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Memphis Select | February 25, 11am-1pm, Registration starts at 10:30am | 4th and 5th grade | Location: Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 West Massey, 38120 | Contact: Pam Pointer 901-270-0608, Curtis Jones 901-406-9737

Location Change -- Memphis Future Stars | February 26 | 5, 6, 7th graders | 5th (3pm-4pm); 6/7th (4pm-5pm) | Location: Fairley High School 4950 Fairley Rd, 38109 | Contact: Coach Price - memphisfutures1@comcast.net

Memphis Select | March 11, 11am-2pm, Registration starts at 10:30am | 9, 10, 11th grade | Location: Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 West Massey, 38120 | Contact: Ruberto Lawson 901-262-8531, Curtis Jones 901-406-9737

Team Slink | March 11 12pm-4pm | Location: McFarland Community Center 4955 Cottonwood, 38118 | Contact: John McGraw 646-773-5699

Memphis Future Stars | March 25 | 9th graders | Time: TBA | Location: Ridgeway Baptist Church 2500 Ridgeway Rd, 38119 | Contact: Coach Price - memphisfutures1@comcast.net

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Girls Basketball Scores for December 30, 2008

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Millington Lady Trojan defense keys Dragon Fire title

Millington used a dominating defensive performance, and a star performance from one of their role players to pull away from pesky St. Benedict at Auburndale, 51-37, Tuesday night, and claim a second straight Dragon Fire Invitational championship at Collierville.

Michele Brown, a 5-11 senior who had been quiet in the early season, stepped up for 14 points to lead the Lady Trojans (15-2) and take Tournament MVP honors.

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MAM Christmas Tournament Middle School Girls Final Four Matchup

Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Grizzlies Athletic Center

Ridgeway Roadrunners vs Germantown Lady Red Devils 6:45pm

Snowden Lady Greenies vs Havenview Lady Tigers 8:00pm

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Central at Tournament of Champions Game 3 Report

From Central's Head Coach site, coachbray.net

The Lady Warriors bounced back Tuesday morning to beat Country Day (La Jolla, CA) 56-52 to earn third place in the Red Division of the Nike Tournament of Champions. Memphis Central was led by senior Jasmine Taylor with 18 points followed by freshmen Aaliyah Whiteside and Danielle Ballard who each scored 13 points. The Lady Torros of Country Day did a great job on senior Jamila Ajanaku, holding her scoreless in the first half and just 8 points for the game. Erica Burgess and Malaika Moore each chipped in 2 points. After missing 10 free throws in their loss to #12 Whitney Young, the Lady Warriors stepped to the line against Country Day and shot 100% making 7 out of 7 free throws. Freshman Aaliyah Whiteside was 4 of 4 from the free throw line and Danielle Ballard was 3 of 3. The Lady Warriors, now 12-1, return to action Tuesday, January 5th at Melrose High School at 6:00 pm.

Millington vs St. Benedict- Dragon Fire Championship Report

Millington and St. Benedict faced off for the Collierville High Dragon Fire Invitational 2008 Tournament Championship. It started off sloppy with both teams committing turnovers on their first possessions. Symone Daniels scored the first 2 points of the game for St. Benedict and was on fire throughout the first quarter scoring 9 points. Latesa McLaughlin held it down for Millington scoring 10 in the first including 2 three pointers. The first quarter ended tied 16.

Neither team was able to score until the 5:15 mark in the second quarter. The defense was relentless by both squads. And St. Benedict made sure someone was always glued to Jasmine Newsome of Millington. During the first half, St. Benedict had already went 13 players deep in their rotation. At halftime, Millington led 23-22.

Symone Daniels (21), Sophomore Post St. Benedict












Michelle Brown, Senior Post, Millington













Early in the third quarter, Millington's Tamarah Brandon committed her 4th foul and had to sit down forcing Millington to go to their bench. Junior Deanna Jeffries and 6'3 sophomore Misha Jones came in and gave some valuable minutes. Inspite of the foul trouble, Millington turned up the defensive heat and St. Benedict had a couple of costly mental lapses helping Millington to increase the lead. End of Third Quarter 35-30 Millington.

Fourth quarter was all Millington winning the game 51-37.

Top scorers:
Millington
Michelle Brown 14 points 4 rebounds
LaTesa McLaughlin 12points 3 steals

St. Benedict
Symone Daniels 13 points 10 rebounds 2 blocks
Brittany Taylor 13 points 3 rebounds

All-Tournament Team
1. Camisha Lipford- Kirby
2. Octavia Wilson-Hillcrest
3. Desiree Phillips- Manassas
4. Sarah Watson- Bolton
5. Olivia Young- Collierville
6. Kendra Williams-Bolivar
7. Erica Ousley-Fairley
8. Kamiko Williams- Northeast
9. Sarah Watkins-Houston
10. Lauren Witt-Houston
11. Symone Daniels-St. Benedict
12. Brittany Taylor- St. Benedict
13. Ashley Magnifico-St. Benedict
14. Gracey Irving- Germantown
15. Jasmine Newsom-Millington
16. Tamara Brandon-Millington
17. Latesia Mclaughlin-Millington
18. Michelle Brown -Millington (MVP)

Arlington vs Houston Highlights from December 9, 2008

Central-Whitney Cooper Report on Hoopgurlz

image from ESPN Hoopgulz.com

The game of the day was the Whitney Young-Memphis Central showdown, easily. Whitney Young, ranked No. 12 in the ESPN Rise Fab 50, went down eight in the first quarter then stormed back to take a two-point lead into halftime. It was similar to two great heavyweight boxers going at it. Memphis Central smacked Whitney Young in the mouth with its 17-9 first quarter. The Dolphins responded with an uppercut counterpunch that was a 15-5 second period.

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Collierville Dragon Fire Invitational Championship Matchup

Millington vs St Benedict at 7:30pm Collierville High

Central at Tournament of Champions

Central loses by 1 against the USATODAY 17th ranked Whitney Young at NIKE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS in Phoenix, Ariz.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Central plays Cathedral Catholic from California today, December 30, 2008, at 11:30am
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Central
(50) -- Jamila Ajanaku 17, Danielle Ballard 16, Erica Burgess 7, Jasmine Taylor 7, Aaliyah Whiteside 3.

Whitney Young (51) -- Jenkins 10, Smith 9, Thompson 5, Anderson 13, Askew 2, Harris 12.

Central / 17 / 5 / 15 / 13 / -- / 50 /

Whitney Young / 9 / 15 / 15 / 12 / -- / 51 /

Records -- Central 11-1, Whitney Young 15-1.

Girls Basketball Scores for December 29, 2008

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St. Benedict gets semifinal win in Dragon Fire Invitational

St. Benedict 65, Clarksville Northeast 49

“They’re sitting in that locker room,” St. Benedict girls basketball coach Don Sebren said with a laugh, “thinking of what they’re going to say about this game on their Facebook pages.”
The Division 2-AA Eagles surely have a story to tell after staring down University of Tennessee signee Kamiko Williams and Clarksville Northeast Monday night, scoring a 65-49 victory in the semifinals of the Dragon Fire Invitational at Collierville.

