The Central Community
College women’s basketball team is pleased to announce the signing of Lexie
Bacon, a senior guard at Lyons-Decatur Northeast High School in Lyons.
“I’m very excited to get the season going and I think
it’s a great fit for me to continue my basketball career,” said Bacon, who
passed up offers from Doane University and schools in Minnesota. “I just really
like Central the best. It’s close to home and I like that Coach Kroupa kept in
contact with me all the time unlike the other coaches.”
Bacon reached the 1,000-point plateau during her high
school career, becoming only the second Lyons-Decatur Northeast girls
basketball player to do so. She also broke three school records. As a junior,
Bacon helped lead Lyons-Decatur Northeast to the state basketball tournament
for the first time in team history.
“Lexie is a solid player,” said CCC head coach Mike
Kroupa, adding that Bacon can play both guard positions. “She can flat-out
score, but what really impressed me when I watched her is her ability to make
plays for other people and get them open. We’re real excited that she decided
to come to Central.”
Bacon plans to major in elementary education at CCC
before moving on to a four-year institution. She would eventually like to teach
school in Nebraska.
parents are loving that I am continuing my basketball career and can’t wait to
watch me,” Bacon said.
The photo: Lexie Bacon sits between her parents, Jon and Shelly Bacon. Lyons-Decatur Northeast coach Rod Peters stands behind them.