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December 6, 2018

Women's Basketball Signs Three Recruits

Author: Quinn Roberts
December 6, 2018

UC Riverside Highlanders Women's Basketball team has announced the signing of future student-athletes Yohana Ewodo, Georgia Ohiaeri, and Fapou Semebene.

"This is one of the best recruiting classes in my time here and we are very excited," said John Margaritis, who is in his 15th season as head coach.

Ewodo, a 5' 11'' forward and the sister of junior forward Marina Ewodo, was a starter for France in the FIBA 17 and under World Championships this past summer and won a silver medal.

"At that time, I could only imagine how good we could be with her as a part of our roster," Margaritis said. "The future looks very bright."

Ohiaeri, a 6' 0'' forward from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, was named to the All-State Honorable Mention Team, All-Southwest League Second Team in 2018 and All-Southwest League First Team in 2017.

"The more we found out about Georgia as a person and basketball player the more excited we were about the possibility of her becoming a member of our basketball family, Margaritis said. "She's athletic and very passionate about basketball and we look forward to playing a role in her future accomplishments."

Semebene, a 6' 1'' transfer from the University of Washington, saw action in 25 games and made eight starts for the Huskies last season. She was also the team's second-leading rebounder. From Los Angeles, she earned First Team All-City honors all four years of high school.

"We are very lucky to have Fapou sign with us," Margaritis said. "She is a wonderful young lady with exceptional basketball skills and acumen. She's also one of the most fun people to be around."

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