By Tony Altobelli

Killeen Daily Herald

Several Lady Roos selected to all-district team

Following their first trip to the postseason in over a decade, the Killeen Lady Roo basketball team earned several spots in this year's All-District 16-4A team, as voted on by the district's coaches.

First-team honors went to guards Nicole Governal and Jacqui Johnson and post standout Deasia Johnson.

Governal, last year's District 17-4A Newcomer of the Year, and Jacqui Johnson, were a solid 1-2 punch up top, while Deasia Johnson came on strong for the Lady Roos down the stretch, including an impressive 16-point, 11-rebound performance in the bi-district playoffs.

Guard/forward Lauren Smith was a second-team selection, while honorable mention went to Tiara Taylor and Tiffany Godfrey.

"Overall, I was pleased with on how we were represented," KHS coach Latisha Rosemond said. "The girls worked hard and that hard work was rewarded."

KHS soccer team stepping up

After an up-and-down stretch, the Killeen Kangaroo boys soccer team is starting to play like the team that advanced to the UIL playoffs a year ago.

Following a tough road win at Lorena last week, the Roos have picked up their play from all sources and that was evidenced in Saturday's shootout win at Lampasas.

With several players out taking their SAT, others stepped up to preserve the win.

"I really think guys are starting to play at a much higher level," KHS coach James Gay said. "We've been rather inconsistent for most of this year so to pick up our games now is a perfect time to do so."

The Roos return to action Tuesday night at home against Waco La Vega, beginning at 7:30.

Athlete of the Week Brian Wood, junior midfielder

Against Lampasas, not only did Wood score a goal in the first half, he went in goal and stopped all four shots that came his way in the shootout to help the Roos win, 3-2.

Statistic of the Week 4-feet, 5-inches, difference between the career-best toss in the shot put for winner James Tyson (53-2) and Central's Tyson Tucker (48-9) during Friday's Ellison Invitational.

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