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Saturday, January 31, 2009

WMCTV Internet Game of Week: East at Northside







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Middleton tops Fayette Academy

Forcing Fayette Academy's girls basketball team out of its comfort zone, Middleton used torrid fourth quarter pressure to flex its defending District 16-A muscle.


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Overton at White Station Report January 30, 2009

Jasmine "Tootie" Robinson, Junior Guard, Overton













Overton headed to White Station as the leader of 15AAA district and played like they did not want to give up the title. But White Station had other plans! This was a battle from start to finish and when I say battle, it was a battle. It was extremely physical and a lot of energy was exhausted in the fight with both teams going deep into their bench. When it seemed one team had an advantage and momentum the other team would make a comeback.

Both teams had contribution from several players but 1 number stood out for White Station "2". That's the total number of points Kaitlin Murphy scored. Nothing seemed to fall for her. And Overton helped. Overton made sure someone was always in her face or forcing her to take rushed shots. Although Kaitlin only had 2 points, White Station still had opportunities to win.

Carnecia Williams, Junior Post, White Station














It came down to the last 1:40. Megan Miles hit a 3 pointer making the score 53-50 Overton. However, White Station did not get any closer. Jasmine Robinson sealed the game for Overton converting on free throws. Final Score: Overton 58 White Station 52

Top Scorers
Overton
Jasmine Robinson 24 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Orlandria Williams 13 points, 2 rebound, 1 block
Karisma Tyson 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals

White Station

Chi Chi Okwumabua 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
Carnecia Williams 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks

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Lausanne girls halt Bishop Byrne Red Knights

When the shots aren't falling and the opposing fans are smelling an upset, it's mighty nice to have a bailout plan like Lauren Avant.

In a matchup of the top two Division 2-A teams in the area Friday at Bishop Byrne, the Lausanne girls survived a cold-shooting effort thanks in large part to their star junior, who scored 20 of her 26 points after halftime in a 48-32 victory.

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Girls Basketball Scores for January 30, 2009

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DARIA HESTER, Girls Basketball Player of Week January 28, 2009
















DARIA HESTER, Booker T Washington (BTW) : A 6-1 senior forward, Hester averaged 20 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Lady Warriors in wins last week over Trezevant, Hillcrest and Frayser. Hester also had a team-high 16 points in Washington's 62-49 District 15-AA victory over archrival Carver on Tuesday, helping the Lady Warriors remain unbeaten in league play.

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen for January 28, 2009

School/ Record / Last Rank /

1. Central / 19-1 / 1 /
2. Lausanne / 21-3 / 2 /
3. Millington / 23-2 / 3 /
4. Bartlett / 16-3 / 4 /
5. Melrose / 18-2 / 5 /
6. Overton / 14-5 / 8 /
7. White Station / 18-3 / 7 /
8. Ridgeway / 17-4 / 9 /
9. Houston / 17-7 / 6 /
10. Bishop Byrne / 19-1 / 10 /
11. St. Benedict / 17-6 / NR /
12. Washington / 13-5 / NR /
Dropped out: Fairley and Arlington

Millington stays, Central Drops in National Ranking

ESPN Rise Fab 50 Rankings were released today, January 28, 2009. Millington remains at the 19th spot, while Memphis Central drops one spot to 37.

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Southeast Region Top 20
1. Oak Ridge (Tenn.), 19-2 (2)
2. Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.), 26-2 (1)
3. Westlake (Atlanta), 16-1 (3)
4. Millington (Tenn.), 22-2 (4)
5. Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.), 26-0 (9)
6. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 17-3 (5)
7. Butler (Matthews, N.C.), 17-1 (6)
8. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 14-2 (7)
9. Lower Richland (Hopkins, S.C.), 14-1 (8)
10. Memphis Central (Tenn.), 18-1 (10)
11. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.), 23-3 (11)
12. Wilson Central (Lebanon, Tenn.), 17-2 (12)
13. East Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC) 14-2 (13)
14. Eleanor Roosvelt (Greenbelt, Md.), 11-1 (14)
15. West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.), 14-3 (15)
16. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.), 18-0 (NR)
17. H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.), 11-6 (16)
18. Fayette County (Fayetteville, Ga.), 20-0 (19)
19. H.W. Byers (Holly Springs, Miss.), 22-1 (17)
20. Murrah (Jackson, Miss.), 14-2 (18)

Lauren Avant Prep Diaries

Lausanne Collegiate School's, Lauren Avant, has been keeping a diary on MyEyeWitnessNews.com.