Read complete Commercial Appeal story here

Monday, December 29, 2008

Millington vs Houston in Collierville Dragon Fire Report

In the opening tip off of the game, Houston got the ball and Sarah Watkins went on a shooting spree scoring 8 of the team's 10 first quarter points including 4 rebounds. Millington started off slow and didn't get their first point of the game until the 5 minute mark, when Latesa McLaughlin hit a freethrow making the score 6-1. Millington's Michelle Brown contributed in a big way in the first assisting McLaughlin with points by scoring 6 and grabbing 4 rebounds.

1st quarter: Houston 10 Millington 7

In the second quarter, Houston for some reason stopped feeding the ball to Watkins and Millington went to work behind 11 second quarter points from Jasmine Newsome including 3 for 5 shooting from behind the arch. Ending the half 26-20.

During the first half, Millington ran a zone which pretty much matched up their shorter guards against Sarah Watkins. In the second, Ashley Robinson had the role of mirroring Sarah and she gave Watkins problems. Houston only score 6 points in the third. All by Sarah Watkins with 4 coming from the freethrow line. Millington went up by 10 with a score of 36-26.

During the fourth, Houston went on a run cutting the lead to 3. The advantage seem to go Houston's way especially after 3 questionable charges called against Millington. However, the veteran squad pulled it out. Millington wins 46-41.

Millington's top scorers were Jasmine Newsome with 18 and Michelle Brown with 12 points 9 rebounds. Sarah Watkins for Houston had 21 points 9 rebounds.

Andrea Holmes, Binghamton Bearcat

image from Binghamton Athletics site

Andrea Holmes Freshman Guard








According to Binghamton Athletics site, Andrea was a five-year letterwinner and three-year captain at Mitchell ... a 2008 All-Region and All-State Tournament selection ... as a senior, she averaged 24 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals per game ... named the league MVP in 2007 and 2008 and was the district MVP in 2007 ... also played for the Memphis Elite of the AAU.

Millington jumps to 20

Due to some major tournaments, matchups and upsets last week, Millington jumped from 26 to 20 on the December 24, 2008 released ESPN Fab 50 national ranking. Several non ranked teams jumped into the Fab 50 due to their performance at the Tournament of Champions event in Phoenix, AZ. Central is participating in the event's second session. If they continue to play well in the tournament, they may enter the Fab 50 also.

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Collierville Dragonfire Schedule for December 29, 2008

at Collierville

Winner's Bracket
6:00pm Millington vs Houston
7:30 St. Benedict vs Northeast

Consolation Bracket
12:00pm Fayette Ware vs Bolton
1:30pm Fairley vs Northwest

Girls Basketball Scores for December 28, 2008

DRAGON FIRE INVITATIONAL DAY 2 RESULTS

At Collierville High

Bolton
(68) -- Rachel Byars 12, Amber Dunlap 8, Akilah Herndon 4, Cratisha Jones 13, Marissa Mitchell 2, Erika Moore 2, Sarah Watson 17, Alex Winston 6, Ashley Winston 1, Oneisha Kilkpatrick 1, Daysha Henderson 2.

Kirby
(40) -- Imoni Allen 2, Bria Barber 11, Essence Brinson 4, Joniece Jones 8, Camesha Lipford 13, Latrice McKinney 2.

Bolton / 17 / 13 / 27 / 11 / -- / 68 /

Kirby / 8 / 14 / 3 / 15 / -- / 40 /

Records -- Bolton 7-4, Kirby 4-9.

Fairley (51) -- Jerrica Gwynn 1, Brandi James 12, Genese Martin 7, Saraya Maxwell 7, Erica Ousley 17, Erica Robinson 7.

St. Agnes (38) -- Katie Bell 2, Taylor McKeaver 3, Mary Virginia Portera 3, Catherine Skinner 2, Julie Smith 6, Dallas Threadgill 5, Rachel Young 17.

Fairley / 18 / 10 / 16 / 7 / -- / 51 /

St. Agnes / 6 / 7 / 11 / 14 / -- / 38 /

Records -- Fairley 10-2, St. Agnes 3-7.

Clarksville Northeast (50) -- Allen 5, Williams 17, Poythress 4, Felton 4, Damrow 4, Baker 6, Wilks 9, Watts 1.

Byhalia (37) -- Latara Jones 2, Erica Bougard 3, Briana Windham 4, Crystal Rayford 9, Devora Tuggles 2, Megan Rayford 10, LaPorshea Malone 7.

Clarksville Northeast / 13 / 19 / 10 / 8 / -- / 50 /

Byhalia / 7 / 12 / 6 / 12 / -- / 37 /

Records -- Clarksville Northeast 13-2, Byhalia 3-8.

Houston (57) -- Caroline Roberts 8, Sarah Watkins 33, Trenice Williams 2, Lauren Witt 10, Sarah Womack 4.

Bolivar Central (44) -- Sain 2, Brown 7, Rivers 14, Williams 17, Johnson 4.

Houston / 14 / 13 / 14 / 16 / -- / 57 /

Bolivar Central / 10 / 9 / 15 / 10 / -- / 44 /

Records -- Houston 9-5, Bolivar Central 7-3.

Collierville (39) -- Danielle Brewer 2, Nia Gregory 13, Victoria Jones 4, Lauren Logan 6, Lou Thomas 2, Olivia Young 12.

St. Benedict (51) -- Symone Daniels 17, Alison Hotz 7, Sara Ann Jeffrey 3, Ashley Magnifico 5, Elaina McCracken 5, Arielle Revere 2, Brittany Taylor 7, Rasie Turner 2, Megan VanEaton 3.

Collierville / 7 / 13 / 13 / 6 / -- / 39 /

St. Benedict / 16 / 20 / 9 / 6 / -- / 51 /

Records -- Collierville 4-7, St. Benedict 7-4.

Clarksville Northwest (63) -- Emilee Taylor 6, Quanesia Hoskins 19, Kiara Johnson 2, Victoria Chambers 9, Tasha Taylor 10, Katy Lightfoot 8, Sherrita Riles 9.

Manassas (57) -- Lakendra Harris 6, Denise Johnson 2, Desiree Phillips 10, Jamille Reed 17, Kimberly Watkins 8, Felica Johnson 6, Lakaia Jenkins 8.

Clarksville Northwest / 12 / 15 / 16 / 20 / -- / 63 /

Manassas / 6 / 12 / 20 / 19 / -- / 57 /

Records -- Clarksville Northwest 4-6, Manassas 5-9.

Fayette-Ware (52) -- Blayde 1, Asia Gibson 16, Felicity Harris 4, Hattie Harris 9, Whitney McNeal 2, Ariel Stevens 8, Morrisa Rooks 12.

Hillcrest (45) -- Tamirica Hunt 20, Tracy James 8, Brittany Taylor 3, Octavia Wilson 14.

Fayette-Ware / 9 / 17 / 11 / 15 / -- / 52 /

Hillcrest / 12 / 6 / 9 / 18 / -- / 45 /

Records -- Fayette-Ware 5-6, Hillcrest 3-8.

