Manual guard and WKU target LeAsia Wright talks state tourney, Cowles firing

 

Manual's LeAsia Wright drives to the basket Friday with Montgomery County's Olivia Colliver defending in the semifinals of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen Tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena. Wright has been offered a scholarship by Western Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Imel/Daily News)

Manual's LeAsia Wright drives to the basket Friday with Montgomery County's Olivia Colliver defending in the semifinals of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen Tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena. Wright has been offered a scholarship by Western Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Imel/Daily News)

Manual senior guard LeAsia Wright has been a big part of the Lady Crimsons’ first two wins at the state tournament, and she said she’s focused on getting some hardware before thinking about college.Wright has been offered a scholarship by Western Kentucky and was averaging nine points and 3.4 rebounds entering the tournament. She’s already made a visit to WKU.

“I enjoyed it here,” Wright said. “I liked the coaches, the players, the team. I hung with (the freshmen) the whole time, and they really get along. I could see with the way they played on the court that they were really good.”

Wright is aware that Mary Taylor Cowles was fired Thursday after 10 seasons, she said, but will withhold judgment on the Lady Toppers until a new coach is in place.

“It is what it is,” she said. “I guess it’s a business. We’ll see with whoever comes in and takes over.”

Wright, a 5-foot, 7-inch guard, scored 12 points Friday in Manual’s 71-33 win over Montgomery County. That followed her 18-point effort Thursday in a victory over Perry County Central.

The Lady Crimsons play Paul Laurence Dunbar at 10 a.m. today in the semifinals.

“My focus is all on the title, and I’ll figure it out from there,” Wright said.

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