Preparing for the Post Season

Being a Leader

If Not Basketball Then What Sport?

My New Year's Resolution

Favorite Movie

An Avant Christmas

This Year's Squad

Lausanne Girls Tops Southwind

The Toughest Opponent

No. 1 Central overcomes slow start to defeat East

Her body language didn't reflect it, but Niki Bray was downright livid.

Since the start of the season, the Central girls basketball coach has told her nationally-ranked team the importance of making a statement early against the opposition.

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Girls Basketball Scores for January 27, 2009

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Briacrest vs Treadwell

Stat Leaders through January 24, 2009



Points
Jasmine James, Bartlett 24.59
Melissa Hunt, Westwood 23.36
Sarah Watkins, Houston 23.22
Erica Ousley, Fairley 22.85
Adrienne Pratcher, East 20.93

Rebounding
Melissa Hunt, Westwood 17.17
Jasmine Gardner, Mitchell 12.47
Camille Alberson, Arlington 11.08
Shervonte Bright, Hamilton 10.18
Vernae Whitby, Arlington 9.83

Assists
Monique Ingram, BTW 5.06
Adrienne Pratcher, East 4.69
Jasmine Newsome, Millington 4.63
LaTesa McLaughlin, Millington 4.57
Amy Metcalfe, BCS 4.26

Steals
LaTesa McLaughlin Millington 7.38
Tamarah Brandon Millington 4.30
Ashley Tate Ridgeway 4.10
Jasmine Newsome Millington 3.88
Kelsey Duckett Bishop Byrne 3.79

Blocked Shots
Jasmine Gardner Mitchell 3.53
Melissa Hunt Westwood 2.83
Tamirica Hunt Hillcrest 2.46
Ashley Robinson Millington 1.87
Jessica Brown Washington 1.59

Memphis Signee, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Breaks Record

Image from Hoopgurlz.com

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir reflects on her new scoring record



Basketball was invented here 100 years before Rebecca Lobo set the state's high-school scoring record for girls or boys, and it's doubtful that James Naismith could have envisioned such an evolutionary leap for his creation. Yet, here we are, 18 years later, in the embryonic days of the Yes-We-Can era, after all, and it's still difficult to imagine a media posse in a hot and packed gym, recording every precious move by a teenaged American girl with a Muslim name who plays basketball with head and limbs covered in accordance with the customs of her religious beliefs.

Read complete ESPN Hoopgurlz article here.

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Girls Basketball Scores for January 26, 2009

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Tennessee Prep Girls AP Rankings released January 26, 2009

TENNESSEE AP GIRLS Poll

CLASS AAA

School / Record / Points / Prev. Rank

1. Central (13) / 17-1 / 163 / 1
2. Morristown West (5) / 20-1 / 146 / 2
3. Hillsboro / 17-1 / 138 / 3
4. Oak Ridge / 19-2 / 137 / 4
5. Wilson Central / 17-3 / 118 / 5
6. Millington / 22-2 / 101 / 6
7. Clarksville (1) / 19-1 / 76 / 9
8. Mt. Juliet / 17-3 / 41 / 7
9. Cocke County / 18-4 / 23
10. McGavock / 16-2 / 14
Others receiving 12 or more points: Walker Valley 13, White Station 12.

