Rocky signs Laurel's LeFevre

2013-03-21T16:01:00Z 2013-03-21T23:38:04Z Rocky signs Laurel's LeFevre The Billings Gazette

Guard Jayde LeFevre, who led Laurel High School to the State A basketball championship and was named tournament MVP, has signed a letter of intent with the women's program at Rocky Mountain College.

The 5-foot-6 LeFevre, who will join the Battlin' Bears in the fall, made two free throws with one second remaining to lead the Locomotives past Billings Central 33-31 in the state title game on March 2 at the Butte Civic Center.

"She's a great person and a very good basketball player," Rocky coach Brian Henderson said. "We're very excited that she's going to be a part of our program."

LeFevre averaged around 16 points per game during the regular season for Laurel -- and 19.7 in three games at the state tournament.

She was an all-conference and all-state selection for the Locomotives.

Henderson praised LeFevre for her quick shooting release, along with her ability to drive to the basket, passing skills and decision-making.

"She also brings a lot of qualities that we look for in people, as well as players," he added. "She's very composed, has great leadership qualities and integrity." 

Laurel, coached by ex-Rocky standout Amber Griffith, finished the season with a 19-6 record. The Locomotives won 12 of their last 13 games -- including their final six outings.

"She's a girl that was right at the top of our recruiting list," Henderson said of LeFevre. "She's going to have a chance to come in (this fall) and help us."

Besides her basketball exploits, LeFevre was also a setter on Laurel's state championship volleyball team during the fall.

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