Patosha Jeffery's Preview Camp
September 30/October 7

Friday, November 28, 2008

Commercial Appeal Girls Basketball Previews

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1st Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen

Commercial Appeal's Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen
Released Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Team / Last year's Record /
1. Central / 23-8 /
2. Millington / 37-2 /
3. Lausanne / 31-3 /
4. Bartlett / 20-8 /
5. White Station / 26-7 /
6. Houston / 22-15 /
7. East / 24-9 /
8. Briarcrest / 27-4 /
9. Overton / 20-9 /
10. Washington / 25-7 /
11. St. Benedict / 23-6 /
12. Manassas / 24-13 /

MLK Finals Today

Martin Luther King Tournament Finals

6:00pm at Melrose

White Station vs Millington

MLK Semi-Finals Report

Game 1: Manassas vs White Station
















White Station's Kaitlin Murphy started the game the way she left off in the quarterfinal by hitting the first points of the game. She had help from Chetavia Rutherford dropping off two 3s in the first quarter. Manassas had great offensive movement but just could not convert it into buckets. The first quarter score was 18-3.

Manassas' Desiree Phillips struggled in the first half. She tried shooting 3s. Nothing. She tried pull up jump shots. Nothing. Despite her scoreless half, she continued to direct and lead her team.

Halftime Score: White Station- 28 Manassas-9

During the first seconds of the second half, Desiree got her first 2 points. But White Station was just too much. Winning the game 57-25. Kaitlin Murphy finished with 17 points.


Game 2: Millington vs Melrose
















Millington's Jasmine Newsome started the game off with a 3 at the top of the key. They tried to put full court pressure on Melrose. However, Melrose continuously broke the press. Finishing the quarter tied at 14.

During the second quarter, Melrose took their time on offense running a motion set. Lawanda Clayborn seemed to get layup after layup helping Melrose go up on Millington by 4. Millington came back with a run of their own and went into halftime again tied at 26.
















It took almost 3 minutes into the second half before either team scored with LaTesa McLaughlin hitting a free throw. Melrose was hurt by turnovers including 8 steals from Millington. Millingon took advantage of the turnovers ending the 3rd quarter with a score fo 38-30.

Melrose had outrebounded Millington 29-21 but Millington rebounded when it counted, especially on the offensive end late in the 4th quarter. ESPN RISE 31st ranked (Fab 50), Millington escapes upset 46-42. Jasmine Newsome led Millington with 15 points. LaWanda Claborn had 14 for Melrose.

From Commercial Appeal

Millington (46) -- Tamarah Brandon 9, Michelle Brown 4, Olivia Maddox 1, LaTesa McLaughlin 5, Jasmine Newsome 15, Ashley Robinson 10, Selina Hardy 2.

Melrose (42) -- Lawanda Clayborn 14, April Hall 7, Teneisha Lurry 13, Danielle Patterson 2, Kyeishia Vinson 6.

Millington / 14 / 12 / 12 / 8 / -- / 46 /
Melrose / 14 / 12 / 4 / 12 / -- / 42 /

Thursday, November 27, 2008

MLK Semi-Finals Today, Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgivings

Martin Luther King Tournament Semi-Finals

Manassas vs White Station 3:00pm

Millington vs Melrose 4:30pm

MLK Quarter-Finals Report

Game 1 East vs White Station

Candis Clear with the ball













Adrienne Pratcher














This game started off a little slow with both teams taking their times to run thru their offenses. Chi Chi Okwumabua of White Station scored the first basket of the game with a nice post move into a jump shot. East was scoreless the first 2 minutes of the game until a free throw by Adrienne Pratcher.

Into the second quarter, East had a lot of turnovers and unforced errors. White Station converted them into buckets and went into halftime with a 17 point lead 36-19


Chi Chi Okwumabua













Kaitlin Murphy














East came out in the second with full court pressure. It resulted into a run for East behind 2 three pointers from Candis Clear. However, White Station countered East's run with one of their own and ended the 3rd quarter, 53-34.

