The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 13, 2013

Miller's McAdams signs with Fort Scott

By Anvil Welch
Globe Sports Writer

— Coach Katie Reihmann, rebuilding women’s basketball at Fort Scott Community College, believes Miller High School senior Jessica McAdams will help in the process.

The 6-foot McAdams, a three-year starter for the Cardinals, signed a letter of intent with the Greyhounds on Tuesday.

Said Reihmann on Friday: “Jessica is a steal for us. She has good hands with a soft touch around the basket. She’s physical enough.”

Miller coach Cleveland Williamson expects McAdams to find success with the Greyhounds.

“They’re rebuilding, of course, and coach Reihmann said Jessica has a good chance of playing a lot of minutes (as a freshman),: Williamson said, “It’s a good fit for Jessica, too, because Fort Scott is relatively close to home.”

McAdams, all-Spring River Valley Conference, averaged 18.5 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Cardinals (14-12, 5-4). Her corresponding statistics as a junior were 12.6 and 7.4.

Miller posted a winning season, Williamson noted, despite the loss — after 11 games —  of 5-10 senior Emily Allen because of a knee injury.

Added Williamson: “Jessica (a right-hander) needs to work on finishing strong around the basket and improve driving to the basket with her left hand.”

Reihmann, preparing for her second season as head coach after assisting two years, said the team finished with only six players in 2012-13.

“Now, we have 12,” Reihmann said. “Hopefully, I’m not finished.”

Prep signees also include Emily Brooks of Hume, Amanda Cicero of Frontenac and Baylea White of Jayhawk-Linn.

Brooks, a point guard, surpassed 1,000 career points for the Hornets.

Reihmann, who has degrees from Upper Iowa and Ohio University, played basketball at Des Moines Area, Ohio and Upper Iowa. She attended high school in Iowa.