A NTSPY finalist last year, after averaging 14.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game as a junior, had an even better senior season. The 5-foot-6 guard averaged 19.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals per game on her way to garnering high honorable mention All-State recognition from the AP. Additionally, she was one of 17 named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Senior Large School All-State team.
“I had a very good senior season,” said Matthews, who shot 45 percent from the field, 41 percent from the 3-point line and 81 percent from the free throw line. “I worked a lot over the summer, just to get where I could get any shots that I want. My defense really picked up. And, as a team, my senior season helped me lead my team to a better season also.”
That season ended with a 56-50 loss to Brownstown Central in the first round of the sectional.
“We had a close game with Brownstown, but just came up short. We had a really good finish to our season, we just couldn’t pull it out,” Matthews said.
She finished her career as Charlestown’s No. 3 all-time leading scorer with 1,417 points. In her four seasons, Matthews averaged 14.8 points, six rebounds, 3.3 assists and two steals per game.
She will continue her career at Division II University of Tampa.
“I’m really looking forward to getting there, getting on campus and seeing what I can do for the team,” Matthews said.