East continued to struggle with putting the ball in the basket during the fourth quarter but Kaitlin Murphy of White Station did not. She finished the game with 20 points and helped White Station to a 70-46 victory.



Game 2: Millington vs Liberty

Misha Jones and Jasmine Newsome

Millington was just too much for Liberty. LaTesa McLaughlin started the domination in the first quarter with 3 three pointers and 4 steals building a 15-3 lead. It was never close. Millington won 56-34.








Game 3: Overton vs Melrose


















This was the highly anticipated matchup. It started out very uptempo with both teams feeling each other out. The very first points of the game came late in the quarter and ended 6-2 Melrose.

From there Melrose spreaded the floor and took advantage of their quickness getting to the rack at ease. If Melrose was not taking it to the basket, Teneisha Lurry took care of business at the 3 point line hitting 2 in the second quarter.

Halftime: Melrose 26 Overton 20




Kyeshia Vinson (Melrose) and Cortrice Golden (Overton)











Melrose made a run coming out of halftime and increased the lead to 12 with a third quarter score of 39-27.

April Hall was unstoppable getting into the lane for layup after layup finishing with 17. Teneisha Lurry was all over the court making passes, stealing the ball and of course dropping it off. She finished with 19 including 5 three point baskets. Orlandria Williams had 17 for Overton.

Melrose won 55-37



Overton players Arkela Ware, Chelsey Johnson and Rickeya Burts


























Hillcrest guards, Brittany Taylor and Chasity Richardson and Hamilton post, LaJoyce Clark throwing down in the hospitality room

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Girls Basketball Scores for November 25 2008

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MARTIN LUTHER KING TOURNAMENT

Kirby (18) -- Upford 6, Simmons 2, Barber 2, Allen 2, Jones 4, Henry 2.

Millington (82) -- Tamarah Brandon 7, Michelle Brown 16, Katrina Coleman 2, Misha Jones 4, Amber Lee 2, Olivia Maddox 9, LaTesa McLaughlin 17, Jasmine Newsome 19, Ashley Robinson 6.

Kirby / 0 / 8 / 8 / 2 / -- / 18 /

Millington / 29 / 17 / 25 / 11 / -- / 82 /

Records -- Kirby 1-2, Millington 3-0.

Ridgeway (70) -- Chasity Hamilton 7, Hasina Mohammad 18, Catie Montgomery 8, Adrian Sanders 25, Ashley Tate 12.

East (73) -- Adrienne Pratcher 26, Charnera Macklin 11, Candis Clear 16, Cleosha Lee 11, Shauminique Moore 1, Alyson McNear 8.

Ridgeway / 14 / 16 / 24 / 16 / -- / 70 /

East / 27 / 12 / 11 / 23 / -- / 73 /

Records -- East 3-0.

Sheffield (43) -- Shanarah Clayton 2, April Harp 10, Tenesha Jones 10, Dominique Long 4, Ruddie Moore 14, Wilnika Brown 3.

Oakhaven (50) -- Jennifer Gross 18, Lamonica Holmes 18, Renica Magee 2, Porsche Watkins 12.

Sheffield / 5 / 4 / 19 / 15 / -- / 43 /

Oakhaven / 11 / 13 / 13 / 13 / -- / 50 /

Records -- Oakhaven 2-2.

Washington (45) -- Daria Hester 5, Jessica Brown 11, Monique Ingram 3, Jaquita Burts 16, LaQarius Harris 6, April Holman 2, Abriona Hall 2.

White Station (70) -- Casey Gregory 8, Ty Harris 2, Kaitlin Murphy 19, Chi Chi Okwumabua 16, Breanna Ridgell 4, Chetavia Rutherford 2, Carnecia Williams 17, Bria Dilliard 2.

Washington / 14 / 7 / 15 / 9 / -- / 45 /

White Station / 16 / 16 / 22 / 16 / -- / 70 /

Records -- Washington 1-1, White Station 3-0.