CLASS AA

School / Record / Points / Prev. Rank

1. Marshall County (17) / 21-0 / 186 / 1
2. Upperman / 21-1 / 160 / 2
3. Gibson County (1) / 20-0 / 154 / 3
4. McMinn Central (1) / 19-0 / 127 / 4
5. Westview / 21-1 / 118 / 5
6. South Greene / 16-3 / 95 / 6
7. Polk County / 17-2 / 76 / 7
8. Station Camp / 15-5 / 51 / 8
9. Obion County / 15-5 / 28 / 9
10. Gibbs / 14-3 / 25 / 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: None

CLASS A

School / Record / Points / Prev. Rank

1. Clarkrange (19) / 23-0 / 190 / 1
2. Jackson County / 18-4 / 163 / 3
3. Wayne County / 19-4 / 145 / 4
4. Forrest / 18-3 / 110 / 2
5. North Greene / 14-5 / 86 / 7
6. Bradford / 15-6 / 77 / 8
7. Middle Tennessee Christian / 18-5 / 58 / 9
8. Oliver Springs / 13-6 / 55 / 6
9. McEwen / 15-2 / 52 / 5
10. Humboldt / 13-6 / 38 / 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: Chatt. Sch. For Arts 35, Gordonsville 12.

DIVISION 2

School / Record / Points / Prev. Rank

1. Lausanne (12) / 20-3 / 156 / 1
2. Knoxville Webb (4) / 13-2 / 153 / 2
3. Bishop Byrne / 16-1 / 119 / 5
4. St. Benedict / 15-6 / 115 / 4
5. Briarcrest / 14-5 / 93 / 6
5. Ensworth / 12-3 / 93 / 3
7. Girls Prep / 11-5 / 76 / 7
8. Brentwood Academy / 12-8 / 51 / 8
9. Davidson Academy / 12-4 / 40 / 9
10. Baylor / 8-7 / 21 / 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: None

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Girls Basketball Scores for January 23, 2009



Dandy Dozen results
1. Central won at Kingsbury, 57-17
2. Lausanne was idle
3. Millington won at Craigmont, 57-36
4. Bartlett beat No. 12 Arlington, 57-34
5. Melrose beat East, 63-56
6. Houston lost to No. 8 Overton, 53-48
7. White Station was idle, plays at Kirby on Saturday
8. Overton won at No. 6 Houston, 53-48
9. Ridgeway beat Wooddale, 67-50
10. Bishop Byrne beat Tipton-Rosemark, 65-19
11. Fairley lost to Northside, 46-45
12. Arlington lost at No. 4 Bartlett, 57-34

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Overton defeats Houston again

The Lady Wolverines, paced by Orlandria Williams' team-high 12 points, scored all nine of their fourth-quarter points from the free-throw line, going 9-of-17 to hold Houston off.

Karisma Tyson added 11 points and six blocked shots and Jasmine Robinson had 11 points as well, helping Overton build a 17-point lead early in the fourth quarter before No. 6 Houston (16-7, 7-3) came storming back.


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Friday, January 23, 2009

Arlington at Bartlett Report January 23, 2009
















This 14AAA matchup was suppose to be a great one. Both teams coming into the game with the same 14-3 record and battling for 2nd spot in the district behind Millington. But if I told you that the score at halftime was 32-11 Bartlett, would you even believe me.

If you knew anything about high scoring, non-stoppable, Georgia-Bound, Jasmine James, you would.

There really isn't much to say about this game but that the picture above of Jasmine James at the freethrow line says it all. She had 20 freethrow attempts in the game and made 13. Basically her 33 points in the game, matched Arlington's final score of 33.

NUFF SAID.

Bartlett beats Arlington 57-33.

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Listen to Arlington vs Bartlett

Arlington travels to Bartlett tonight, January 23, 2009, at 6pm.

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Girls Basketball Scores for January 22, 2009

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Millington and Central move up in National Ranking

In today's, January 22, 2009 release of the ESPN Rise Fab 50 rankings, Millington jumps to 19 from 21 and Central jumps 36 from 29.

