Returning size and experience, the West Monroe Lady Rebels have high hopes for the 2019-20 basketball season.

“This is an atypical year,” coach John Green said. “We’re not one of the smaller teams for a change. We have some size and strength.”

Forward Tecy Colquitt is the only senior missing from last year’s 24-9 team which reached the second round of the state playoffs.

Faith Robinson, Dezarae Stewart and Layden Farrar, a trio of four-year senior starters, provide a strong foundation. 

Coming up behind the seniors is a talented sophomore group.

“We have a lot of experience,” Green said. “We have kids (on the bench) who would be starting during a normal year. We have a real strong sophomore class.”

Senior Chelsi George and sophomore Amaya West also started last season, while 6-1 Shamiya Butler saw significant minutes.

West Monroe continued summer play Monday and Tuesday with a 4-0 run through the Sterlington Team Camp.

“So far, they have done a real good job of paying attention to detail, and understanding what we are trying to accomplish,” Green said. “That’s what the summer if for. You try to create a style you want to play and get as good as you possibly can at that style.”

Resuming their summer schedule, the Lady Rebels will host the 64-team West Monroe Team Camp, Monday-Wednesday.


The West Monroe Team Camp Schedule (subject to change):

Monday, June 17

9 a.m. — Ouachita JV vs. Delhi Charter (new gym)

9:50 a.m. — West Monroe vs. Pineville (new gym)

10:40 a.m. — Downsville vs. Choudrant (new gym)

11:30 a.m. — Ruston vs. Union (new gym)

Weston vs. Delhi Charter (old gym)

12:20 p.m. — Pineville vs. Ouachita (new gym)

Oak Hill vs. Choudrant (old gym)

1:10 p.m. — Weston vs. Sterlington (new gym)

Ruston vs. Neville (old gym)

2 p.m. — Ouachita Christian vs. Oak Hill (new gym)

Tensas vs. Choudrant (old gym)

2:50 p.m. — Ouachita Christian JV vs. Downsville (new gym)

Union vs. Sterlington (old gym)

3:40 p.m. — Neville vs. Ouachita (new gym)

Bastrop vs. Tensas (old gym)

4:30 p.m. — Ouachita Christian vs. Wossman (new gym)

Oak Hill vs. Caldwell (old gym)

5:20 p.m. — Ouachita Christian vs. Franklin Parish (new gym)

Ruston vs. Bastrop (old gym)

6:10 p.m. — Caldwell vs. Wossman (new gym)

Sterlington JV vs. West Monroe freshman (old gym)

Tuesday, June 18

9:50 a.m. — Union vs. Ouachita (new gym)

Oak Grove vs. Oak Hill (old gym)

10:40 a.m. — Delhi vs. Ouachita (new gym)

Delhi JV vs. West Monroe freshmen (old gym)

11:30 a.m. — Oak Hill vs. Downsville (new gym)

Oak Grove vs. Delhi Charter (old gym)

12:20 p.m. — Tensas vs. Sterlington (new gym)

Bossier vs. Union (old gym)

1:10 p.m. — Sterlington vs. Downsville (new gym)

Benton vs. Neville (old gym)

2 p.m. — Southwood JV vs. Ouachita JV (new gym)

Oak Hill vs. Tensas (old gym)

2:50 p.m. — Neville vs. Parkway (new gym)

West Ouachita vs. Delhi Charter (old gym)

3:40 p.m. — Ouachita Christian vs. Bossier (new gym)

Benton vs. Delhi (old gym)

4:30 p.m. — Southwood vs. Ouachita (new gym)

Sterlington JV vs. Delhi JV (old gym)

5:20 p.m. — West Monroe vs. Benton (new gym)

West Monroe JV vs. Ouachita Christian JV (old gym)

6:10 p.m. — Parkway vs. Franklin Parish (new gym)

West Ouachita vs. Ouachita Christian (old gym)

Wednesday, June 19

9:50 a.m. — Union vs. Delhi Charter (new gym)

West Monroe freshmen vs. Ouachita Christian freshmen (old gym)

10:40 a.m. — Monterey vs. Downsville (new gym)

Ruston vs. Booker T. Washington (old gym)

11:30 a.m. — Tensas vs. Delhi Charter (new gym)

Union vs. Bastrop (old gym)

12:20 p.m. — Ouachita Christian vs. Ruston (new gym)

Monterey vs. Weston (old gym)

1:10 p.m. — Tensas vs. Downsville (new gym)

Bastrop vs. Wossman (old gym)

2 p.m. — Neville vs. Booker T. Washington (new gym)

Ouachita Christian JV vs. Delhi JV (old gym)

2:50 p.m. — West Ouachita. vs. Wossman (new gym)

Ouachita Christian vs. Monterey (old gym)

3:40 p.m. West Monroe vs. Parkway (new gym)

Tensas vs. Weston (old gym)

4:30 p.m. — West Ouachita vs. Booker T. Washington (new gym)

Neville vs. Delhi (old gym)

5:20 p.m. — West Monroe vs. Franklin (new gym)

West Monroe freshmen vs. Delhi JV (old gym)

6:10 p.m. — Delhi vs. Parkway (new gym)


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