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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kira Lowery, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Kira Lowery, Southwind: Lowery turned in three great all-around games for the Jaguars, starting with 26 points, nine assists and six steals in a win over Craigmont. She then had 21, eight and seven against Mitchell before totaling 21, three and six against Briarcrest.

Memphis High School Basketball Top Performers for Dec. 12

From Commercial Appeal


Annaliese Burnett, MHEA: Burnett scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Eagles picked a great night to end their shooting slump, defeating Central 72-44. Lindsey Vaughn added 21 and Kylie Loadholt 17 for the defending home school national champions who are now 10-3.

Zareia Ector, Catholic: The Chargers are off to a 7-1 start following a 70-30 win against Overton in which Ector scored 17. Carria Smith added 15, Lytia Flowers 14 and Deyon Gipson 10.

Jayla Hemingway, Houston: Despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter, Houston's star had 24 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and four assists in a xx-xx victory over Mitchell.

Hope Howlett, Macon Road Baptist: Howlett had 19 as Macon Road picked up a 70-35 victory over Central Baptist. Isabella Everett had 18 and Janinna Barber 17 while Callie Hogan scored a game-high 22 in defeat.

Sade Hudson, Trezevant: The Tennessee-Martin signee scored 28 as the Bears took control early and defeated 58-24 in District 16-AAA. Trezevant is now 3-2.

Chancey Jackson, Oakhaven: Jackson scored 22 points and had four assists as the Hawks improved to 7-0 with an 81-20 victory over W.E.B. DuBois LP&P. Jayla Webb added 12 points, Alista Williams 11 and Kierra King 10. Jackson had 19 points and four steals in Monday's 62-9 victory over Hillcrest.

Tremesha Rogers, BTW: Rogers scored 23 to lead the Warriors to a 77-50 over Douglass.

Jada Taylor and Lauren Taylor, Collierville: The Dragons' 69-9 victory over Millington was, well, Taylor-made as each scored 15.

Shmya Ward, Whitehaven: Ward poured in 29 points as Whitehaven improved to 6-2 with a 62-36 victory over Kirby. Alexis Acoff led the Cougars with 21.

Diamond Wray, Kingsbury: Wray scored 13 and Angela Couch 12 as the Falcons kept Sheffield winless, 47-37. Cabria Thomas had 17 for the Knights.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Memphis Area 2018 Class Signings

Please email popo@girlsbasketballtrainer.com commitments/signing updates and pictures.

Jasmine Carson (Whitehaven/AR Banshees) - signed with Georgia Tech
Gabby Crawford (Munford/TN Flight) - signed with  Alabama
Elizabeth Dixon (Ridgeway/AR Banshees) - signed with Georgia Tech
Surina Dixon (TPA/Lady Mambas) - Signed with Jackson State
Carnessia Griggs (BTW) - Signed with Jackson State
Lauren Gross (Northpoint/Memphis Elite Daniels) - signed with North Florida
Sade' Hudson (Trezevant/Team Slink) - signed withUT Martin
Shay Johnson (Byhalia/Memphis Elite Daniels) - committed to Central Arkansas
Taylor Lattimore (Arlington/Lady Mambas) - Signed with Jackson State
Brittni Moore (White Station/Memphis Elite Daniels) - signed with UT Martin
Mahogany Vaught (Olive Branch/Team Slink) - signed with South Alabama
Lindsey Vaughn (MHEA/Team TN Glory) - signed with Mississippi College
Jireh Washington (Central/Team Slink) - signed with Arkansas State

Taylor Williams (White Station) Career-high 17 points




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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Memphis High School Basketball Schedule: Dec. 12-18

From Commercial Appeal

Here are the Memphis area high school basketball schedules for the week of Dec. 12-Dec. 18.
 All girls games begin at 6 p.m. with boys following at 7:30 p,m, unless noted.

Please send updates, corrections or rescheduled games to reporter John Varlas (john.varlas@commercialappeal.com) or reach him on Twitter (@johnvarlas).