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ESPN RISE Southeast Region Top 20
1. Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.), 21-1 (1)
2. Oak Ridge (Tenn.), 16-2 (2)
3. Westlake (Atlanta), 14-1 (3)
4. Millington (Tenn.), 20-2 (4)
5. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 15-3 (6)
6. Butler (Matthews, N.C.), 16-1 (7)
7. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 13-2 (8)
8. Lower Richland (Hopkins, S.C.), 13-1 (9)
9. Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.), 22-1 (5)
10. Memphis Central (Tenn.), 15-1 (11)
11. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.), 21-3 (10)
12. Wilson Central (Lebanon, Tenn.), 15-2 (12)
13. East Mecklenburg (Charlotte, N.C.), 14-2 (13)
14. Eleanor Roosvelt (Greenbelt, Md.), 8-1 (14)
15. West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.), 13-3 (15)
16. H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.), 11-4 (17)
17. H.W. Byers (Holly Springs, Miss.), 20-0 (18)
18. Murrah (Jackson, Miss.), 13-2 (16)
19. Fayette County (Fayetteville, Ga.), 19-0 (19)
20. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 15-5 (20)

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen for January 22, 2009

Commercial Appeal's Dandy Dozen

School/ Record/ Last Rank

1. Central/ 17-1/ 1
2. Lausanne/ 19-3/ 3
3. Millington/ 21-2/ 4
4. Bartlett/ 14-3/ 2
5. Melrose/ 16-2/ 6
6. Houston/ 16-6/ 9
7. White Station/ 18-3/ 5
8. Overton/ 12-5/ 7
9. Ridgeway/ 15-4/ 8
10. Bishop Byrne/ 16-1/ NR
11. Fairley/ 15-4/ 11
12. Arlington/ 13-3/ NR
Dropped out: No. 10 BTW, No. 12 St. Benedict

Central Girls Basketball Team Recognized

TENEISHA LURRY, Player of week January 22, 2009



















TENEISHA LURRY, Melrose: A 5-7 junior, Lurry scored a game-high 30 points in Melrose’s 83-52 district victory over Whitehaven on Friday. She had 16 points in the Golden Wildcats’ 75-53 win over Hamilton on Tuesday, helping No. 5-ranked Melrose improve to 16-2 overall.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Former Hillcrest standout transfers to Kentucky




Freshman point guard Crystal Riley of Arlington, Tenn., has transferred from LSU to play women's basketball at the University of Kentucky, Coach Matthew Mitchell has announced.

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Girls Basketball Exposure Events in Memphis









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Stat Leaders through January 17, 2009

Scoring
Melissa Hunt, Westwood 25.89
Jasmine James, Bartlett 24.53
Erica Ousley, Fairley 23.50
Sarah Watkins, Houston 22.81
Adrienne Pratcher, East 21.54

Rebounding
Melissa Hunt, Westwood 17.17
Jasmine Gardner, Mitchell 11.56
Camille Alberson, Arlington 11.08
Vernae Whitby, Arlington 9.83
Shervonte Bright, Hamilton 9.71

Assists
Monique Ingram, BTW 5.00
LaTesa McLaughlin, Millington 4.74
Adrienne Pratcher, East 4.69
Jasmine Newsome, Millington 4.45
Kaitlin Murphy, White Station 4.16

Steals
LaTesa McLaughlin, Millington 7.53
Jaquita Burt,Washington 5.86
Kelsey Duckett, Bishop Byrne 4.50
Tamarah Brandon,Millington 4.19
Jasmine Newsome,Millington 3.95

Girls Basketball Scores for January 20, 2009

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Houston edge White Station in double overtime

Sarah Watkins had one of the tougher 27-point nights of her life -- but it helped ninth-ranked Houston hand No. 5 White Station an even tougher 62-59 double-overtime loss Tuesday night at Spartan Palace.

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Bishop Byrne Lady Red Knights win 11th in a row over St. George's

Bishop Byrne girls basketball coach Jack Grannan did not feel it was necessary to give a long pregame talk Tuesday night to his team, which is enjoying one its best seasons in recent memory.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Memphis signee looks to break Rebecca Lobo Record

University of Memphis Lady Tiger signee, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a starter since the opener of her eighth-grade season, has been on a tear. She has averaged 43.3 points per game this season as she prepares for her 98th career game. Lobo set the mark in a 91-game career that ended in 1991.

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Patosha Jeffery Mentorship Program

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Watch Central at Fairley Tonight, January 16, 2009

Central travel to Fairley tonight at 6pm.

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Whitehaven at Melrose WMCTV.com Internet Game of the Week

Whitehaven Tigers travel to Orange Mound to face #6 Dandy Dozen ranked Melrose Golden Wildcats on today, Friday, January 16, 2009 at 6pm. Replay of the game will be available until Friday, January 23, 2009.