Carver (56) -- Kiara Smith 26, Deedrica Brooks 18, Carmel Gamble 8, Monica Wesley 2, Janay Currin 2.

Kingsbury (60) -- Alexus Head 1, Ashlee Phillips 7, Jasmine Pittman 38, Sabrina Washington 4, Kiara Couch 8, Renee Finney 2.

Carver / 16 / 6 / 15 / 19 / -- / 56 /

Kingsbury / 10 / 17 / 10 / 23 / -- / 60 /

Trezevant (33) -- Stacy Carmichael 1, Rachel Clark 2, Barbara Hawkins 9, Lilly Pittman 2, Lakeisha Robinson 15, Danielle Turner 4.

Manassas (52) -- Lakeia Jenkins 8, Desiree Phillips 15, Jamille Reed 4, Felicia Johnson 2, LaKendra Harris 11, Kimberly Watkins 10, Darnisha Crutcher 2.

Trezevant / 11 / 9 / 10 / 3 / -- / 33 /

Manassas / 15 / 22 / 6 / 9 / -- / 52 /

Records -- Trezevant 1-1, Manassas 2-0.

LATE MONDAY

Carver (38) -- Kiara Smith 14, Deedrica Brooks 11, Carmel Gamble 9, Janay Currin 2, Tiffany Givins 2.

White Station (82) -- Ashley Foster 7, Casey Gregory 10, Megan Miles 15, Kaitlin Murphy 16, Chi Chi Okwumabua 12, Breanna Ridgell 6, Chetavia Rutherford 6, Amber Williams 2, Bria Dilliard 8.

Carver / 11 / 8 / 12 / 7 / -- / 38 /

White Station / 25 / 22 / 20 / 15 / -- / 82 /

Records -- White Station 2-0.

MLK Wednesday Schedule at Melrose

Martin Luther King Invitational Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Schedule

1:30 East vs White Station

3:00 Millington vs Liberty

4:30 Melrose vs Overton

New AAU Age Determinations Dates for 2009

Released on November 18, 2008 on http://www.tngirlsbasketball.net/


Click here for 2009 AAU dates

Raquel Brigham, Southwest TN Saluqi

Raquel Brigham, Sophomore, guard scored a career-high 26 points including eight three-point field goals in Roana State game.

According to Southwest TN Athletics site, Raquel played for Coach Sheila Burns at West Memphis Senior High School. She led her team to a 27-4 record, the conference championship, and state runner-up her senior season. Brigham was named to the all-conference and Class 6A All-State teams.

MLK Updates

Overton defeats Craigmont 59-48

Manassas defeats Trezevant 52-33

Melrose defeats Wooddale 71-51

East defeats Ridgeway 73-70

White Station defeats BTW 68-45

Millington defeats Kirby 82-18

Hamilton defeats Mitchell 61-50

Thanksgiving Tournaments

November 28-30
Bradley Central Thanksgiving Tournament, Cleveland, TN:
Central (Girls)

Girls Basketball Scores for November 24, 2008

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MARTIN LUTHER KING (MLK) TOURNAMENT

Sheffield (35) -- Shanarah Clayton 2, April Harp 8, Tenesha Jones 13, Dominique Long 3, Ruddie Moore 9.

Manassas (63) -- Lakeia Jenkins 13, Desiree Phillips 15, Denise Johnson 7, Jamille Reed 6, Felicia Johnson 2, LaKendra Harris 6, Kimberlyq Watkins 10, Darnisha Crutcher 4.

Sheffield / 11 / 7 / 10 / 7 / -- / 35 /

Manassas / 15 / 16 / 14 / 18 / -- / 63 /

Records -- Sheffield 0-1, Manassas 1-0.

Wooddale (35) -- Crain 4, Jackson 8, Wilder 2, Haynes 16, Hampton 3, McNeil 2.