Millington (73) -- Tamarah Brandon 10, Michelle Brown 12, Deanna Jeffries 4, LaTesa McLaughlin 20, Jasmine Newsome 7, Ashley Robinson 20.

Germantown
(26) -- DeBerry 2, Breion Douglass 2, Brittany Lester 3, Mia Malone 2, Brandi Wimbush 9, Tia Allen 8.

Millington / 27 / 21 / 20 / 5 / -- / 73 /

Germantown / 4 / 5 / 8 / 9 / -- / 26 /

Records -- Millington 13-2, Germantown 1-8.

BULLDOG CLASSIC

LATE SATURDAY

Cordova (62) -- Donishias Bowman 3, Shantel Crout 16, Veronica Eskridge 4, Ariana Hayes 5, Taylor Jeffries 11, Shae Nelson 19, Reagan White 2, Malone 2.

Dyer County (45) -- Jones 18, Cornart 18, Wilson 1, Mallard 8.

Cordova / 15 / 16 / 18 / 13 / -- / 62 /

Dyer County / 13 / 9 / 6 / 17 / -- / 45 /

Records -- Cordova 9-2.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

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Millington girls top Fairley in Collierville Tournament

On paper, Fairley had the speed, and Millington had the size. But the only reason the Lady Trojans came away with a 42-30 opening-round victory in the Dragon Fire Invitational at Collierville on Saturday was that they have a speedy backcourt to go with that size.

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DRAGON FIRE INVITATIONAL BOX SCORES

At Collierville

Millington (42) -- Tamarah Brandon 5, Michelle Brown 5, Misha Jones 6, LaTesa McLaughlin 10, Jasmine Newsome 16.

Fairley (30) -- Jerrica Gwynn 3, Brandi James 4, Genese Martin 3, Saraya Maxwell 2, Erica Ousley 12, Erica Robinson 6.

Millington / 8 / 3 / 20 / 11 / -- / 42 /

Fairley / 7 / 5 / 8 / 10 / -- / 30 /

Records -- Millington 12-2, Fairley 9-2.

Hillcrest (52) -- London Crofton 2, Tamirica Hunt 2, Tracy James 10, Chasity Richardson 18, Brittany Taylor 4, Octavia Wilson 16.

St. Benedict (55) -- Symone Daniels 8, Sara Ann Jeffrey 11, Ashley Magnifico 20, Lindsey Pratt 4, Arielle Revere 2, Brittany Taylor 4, Megan VanEaton 6.

Hillcrest / 17 / 11 / 14 / 10 / -- / 52 /

St. Benedict / 18 / 15 / 10 / 12 / -- / 55 /

Records -- Hillcrest 3-7, St. Benedict 6-4.

St. Agnes (35) -- Ally Haag 6, Devan Langston 12, Mary Virginia Portera 2, Julie Smith 4, Maggie Thompson 7, Rachel Young 4.

Germantown (37) -- Breion Douglass 2, Gracie Irby 6, Erica Moody 6, Molly Starnes 3, Brandi Wimbush 16, Tia Allen 4.

St. Agnes / 8 / 5 / 14 / 8 / -- / 35 /

Germantown / 11 / 11 / 9 / 6 / -- / 37 /

Records -- Germantown 1-7.

Clarksville Northeast (59) -- Jones 4, Allen 20, Williams 21, Poythress 1, Felton 2, Damrow 4, Baker 4, Wilks 3.

Bolton (57) -- Rachel Byars 2, Akilah Herndon 7, Cratisha Jones 6, Marissa Mitchell 6, Erika Moore 2, Sarah Watson 23, Alex Winston 7, Ashley Winston 4.

Clarksville Northeast / 15 / 11 / 10 / 23 / -- / 59 /

Bolton / 13 / 20 / 16 / 8 / -- / 57 /

Records -- Clarksville Northeast 12-2, Bolton 6-4.

Manassas (42) -- Lakendra Harris 4, Denise Johnson 2, Desiree Phillips 13, Kimberly Watkins 11, Lakaia Jenkins 12.

Bolivar Central (57) -- Minter 10, Sain 10, Brown 18, Rivers 9, Williams 10.

Manassas / 10 / 10 / 11 / 11 / -- / 42 /

Bolivar Central / 12 / 15 / 17 / 13 / -- / 57 /

Records -- Manassas 5-8, Bolivar Central 7-2.

Collierville (48) -- Nia Gregory 5, Mallorie Hand 2, Victoria Jones 6, Lauren Logan 4, Lou Thomas 14, Olivia Young 17.

Fayette-Ware (42) -- Blayde 8, Asia Gibson 12, Felicity Harris 3, Hattie Harris 2, Whitney McNeal 2, Ariel Stevens 4, Morrisa Rooks 11.

Collierville / 10 / 17 / 11 / 10 / -- / 48 /

Fayette-Ware / 15 / 11 / 7 / 9 / -- / 42 /

Records -- Collierville 4-6, Fayette-Ware 4-6.

Houston (69) -- Shelby Glass 2, Erin McCollum 2, Elizabeth Pollich 8, Caroline Roberts 5, Deanna Wallace 6, Sarah Watkins 23, Trenice Williams 4, Lauren Witt 8, Sarah Womack 7, Yanni Lee 4.

Clarksville Northwest (35) -- Taylor 7, Hoskins 15, Ross 6, Johnson 2, Chambers 5.

Houston / 17 / 21 / 15 / 16 / -- / 69 /

Clarksville Northwest / 6 / 9 / 9 / 11 / -- / 35 /

Records -- Houston 8-5, Clarksville Northwest 3-6.

Kirby (37) -- Essence Brinson 7, Brittney Carr 6, Taylor Hill 1, Joniece Jones 4, Camesha Lipford 19.

Byhalia (55) -- Latara Jones 3, Erica Bougard 21, Briana Windham 9, Jessica Reynolds 4, Crystal Rayford 6, Devora Tuggles 4, Megan Rayford 8.

Kirby / 10 / 13 / 8 / 6 / -- / 37 /

Byhalia / 7 / 16 / 13 / 19 / -- / 55 /

Records -- Kirby 4-8, Byhalia 3-7.

Central at Tournament of Champions Day 1 Report

This report is from Central's Head Coach, Coach Bray's website:

The Lady Warriors (11-0) beat the Mountain View LadyToros of Mesa, Arizona 67-53. Memphis Central struggled the first half to find their rhythm and went into the locker room at half time down 26-27. The Lady Toros entered into tonight's game with a record of 8-1 and were led in scoring by Arizona Player of the Year and San Diego State signee Brittany Conger with 23 points. Senior and Arkansas State signee, Jasmine Taylor led the Lady Warriors with 15 points, 13 of which came in the second half. Senior and MTSU signee, Jamila Ajanaku scored 14 points while holding Brittany Conger to just 2 points in the second quarter and eight points the entire second half after Conger exploded with 12 first quarter points. Freshmen Aaliyah Whiteside and Danielle Ballard both scored 14 points while junior Finesse James scored 6 and senior point guard and Southeastern Lousiana signee Erica Burgess added four. The Lady Warriors will play USA Today #17 ranked Whitney Young out of Chicago, Ill at 3:00 Phoenix time (4:00Memphis time). We had 38 people watching our game live! That was outstanding! Please tell everyone you know to log on and watch the Lady Warriors face off with the #17th team in the country on Monday afternoon. Go Lady Warriors!!!!

