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Girls basketball: Card to play for West Florida
Lambert forward Peyton Card, center, signed a basketball scholarship with the University of West Florida. Card was joined at her signing ceremony by family, coaches and school administrators, including her brother, Matt Dorminey, standing center, and seated from left, her grandmother, Myrna Coleman; mother, Leigh Ann Card; father, Matt Card and grandfather, Bert Card. - photo by Autumn Vetter

Lambert’s Peyton Card will take her basketball talents to the University of West Florida (Div. II) in Pensacola, Fla.

The senior forward averaged 8.4 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Lady Longhorns during her junior year and led the team with 31 blocks.

Card chose West Florida over Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, but said it was a tough decision.

"West Florida was just the right fit for me," Card said. "It felt like home to me. The coaches and girls had a family feel.

The West Florida coaching staff told Card that she will probably sit for most of her freshman year, but when she gets her turn on the court, she will play as the shooting guard or power forward.

"I’m going to try and improve my game to become more of a guard, but I don’t mind doing the dirty work. I won’t be as much of a [vocal] leader, but I plan on letting my play do the leading."

The Lady Argonauts are led by first-year head coach Stephanie Yelton, who Card said really relates well with her. Like Card, Yelton also played forward and stands 6 feet tall.

Card intends to major in physical therapy and exercise science.