Hillcrest (27) -- Bartlett 3, Wilson 9, Richardson 6, Hunt 7, Murphy 2.

Wooddale / 11 / 5 / 8 / 11 / -- / 35 /

Hillcrest / 6 / 12 / 6 / 3 / -- / 27 /

Raleigh-Egypt (34) -- Jade Caldwell 12, Asia Freeman 4, Kiara Marshall 4, Taylor McLauren 6, J. Person 8.

East (65) -- Adrienne Pratcher 13, Charnea Macklin 6, Candis Clear 7, C. Lee 13, Megan Wallace 1, Shauminique Moore 18, Z. Brown 2, Alyson McNear 5.

Raleigh-Egypt / 10 / 8 / 7 / 9 / -- / 34 /

East / 19 / 19 / 14 / 13 / -- / 65 /

Records -- East 3-0.

Trezevant (47) -- Stacy Carmichael 1, Rachel Clark 10, Barbara Hawkins 2, Tiara Hughes 2, Lilly Pittman 13, Lakeisha Robinson 10, Danielle Turner 9.

Oakhaven (45) -- Jennifer Gross 18, Lamonica Holmes 5, Demetria Kimball 3, Dyanndron Kinchelow 7, Porsche Watkins 12.

Trezevant / 14 / 13 / 10 / 10 / -- / 47 /

Oakhaven / 7 / 9 / 19 / 10 / -- / 45 /

Records -- Trezevant 2-1.

Whitehaven (34) -- Shakia Luckett 2, Amber Nelson 8, Roslyn Robinson 2, Lauren Williamson 5, Mariah Wallace 4, Terrica Robinson 3, Dominique Malone 6, Kenesha Odom 4.

Ridgeway (58) -- Whitney Cooper 3, Hasina Muhammad 15, Catie Montgomery 11, Adrian Sanders 8, Tequila Stanton 4, Ashley Tate 8, Brooke Bobo 2, Terryn Ossiong 7.

Whitehaven / 2 / 10 / 14 / 8 / -- / 34 /

Ridgeway / 17 / 15 / 17 / 9 / -- / 58 /

Kingsbury (45) -- Alexus Head 3, Ashlee Phillips 4, Jasmine Pittman 18, Philisa Terry 2, Voniecechsi Ware 2, Sabrina Washington 2, Antoinette Lever 3, Keandra Jones 5, Kiara Couch 6.

Washington
(74) -- Daria Hester 22, Jessica Brown 16, Monique Ingram 9, Jaquita Burts 10, LaQarius Harris 4, April Holman 6, Telicia Bobo 2, Abriona Hall 1, Leah Frazier 2, Sandria Givance 2.

Kingsbury / 5 / 20 / 8 / 12 / -- / 45 /

Washington / 22 / 10 / 26 / 16 / -- / 74 /

Records -- Kingsbury 0-1, Washington 1-0.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Memphis Fieldhouse New Look

The home of the University of Memphis Lady Tigers Women's Basketball Team, Elma Roane Fieldhouse, has a new look. Check it out..
































MLK Invitational Tournament starts Today

Martin Luther King Girls Schedule


For schedule click here.

Jamie Chambers, Alabama State University

Jamie Chambers, Junior Guard/Forward

According to Alabama State University athletic site, Jamie was a four-year letter winner at Trezevant High School, where she earned all-league and all-state honors ... a junior college transfer from Northwest Shoals. She says the best advice she's received is "You live by the three... you die by the three!" Jamie's greatest athletic accomplishment is receiving Best Defensive Player in the ACCC.

Millington girls boast talent galore

Commercial Appeal article on the turn around of Millington's program.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Central's Hall of Champions Day 2 Session 2 Report

GAME 1

Desiree Phillips

Bartlett and Manassas was evenly matched up during the first quarter. Desiree had 6 points off of two 3 pointers. Bartlett had more of a team effort tonight compared to last night. Getting points from Jasmine James, Jemil Jefferson and Briana Walker.