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Collierville Dragonfire Tournament Day 1 Results

Collierville High School Dragonfire Invitational December 27, 2008

St. Agnes 35 vs Germantown 37
Hillcrest 52 vs St Benedict 55
Kirby 37 vs Byhalia 55
Millington defeated Fairley
Clarksville NE 59 vs Bolton 57
Manassas 42 vs Bolivar 57
Houston 69 vs Northwest 35
Collierville 48 vs Fayette Ware 42

Day 2 Schedule
Winners Bracket
at Houston High
4:30 Millington vs Germantown
6:00 Houston vs Bolivar

at Collierville
4:30 Northeast vs Byhalia
6:00 Collierville vs St Benedict

Losers Bracket
at Houston
1:30 Fairley vs St Agnes
3:00 Northwest vs Manassas

at Collierville
1:30 Bolton vs Kirby
3:00 Fayette Ware vs Hillcrest

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Booker T Washington lose NEW ROCHELLE HOLIDAY CLASSIC Championship

NEW ROCHELLE HOLIDAY CLASSIC

At New Rochelle, N.Y.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Washington (44) -- Jessica Brown 15, LaQarius Harris 6, Daria Hester 10, April Holman 2, Monique Ingram 11.

New Rochelle, NY (46) -- Calicco 2, Conroy 11, Williams 10, Green 9, Weekes 2, Morrow 8, Marshall 2, Robinson 2.

Washington / 10 / 17 / 4 / 13 / -- / 44 /

New Rochelle, NY / 15 / 2 / 14 / 15 / -- / 46 /

Records -- Washington 4-4.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Central at Tournament of Champions

The Tournament of Champions is held in Phoenix, AZ. It is labeled as the largest and most prestigious in-season high school girls’ basketball tournament in North America. Each year more than 100 elite teams from around the United States compete in the event, which has been called “unparalleled” by the USA Today.

The tournament routinely showcases the majority of the preseason top 25 teams in the nation, along with the most powerful teams from Arizona, California, and bordering states, and has produced seven of the last nine USA Today National Champions.
In order to accommodate all teams the tournament will be conducted in two sessions in 2008: Session I (December 17-23, 2008) and Session II (December 26-31, 2008).

Undefeated Memphis Central begins their mission on Saturday, November 27, 2008 at 4:00pm. The game will be streamed live on the internet.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lauren Avant lifts Lausanne Lady Lynx over No. 4 Millington

Two of the best girls basketball teams in Shelby County, second-ranked Lausanne and No. 4 Millington, played some of their worst basketball of the season Tuesday night.

It was left to arguably the best player on the floor, Lauren Avant, to add some sparkle to Lausanne's 48-33 comeback win in the Larry Finch Classic at the University of Memphis' Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

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Ridgeway vs Overton Report at Larry Finch Classic

On December 2nd, Overton went to Ridgeway and crushed them 69-56. Round 2 would be December 20th on neutral ground at the University of Memphis Fieldhouse.


Terry Offiong, Senior Ridgeway and Orlandria Williams, Junior Overton












If you keep up with Ridgeway, you already know that they are going to full court press. However during the 1st quarter, it did not effect Overton. So coming out in the second quarter Ridgeway changed it up and went zone. Plus intensified the press. This did get to Overton and Ridgeway went up by as much as 8. Finishing the half up 26-18


Adrian Sanders, Junior, and Ashley Tate, Senior












In the fourth quarter, Overton tried to make a comeback outscoring Ridgeway 19-9 in the quarter but it wasn't enough. Ridgeway wins round 2 55-49. Ridgeway was lead by Hasina Muhammad with 18 points. Jasmine Robinson 17 points lead Overton.



Hasina Muhammad guarded by Jasmine Robinson












Overton (49) -- Brock 2, Crowder 4, Fondren 6, Mitchell 3, Jasmine Robinson 17, Stafford 3, Karisma Tyson 2, Orlandria Williams 12.

Ridgeway (55) -- Chasity Hamilton 4, Hasina Muhammad 18, Terryn Offiong 8, Adrian Sanders 12, Ashley Tate 11, Chelsea Vaughan 2.

Overton / 10 / 8 / 12 / 19 / -- / 49 /

Ridgeway / 14 / 12 / 20 / 9 / -- / 55 /

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Collierville Dragonfire Tournament December 27, 2008 Schedule

Collierville High School Dragonfire Invitational December 27, 2008

St. Agnes vs Germantown at 9:00am
Hillcrest vs St Benedict at 10:30am
Kirby vs Byhalia at 12:00pm
Millington vs Fairley at 1:30pm
Clarksville NE vs Bolton at 3:00pm
Manassas vs Bolivar at 4:30pm
Houston vs Northwest at 6:00pm
Collierville vs Fayette Ware at 7:30pm

Ridgeway uses defense to overtake Briarcrest

After offensively sleepwalking through the first 10 minutes of Monday's Larry Finch Classic opener with Briarcrest Christian, the Roadrunners' shooting touch kicked in about the same time their pressure wore the Saints down. The result was a 54-47 victory by 11th-ranked Ridgeway over No. 8 Briarcrest at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

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Girls Basketball Scores for December 22, 2008

Houston (42) -- Leah Merigan 1, Brooke Pierotti 4, Sarah Watkins 21, Trenice Williams 3, Lauren Witt 7, Sarah Womack 6.
Bartlett (49) -- Naudia Crisp 3, Jasmine James 30, Destiny James 6, Jasmine Latham 2, Tressala Smith 2, Brianna Walker 6.
Houston / 9 / 11 / 12 / 10 / -- / 42 /
Bartlett / 14 / 5 / 8 / 22 / -- / 49 /
Records -- Bartlett 6-1.


LARRY FINCH CLASSIC
At Elma Roane Fieldhouse
Liberty (50) -- James 8, Jones 10, Kirby 13, Lester 4, Sanders 6, Ingram 3, Miller 6.
Melrose (74) -- Deronda Brooks 10, Lawanda Clayborne 8, Verlencia Debardablon 4, April Hall 10, Teneisha Lurry 17, Danielle Patterson 9, Kyeshia Vinson 14, Sherah Williams 2.
Liberty / 15 / 13 / 7 / 15 / -- / 50 /
Melrose / 17 / 20 / 20 / 17 / -- / 74 /
Records -- Melrose 12-1.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Germantown vs Snowden Report

Germantown vs Snowden was a great matchup for middle school ball during the Holiday Classic at John P. Freeman.

This game was close throughout but started to go Snowden way towards the end of the 3rd quarter. However, Germantown did not quit and went on a run at the end but finished short of pulling out the victory.

