Ward organist named Utah's Ms. Basketball

by | Mar. 17, 2010

Saints & Sports

Lexi Eaton was born to be a basketball player. The problem was, she didn't really feel like one until she was about 14 years old.

"She started playing probably in the fifth or sixth grade," said her father, Alan Eaton. "But she really didn't like it. She was really into soccer. ... But we're a basketball family, so she couldn't really escape it."

It was her performance, and that of her Springville teammates, in the state tournament her freshman year that turned Eaton from a talented soccer player into this year's Ms. Basketball. In addition to leading the Red Devils to a 4A State title, the junior guard verbally accepted a scholarship offer from BYU and was named the 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year.

"She had a good state tournament, and they went further than Springville had since about 1990, so she was excited," said Alan Eaton.

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