Wednesday marked the end of an era for Baton Rouge Community College women's basketball. The most successful group of sophomores to ever don the Lady Bears' uniforms bid farewell by signing scholarship agreements with four-year universities. Ashley Williams, Kasiney Williams and Kaylynn Walker will be continuing their basketball careers next season.
Two-year starter Ashley Williams will be staying in Baton Rouge to play for Coach Pugh and the Southern Jaguars. The Walker native led BRCC in scoring this past season with just under twenty points (19.5) per game; she grabbed over five rebounds/game and shot 51% from the field and from behind the 3-point line. Ashley was named to the All-Region 23 team for her outstanding season.
Kasiney Williams, another two-year starter, is Texas bound. She signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of North Texas (Denton, TX). The Zachary high product averaged 7.7 points per game and led the Lady Bears with 2.8 assists per game. Kasiney's stellar performance during the Region 23 tournament led her to be named to the All-Tournament Team.
Kaylynn Walker started every game this season for the Lady Bears. The New Orleans native signed a scholarship to play for Dillard University in New Orleans. Kaylynn averaged 8.2 points per game, while pulling down 3.5 rebounds and shooting 39% from three point range. Kaylynn's performance in Salina during the NJCAA National Championship was truly remarkable. The sophomore sharp-shooter scored 19 points, off 5 of 8 shooting from deep, and grabbed nine rebounds for BRCC.
The trio combined for 45 wins over two seasons, five post season wins and the first ever Region 23 Championship. The leadership displayed by these sophomores willed the Lady Bears to this season's championship. After coming so close while they were freshman, Kaylynn, Kasiney and Ashley were determined to take the next step this past season. Their determination and work ethic catipulted the Lady Bears to the school's historic berth in the NJCAA DI Women's Basketball National Championship.