Dec. 12

Girls/boys: White Station at Cordova; Kirby at Whitehaven; Collierville at Millington; Mitchell at Houston; St. Benedict at Arlington; Kingsbury at Sheffield; GRAD Academy at Trezevant; MLK Prep at Wooddale; Brighton at Covington; Jackson Sacred Heart at Fayette-Ware; City University at Fairley; Hillcrest at W.E.B. DuBois A&T; Power Center Academy at Memphis School of Excellence; W.E.B. DuBois LP&P at Oakhaven; Westwood at Freedom Prep; BTW at Douglass; Soulsville at KIPP; Manassas at Middle College; Memphis Business Academy at MAHS

Girls only: MHEA at Central; Overton at Germantown; Bolton at Lausanne;

Boys only: Bolton at Central; Overton at Catholic

Dec. 13

Girls/boys: Bartlett at Brighton; GRAD Academy at Fairley; Raleigh-Egypt at Melrose; City University at Hillcrest; Memphis Rise at MASE; Trezevant at Memphis Business Academy; Craigmont at Hamilton

Girls only: Middle College at Kingsbury

Dec. 14

Girls/boys: Whitehaven at Overton; Center Hill at Collierville; Cordova at Kirby; Hamilton at MLK Prep; Memphis School of Excellence at Wooddale; Margolin Hebrew Academy at Freedom Prep

Girls only: East at City University; MHEA at Southwind

Boys only: Power Center Academy at Southwind; East vs. Webster Groves (Mo.) at White Station

Dec. 15

Girls/boys: Arlington at Central; White Station at Raleigh-Egypt; Germantown at St. Benedict; Covington at Bolton; Kingsbury at Trezevant; Millington at Munford; GRAD Academy at Mitchell; Hamilton at Wooddale; Sheffield at Melrose; Fairley at Freedom Prep; Memphis School of Excellence at Westwood; W.E.B. DuBois A&T at Oakhaven; Power Center Academy at W.E.B. DuBois LP&P; Douglass at KIPP; BTW at Manassas; MAHS at Soulsville; Middle College at MASE; Southaven at Catholic; St. George's at Harding; Northpoint at Tipton-Rosemark; Rossville at H.W. Byers (Miss.); Carroll Academy at FACS

Girls only: East at Lausanne; Lewisburg at Fayette Academy; Houston vs. Alma (Ark.) at Bartlett Invitational

Boys only: Houston at Lausanne; ECS at Murray (Ky.); CBHS vs. Alma (Ark.) in Bartlett Invitational; Chattanooga Hamilton Heights vs. Bartlett in Bartlett Invitational

Dec. 16

Girls/boys: Westwood vs. Hamilton in Whitehaven Classic at Hamilton

Girls only: Whitehaven at Wenonah (Miss.); Houston vs. Little Rock Hall in Bartlett Invitational; Central at Queens of the Hardwood Classic in Atlanta;

Boys only: Whitehaven vs. Mitchell in Whitehaven Classic at Hamilton; Southwind vs. Fairley in Whitehaven Classic at Hamilton; Fayette Academy at Clarksburg at FedExForum; Germantown vs. Little Rock Hall in Bartlett Invitational; CBHS vs. Bartlett in Bartlett Invitational; Brighton vs. Olive Branch at Joe Horn Classic in Columbus, Miss.

Dec. 18

Girls/boys: Hamilton at Ridgeway; Craigmont at Mitchell; Sheffield at Trezevant; More Than Basketball Tournament at Harding; Overton at William Osteen Christmas Tournament at Millington

Girls only: Rossville at ECS; Brighton at William Osteen Christmas Tournament in Millington

Boys only: Memphis Rise at Margolin Hebrew Academy

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Memphis High School Basketball Top Performers for Dec. 5

From Commercial Appeal

Jordan Allen, Tipton-Rosemark: Allen, a freshman, scored 19 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead three players in double figures in a 56-24 victory over ECS. Abby West chipped in with 12 while Megan Sanfratello added 11 as TRA improved to 6-0.

Se'Quoia Allmond, Whitehaven: One of the top freshmen in the state, Allmond scored 15 points and handed out 10 assists as the Tigers rolled past Collierville, 63-42. She also had four steals while racking up her sixth double-double this year. Vertonia Bady scored 16 to lead the Tigers, now 5-1.

Kerrigan Braxton, Hutchison: Braxton led a balanced attack with 11 as the Sting (5-2) took control in the first half and defeated Wooddale, 56-19.

Tashun Bryson, Mitchell: This week's Commercial Appeal player of the week led the Tigers with 19 in a 63-29 victory over MLK Prep. Miata Borders added 16, Markeisha Hayes 13 and Karissa Hamlett 11 for Mitchell, which has won seven in a row.

