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Four WO-S hoopsters sign with Rainy River

Four West Orange-Stark hoopsters signed to play college basketball for Rainy River Community College this weekend.

Three Lady Mustangs signed along with 2018 Mustang graduate Nakai Arnold on the boys side.

B’Jne Arvie, Marlandria Hebert and Keshaunia Winbush were the three Lady Mustangs.

Rainy River Community College is located in International Falls, Minnesota.

One of the best turnarounds in recent memory happened at West Orange-Stark this season as the Running Lady Mustangs shocked many across Southeast Texas by zipping all the way to the Class 4A Region III quarterfinals.

The Lady Mustangs had not reached postseason play since 2007 and were saddled with being close to last in district for years.

However, first-year head coach D.J. Wilson brought a ton of inspiration in igniting the program and the young ladies bought into the program and loved his coaching style.

With the new grit and determination, the Lady Mustangs earned the fourth-place playoff berth out of District 22-4A. The Lady Mustangs (21-13) went on to strum 21-4A champion Livingston in bidistrict and then throttled Houston Kashmere in the area round before falling to 4A juggernaut and 22-4A rival Hardin-Jefferson in the regional quarters.

Arnold was part of the WO-S boys playoff team in 2019 and was the team’s second leading scorer for Coach Bill Barstow.