Folsom

Benedictine women’s basketball coach Chad Folsom expressed excitement about the three incoming players for his program.

Benedictine women’s basketball added three pieces to the fray for a team that was already one of the most deep teams in the Heart conference.

Two of the three players headed to the Ravens are standouts from the high school level.

Verona High School’s Twilah Carrasquillo averaged 27 points per game her senior year, was named the Ozark 7 Conference player of the year and a Class 2A Missouri Basketball Coaches’ Association All-State performer.

“Twilah is a very versatile player who can score all over the court,” coach Chad Folsom said. “She is also an extremely hard-worker who will fit in very well with our Lady Raven family.”

Jefferson County West High School’s Aaliyah Negonsott averaged 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.1 steals per game her senior year.

The guard was also named 3A First Team All-State her senior year and a three-time First Team All Big-7 League performer, two-time All-State performer during her career.

“Aaliyah is very good at attacking the basket and can knock down the three-point shot,” Folsom said. “She is a strong competitor on both ends of the floor and will fit in very well with our style of play.”

McCook Community College’s Anna Sanjuan averaged 11 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.

Sanjuan was also named to the Nebraska Community College All-Conference team.

“Anna is a very quick guard who sees the floor well,” Folsom said. “She has a strong drive to the basket and shoots well from the three-point line.”

Folsom expressed excitement on how all three players will fit into his program.

“All three of these high quality young ladies are very talented basketball players, strong students, and great people who will fit in here at Benedictine College very well,” Folsom said.

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