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Chesapeake College signs six in women's basketball
Easton's Alsup, Kent Island's Lewis and Corso among new Skipjacks

WYE MILLS – Chesapeake College women’s basketball head coach Lowell Shaw believes his patience will pay off this season, thanks to his latest group of recruits.

"This is by far the best recruiting class I’ve had since I’ve been here," said Shaw, who is heading into his fourth year rebuilding the program from scratch.

Kent Island High School’s Michelle Corso, a 5-foot-7 forward, and Charlene Lewis, a 5-6 guard, both signed with the Skipjacks last Tuesday. Easton High’s Ebone Alsup, a 5-foot-9 forward, was the third local player to participate in the signing ceremony. New York natives Fatima Calloway (5-7 guard, Bedford Academy) and Cherelle Arrington (5-10 forward, Bay Shore High), and Delaware’s Irene Turner (A.I. Dupont High) joined the three local players in signing with the Skipjacks.

Shaw called Lewis "a good ball handler and shooter who is simply tireless" and characterized Corso as a "good mid-range shooter" who can also help inside. Alsup, according to Shaw, is a "good leaper who has great potential as a scorer and rebounder."

The additions of Calloway ("quick, great leaper, outstanding potential in all aspects of the game"), Arrington ("a scoring threat inside and outside who’s strong on the board") and Turner ("good, all-around guard") give Shaw more reasons for optimism.

"This is really just the first wave of signings for us," said Shaw, who has guided the Skipjacks to 11 wins over the past two seasons after being hired in 2004 to restart the women’s basketball program. "I think this is going to be the deepest team we’ve had since I’ve been here."

Photo caption: Easton High graduate Ebone Alsup and Kent Island High graduates Charlene Lewis and Michelle Corso -- pictured left to right -- all signed with Chesapeake College's women's basketball program last Tuesday. The local trio was part of a six-player contingent that signed with the Skipjacks in what head coach Lowell Shaw called "the first wave of signings." (Photo by Marcie Molloy)

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