End of 1st quarter tied 8. End of 2nd 13-14 Snowden. End of 3rd 18-22 Snowden. Final score 32-35 Snowden.

If you keep up with middle school basketball, seventh grader Tia Wooten should ring a bell. However Snowden and Germantown displayed some other very talented young ladies during this game.

Tia Wooten, Snowden, All around player, very athletic, rebounds, handles the ball, shooter, can get out of control at times, but that is expected from a 7th grader










Kaylan Parks, Germantown, A beast on the block and boards, has a nice touch on her shot












Jessica Baker, Germantown, I haven't been to many middle school games, but this young lady is one of the best pure shooters I have seen.











Janeka Williams, Snowden, I love her game. She always seem to be around the basketball, can shoot the three, but will also slash and penetrate to the basket and does not mind going left.










Brianna Mitchell, Germantown, is a legit point guard but also has the ability to score off penetration or behind the arch. Is a floor general

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Millington destroys team at Heartland Hoopfest in Perryville, MO

Game #7 (Girls) - Berkeley vs. Millington Central, TN

BERKELEY (17)
Douglass 0 0-2 0, Curtis 1 0-0 3, Jackson 2 0-0 5, Hawthorne 2 0-0 4, Brown 0 1-2 1, McCoy 1 2-2 4. Totals 6 3-6 17.

MILLINGTON CENTRAL (53)
Robinson 5 2-4 13, McLaughlin 3 1-2 7, Brandon 1 0-0 3, Brown 5 1-3 11, Newsome 8 2-2 19. Totals 22 6-12 53.

Girls Basketball Scores for December 20, 2008

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Dandy Dozen update from Commercial Appeal

In girls games on Saturday, No. 2 Lausanne lost its first game, falling 50-36 to No. 6 White Station. The game was one of two girls games in the Chubby Andrews Invitational at MUS. In the other game, No. 9 East hammered No. 8 Briarcrest Christian, 52-29.

Also, the Ridgeway girls ranked No. 11 beat No. 5 Overton, 55-49 in Larry Finch Classic.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Classic at John P Freeman Middle School

1st Annual Holiday Classic Girls Basketball Middle School Tournament

FRIDAY 12/19/2008
5:00PM COLLIERVILLE VS GERMANTOWN
6:15PM SNOWDEN VS SHADOWLAWN
7:30PM KIRBY VS GERMANTOWN

SATURDAY, 12/20/2008
10:00AM COLLIERVILLE VS SHADOWLAWN
11:15AM GERMANTOWN VS SNOWDEN
12:30PM COLLIERVILLE VS KIRBY
1:30PM SHADOWLAWN VS GERMANTOWN
2:45PM KIRBY VS SNOWDEN

Larry Finch Classic-December 20, 22, 23, 2008

3rd Annual Larry Finch Benefit Basketball Classic @ Elma Roane Fieldhouse (University of Memphis Campus)

Saturday, December 20, 2008
(G)Melrose vs Carver 3:00pm
(G)Ridgeway vs Overton 4:30pm
(B)Murfreesboro Siegel vs Trezevant 6:00pm
(B)East vs Carver 7:30pm

Monday, December 22, 2008
(G) Briarcrest vs Ridgeway 11:30am
(B) Carver vs Murfreesboro Siegel 1:00pm
(G) Overton vs Lausanne 2:30pm
(B) City University vs Trezevant 4:00pm
(G) Liberty vs Melrose 5:30pm
(B) Liberty vs Ridgeway 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
(G) White Station vs Carver 1:30pm
(G) Manasas vs Liberty 3:00pm
(B) Murfreesboro Siegel vs Liberty
(G) Millington vs Lausanne 6:00pm
(B) Ridgeway vs Manassas 7:30pm

Tickets $6.00 each day or Three Day Pass $15

Contact Kenneth.Moody@memphistn.gov for more information.

Girls Basketball Scores for December 18, 2008

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Central Lady Warriors cruise to victory against East Mustangs

Central seniors Erica Burgess, Jasmine Taylor and Jamila Ajanaku -- all headed to Division 1 schools next season -- came up large as expected. Burgess, bound for Southeastern Louisiana, had 26 points and nine assists, Arkansas State-bound Taylor had 24 points and seven rebounds while Middle Tennessee signee Ajanaku added 21 points, six boards and five assists. Add to that 5-8 freshman Danielle Ballard, who exploded for 25 points -- 15 in the third quarter, when the Warriors (9-0) blew open a 48-33 edge to 83-55.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: East at Central

Central destroys East 113-86

Watch Replay Here

Hamilton at Fairley Report

Erica Ousley, Junior Guard, Fairley














The game starts off in Hamilton's favor. Shervonte' Bright connects on two consecutive passes from Khadijah Muhammad for layups giving Hamilton the early 4-0 lead and forcing Fairley into an immediate time out. After the time out Fairley remained patient on offense and put the full court pressure on Hamilton forcing them to make 5 turnovers in the quarter. End of First Quarter 15-6 Fairley.


Erica Robinson, Senior Guard Fairley












Hamilton went on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to take back the lead at 16-15. However, right before halftime Brandi James connected on a 3 pointer and ended the quarter and half at 19-16.


Shervonte' Bright (top), Sophomore Guard/Forward, Hamilton & Victoria White Sophomore Guard, Hamilton











Second half of the game went back and forth . Victoria White got hot for Hamilton hitting several jump shots. However at the 2:43 mark in the 3rd and a score of 29-26 Fairley,a technical foul was called against Hamilton and the momentum of the game swung Fairley's way. Erica Ousley took Fairley on a 7-0 run by herself with 2 threes and a freethrow to increase the lead to 36-26. End of third quarter: 39-30

Hamilton got within 6 but Fairley took the game 56-41. Erica Ousley finished with 24 points; Erica Robinson finished with 12 points and Brandi James finished with 9 points, 3 steals and 1 rebound for Fairley, . Shervonte' Bright finished with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists and Victoria White finished with 13 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist for Hamilton.

Chubby Andrews Shootout-December 20, 2008

The 3rd annual Dr. Chubby Andrews Christmas Shoot-Out will be held Saturday, December 20, 2008 at MUS (Memphis University School) sponsorded by Young Life Memphis Urban.

The purpose of the Shoot-Out is:
To promote unity, reconciliation and to eliminate the prejudices that pervade our community
To further the reach of Young Life ministry in the inner-city
To raise funds for Young Life Memphis Urban


Tickets can be purchased at the door for only $10.

If you have any questions please call 901-726-0054 or email to reggie.younglife@gmail.com


SCHEDULE:
10:00am Manassas vs. ECS

11:30am Lausanne vs. White Station (girls)

1:00pm Melrose vs. Christian Brothers

2:30pm East vs. Briarcrest (girls)

4:00pm Ridgeway vs. MUS

Millington ranked 26/7 in Fab 50

Millington Girls Basketball team has moved up 2 spots from last week ESPN Rise Fab 50 Rankings to 26th and they are 7th in the Southeast Top 20. For complete Fab 50 click here.

