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Stephenson signs with DACC

April 9, 2012
By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School

New Palestine High School senior Tori Stephenson signed her national letter of intent Monday to play basketball at Danville Area Community College.

Stephenson was a three-year starter at point guard and four-year varsity performer for the Dragons. She played in 82 games, starting 57 over her career.

As a senior, she averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Stephenson scored a career-high 16 points four times during her senior year, including in her final high school game on March 12 against Franklin. She also hit 34 percent of her 3-point shots during her senior year.

She led the Dragons to an 11-11 mark against one of the toughest schedules in Indiana.

Over her career, she totaled 348 points, 151 rebounds and 130 assists, playing for head coach Jacki Negri her final two years, and for coach Greg Elkins as a freshman and sophomore.

Stephenson is a 5-foot-4 guard who can play both the point and shooting guard positions.

She will play for a DACC team coached by Kyle Bent. DACC is located in Danville, Ill.

She is the second member of the Dragons’ six-player senior class to commit to play college basketball, joining Bethany Murrell (Florida Gulf Coast University). She is also the first to play for DACC since 2009 graduate Marissa Morris, who played in Danville for one year.

Tori is the daughter of Jeff Stephenson and Evvie Stephenson.

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