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Falcon picks Humboldt

Forest Lake Christian senior standout Taylor Kilgore wanted to find a college where she could not only enjoy herself on the basketball court, but off the hardwood as well.

And according to Kilgore, that place is California State, Humboldt. Nearly a week ago, the shooting guard accepted a full-ride scholarship to play for the Division II Lumberjacks next season.

“We are very fortunate to have Taylor sign with us,” Humboldt State basketball coach Joddie Gleason said in a press release. “She is an outstanding shooter and an all-around complete player.

“Taylor has played in a winning program (at Forest Lake Christian) and in elite tournaments across the nation. (Because of that) we expect that she will make a big impact right away and her transition into the college game will be quick.”

Kilgore, a four-year starter for the Falcons, averaged 21.5 points, seven assists and five rebounds per game this season. During her time at Forest Lake Christian, the Falcons were state champions her sophomore year, Sac-Joaquin Section Champions her freshman, sophomore and junior years and the section runner-up this year.

She originally hoped to play for Stanford, but after that option fell through she began to focus her attention more on West Coast Conference teams. In the end, Kilgore decided she wanted to attend a school with football and since none of the WCC teams like Pepperdine, Gonzaga and Santa Clara had a football team, she continued to look at other schools.

Her final decision came down to Boise State and Humboldt State.

“Humboldt State was the best fit for me,” Kilgore said. “The girls are all awesome and remind me of a lot of the girls from my high school team this year and my family loved it too.”

The coaching staff at Humboldt State has told Kilgore they are looking for her to make an immediate impact on the court and figure she’ll be earning a large chunk of minutes next season.


To contact sports writer Stacy Hicklin, e-mail stacyh@theunion.com or call 477-4244.

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