This month, 6-foot center Terika Mostella signed her papers sending her to Georgia Northwestern this fall. The Cartersville High School senior center only played one year for the Lady Canes after transferring from Rome High School.
“She’ll fit into Coach Williams’ system well,” said Cartersville head coach Donna Enis. “She did that for us. She really found her place in the roster. She brings a lot of skill to the table, as well as a great deal of size. That’s something you can’t coach.”
Cartersville advanced to the Class AAA state playoffs this season, losing in the first round.
Former University of Alabama forward Consuelo “Nanae” Saxton, an assistant with GNTC, feels Mostella will brings plenty to the 2012-13 season.
“She’s goal-oriented, has a decent skill set, and most importantly, she really wants it,” said Saxton, who first approached Mostella about considering the Lady Bobcats after coaching her on a North Georgia AAU squad this year. "Losing Jessica (Williams), Kayci (McGee), and Kelsie (Philpot) put us in a spot where we needed more size. Terika brings that and more.”
The Region 7-AAA standout will be one of several new Lady Cats helping fill key voids in a Georgia Northwestern line-up from 2011-12 which took them all the way to a NJCAA region title and a trip to the Sweet 16 round of the NJCAA post-season tournament.
Among the standout signees are Armuchee’s Sierra Smith and Creekview’s Alyssa Nichelson. Nichelson helped lead her Lady Grizzlies (26-4) to the GHSA Round of 16 this spring before falling to Southwest DeKalb.
Georgia Northwestern saw its season end this past March. The Lady Cats fell on the road to the nation’s sixth-ranked team in Montgomery-Rockville (Md.) A win would have landed Georgia Northwestern in its first-ever NJCAA Elite Eight appearance in school history.
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