournament All-Tournament Player.

“No one will work harder than she will,” said Bill Nobles, Sequoyah Schools’ girls’ basketball coach. “She has earned this. She has been a stand-out player for us and this will be a good fit for her. She will be a great addition to any team and Connors is lucky to get her.”

Lewis will receive a full-ride scholarship to Connors, valued at $21,648, in return for her commitment to the basketball team. She is the 15th Sequoyah Schools senior to receive an athletic scholarship this school year, and the third member of the girls’ basketball team to receive one, bringing the class of 2010’s cumulative scholarship total to $2.9 million so far.

Lewis, 18, of Tahlequah, is the daughter of Fayth and Jonathan Lewis and is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

For more information on the Sequoyah Schools girl’s basketball program, contact Bill Nobles at (918) 453-5400 or by e-mail at bill-nobles@cherokee.org.