Alexander, Northeast land big signee from Belmont

By NEMCC Media Relations

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball head coach Brian Alexander signed his first player of the 2012-13 signing class at Belmont High School on Monday, April 16.

Alexander inked the Lady Cardinals guard/forward Angelia Allen on Monday morning in a signing ceremony that was held in honor of Allen’s commitment to play for the Lady Tigers next season.

“I am so excited today to sign such a great person that comes from such an outstanding program as this,” Alexander said.

“She has been well coached under Belmont’s head coach Chris Higginbottom and that has shown by their winning tradition. I know she will bring that same winning attitude with here to Northeast!”

Winning has been all that Allen has known while playing at Belmont. Over four years on the court for the Lady Cardinals Allen has scored 1687 total points in 136 games and averaged 12.4 points per game.

Allen was selected for numerous honors during her four year tenure at Belmont.

As a sophomore, Allen helped lead the Lady Cardinals to the Class 3A State Championship by averaging seven points per game, two steals, and four rebounds and was selected to the All-District and All North-Half teams during the 2009-10 campaign.

During her junior and senior years Allen continued to add to her list of accolades with accomplishments such as being selected to the Class 3A All-State Team, being selected to play in the Mississippi Association of Coaches North verses South All-Star game and was named to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Top Ten Players list in her last two season as a Lady Cardinal.

Allen was also named Class 3A All-District and All-North Half teams and was selected by her peers as the “Best Defensive Player”, “Best Offensive Player”, and was earned the “Most Rebounds Award” for the 2011-12 season.

Allen polished off her resume by helping bring home another State Championship to the city of Belmont by leading the team in scoring by averaging approximately 20 points per game with six boards, two blocks, and two assists.

“I am glad to be moving on and this is a big day,” explained Allen. “I felt like Northeast was where I needed to be and I really like their head coach. He reminds me of my high school coach so . . . it is a good thing!”