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Girls Basketball Scores for January 15, 2009

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Millington's late basket sinks Bartlett

Millington junior Jasmine Newsome had carried the game on her shoulders. But seniors Ashley Robinson and Michele Brown seized the moment that counted, and lifted the Lady Trojans to a 50-47 road win over District 14-AAA rival Bartlett Thursday.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Central moves up in national ranking

Central has moved to the number 39 spot from 44th in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 ranking released January 14, 2009. Millington remains at 21.

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Southeast Region Top 20
1. Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.), 21-1 (1)
2. Oak Ridge (Tenn.), 14-2 (2)
3. Westlake (Atlanta), 12-1 (3)
4. Millington (Tenn.), 17-2 (5)
5. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.), 18-3 (4)
6. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 13-3 (6)
7. Butler (Matthews, N.C.), 15-1 (7)
8. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 11-2 (8)
9. Lower Richland (Hopkins, S.C.), 11-1 (9)
10. Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.), 21-0 (17)
11. Memphis Central (Tenn.),13-1 (15)
12. Wilson Central (Lebanon, Tenn.), 13-2 (12)
13. East Mecklenburg (Charlotte, N.C.) 12-2 (10)
14. Eleanor Roosvelt (Greenbelt, Md.), 6-1 (14)
15. West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.), 11-3 (13)
16. Murrah (Jackson, Miss.), 12-1 (11)
17. H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.), 9-4 (16)
18. H.W. Byers (Holly Springs, Miss.), 19-0 (NR)
19. Fayette County (Fayetteville, Ga.), 16-0 (NR)
20. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 14-5 (19)

Erica Ousley, Player of Week January 15, 2009
















ERICA OUSLEY, Fairley: A 5-6 junior guard, Ousley poured in a game-high 38 points for No. 11-ranked Fairley in an 84-66 victory over previously No. 9-ranked East on Tuesday. She scored 34 points last Friday in the Lady Bulldogs' 65-63 loss to No. 6 Melrose. Fairley, now 14-3 this season, hosts top-ranked Central on Friday night.

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen for January 15, 2009

/ Record / Last Rank /

1. Central / 15-1 / 1 /
2. Bartlett / 12-2 / 2 /
3. Lausanne / 17-3 / 3 /
4. Millington / 18-2 / 4 /
5. White Station / 17-2 / 5 /
6. Melrose / 14-2 / 6 /
7. Overton / 10-4 / 8 /
8. Ridgeway / 13-3 / 7 /
9. Houston / 13-6 / 11 /
10. Washington / 8-4 / 10 /
11. Fairley / 14-3 / 12 /
12. St. Benedict / 12-5 / NR /
Dropped out: East

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sheffield at Oakhaven Report, January 13, 2009

Senior, LaMonica Holmes, Oakhaven guard














This was a great 16AA matchup. Although Sheffield's record have them in the middle of the pack that did not discourage their confidence in coming in to play the number 1 team in 16AA. The game was pretty even during the entire first half. Ending 31-30 Oakhaven.

However, to start the second half, Sheffield camed out on fire going on a 12-0 run to start the third. Sheffield's post play was just too much for Oakhaven getting 36 points in the paint from Dominique Long and Ruddie Moore. Sheffield ended the third leading 50-39.

Senior, Jennifer Gross, Oakhaven guard














The three point shooting duo, LaMonica Holmes and Jennifer Gross, tried to bring Oakhaven back in the 4th both hitting 2 three point baskets apiece helping Oakhaven get within 1. It was a very interesting last minute and thirty seconds with both teams turning the ball over on consecutive possessions, fouling and free throws. However, In the end, Sheffield upsets Oakhaven 63-59

Top Scorers:
Sheffield
Ruddie Moore 22 points, 9 rebounds
Shandrika Ford, 14 points, 6 rebounds
Dominique Long 14 points, 9 rebounds

Oakhaven
Jennifer Gross 19 points
LaMonica Holmes 14 points
Porshe Watkins 10 points, 6 rebounds
Samantha Ruffin 9 points, 5 rebounds

Watch Central at Hamilton Live Tonight

Central heads to Hamilton high school tonight, January 13, 2008, to take on the Wildcats at 6:00pm.

