DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State women’s basketball head coach Darin Grover announced the signing of Taten Hyde and Cierra Rangel for the upcoming season.


Hyde, a 5-9 guard, was a standout at Sallisaw High School in Sallisaw, Okla. She was an OGBCA All-State selection as well as an OCA All-Star in 4A. In addition she earned NOAA Co-Conference MVP and was on the Southwest Times All-Area Team.


She is the school’s all-time scorer with 1,533 points, as well as the record for points per game for a career and in a season, and a 40-point, 18-rebound outing which set the school single-game record in both categories. She averaged 19.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and four steals as a senior.


“Taten Hyde is a dynamic scorer,” Grover said, “That can hit shots from the perimeter, is great in transition, and has great body control around the basket. We believe she could become a tremendous player here at Southeastern very quickly.


“Coach Brunk has done a great job with her over the last year. And we will continue that development. Taten is the type of person we want to represent our program.”


Rangel, a 5-11 forward, was a star at Alvord High School, where she as the District Offensive Player of the Year while earning first-team honors.


She averaged 19.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior.


“Cierra has great hands,” Grover said, “And an ability to operate and finish around the basket. She also can step out and make shots.


“Cierra’s high school coach, Jerry Johnson is one of the best coaches I have ever been around, so I know she will hit the ground running. We believe she will fit in great at Southeastern and within our program.”