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UGF Signs Havre Product/Big Sandy Guard

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University of Great Falls basketball coach Bill Himmelberg has announced the signing of Havre product Molly Herron, a 5'9" guard to a NAIA/Frontier Conference Letter of Intent today. Molly played at Big Sandy High school last year.Molly averaged a double-double last year with 17 points and 10 rebounds per game, all while racking up 5 assists and 2 steals. Molly was a 4 year starter and was All-Conference each year and scored 1150 points in her high school career. Molly, a 3 sport athlete also made All-State in track and was All-Conference in volleyball.

"I am really excited that Molly has chosen to come and play for us at University of Great Falls. Molly is a great competitor who is an all-around athlete. I just love how hard Molly works, she is always in the gym working on getting better. She has a bright future with the Lady Argos," Himmelberg said.

The Argos also announced that Stephanie McDonagh, of Vancouver, Wash., has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at University of Great Falls, Argos coach Bill Himmelberg has announced.

McDonagh the 5-foot-7 combo guard helped the Skyview High School Lady Storm to a 2012 4-A Washington State Championship. Stephanie was a four-year starter at Skyview and was a key player in the run for the state title. She hit a three-pointer with four seconds left to win Skyview's quarterfinal game, and then got the assist for the winning shot in the final.

Stephanie played for head coach Jennifer Buscher who was excited to see Stephanie move onto the next level and said "Steph is a true competitor is every sense of the word...she has a heart of a lion."

"We are thrilled that Stephanie is joining our program," Himmelberg said.  "She has great court presence and plays defense with a passion.  She is a well rounded player who can do it all and she has a very high basketball IQ. She has played for a great program with a history of winning."

Known for her court vision and shooting ability, McDonagh averaged 12 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds per game last season.

"As we try to build a championship team, we needed more depth at the guard spot we needed someone who is a lockdown defender but also has great floor vision and can attack the rim," Himmelberg added. "Stephanie can do all of these things as well as she has a great shot from the three point line. The biggest thing we are looking for is someone who knows how to win. In Stephanie, we get a proven winner. There's no doubt she will make an immediate impact on our program."

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