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Girls Basketball Scores for January 12, 2009

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TENNESSEE AP GIRLS RANKINGS

CLASS AAA

/ Record / Pts / Prv
1. Central (13) / 13-1 / 153 / 1
2. Hillsboro / 13-1 / 117 / 3
3. Morristown West (2) / 15-1 / 112 / T4
4. Oak Ridge (1) / 14-2 / 106 / T4
5. Mt. Juliet / 15-1 / 74 / 8
(tie) Wilson Central / 13-3 / 74 / 6
7. Millington / 17-2 / 67 / 7
8. Riverdale / 14-3 / 48 / 2
9. White Station / 16-2 / 37 / 9
10. Brentwood / 14-2 / 30 / 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: Cocke County 21, Walker Valley 19, Clarksville 16, White County 14.

CLASS AA

/ Record / Pts / Prv
1. Marshall County (14) / 17-0 / 161 / 1
2. Upperman (1) / 18-1 / 135 / 2
3. Gibson County (1) / 15-0 / 128 / 3
4. McMinn Central (1) / 16-0 / 120 / 4
5. South Greene / 14-2 / 100 / 6
6. Westview / 17-1 / 87 / 5
7. Cheatham County / 13-2 / 55 / 9
8. Station Camp / 12-5 / 44 / 7
9. Gibbs / 9-1 / 42 / 10
10. Obion County / 12-4 / 14 / 8
10. Polk County / 10-1 / 14
Others receiving 12 or more points: Franklin Road Academy 13.

CLASS A

/ Record / Pts / Prv
1. Clarkrange (17) / 19-0 / 170 / 1
2. Forrest / 14-2 / 139 / 3
3. Jackson County / 14-4 / 117 / 2
4. North Greene / 12-4 / 81 / 7
5. Bradford / 11-6 / 78 / 8
6. Wayne County / 14-4 / 67 / 4
7. McEwen / 10-1 / 66 / 9
8. Humboldt / 10-5 / 55 / 5
9. Oliver Springs / 11-5 / 49 / 6
10. Middle Tennessee Christian / 14-5 / 25 / T10
Others receiving 12 or more points: Westmoreland 18, Chatt. Sch. For Arts 16.

DIVISION 2

/ Record / Pts / Prv
1. Lausanne (11) / 15-3 / 136 / 1
2. Knoxville Webb (3) / 11-2 / 119 / 2
3. Ensworth / 8-2 / 111 / 3
4. St. Benedict / 9-5 / 83 / 6
5. Briarcrest / 9-4 / 70 / 4
6. Brentwood Academy / 9-7 / 56 / 5
7. Baylor / 7-4 / 53 / 7
8. Davidson Academy / 9-3 / 46 / 8
9. Girls Prep / 8-4 / 32 / 9
10. Bishop Byrne / 12-1 / 28
Others receiving 12 or more points: None

Monday, January 12, 2009

Southern Miss at Memphis Snapshots


Ridgeway Roadrunners players, Chelsea Vaughn and Tamara Cast, hanging out at the University of Memphis Fieldhouse after Southern Mississippi and Memphis game on January 10, 2009

Memphis Local Talent get National Attention









Getting a women's college basketball scholarship is about performance and exposure. Basically, play your game, in front of the right person or college coach, and at the right time.

Your very own, Patosha Jeffery, wants to help you fulfill your dream of getting a college basketball scholarship.

Visit GirlsBasketballExposure.com to learn about girls basketball exposure camps and tournaments.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Crystal Riley leaves LSU

Former Hillcrest standout Crystal Riley has decided to transfer from Louisiana State University.

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Rivals.com article

Ridgeway at White Station Report, January 9, 2009

This 15AAA matchup did not disappoint. Hasina Muhammad made her 1st return to White Station in a Roadrunner uniform and helped her team jump out to a 8-0 lead. But White Station was not going. They battled back to be down only 1 at the end of the first quarter 20-21.

