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Kelsey Sigl Stars at Colorado Mesa

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    Former Bismarck High player Kelsey Sigl had an amazing high school career.
    Gatorade Player of the Year, Miss Basketball Finalist, and a state champion.
    Now in her senior year at Colorado Mesa, she's just three wins away from the ultimate prize.
    Jon Schaeffer has more about Kelsey Sigl's rise to the top of the college crop.

Jon Schaeffer-KX Sports: 2009 was Kelsey Sigl's last year of High school at BHS-- she wasn't even sure if she would go out for the basketball team....
Kelsey Sigl-Former BHS Player: "I wasn't even going to play my senior year at BHS, I almost just called it good and hung em up but then Andrea came in for that one year and she kind of talked me into giving it one more chance and I'm so thankful that she did."
Jon Schaeffer-KX Sports: Following that state championship season-- Sigl went on to BSC for a year then headed west to Grand Junction, Colorado to play for Division II Colorado Mesa.
Now in her senior season--Kelsey is just 10 points shy of setting a Mavericks season scoring record. She can easily do that tomorrow. She averages over 18 points a game, tops on her team.
Kelsey Sigl-Former BHS Player "Our guards have been great distributing the ball when I need it and I've just been focused on staying aggressive and really that's it things have just been working out."
Jon Schaeffer-KX Sports: Her strong play at forward has helped the Mavericks to a 31-1 record-- a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship-- and a birth in the Elite 8 of the Division II National Tournament.
This is the first time Colorado Mesa has made the Elite Eight, for Kelsey and her teammates, it's about keeping the game in perspective.
Kelsey Sigl-Former BHS Player "We need to believe in ourselves. I think that everyone on our team knows that we're good but they're almost to the point like wow I'm really here. I don't know if everyone knew how good we are or what our limits could be so I think the big thing I've been telling those girls is we actually have a chance and we belong there."
Jon Schaeffer-KX Sports: Sigl and her teammates are only 3 wins from a national title-- something every senior dreams of winning in their last go around.
Kelsey Sigl-Former BHS Player "This has been an amazing season to be able to go undefeated at home to win the conference championship the Rmac shootout championship the regional championship and now we're contending for a national title I mean I don't know if there's a better way to go out."
Jon Schaeffer-KX Sports: Kelsey was named the RMAC player of the year, and South Central Region Outstanding Player-- and now an All American. There's not much left to do besides winning it all.

    Sigl leads the Colorado Mesa Mavericks into the Elite Eight tomorrow afternoon against Dowling College at 2:30.
    The Division II tournament is in San Antonio, Texas.

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