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Monroe High School basketball star Cessily Colwell, front row, center, signs with Alabama Southern on Thursday as she is joined by, from left, father, Reginald, mother, Alisa and brother, Julian. (

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Lady Tornadoes star Colwell lands scholarship with Ala. Southern after lone season at Monroe

Cessiley Colwell wasn't sure how she'd fit in when she transferred from Westover to Monroe for her senior year, but the results were better than expected as she helped lead the Lady Tornadoes to the Class AAA Elite 8 and then Thursday parlayed her stellar final season into a college scholarship at Alabama Southern.


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