Lady Panthers sign two more for 2023-24

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury Lady Panthers head coach Kaci Bailey announced two more signings for the 2023-24 season. Drury will add NCAA-I transfer Quincy Erickson, a Washington, Missouri, native coming from Houston Christian, and forward Syndey Hobbs, who will transfer to Drury from Texas-Permian Basin.
Quincy Erickson (G, Sr., 6-0, Washington, Mo., Houston Christian / Mineral Area CC / Hermann HS)
Quincy Erickson will join the Lady Panthers after transferring from Houston Christian, a Division I program in the Southland Conference. Erickson appeared in nine games for the Huskies and scored 13 points in her lone season at Houston Christian. The 6-0 guard played the previous two years at Mineral Area CC in Missouri, where she was a First Team All-Region selection in 2021-22 and averaged 11.3 points while shooting 45 percent from the field. Erickson posted an 11.6-points-per-game average to go with five rebounds per game as a freshman in 2020-21.
Before attending Mineral Area, Erickson was a standout at Hermann High School in Missouri. In her senior season, she averaged 16.6 points and six rebounds while her team finished 20-8. She was the state’s Gary Filbert Scholarship Award winner in 2020 and was a Class 3 All-State selection the same year.
Erickson still has two seasons of eligibility and is a Business Management major.
“Quincy brings a high motor on both ends of the floor,” Bailey, who will be in her first season as Drury’s head coach next year. “She has the ability to score in multiple ways while also securing the rebound on the other end. We are excited to add Quincy to our family as she is someone we recruited once before.”
Sydney Hobbs (G/F, Jr., 5-11, Las Cruces, NM, New Mexico State JC / Texas-Permian Basin / Onate HS)
Sydney Hobbs will transfer to Drury from New Mexico State Junior College, where she helped her team to a 26-6 record, a Region V championship, and a trip to the round of 16 in the Division I National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament. She averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds and the versatile, multi-position player shot 43 percent from the field.
At Onate High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Hobbs averaged 17 points during her senior season and was named All-District 3 in Class 5A. She was a four-year letter winner on the varsity squad and was named the Offensive Player of the Year for her high school following her senior season in 2020-21.
“Sydney brings a variety of things to our program, two being length and athleticism,” noted Bailey. “Sydney has a great quick first step with an innate ability to rebound on both ends. She will also defend multiple positions, which makes her very versatile. I am looking forward to watching her grow over these next few years.”
The two signees join a recruiting class that includes: Makaiya Brooks (Jr., G, 5-8, Memphis/Central HS, Springfield, Mo.), Beth Matas Martin (Gr., G, 5-6, Quincy/Garden City CC, Girona, Spain), Gabby Burns (Sr, G, 5-11, Quincy/Liberty North HS, Kansas City, Mo.), and Kaylee King (Fr., G, 5-6, Ellington HS, Ellington, Mo.). The previous four were announced on May 15.
The Lady Panthers also return six players that went 31-2, 20-0 in the GLVC, won the conference championship, advanced to the NCAA-II Tournament and ended the year ranked 8th nationally in the final NCAA-II coaches’ poll.
Bailey expects to announce additional signees in the coming weeks.

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