End of 1st Quarter: Bartlett-11 Manassas-10

During the second quarter, Bartlett came out with a full court press and increased the lead by 11 with a score of 29-18. Manassas could only come up with 1 point in the third.

Manassas tried to make a run in the fourth with a full court press of their own but it wasn't enough. Final Score: Bartlett-53 Manassas-33

GAME 2


Central and Millington started out as an uptempo game. Millington jumped to an early lead behind several steals and turnovers by Central. After 1 quarter the score was 21-11. Jasmine Newsome had 7 of the 21 for Millington.

Central made a slight comeback during the second quarter behind efforts from Jasmine Taylor and Danielle Ballard. Halftime score: Millington 34, Central 25

Ashley Robinson and Jasmine Taylor

Aaliyah Whiteside had a breakout quarter during the 3rd with 6 points and helped Central cut the lead to 5 at 44-39.

Around the 3 minute mark of the 4th, Central took the lead with a And 1 situation for Erica Burgess. Then Ashley Robinson of Millington fouled out the game at 1:57. Central took over from that point winning 54-47.

Erica Burgess


Olivia Maddox














Top Scorers of Game:
Millington: Jasmine Newsome 14
Olivia Maddox 13
Ashley Robinson 13

Central: Jasmine Taylor 15
Danielle Ballard 15
Aaliyah Whiteside 12

Game 3
Melrose vs Overton game was cancelled.

Updated: November 25, 2008 4:00pm
College coaches in the house: University of Memphis & Southern Mississippi

Girls Basketball Scores for November 21, 2008

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Lausanne wins on last minute shot

Monica Miller's 25-foot heave as time expired allowed Lausanne to escape, 59-56, and overshadowed a brilliant all-around performance by Houston's Sarah Watkins, an Arkansas signee, who finished with 39 points.

Click here for complete Commercial Appeal article.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Central's Hall of Champions Day 1 Report

Overton beat Manasas 52-42


Melrose was just too much for Briarcrest. At the half the score was 32-18. During second half play, Melrose spreaded the floor and took their time. Briarcrest just could not match up to the athleticism and quickness. Final Score: 56-39












Teneisha Lurry, guard
















Jamila Ajanaku and Jasmine James









Danielle Ballard, Guard












Jamila Ajanaku and Jemil Jefferson












The game seemed evenly matched at the start but swayed towards Central during the second quarter. Bartlett only had 1 weapon, Jasmine James in the first quarter. Jasmine had the first 11 points of the game and Bartlett as a team finished the first quarter with 12.

Central took care of business on the offensive boards and went deep in the bench during the first half. There was a balanced attack with Jamila Ajanaku cleaning up the boards, Jasmine Taylor dropping 3s and Erica Burgess running the show at point.

As more players got involved, Bartlett cut the lead down to 2 but their head coach got a technical foul and Central went back up by 4.

Halftime Score: Jasmine James-22 Bartlett-28 Central-34

During the 3rd quarter, Bartlett cut the lead to 4 behind two quick layups and a steal by Jasmine James and to 3 points after a 3 pointer by Jemil Jefferson. Then Bartlett took the lead with 6 quick points from Jasmine James including an inbound trick throwing the ball off the back of the defender.

End of 3rd Quarter: Jasmine James-38 Bartlett-51 Central-46

The fourth quarter was full of turnovers, fouls and tiredness. Very sloppy. Only 3 points were scored during the first 3 minutes of the quarter. Central eventually cut the lead to 1 from a 3 pointer by Danielle Ballard and immediately took the lead with a 3 from Jasmine Taylor.

The game was tied 59-59 with 1 minute left in the game. Jamila Ajanaku scored 2 points and Erica Burgess stole the inbounds to seal the game for Central.

Final Score: Jasmine James-40pts Bartlett-59 Central-61


Latesa McLaughlin















Jasmine Newsome












Millington and West Memphis (AR) was a great matchup of athleticism and skill at every position. Jasmine Newsome was the spark hitting 3s, distributing the ball, floating in the lane and stealing the ball. Millington won 53-37.