Jacaila Davis and Sage Hawley, Harding: Davis and Hawley each scored 10 as the Lions defeated St. Benedict, 44-33. Freshman Deja Pryor had a game-high 17 for the Eagles.

Claire Fleming, Lewisburg: Fleming scored 32 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Patriots ran their record to 8-1 with a 69-49 victory over Strayhorn.

Sade Hudson, Trezevant: Hudson, headed to Tennessee-Martin, outscored the opposition by herself as she dropped 26 on Melrose in a 56-22 victory. She also added 13 rebounds and six steals and got plenty of help from Quinterria Foster, who had 11 points, six steals and three assists.

Antonika "Tweet" Jones, Douglass: After scoring 52 in a game last week, Jones stayed hot with 25 as the Red Devils edged Manassas, 50-49.

Diona Reed, Briarcrest: Another promising freshman in town is the 6-4 Reed, who scored 24 to lead the Saints to a 57-37 victory over Kirby. Savanna Owens added 15 for the winners.

Tremesha Rogers, BTW: Rogers knocked down six 3-pointers en route to a 27-point night as the Lady Warriors downed MAHS, 65-45. Derrenisha Jackson had 20 while Chrusia Wilks added 12.

Kamequa Rucker, Memphis Business Academy: One of the top returning scorers from last year, Rucker led four players in double-digits with 24 in a 65-26 victory over Middle College. Sister Anayah Rucker added 12, Rikiyah Curtis had 15 and Kiaya Weaver 12.

Jireh Washington, Central: The senior — who signed with Arkansas State during the early period — scored 27 as the Lady Warriors turned back Brownsville Haywood, 74-58. University of Memphis signee Jamirah Shutes had a game-high 27 in defeat.

Jade Wells, Northpoint: The senior poured in a career-high 39 points as the Trojans — minus three graduated starters from their back-to-back state title teams — improved to 6-0 with a 74-27 victory over Millington. Michaela Brown added 11 points and six steals.

Lanetta Williams, Arlington: The highly-regarded 6-3 junior dominated inside as the Tigers knocked off White Station, 75-64. She finished with 30 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

Tashun Bryson, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Tashun Bryson, Mitchell: There are plenty of talented ninth and tenth-graders in the area this year and Bryson deserves mention among the best. She scored 20 points (11 of 12 from the free-throw line) and grabbed 11 rebounds against Trezevant, before adding 16 and 11 against Overton. Bryson then had 15 points, 14 boards and six blocks against GRAD Academy to help fuel Mitchell's six-game winning streak.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ashtyn Baker (Northpoint) Earns 2nd Big South Freshman of the Week Honor


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Memphis High School Basketball Schedule: Dec. 5-11

From Commercial Appeal


Here are the Memphis area high school basketball schedules for the week of Dec. 5-Dec. 11. All girls games begin at 6 p.m. with boys following at 7:30 p,m, unless noted.

Please send updates, corrections or rescheduled games to reporter John Varlas (john.varlas@commercialappeal.com) or reach him on Twitter (@johnvarlas).

Dec. 5

Girls/boys: Haywood at Central; Overton at Germantown; White Station at Arlington; Briarcrest at Kirby; Southwind at Craigmont; Millington at Bartlett; Munford at Center Hill; Sheffield at GRAD Academy; Melrose at Trezevant; MLK Prep at Mitchell; Covington at Dyersburg; Northpoint at Fayette-Ware; City University at Memphis School of Excellence; Fairley at Hillcrest; W.E.B. DuBois LP&P at Freedom Prep; Westwood at Oakhaven; Power Center Academy at W.E.B. DuBois A&T; Douglass at Manassas; BTW at MAHS; Soulsville at MASE; Memphis Business Academy at Middle College; Harding at St. Benedict; ECS at Tipton-Rosemark; Fayette Academy at Jackson Christian; FACS at Jackson Sacred Heart

Girls: Cordova at East; Collierville at Whitehaven; Wooddale at Hutchison; Bolton vs. St. Mary's at CBHS

Boys: Whitehaven at MUS; Arkansas Christian at Collierville; Houston at Cordova; Bolton at CBHS; Margolin Hebrew Academy at MHEA

Dec. 6

Girls/boys: Hamilton at Raleigh-Egypt

Dec. 7

Girls/boys: Whitehaven at Olive Branch; Mitchell at Southwind; Craigmont at MLK Prep; Power Center Academy at City University; Oakhaven at Fairley; Memphis School of Excellence at Freedom Prep; Hillcrest at W.E.B. DuBois LP&P; W.E.B. DuBois A&T at Westwood; MASE at Douglass; MAHS at KIPP; Memphis Business Academy at BTW; Soulsville at Middle College; St. George's at Tipton-Rosemark; Wooddale at Kirby

Girls: MHEA at St. Agnes; Rossville Christian at Brinkley (Ark.) Heights; Houston vs. East Hamilton at Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; Germantown at Wampus Cat Invitational in Conway, Ark.

