LIBERTY - Beth Patterson had limited her college choices down to two prospective schools before a new school entered the picture.
Just about a month later, that school got a commitment from Patterson.
The Casey County senior signed a scholarship Friday to play basketball for Pikeville College. The Bears beat out Cumberland and Union, her first two choices.
"The coach at Pikeville (Bill Watson) told me he had been talking to another coach, telling him what he needed this year and what he wanted them to come in and do," Patterson said. "They watched some game tape, and when they offered me a full scholarship, of course I was going to check it out."
Patterson, a 5-11 forward, was the only non-guard voted to The Advocate-Messenger All-Area first team this year. She averaged 12.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while hitting 52.7 percent of her shots.