Wellsboro Lady Hornet standout senior three-sport athlete Cathryn Brought signed her letter of intent this past week to continue her basketball career at Division 2 Lycoming College this upcoming year.
“I will miss my teammates and coaches from Wellsboro the most. I had a truly great time practicing and playing with them during my senior year, from our opening tournament to district playoffs. They are a talented and hard-working group of players,” Brought commented on her time playing for Wellsboro. “I hope to see some of their games in the upcoming season, and support them from the stands. I will definitely miss everything about playing high school basketball, but I’m looking forward to the next step of playing in college also.”
Brought averaged more than 17 points per game at shooting guard for the Lady Hornets this past season and ended her career with more than 750 points and was a scoring machine in her senior season for Hornets where she shouldered the offensive load for her team for a majority of the season.
Lycoming finished this past season at 15-11 and featured a balanced offensive attack where four players averaged over 10 points per contest and had six who contributed over four points per game last season.
“They contacted me several months ago, so I went to meet them and visit the campus. I went to a couple of their home games,” Brought said about choosing Lycoming College as her landing spot. “I really enjoyed my visits and time there. I could see myself going to college and playing basketball there next fall. The academics and the athletics both seemed to be the right fit.”
The Lycoming team will only have two of those players and will look for other players to step up and carry some of the load next season, giving Brought a solid chance to make an instant impact.
“I am looking forward to improving my basketball skills, learning more about the game, being introduced to collegiate play, and the next level of competition,” Brought said.
“Most of all, I’m just looking forward to the chance to play four more years of basketball.”Heading into her first season at the college level, Brought is determined to work hard and have the opportunity to make an impact when she hits the court. The Lycoming girls basketball program has a strong tradition of winning, and Brought thinks she can be a part of that success.
“My goals are to work hard, improve as a player, and make a positive contribution to the women’s basketball program,” Brought said. “Lycoming has been a top team in their conference for several years and I hope to play a part in continuing that tradition.”