Taylor Teague signs with CBC
The second Manila Lady Lion senior has signed to play college basketball. Taylor Teague signed a letter of intent Tuesday, Dec. 17, to play at Central Baptist College in Conway. Teammate Kirsten Adcock signed to play with Harding University in November.
Taylor has played basketball since the fourth grade. She is also on the softball and golf teams at MHS, but basketball has always been her passion.
Taylor, a guard for the Lady Lions, averages nine points a game, three assists, two steals and three rebounds.
Manila Coach Mark Manchester thanked everyone for coming to the signing ceremony.
"This is a big day for Taylor," Coach Manchester said. "Getting a college education is the most important and this will help."
Taylor thanked her family, coaches and teammates. She said she always wanted to play college basketball.
She plans to study health and physical education. She wants to be a basketball coach.
Among the guests at the signing ceremony were CBC Coach Lyle Middleton, Taylor's parents, Craig and Stephanie Teague, her sister, Hannah, her grandparents, Carolyn and Frankie Gillespie, teammates, classmates and other friends and relatives.
"Taylor is a really good player," Coach Manchester said. "She will do well at CBC. She is a good guard and does a good job on defense. She is a rock and a leader on our team. The other girls depend on her. We all wish her the very best."
Taylor said she visited CBC and decided it was where she wanted to go.
"I like the size of the school," she said. "I really liked Coach Middleton."
She said she will play point guard or wherever she is needed.
Taylor and her Lady Lions won the Gerald Jennings Tournament defeating Valley View in overtime on Wednesday night.
Taylor is looking forward to a good season with the Lady Lions and then going on to play with the CBC Lady Mustangs.
A reception followed the signing ceremony.