This was definitely a game of runs. Neither team had the momentum for long. If their was an advantage it was White Station bench playing 11 players compared to Ridgeway's 8. White Station's bench outscored Ridgeway's 19-4.

However it boiled down to the final minute of the game. Ridgeway was up 69-68 with 44seconds left. After a time out Ridgeway had the ball. They inbounds to Hasina with Kaitlin Murphy guarding her. And Kaitlin gets the steal and is fouled by Hasina. Kaitlin makes both free throws putting White Station up. Ridgeway inbounds the ball and brings it up court with three players collapsing on the ball, Kaitlin gets the steal again. And is fouled by Hasina Muhammad, which is her 5th. Basically, Kaitlin ends up making 4 free throws after another foul and seals the game for White Station 74-69.

Top Scorers:
White Station
Kaitlin Murphy 26 points, 5 steals
Chi Chi Okwumabua 21 points, 7 rebounds
Carnecia Williams 8 points, 8 rebounds

Ridgeway
Hasina Muhammad 20 points, 5 rebounds
Ashley Tate 15 points, 4 steals
Adrian Sanders 14 points, 4 rebounds
Terryn Offiong 14 points, 8 rebounds

Watch Central at Whitehaven Live Tonight

Central heads to Whitehaven high school tonight, January 9, 2008, to take on the Tigers at 6:00pm.

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Another National Ranking for Memphis Central

Scout.com has Memphis Central ranked #24 in their Top 25 High School Team ranking.

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Girls Basketball Scores for January 8, 2009

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Girls Basketball Scores January 7, 2009

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Danielle Ballard Player of Week January 8, 2009
















DANIELLE BALLARD, Central basketball: A 5-8 freshman, Ballard scored a team-high 28 points in top-ranked Central’s 83-66 District 16-AAA road victory at Melrose on Tuesday. Last week in Phoenix, Ballard averaged 14 points per game in the Nike Tournament of Champions, helping Central to a 2-1 record and a third-place finish in the tournament’s Red Division.

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen for January 8, 2009

/ Record / Last Ranked /
1. Central / 13-1 / 1 /
2. Bartlett / 10-2 / 3 /
3. Lausanne / 11-3 / 2 /
4. Millington / 16-2 / 4 /
5. White Station / 15-2 / 6 /
6. Melrose / 12-2 / 7 /
7. Ridgeway / 12-2 / 8 /
8. Overton / 9-4 / 5 /
9. East / 7-3 / 9 /
10. Washington / 5-3 / 10 /
11. Houston / 11-6 / 12 /
12. Fairley / 13-2 / NR /
Dropped out: Briarcrest

Candace Rucker, Ashley Martin return home

Former Northside Standout, Candace Rucker, and former Southside Standout, Ashley Martin, (both now members of the University of Southern Mississippi women's basketball team) will return to Memphis to face the University of Memphis Lady Tigers this Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:00pm at the Fieldhouse.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Memphis AAU Girls Basketball Coming Soon









The competition in Memphis girls high and middle school basketball is awesome. But it gets even hotter during the Spring and Summer months when the Memphis Bobcats, Memphis Disciples, Memphis Select Lady Tigers, Team Idlewild Fury, Team Memphis Elite and Tennessee Glory lace it up.

And you can get the news and highlights...................

at MemphisAAUGirlsBasketball.com beginning March 2009.

Click here for a Preview.

BREAKING NEWS: Memphis Central is Nationally Ranked

Announced today, January 7 2009, on Hoopgurlz.com ESPN RISE FAB 50. Memphis Central slides into No. 44 on the heels of a strong showing in the Tournament Of Champions' second session. Millington is ranked 21st.

For complete ranking click here.