Updated: November 25, 2008 4:00pm
College coach in the house: Arkansas State

Granny's Girls Basketball Camp Preview




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Girls Basketball Scores for November 20, 2008

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hamilton High Jamboree Report



Melrose's LaWanda Clayborn, Forward




Hamilton's Jasmine Farmer, Guard, & LaJoyce Clark Center/Forward








Mitchell's, Demetrius Bradshaw, Forward & Ktina Jones, Guard














Jennifer Gross, Oakhaven, Guard












Fairley and BTW













Daria Hester, Booker T. Washington, Post









Westwood vs Treadwell : 29-35
Treadwell’s first points of the game were a 3 pointer and the dominating continued from there. Westwod came into the second half with a 3 pointer clinic of their own to cut down the lead, but it was not enough.

Booker T. Washington vs Oakhaven: 38-25
BTW put the full court pressure on Oakhaven at the start of the game. But Oakhaven responded to the defensive heat and keep it close. In the end, BTW was too much.

Douglass vs Hillcrest: 11-17
Very sloppy game, no one seemed to be able to score. Halftime score was 8 to 7. Same sloppy play during the second half. Hillcrest widen the gap to victory.

Northside vs Carver: 40-26
Pretty even during the 1st half. Northside blew it open in the second.

Melrose vs Mitchell: 38-11
Melrose came out with intensity and lead by 10 at halftime. Mitchell couldn’t handle the defensive heat.

BTW vs Fairley: 20-27
Booker T. Washington got a 2 for 1 opportunity tonight. Fairley was all over the place in their vibrant orange uniforms. It was a close game but Fairley took over in the second half.

Manasas vs Whitehaven: 22-14
Ugly game. A lot of turnovers and fouls.

Raleigh Egypt vs Hamilton: 11-28
The home team came out hyped up and full of energy. Hamilton’s Victoria White scored the 1st points of the game with a layup. LaJoyce Clark pulled down rebounds. Khadijah Muhammad took the ball to the rack. And Shervonte’ Bright stole balls left and right. It was all Hamilton.--Love Hamilton, Absolutely!!!

Ashley Tate looks ready for her senior year

The Commercial Appeal reports on Ridgeway's Ashley Tate's comeback from injury.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wooddale High Jamboree Report


Ridgeway Squad

Wooddale & Craigmont Tip Off












Craigmont vs Wooddale: 38-21
Craigmont controlled the game with a balanced attack.

Middle College vs Trezevant: 8-28
This wasn't much of a contest. Trezevant dominated from tip off.

Overton vs Kingsbury: 41-10
Jasmine "Tootie" Robinson and crew were just too much.

Cordova vs Frayser: 17-9
Shae Nelson did not dress out. Frayser scored the first basket of the game and keep it close throughout. The two smallest people on the court decided it should be a boxing match instead of a basketball game and had to be separated from each other. Cordova pulled it out at the end.

Central vs White Station: 22-16
The best matchup of the evening. Central's presence was felt as soon as they walked into the gym in all black and in single file line fashion with matching green and black bags. But White Station was not effected by Central's swagger. White Station led the majority of the first half. However, Jamila Ajanaku was not going.. She lead the team to a come back victory.

Kirby vs East: 10-26
Adrienne Pratcher and Candace Clear dazzled the fans with cross overs, three point shooting and quickness.

Ridgeway vs Sheffield: 37-19
Ridgeway put the pressure on Sheffield and never let up..

Girls Basketball Scores for November 18, 2008

According to the Commerical Appeal, here are the top scorers for November 18, 2008 games.

