Lilly Gopher signs with Western women

Lilly Gopher signs with Western women

DILLON — University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Lindsay Woolley announced the signing of Box Elder High School star Lilly Gopher to an NAIA National Letter of Intent.

One of the state’s top recruits, Woolley said Gopher has great court vision and is creative offensively when announcing the signing on Friday. She will add size, speed, and a championship pedigree to an already deep recruiting class.

Gopher, a 5-10 guard who has averaged more than 16 points per game the past two seasons, has lead the Bears to back-to-back Class C State championships and an impressive 93-9 record. She was named North Central Montana Girl’s Basketball player of the Year by the Great Falls Tribune this season and the state’s most valuable player as a junior.

“We’re excited to bring Lilly to campus next year,” Woolley said. “She knows how to win, is extremely skilled with the ball in her hands and has good size for a guard. Lilly will fit great with the rest of this recruiting class.”

The two-time All-State selection is the daughter of Jerome and Autumn Gopher. She plans on majoring in health and human performance at Montana Western.

The signing comes three days after the Bulldogs captured the NAIA national championship.

— Montana Western

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