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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Dyson, Rowden sign with Crowder

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  • The Crowder Lady ‘Riders basketball team is desperate to duplicate the success it had in the 2012-13 season when it punched a ticket to the NJCAA National Tournament.
    With the recruiting season in full swing, the Lady ‘Riders are hoping two of their newest faces will help them get to the promised land.
    Last month the Lady ‘Riders added a pair of guards to their squad with the signings of Destiny Dyson and Amanda Rowden.
    Dyson, a 5-foot-8 guard who prepped at Lone Star High School in Little Elm, Texas, and Rowden, a 5-7 guard from Strafford High School in Strafford, Mo., can both do a little bit of everything on the floor.
    Dyson is a speedy threat who averaged 12.3 points, 8.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game for Lone Star High. She helped lead the Lady Ambassadors to a 24-12 overall record, including an 18-8 conference mark in 2014.
    She was selected to the all-tournament team in three of the Lady Ambassadors’ four seasonal tournaments played during her junior season. Dyson also made the all-tournament team for the National Association for Christian Athletes, as well, finishing third in Division 4.
    Rowden, meanwhile, paced Strafford High School with 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game. She was a first team all-conference, all-district and All-State selection this season. She helped lead the Lady Indians to a 21-8 record and a district championship in 2014.
    Following the season she was named first team all-conference, all-district and All-State. She also was named to the All-Southwest Area team.

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