By ALAN HOSKINS
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Two Kansas City Kansas Community College basketball teammates, Jamisha Crawford and Bailey West, will take their talents to Peru State in Peru, Neb., this fall.
A 5-11 forward from Burke High School in Omaha, West started 12 games this past season while averaging 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. A two-year performer, she averaged 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds as a freshman. A defensive standout, Crawford averaged 2.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and one assist per game in 17 contests.
KCKCC Coach Valerie Stambersky said Crawford and West chose Peru State because of the beauty of and atmosphere of the campus and that it offers majors in their chosen fields, Crawford in Athletic Training and West in Education.
“Both felt that it was a good fit, that the coach was nice but not too nice and that the team was looking to make changes that would make a difference,” said Stambersky. “Jamisha will really be able to hound and defend and create havoc in the backcourt while Bailey’s versatility inside and out will provide a lot of opportunities to be effective offensively. They’ll both do a good job.”