Southeast Region Top 20
1. Westlake (Atlanta), 3-0 (1)
2. H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.), 3-0 (2)
3. Bishop McGuiness (Kernersville, N.C.), 3-0 (3)
4. Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.), 9-0 (4)
5. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 4-1 (7)
6. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 3-0 (8)
7. Millington (Tenn.), 8-1 (9)
8. Lower Richland (Hopkins, S.C.), 2-0 (10)
9. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.), 9-1 (5)
10. Eleanor Roosvelt (Greenbelt, Md.), 0-0 (11)
11. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 6-2 (6)
12. Murrah (Jackson, Miss.), 8-0 (12)
13. Wilson Central (Lebanon, Tenn.), 5-1 (13)
14. Butler (Matthews, N.C.), 3-1 (15)
15. Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.), 9-0 (NR)
16. JL Mann (Greenville, S.C.), 2-0 (16)
17. Gentry (Indianola, Miss.), 5-1 (17)
18. Arundel (Gambrills, Md.), 1-0 (18)
19. St. John's College (Washington, D.C.), 2-1 (19)
20. East Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC) 4-0 (NR)

Girls Basketball Scores for December 17, 2008

Northside (58) -- Felicity Bean 11, Jamie Bond 2, Michelle Hobson 19, Laquita Isom 10, Sharika Nelvis 2, Amber Sessoms 3, Jacqueline Sledge 2, Darneisha Thomas 5, Teiara Vaughn 4.
Douglass (36) -- Angela Hardy 2, Bianca Lee 23, L. Riley 1, Sherrell Williams 10.
Northside / 19 / 8 / 20 / 11 / -- / 58 /
Douglass / 18 / 11 / 0 / 7 / -- / 36 /
Records -- Douglass 3-5.

LATESA MCLAUGHLIN Player of Week December 18, 2008

Image from Commercial Appeal



LATESA MCLAUGHLIN, Millington High School: McLaughlin, a 5-5 senior point guard, helped the Lady Trojans (8-1) to two wins last week. The UT-Martin signee had 22 points, eight steals and six assists against Liberty Tech on Friday and 22 points, four steals, four assists and six rebounds Tuesday against Manassas.

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen for December 18, 2008

Commercial Appeal's Dandy Dozen

/ Record / Ranking last week /
1. Central 8-0 /1
2. Lausanne 8-0 /2
3. Bartlett 6-1 /3
4. Millington 10-1 /5
5. Overton 9-2 /6
6. White Station 11-2 /4
7. Melrose 9-1 /8
8. Briarcrest 7-1 /9
9. East 5-2 /10
10. Washington 4-3 /11
11. Ridgeway 8-2 /NR
12. Houston 7-4 /7
Dropped out: St. Benedict (No. 12)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

East at Central THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18: (6:00 p.m.)

VS



East, the team that knocked Central out of the Regional tournament last year heads to THE HIGH SCHOOL Tomorrow at 6:oopm.

It can be seen live on the internet.

Pick your choice:

WMCTV.com Broadcast

Central Broadcast

Girls Basketball Scores for December 16, 2008

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Dandy Dozen Results

1. Central was idle

2. Lausanne was idle

3. Bartlett was idle

4. White Station beat Wooddale, 61-44

5. Millington beat Manassas, 67-23

6. Overton was idle

7. Houston lost to Ridgeway, 58-51 (OT)

8. Melrose was idle

9. Briarcrest was idle

10. East beat Treadwell, 84-41

11. Washington beat Sheffiled, 52-33

12. St. Benedict was idle

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

LaKendra Phillips Ole Miss Lady Rebel

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LaKendra Phillips, Junior Guard

According to Ole Miss Athletics website, LaKendra graduated in May of 2006 from Ridgeway High School, where she was coached for three years by Lisa Moore and for one year by Tonya Currie ... during her four-year career with the Roadrunners, tallied 2,222 points, 1,355 rebounds, 242 steals and 184 assists while shooting a steady 75.5 percent from the free throw line ... named 2006 Class AAA Tennessee Miss Basketball, presented by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), helping Ridgeway to a 35-3 record and the state quarterfinals ... finalist for the 2006 McDonald’s All-American game ... listed as the ‘Class AAA Best of the Preps’ in 2005 and 2006 by the Memphis Commercial Appeal, which also named her its 2006 Girls Basketball Best of the Preps Player of the Year ... 2006 TSWA AAA State first team ... 2006 TSSAA District 15 AAA Player of the Year, All District and All-Regionals MVP ... 2006 Commercial Appeal Player of the Year ... 2005 TSSAA Jamboree Outstanding Player ... 2006 Nike River Street Classic All-Tournament team and MVP in 2005 ... named to the 2005 Class AAA Women’s All-State Basketball First Team, in addition to recognition on the 2004-2005 Best of the Preps /All-Metro Class AAA girls basketball team ... a 2004 Associated Press All-State prep basketball girls honorable mention team and named to the 2003-04 Class AAA Team as a sophomore ... played AAU ball under Ross Jordan for the Tennessee Tigers Select, where the team was five-time state champions and placed seventh nationally ... member of the AAU 12 and Under national championship team ... also an accomplished performer on the track, where she helped the Roadrunners to the 2006 TSSAA AAA Track & Field State Championships, which collected the team crown in 2003 ... captured the 2006 MIAA City Championship AAA titles in the 400m relay and 800m relay teams and placed second in the 100m and 200 meter dash events.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Central girls explode in second half to beat West Memphis

As far as Central girls basketball coach Niki Bray is concerned, it doesn't take much for her to inspire her players, even when they aren't living up to their lofty expectations.

So when her Lady Warriors, ranked No. 1 in the Dandy Dozen, entered the locker room at the halftime deadlocked at 27-all with West Memphis Saturday night in the Blue Devil Classic, Bray and her staff cut straight to the point with their players.

Click here to read the full Commercial Appeal story.

Girls Basketball Scores for December 13, 2008

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LATE SATURDAY

Melrose (72) -- Lawanda Clayborne 26, April Hall 15, Teneisha Lurry 9, Danielle Patterson 9, Kyeshia Vinson 13.

Mitchell (39) -- Jasmine Gardner 12, Tiara Henderson 6, Asia Jones 5, Monique McConnell 8, Anesha Morton 8.

Melrose / 22 / 17 / 10 / 23 / -- / 72 /

Mitchell / 6 / 14 / 9 / 10 / -- / 39 /

Records -- Melrose 9-1, Mitchell 2-6.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Girls Basketball Scores for December 12, 2008

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Overton wins in overtime

Overton junior guard Lakeria Crowder doesn't mind her role as the Lady Wolverines' sixth man. She relishes it.

