TOP PHOTO: Bo’s back in orange-n-blue. Skylar Boshears is set to play her first game as a Carson-Newman Lady Eagle tonight.
JEFFERSON CITY, TN (WLAF) – Former Campbell County Lady Cougar Skylar Boshears suits up in orange and blue tonight for the first time in a couple of years. She is now a Carson-Newman Lady Eagle.
The highly regarded Boshears ranks among the greats in Campbell County Lady Cougar basketball history. She follows the likes of former Lady Cougars Niki Branam, Sarah Dagley and Tara Beth Pyle who starred at C-N back in the 1990s.
Bo began her collegiate career last season at Furman University. After the first semester and playing in a few games, she decided to move on. Campbell fans know that Furman’s loss is far and away Carson-Newman’s gain.
“I’m super excited to finally be able to get out on the court and play with my awesome teammates. It’s been a long wait, but I’m glad it’s here,” said Boshears. Wednesday evening at Holt Fieldhouse is the first of four games over the next seven days for Boshears and the Mike Mincey coached Lady Eagles. See the full C-N schedule HERE.
The Anderson Trojans, a conference foe in the SAC (South Atlantic Conference), visit Holt Fieldhouse from Anderson, South Carolina. Carson-Newman looks to snap a four-game losing streak with Anderson in the 5:30 pm game.
Boshears is hoping for lots of minutes of playing time in tonight’s SAC match-up. “We have a very small roster this season with only 11 players,” said Boshears.
You can enjoy a night of basketball for free on the Eagle Sports Network as a high definition video stream and an audio option are available HERE beginning at 5:15 p.m. with “The Appalachian Electric Cooperative Countdown to Tip-Off.”
Fans will see a stronger Number 32. “I’ve put on some muscle that’s for sure since my senior year at CCHS,” said Boshears. At 5-10, she weighs in at a still slim 145 pounds.
“I’ll be playing the two spot (shooting guard) at times,” said Skylar. Given her versatility, Boshears will likely also see time at the three (small forward).
“Being back in blue and orange feels good,” said Boshears. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/09/2020-6AM)