Dec. 8

Girls/boys: Kirby at Central; Collierville at Hernando; Ridgeway at Hamilton; Sheffield at Kingsbury; Brighton at Ripley; Covington at Munford; GRAD Academy at Craigmont; Memphis Rise at MLK Prep; East at Fayette-Ware; Millington at Dyer County; Power Center Academy vs. Freedom Prep at FedExForum; Oakhaven at Hillcrest; Douglass at Middle College; MAHS at Memphis Business Academy; MASE at Manassas; KIPP at Memphis Business Academy; Soulsville at BTW; St. Benedict at Montgomery Bell Academy; Northpoint at Trezevant; ECS at Carroll Academy; Fayette Academy at Tipton-Rosemark; Jackson Christian at FACS

Girls: East at Fayette-Ware; Hutchison at St. Mary's; MHEA at Harding; Arlington vs. Oak Ridge at Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; Bartlett vs. East Hamilton at Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; Houston vs. Bradley Central at Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; Germantown at Wampus Cat Invitational in Conway, Ark.

Boys: MUS at Houston; Memphis Nighthawks at Harding; Bolton vs. Bradley Central in Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.

Memphis vs. Atlanta Classic at CBHS: Covenant Christian vs. Melrose, 4:30 p.m.; St. Pius X vs. CBHS, 6 p.m.; Cordova vs. Gainesville, 7:30 p.m.; East vs. Newton (Ga.), 9 p.m.

Memphis vs. The World Extravaganza at Arlington: Word of God (N.C.) vs. Briarcrest, 4 p.m.; Prolific Prep (Ca.) vs. Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian, 5:30 p.m.; Potter's House (Fla.) vs. Arlington, 7 p.m.; Tennessee Prep vs. Lincoln Academy, 8:30 p.m.; Tennessee Prep girls vs. Hamilton Heights, 10 p.m.

Dec. 9

Girls/boys: St. Benedict at East Nashville; FACS at Rossville Christian

Girls: Soldan (Mo.) International Studies at Mitchell; Southwind at Briarcrest; Bolton at North Panola; St. Agnes at Northpoint; Arlington at Bradley Central in Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; Bartlett vs. Cleveland at Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; Houston vs. Oak Ridge at Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; Germantown at Wampus Cat Invitational at Conway, Ark.

Boys: MHEA at Northpoint; Bartlett vs. Westside (Ark.) in Natural State Classic in Jonesboro, Ark.; Brighton vs. Maumelle (Ark.) in Natural State Classic in Jonesboro, Ark.; Bolton vs. East Hamilton at Chick-Fil-A East/West Classic in Cleveland, Tenn.; GRAD Academy vs. TBD in Showdown in the South in Nashville; Fairley vs. TBD at Showndown in the South in Nashville

Memphis vs. Atlanta Classic at Lausanne: Mitchell vs. Gainesville (Ga.), noon; Raleigh-Egypt vs. Covenant Christian, 1:30 p.m.; Hamilton vs. Newton (Ga.), 3 p.m.; Cordova vs. Birmingham (Ala.) Midfield; 4:30 p.m.; Ridgeway vs. Pinson Valley (Ala.), 6 p.m.; Lausanne vs. St. Pius X, 7:30 p.m.

Memphis vs. The World Extravaganza at Briarcrest: Potter's House (Fla.) vs. Melrose, 10 a.m.; Southwind vs. Olive Branch, noon; Tennessee Prep vs. Heritage, 2 p.m.; Prolific Prep (Ca.) vs. East, 4 p.m.; Word of God (N.C.) vs. Arlington, 6 p.m.; Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian vs. Briarcrest, 8 p.m.

Dec. 11

Girls/boys: KIPP at Southwind; Melrose at Craigmont; Memphis Rise at MLK Prep;

Girls: Millington at Hutchison; Bartlett at St. Agnes

Boys: Millington at MUS; Harding at CBHS