"Coming off the bench, my job is going hard and fitting in with what the starters are doing," said Crowder, whose near-perfect free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter and overtime helped lift Overton to a 58-53 district victory over visiting White Station on Friday.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Memphis Girls Basketball Live Broadcast Schedule

WMCTV.COM Click here to Watch Replays available until next broadcast.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12: (6:00 p.m.)
WHITE STATION vs. OVERTON @ OVERTON (GIRLS)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18: (6:00 p.m.)
EAST vs. CENTRAL @ CENTRAL (GIRLS)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16: (6:00 p.m.)
WHITEHAVEN vs. MELROSE @ MELROSE (GIRLS)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30: (6:00 p.m.)
EAST vs. NORTHSIDE @ NORTHSIDE (GIRLS)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19: (T.B.A.)
MIAA CITY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ T.B.A.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Click here to watch
DEC. 12 4:00 PM MARION at WEST MEMPHIS
DEC. 13 6:30 PM WEST MEMPHIS at WEST MEMPHIS
DEC. 18 6:00 PM EAST at CENTRAL
DEC. 26-31 TBA NIKE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS in PHOENIX, AZ
JAN. 6 6:00 PM MELROSE at MELROSE
JAN. 9 6:00 PM WHITEHAVEN at WHITEHAVEN
JAN. 13 6:00 PM HAMILTON at HAMILTON
JAN. 16 6:00 PM FAIRLEY at FAIRLEY
JAN. 20 6:00 PM NORTHSIDE at CENTRAL
JAN. 23 6:00 PM KINGSBURY at KINGSBURY
JAN. 27 6:00 PM EAST at EAST
JAN. 29 6:00 PM MELROSE at CENTRAL
JAN. 30 6:00 PM WHITEHAVEN at CENTRAL
FEB. 3 6:00 PM HAMILTON at CENTRAL
FEB. 5 6:00 PM FAIRLEY at CENTRAL
FEB. 6 6:00 PM NORTHSIDE at NORTHSIDE
FEB. 10 6:00 PM KINGSBURY at CENTRAL

WMCTV Internet Game of the Week-December 12, 2008






Tonight's game against White Station at Overton is this week's WMCTV.com Internet Game of the Week. Game time is 6pm.

Click here to watch

Dandy Dozen Schedule for December 12, 2008

1. Central vs. Marion (4 p.m.) in Blue Devil Classic at West Memphis

2. Lausanne vs. Bishop Byrne (1 p.m.) in FedEx Forum

3. Bartlett is idle

4. White Station at Overton

5. Millington host Liberty

6. Overton host White Station

7. Houston host Germantown

8. Melrose host Carver

9. Briarcrest host Hernando

10. East is idle

11. Washington is idle

12. St. Benedict is idle

Girls Basketball Scores for December 11, 2008

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

ERICA OUSLEY, Player of Week December 11, 2008

from Commercial Appeal

ERICA OUSLEY, Fairley: Ousley, a 5-6 junior, helped the Bulldogs win all three games the past week and improve to 7-1 overall. She scored 38 points Tuesday night in a 78-67 win at Mitchell and she added 27 points last Friday in a 74-55 home win over Mitchell. She also scored 11 points in the Bulldogs' 68-36 win over Westwood on Saturday.

Jasmine Newsome in the 1000 point club






Millington High's junior point guard, Jasmine Newsome, recently scored her 1000th point in her high school career.

This Weeks Commercial Appeal Dandy Dozen

Published December 11, 2008
1. Memphis Central 7-0
2. Lausanne 7-0
3. Bartlett 4-1
4. White Station 9-1
5. Millington 8-1
6. Overton 7-2
7. Houston 6-3
8. Melrose 5-1
9. Briarcrest 6-1
10. East 4-2
11. Washington 2-3
12. St. Benedict 4-3

Girls Basketball Scores for December 10, 2008

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Central Live Broadcast This Weekend

Central High girls basketball team will travel to West Memphis, Arkansas for competition this weekend.

They will play Marion on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 4pm and Saturday, December 13, 2008 against West Memphis at 6pm.

Both games will be broadcasted over the internet.


Click here to watch the games.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Overton upsets Houston

Overton defeated Houston 56-44

Jasmine Robinson had 19 points and 9 rebounds and Orlandria Williams had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Overton.

Sarah Watkins had 31 points and 15 rebounds for Houston.


Click here for 901 Preps Scoop story.

6/9th Ranked Texas in Oxford

University of Texas Longhorns is ranked 6th by USATODAY/ESPN and 9th by the Associated Press. They will be playing Ole Miss this Sunday, December 7 at 2:00pm in Oxford, MS.

Three Memphians play for Ole Miss, Alliesha Easley (Briarcrest Christian), LaKendra Phillips (Ridgeway) and LaTosha Laws (Northside).

Hamilton Wildcats shock BTW

901 PrepScoop report on Hamilton defeat of Booker T Washington earlier this week.

Click here for story.

Central vs Fayette Ware Broadcast Live

Central's Saturday, November 6, 2008, game against Fayette Ware at Central will be broadcasted live on the internet at 6pm.

Click here to watch the game live.

Millington Nationally Ranked

Millington Girls Basketball team is ranked 32 in the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national girls' basketball rankings.

They are also ranked 9th regionally for the Southeast Region.

To see the complete ranking click here.

For regional rankings click here

Girls Basketball Scores for December 4, 2005

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Dandy Dozen Box Scores:

Southwind (28) -- Courtni Boyce 8, Angelique Buggs 1, Jabeatrice Jefferies 3, Shapelle Patterson 2, Alexis Perry 2, Alex Prince 4, Erin Strowder 3, Erica Turner 5.

White Station
(51) -- Bria Dilliard 3, Casey Gregory 4, Ty Harris 2, Megan Miles 2, Kaitlin Murphy 17, Chi Chi Okwumabua 11, Breanna Ridgell 4, Chetavia Rutherford 2, Carnecia Williams 6.

Southwind / 9 / 10 / 5 / 4 / -- / 28 /

White Station / 19 / 11 / 5 / 16 / -- / 51 /

Records -- White Station 8-1 (15-AAA, 1-1).


Overton (69) -- Brock 2, Crowder 15, Fondren 7, Jasmine Robinson 21, Karisma Tyson 7, Orlandria Williams 17.

East (73) -- Candis Clear 11, Cleosha Lee 15, Charnera Macklin 6, Alyson McNear 5, Adrienne Pratcher 22, Megan Wallace 4, Watts 10.

Overton / 25 / 17 / 9 / 18 / -- / 69 /

East / 16 / 16 / 20 / 21 / -- / 73 /

Records -- East 3-1.



Central (74) -- Jamila Ajanaku 8, Danielle Ballard 12, Erica Burgess 6, Carter 2, Rheunna Gilespie 2, Finesse James 15, Malaika Moore 2, Jalen O'Bannon 2, Jasmine Taylor 15, Aaliyah Whiteside 10.

Bolton
(43) -- Rachel Byears 15, Amber Dunlap 2, Akilah Herndon 2, Cratisha Jones 15, Sarah Watson 1, Alex Winston 6, Ashley Winston 2.

Central / 11 / 26 / 20 / 17 / -- / 74 /

Bolton / 6 / 4 / 18 / 15 / -- / 43 /

Records -- Central 6-0, Bolton 2-3.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen Schedule for December 5, 2008

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Southern Miss vs Arkansas-Little Rock Snapshots

On Wednesday night, Southern Mississippi University traveled to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for an out of conference game. Unfortunately, Southern Miss could not pull it out losing 66-44.

