Lakota East has always been blessed to assemble a very talented girls basketball squad every year. You might remember one of their best players in the past few years, Samantha Rodgers. This former first-team all-GMC selection, who averaged 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.2 blocks for the Thunder Hawks, is now helping her University of Cincinnati Women’s Basketball Team reach a 10-7 record so far for the 2017-18 season.
While at Lakota East, Rodgers helped push the 2016 Thunder Hawks to a 12-4 conference record. They also competed in 3 post-season matchups before getting beat by Ursuline Academy in the playoffs. In 2016, Rodgers also participated in the 25th annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star prep girls basketball event at Thomas More College and was named Ohio’s Most Valuable Player in a 76-71 win over their competitors from the blue grass state. Today, she helps her Bearcats team by pitching in an average of 14 ppg while playing more than 21 minutes a game. She definitely represents Cincy hoops in a big way.
If you get a chance, go support Rodgers at the College level and catch a UC Women’s home game.