The Saddleback women's basketball team is back in the news for the second time this week as the basketball office announced another commitment to a four-year university. Sophomore Irma Ealy made a decision to commit to a four-year program in Texas, making it the second commitment in as many days.
Ealy will play at Our Lady of Lakes University in San Antonio, Texas. The Saints play under the NAIA umbrella as part of the Red River Athletic Conference.
Ealy was one of the more consistent players on the team in 2016-17, averaging 11 points and seven rebounds-per-game. She led the team in shooting percentage (50.2) while finishing second in blocks (29) and third in rebounds (216) and free throw percentage (70.3). Ealy scored in double-figures 17 times in 31 games, including seven in a row in December. She had a season-high 28 points against MiraCosta College on December 9 when she was 12-for-15 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Our Lady of Lakes finished 24-9 in 2016-17 and made it all the way to the NAIA National Tournament, falling to The Master's University on March 15 (85-83).