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Thu. June 26, 2014 | Kelly Parsons

Seffner Christian adds more power to girls basketball team

The girls basketball team at Seffner Christian isn't allowed to utter the words "state championship," coach Greg Fawbush said. The Class 3A state runners-up know nothing is guaranteed; that everyone will be coming for them next season.

But the Crusaders likely have an even better shot at making it back to the big game after adding four new players to their roster. 

Riverview's Asia Royster, Armwood's Alyssa Nieves, Lakewood's Deja Swinton and Coral Springs Charter's Chelsie Hall have all transferred to Seffner Christian, Fawbush confirmed Thursday.

Royster scored 14.8 points per game at Riverview last season, and Nieves, who averaged nearly 11 points per game, led Armwood to a region final last season.

Swinton comes over from a Lakewood team that finished 9-13 in 2014; the Spartans had four straight region appearances before last year. Hall helped lead Coral Springs Charter to a district title and a Class 4A region semifinal.

"She's one of the best 2016 point guards in the  nation," Fawbush said of Hall.

The transfers will join returning starters Peyton Walker, the Tampa Bay Times' 2014 Hillsborough County Player of the Year,and Ally Parimore.

"I felt like we could make it back with what we had (before)," Fawbush said about their state championship chances. "That sets you up."

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