Fairley: Erica Ousley 21
Sheffield: Ruddie Moore 16

St. Benedict: Symone Daniels 8
St. George's: Katie Black 6

Macon Road: Symantha Lacy 17
Catholic: Racquel Martin 11

MHEA: Perkins 12
Brighton: Cassie Shepard 18

Kingsbury: Jasmine Pittman 29
Trezevant: Lakeisha Robinson 15

City University: Howard 18
Oakhaven: Jennifer Gross 20

White Station: Che Che Okiwambu 19
Briarcrest: Amy Metcalf 13

Douglass: Bianca Lee 9
Mitchell: Tiara Henderson 10

Southaven: Lacey Perkins 13
Munford: Quanesha Richardson 17

For all the scores from the Commerical Appeal click here


Added 11/20/08 9:40am


Ridgeway (78) -- Ashley Brooks 4, Whitney Cooper 5, Chasity Hamilton 8, Angelica Hampton 5, Katie Montgomery 17, Hasina Mohammad 7, Adrian Sanders 20, Ashley Tate 10, Chelsea Vaughan 2

Cordova (39) -- King 7, Jeffries 2, Miller 4, Eskridge 8, Nelson 14, Crout 2, Hayes 2

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mary Jackson ranked 9, 10

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Former Oakhaven standout, Mary Jackson is a freshman guard for Louisville. This weeks women's college basketball rankings were released and Louisville is ranked 9th in the AP Top 25 and 10th in the ESPN/USATODAY Top 25.

Also, Bartlett's Jasmine James and East's Adrienne Pratcher signed letter's of intent this past week to schools ranked in the Top 25. Georgia is 23rd and Texas A&M is 12th & 7th.

For the complete rankings click here.

Memphis Girls Basketball Season is Here!!

Wooddale High School Jamboree: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Click here for Schedule

Hamilton High School Jamboree: Thursday, November 20, 2008 Click here for Schedule

Central High School Hall of Champions: Friday & Saturday, November 21-22, 2008 Click here for Schedule

Monday, November 17, 2008

Meet Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Future Memphis Lady Tiger

Hoop Dreams

Candace Rucker scores 16 in debut

Image from southernmiss.cstv.com

Candace Rucker scored 16 points off the bench in her debut for Southern Mississippi.

According to Southern Miss' athletic site, Candace is expected to make an immediate impact ... Versatile athlete ... Can play more than one position ... Excellent rebounder ... Will challenge for a starting position ... Southwest Tennessee CC: Averaged 20 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.9 steals per game at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, Tenn. ... Ranked No. 10 in the nation in scoring ... Named National Junior College Athletic Association First Team All-American ... Played for Coach Andrea Martre ... Led the TJCCAA in scoring and steals ... Named to the All-TJCCAA and All-Western Division teams ... Led her team in field goal percentage and free throw percentage ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... Scored a season-high 32 points ... Prior to coming to Southwest Tennessee CC, she played one season at the University of Colorado, playing in 30 games and starting three contests. She averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Prep: Played for Coach Donald Holmes at Northside High School in Memphis, where she averaged 19.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... Earned district MVP and Class AAA All-State honors ... Let Northside to a 33-3 record, the district 16AAA championship, and a berth in the 2006 Class AAA state tournament ... One of five finalists for The Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps Player of the Year and was twice selected to the all-metro team ... Ranked as the 36 best guard in the country by All-Star Girls Report and the number one prep senior in Memphis by memphishoopers.com

Friday, November 14, 2008

Memphis Northern Arizona Snapshot



Hamilton High's Victoria White, Khadijah Muhammad, and Shervonte' Bright at University of Memphis Fieldhouse after Unversity of Memphis Lady Tiger victory against Northern Arizona.

Jasmine James Officially Georgia Lady Bulldog

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While several players had their National Letter of Intent early signing ceremonies on November 12th, Bartlett's Jasmine James took care of business on the 13th. She officially signed her papers to play at the University of Georgia.