Southern Miss is coached by former University of Memphis head coach, Joye Lee-McNelis, and two Memphians are on the team. Ashley Martin, Southside graduate and Candace Rucker, Northside graduate.

Arkansas-Little Rock has a former Northside standout on staff, Director of Basketball Operations, Kim Davis.


Patosha Jeffery with Coach McNelis

Patosha Jeffery with Candace Rucker and Tanesha Washington, Former Clarksdale(MS) High Standout

Patosha Jeffery with Ashley Martin and Nicole Martin, former Southaven standout

Girls Basketball Scores for December 3, 2008

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Central vs Bolton Broadcast Live on Internet

Tonight's Central game against Bolton, December 4, 2008 will be broadcasted live over the internet. Patosha Jeffery will be the guest commentator. Game starts at 6.

Click here to watch the game live.

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen for December 4, 2008

Commercial Appeal's Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen for December 4, 2008

1. Central 5-0

2. Lausanne 6-0

3. Bartlett 3-1

4. Houston 4-2

5. White Station 7-1

6. Millington 6-1

7. East 3-1

8. Briarcrest 5-1

9. Overton 3-1

10. Washington 1-1

11. St. Benedict 3-1

12. Manassas 3-2

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Patosha Jeffery interview on She Got Game

Girls Basketball Scores for December 2, 2008

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From Commercial Appeal

(6) Houston 58, (5) White Station 52

The Lady Mustangs handed White Station its first loss of the season behind senior Sarah Watkins' 33 points. The win improved the Mustangs to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in District 15-AAA. Chi Chi Okwumabua led the Lady Spartans (7-1) with 17 points.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen Scores from December 2, 2008

Commercial Appeal's Girls Dandy Dozen Scores for December 2, 2008

1. Central 5-0

2. Millington 5-1 at Hernando, no score reported

3. Lausanne 6-0 won at FACS, 75-29

4. Bartlett 3-1

5. White Station 7-1 lost at Houston, 58-52

6. Houston 4-2 beat White Station, 58-52

7. East 3-1

8. Briarcrest 5-1 beat Harding, 61-41

9. Overton 3-1 won at Ridgeway, 69-56

10. Washington 1-1

11. St. Benedict 3-1

12. Manassas 3-2 beat Northside, 56-53

Paris Leornard, Player of Week

Former Wooddale High School Standout and current University of Memphis Lady Tiger, Paris Leonard, was named Conference USA Player of the Week.


According to Memphis Athletics site, Leonard, who was named the 24th Annual Piggly Wiggly Classic MVP Saturday night, averaged 19.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.0 steals while helping Memphis to a 3-0 week. Against Stephen F. Austin in the championship game, Leonard finished with 19 points. Her layup with 14 minutes left on the clock helped Memphis overcome a halftime deficit and pushed the Tigers in front 41-39, giving the team a lead it would never relinquish en route its 18th classic crown. That bucket was also her 1,000th career point, making her just the 19th women's basketball player to pass the grand mark, and moving her to 18th on the Tigers' career scoring charts.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Amy McNear, Western Kentucky Lady Topper

Photo by J S Robinson

Amy McNear, Sophomore Point Guard












According to wkusports.com, Amy started four years at Memphis East High School.
• Earned all-district honors four times, and was a three-time all-region selection.
• Also garnered regional and city MVP honors.
• Led East to a 33-3 record and a Class AAA state semifinal appearance as a senior.
• Named to the 2006 Class AAA team by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
• Averaged 15 points, six rebounds, four steals and seven assists during her prep career.

Central wins Baymount Thanksgiving Classic

Central and Briarcrest Christian traveled to Cleveland, TN to participate in the Bradley Central's Baymount Thanksgiving Classic.

Results:

Friday-11/28
Game 1-4:30 Wilson County 62, Sequatchie County 39
Game 2-6:00 Memphis Central 67, Brainerd 45
Game 3-7:30 Bradley Central 74, Austin-East 46
Game 4-9:00 Briarcrest Christian 66, Sevier County 49

Saturday-11/29
Game 5-1:00 Sequatchie County 46, Brainerd 42
Game 6-2:30 Sevier County 71, Austin-East 35
Game 7-4:30 Memphis Central 60, Wilson Central 47
Game 8-6:00 Briarcrest Christian 51, Bradley Central 50

Sunday-11/30
Game 9 for 7th place-11:30- Brainerd 71, Austin-East 35
Game 10 for 5th place-1:00- Sevier County 68, Sequatchie County 49
Game 11 for 3rd place-2:30- Bradley Central 68, Wilson Central 60
Game 12 for the Championship-4:30-Memphis Central 57, Briarcrest Christian 36


Central (57) -- Jamila Ajanaku 10, Danielle Ballard 6, Erica Burgess 9, Carter 3, James 4, Jasmine Taylor 13, Whiteside 8, Butler 3, Obannon 1.

Briarcrest (36) -- Felicia Gentry 6, Lauren Jones 3, Christy Landers 8, Claire Latham 2, Amy Metcalfe 5, Anne Panagon 4, Robin Peete 2, Nichols 6.

Visit CoachBray.net for game reports.

Girls Basketball Scores for November 29, 2008

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Girls Basketball Scores for November 28, 2008

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MLK Championship Report

Millington vs White Station

This game was such a great matchup. It had the feel of a State Championship game, very intense and highly competitive.

Millington jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Chi Chi Okwumabua made a freethrow then Millington went on another 5-0 run before Chi Chi Okwumabua scored a bucket. Megan Miles was the only other scorer in the first quarter for White Station with a 3. The 1st quarter ended at 13-6.

White Station started the second quarter on a 5-2 run with Bria Dillard coming off the bench scoring the 5 points with a 3 pointer and 2 free throws. Millington countered with a 4-0 to make the score 19-11 Millington. White Station's Kaitlin Murphy got going and White Station took the lead at half time after a 11-1 run.

Half Time Score: 22-21

Millington's Jasmine Newsome had 3 fouls heading into the second half and did not start in the third quarter but she came off the bench immediately because White Station had increased their lead to 7 at 28-21. At the end of the third quarter the score was 39-32.

In the fourth quarter Millington was able to tie the game at 41. At the 1 minute mark, the score was again tied with Millington having posession. They tried to hold the ball for the last shot however it was stolen by Kaitlin Murphy at 6 seconds. She was able to pass it to Chi Chi Okwumabua and then to Chetavia Rutherford but she missed the layup. Overtime.

In overtime, at the 1:33 mark again the score was tied at 55. Millington had the ball at 1.6 seconds and was inbounding the ball under White Stations basket. Jasmine Newsome attempted a half court shot but missed. Overtime 2.

During the second Overtime, the momentum was all White Station winning the game 62-58. Chi Chi finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds. However, the unsung hero for White Station was 6'2 post, Carnecia Williams. She came off the bench and put in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 2 key assists. Jasmine Newsome had 33 for Millington. Kaitlin Murphy for White Station was awarded tournament MVP.