LC women's basketball team signs Liberty Lake's Hill
Loree Hill, a 6-foot-1 forward from Liberty Lake, Wash., has signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team next season, Warrior coach Brian Orr has announced.
Hill was a two-year starter at Central Valley High School in Spokane where this past season she averaged nine points per game and led the team in blocked shots. Hill helped Central Valley claim the Greater Spokane League title this past season.
“When you consider all the things she does well, there is no way you can overstate Loree’s potential as a college basketball player,” Orr said. “She can score with her back to the basket and do it with either hand, and she’s a disciplined rebounder. We are also excited about her defensive potential and her ability to block shots.”
She holds the school record for career free-throw percentage at 80.9 percent and also shot 50 percent from the field.
“What makes Loree unique as a player is her versatility,” Orr said. “She was a point guard until her freshman year and then played inside because of her size. And that is what makes her special; she has very good ball-handling and passing skills and can step out and shoot the 3. If she develops the way we think she can, Loree could be that piece that makes our team different and we like to be different.”
Hill, who earned GSL All-Conference honors, joins Jen Noon (Central Point, Ore.) and Shelby Barnes (Asotin, Wash.) as the third freshman in this year’s recruiting class. The Warriors are returning nine players and four starters off a team that finished 29-6, won the Frontier Conference Tournament title, and advanced to the round of Sweet 16 at the NAIA National Tournament.