Sayles leaves women’s basketball team

The USF women’s basketball team took a hit last week when junior forward Rae Rae Sayles announced she was leaving the team to raise her newborn daughter.

Sayles played five games in 2003, averaging 8.6 points and seven rebounds a game before leaving the team when she found out she was pregnant.

“I have made the decision to leave the women’s basketball program at USF to take care of my new baby daughter,” Sayles said in a press release Oct. 28. “I feel that it is most important right now to concentrate on my education and my little girl.”

The team opens preseason play at 7 tonight at the Sun Dome against the EA Sports all stars. The Bulls open regular season play Nov. 12 at Middle Tennessee State in the first round of the Preseason Women’s NIT.

Adam Becker