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Brunson signs with Bob Jones

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LHS Lady Bruins stalwart

By Robert Howey

Sha’Ron Brunson is taking her game to the next level, but she will still be playing for the Bruins.
Brunson, a three-year starter for the Lancaster High Lady Bruins, is taking her game to Bob Jones University in Greenville, which is also known as the Bruins.
“That’s pretty cool,” Brunson said. “We get to keep the same name.”
But Brunson’s decision to join the BJU Bruins was more than a name.
“It’s the same name, but a new life,” Brunson said. “I want to go there and make the program better.”
A year ago, the BJU Bruins, in their first season, went 10-15.
Bob Jones coach Mike Leviere said he feels Brunson will make an impact.
“We’re happy to have a player of her ability and character,” Leviere said. “We were impressed with her personality.
“We feel she will be a good fit for us,” he said.
Brunson was a key contributor for the Lady Bruins, who earned Class AAAA Upper State playoff berths the last two seasons.
A year ago, she was selected to the all-region team. In her senior campaign, she earned the Lady Bruins’ Offensive Award with a 6.6 scoring average. She also served as a captain and reaped all-county honors.
“Sha’Ron is a hard worker,” LHS girls coach Ronnie Robinson said. “When it came to doing extra stuff, she did it. She was also one of our better shooters. Sha’Ron is going to be an asset because of her work ethic.”
LHS athletic director Mark Strickland also praised Brunson.
“Sha’Ron has been a stalwart in our girls basketball program,” Strickland said. “She’s been a strong force for us. She’s a true team player and has done a good job with our girls basketball program.”
Brunson said the chance to go to college is through the work of her coaches.
“I want to thank all my coaches, the Lancaster High School administrators, my teammates and my uncle Rodney Watts,” she said. “They all have helped me to reach this. I’ll be back home whenever I can to support the Lancaster Bruins.”