Read the Commercial Appeal story here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jessica Jackson, Memphis Lady Tiger

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Jessica Jackson is a senior center for the University of Memphis

According to gotigersgo.com, Jessica played for two years at Craigmont High School in Memphis after playing basketball at Ridgeway High School her freshman and sophomore seasons...Was a 2005 Associated Press Tennessee All-State first team member and was rated No. 38 in Blue Star's listing of the Top 100 seniors in 2004-05...Was a three-time TSSAA All-Tournament team award winner and was a member of the winning team in the 2005 Adidas Senior All-Star game...A USA Today honorable mention player in 2003 and 2004, she also earned kudos from Street & Smith in 2002 and 2003...Jackson set a school single season record for blocked shots in three different seasons (2002, 2004, 2005) and helped the Lady Chiefs to a 34-4 record and the TSSAA Class AAA state championship game as a junior...Also played AAU basketball with fellow Craigmont product, LaToya Bullard playing for the Memphis Showboats, a team coached by David Bullard that captured the 2002 Adidas 17-and-under title at the Deep South Classic...Also played volleyball at Ridgeway, helping the team to the 2001and 2002 regional and district titles.

Complete list of Early Signings

Here is a detailed list of the Memphis area 2009 Basketball National Letter of Intent early period signings:

Jamila Ajanaku (Central) MTSU

Erica Burgess (Central) SE Louisiana

Jessica Green (Lausanne) CBU

Jasmine James (Bartlett) Georgia

LaTesa McLaughlin (Millington) UT-Martin

Monica Miller (Lausanne) Southeast Missouri State

Kaitlin Murphy (White Station) Furman

Chi Chi Okwumabua (White Station) Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Adrienne Pratcher (East) Texas A&M

Ashley Robinson (Millington) Memphis

Ashley Tate (Ridgeway) Tennessee State

Jasmine Taylor (Central) Arkansas State

Sarah Watkins (Houston) Arkansas

Jessica Winfrey (Marion) Murray State

For Commercial Appeal Article click here

Hamilton High School Jamboree



Thursday, November 20, 2008
Starts at 3:00pm

Treadwell vs Westwood
Oakhaven vs B.T.W.
Douglass vs Hillcrest
Carver vs Northside
Melrose vs Mitchell
Fairley vs B.T.W.
Manassas vs Whitehaven
Raleigh-Egypt vs Hamilton

Wooddale High School Jamboree



Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Begins at 3:00 p.m.

Middle College vs Trezevant
Kingsbury vs Overton
Frayser vs Cordova
East VS Kirby
Central vs White Station
Sheffield vs Ridgeway
Craigmont vs Wooddale

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jasmine James, Adrienne Pratcher Top 10

Bartlett's Jasmine James and East's Adrienne Pratcher helped make the Georgia Lady Bulldogs and Texas A&M Aggies rank in the Top 10 recruiting class for 2009, according to ESPN Hoopgurlz.

Click here for the complete Top 10

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Basketball Early Signing Period

The early basketball signing period begins November 12, 2008 and ends November 19, 2008.

Several area high schools are scheduled to host signing events for their seniors.

Central will be hosting a National Signing Day Ceremony on November 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm in the gymnasiumon. Senior point guard, Erica Burgess, will be signing with the Lady Lions of Southeastern Louisana. Senior guard, Jasmine Taylor, will be signing with the Lady Red Wolves of Arkansas State University. And last, but not least, senior guard/forward, Jamila Ajanaku, will be signing a National Letter of Intent to play for the Lady Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State University.

Ridgeway is also scheduled to host a ceremony for Tennessee State University bound Ashley Tate.

Patosha Jeffery shares her 5



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Monday, November 10, 2008

Deja Foster, Lady Jacket

Sophomore Deja Foster scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds for Georgia Tech vs Peach State Elite Exhibition game

According to Georgia Tech web site, Deja lettered two seasons in women's basketball under coach Julia Stewart at Wooddale High School ... Two-year captain of her team ... All-District Player of the Year during her senior season ... Member of All-District team for both her junior and senior seasons ... Helped freshman team to an undefeated season and the city championship ... Played one season of volleyball and was team captain ... Honor Student.