Oklahoma State women's basketball: LaNesha Middleton is coming home to face Cowgirls

Former Stillwater High School star — and daughter of OSU men's assistant Steve Middleton — plays for Stephen F. Austin.
by Gina Mizell Published: December 5, 2012

So far in her freshman season, LaNesha is averaging nine minutes per game with one start. She admits there's been an adjustment from high school basketball to the college ranks, but that she's learning.

“With the help of the coaches, I've been able to really make a lot of progress,” she said. “I think I'm starting to get more and more comfortable with myself out there on the court.”

Though she's been away, she's kept tabs on the Cowboys' hot start and was in the house for their contest against South Florida on Wednesday night.

And when she comes out of the locker room Thursday to play the Cowgirls, LaNesha expects it to be an emotional experience.

“It's kind of the point where all my work has paid off,” she said. “I get to play in Gallagher-Iba, one of the most historic and best sports arenas in the nation. Get to play against a top-ranked OSU (team).

“It's definitely one of those moments where I'm really going to savor and remember it for a while, and cherish.”

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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No. 16 Oklahoma State vs. Stephen F. Austin

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena

Radio: KGFY-FM 105.5

TV: None

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