LSUS Lady Pilots Add Five to Basketball Roster
May 23, 2005
Women’s Head Basketball Coach Ronnie Howell has added five players to his team for the 2005-2006 Season. The Lady Pilots will begin their third year of competition next year.
Moche Roque is a 5’10” wing player from Dallas, TX. She is a transfer from Paris Junior College where she averaged 11 points and 3 rebounds per game her sophomore season. “Moche is a tremendous athlete that can run, defend, and score several different ways,” says Howell. “She does a good job of getting open for shots, or creating for someone else.”
Janai Sells is a 6’0” post player from Beaumont Central High School in Beaumont, TX. She averaged 16.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a senior. Janai was the District 20-4A Offensive Player of theYear, TABC All Region, TABC Academic All State, and Beaumont Enterprise First Team. Also from Beaumont Central is Brittany Walker, a 5’7” point guard/wing player. She averaged 12.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 3 steals per game. Brittany was selected to the District 20-4A First Team and the Beaumont Enterprise First Team. “Brittany and Janai bring speed and athleticism to our team, and they come from a very successful high school program that played some of the best teams in the Beaumont/ Houston area,” Howell said.
Ashlee Johnson is a 5’4” point guard from Skyline High School in Dallas, TX. She averaged 5.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.4 steals per game. “Ashlee has good court awareness and vision, and plays extremely hard all the time,” says Howell. “She is a true point that looks to set her teammates up for good shots.”
Jessica Kelly is a 5’9” transfer from NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas University. She attended high school at Parkway High School in Bossier City. “Jessica is a very strong and athletic player that will compete for playing time at the wing position,” Howell says.
“All of these young ladies are not only talented basketball players, but very good students as well,” Howell said. “The added athleticism that these five athletes bring to the floor should make us more competitive with teams in our conference.”