Aug. 30, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Women's Basketball has added Alex'ie Baldwin to its roster, the program announced on Thursday. The versatile forward from Hattiesburg, Miss. will suit up for the Green and White as a freshman during the 2012-13 season.
"I'm really excited to have Alex'ie join the team," said Head Coach Semeka Randall. "She's a great addition to the program and will provide another scoring option out on the floor for us."
Listed as six-foot-one, Baldwin brings solid high school experience to Ohio. While playing varsity basketball for Hattiesburg High School during her senior season, Baldwin helped lead the Tigers to an impressive 21-5 record which included a 5-1 mark in league play. The Tigers had such a solid 2011-12 season that they were ranked No. 1 in the state of Mississippi Class 6A Girls Basketball by MaxPreps.com.
Alex'ie had a strong game against Southaven in the state tournament semifinals in February, scoring 13 points in her team's 60-57 victory. Baldwin nearly had a double-double in the contest, pulling down nine rebounds in the win.
"She's very athletic for her size and is a very versatile athlete," assistant coach Elaine Powell said. "She can do multiple things on the floor."
During her senior season, Alex'ie averaged 9.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals per contest. Arguably her best game of the season came on Dec. 16 against Petal High School when she scored 23 points en route to leading her team to a 68-42 win. This was the second game in a streak of six consecutive contests during which she scored in double figures.
After opening the 2011-12 season with a 1-3 mark, Baldwin helped key the Tigers to 18 straight victories, a streak which began Dec. 16 and lasted until Mar. 3.