Southeast Region Top 20
1. Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.), 21-1 (1)
2. Oak Ridge (Tenn.), 11-2 (2)
3. Westlake (Atlanta), 8-1 (3)
4. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.), 17-2 (5)
5. Millington (Tenn.), 15-2 (4)
6. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 10-3 (6)
7. Butler (Matthews, N.C.), 12-1 (13)
8. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 9-2 (7)
9. Lower Richland (Hopkins, S.C.), 8-1 (8)
10. East Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC), 11-1 (18)
11. Murrah (Jackson, Miss.), 11-0 (9)
12. Wilson Central (Lebanon, Tenn.), 12-2 (10)
13. West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.), 11-3 (NR)
14. Eleanor Roosvelt (Greenbelt, Md.), 3-1 (12)
15. Memphis Central (Tenn.), 12-1 (NR)
16. H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.), 7-4 (11)
17. Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.), 19-0 (16)
18. Bishop McGuiness (Kernersville, N.C.), 8-3 (14)
19. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 11-4 (15)
20. Gentry (Indianola, Miss.), 8-4 (19)

Current Leading Scorers - January 7, 2009

1. Melissa Hunt Westwood 28.50
2. Jasmine James Bartlett 24.50
3. Sarah Watkins Houston 23.88
4. Erica Ousley Fairley 21.79
5. Adrienne Pratcher East 21.67
6. Dominique Ross Covington 19.70
7. Kiara Smith Carver 18.64
8. Bianca Lee Douglass 18.50
9. Teneisha Lurry Melrose 17.62
10. Jessica Howard City University 17.33
11. Shae Nelson Cordova 17.30
12. Jennifer Gross Oakhaven 17.25
13. Jasmine Newsome Millington 17.06
14. Amy Metcalfe Briarcrest 16.91
15. Morgan Mosby SBEC 16.36
16. Jasmine PittmanKingsbury 16.00

Girls Basketball Scores for January 6, 2009

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Central at Melrose Report

Central at Melrose January 6, 2009

OMG!! Once you walked into the gym you could feel the intensity and anticipation of this Dandy Dozen matchup. Central recently named the number 1 team in the State and ofcourse City of Memphis. Melrose fighting to earn respect in the Dandy Dozen standings and hoping to be the first Memphis squad to knock Central out of the number 1 spot. It was a great feeling to walk into an atmosphere like this for a Memphis high school girls basketball game. The Melrose band was in the house and the crowd was coming in to get a peek at this matchup. Check out the video.



This was the most exciting game to watch thus far. Central had first possession of the game. Jamila Ajanaku grabbed the first rebound and 2 points on the stick back. Erica Burgess got the quick steal on the inbounds and layup in the first 30 seconds of the game. Time out Melrose. After the timeout, Melrose's Teneisha Lurry hit her signature 3. April Hall steals the inbound pass and lays up the ball. For the next 30seconds of game. As a matter of fact, Melrose didn't stop there. Teneisha Lurry hit another 3, plus 2 pointer, LaWanda Clayborne scored and Kyeshia Vinson scored to put Melrose up 14-4. However, the veteren squad Central did not panic. Seniors Jamila, Erica and Jasmine Taylor put the team on their back. Erica added 4 more points. Jasmine contributed 8. And Jamila cleaned the boards with 5 first quarter rebounds to bring Central within 2 at the end of the first quarter. 22-20

MTSU Signee, Jamila Ajanaku (20)













Central gave Melrose problems in the second quarter forcing them to make 5 turnovers. Central took advantage and took the lead with a 3 pointer from freshman, Danielle Ballard 29-26. Melrose burnt time off the clock by stalling and escaped the second quarter only down by 3 after a half court shot also by Danielle at the buzzer. 33-30 Central.


Diaper Dandy, Danielle Ballard













The momemtum was all Central in the third quarter. Danielle Ballard was on fire hitting 17 points including 5 three point baskets. Melrose dug themselves into a hole committing another 5 turnovers and Central blew it open 69-41.

Fourth quarter belonged to Melrose's Lawanda Clayborne hitting 20 points. But it was just a little too late. Final score Central 83 Melrose 66.

Top Scorers:
Central
Danielle Ballard 26 points
Jasmine Taylor 20 points 3 steals
Jamila Ajanaku 14 points 8 rebounds
Erica Burgess 10 points 4 steals
Aaliyah Whiteside 9 points

Melrose
Lawanda Clayborne 32 points 3 rebounds
Teneisha Lurry 19 points 3 steals 3 rebounds
Kyeshia Vinson 8 points 6 rebounds 3 blocks 3 steals

Central at Melrose Watch Live

Central heads to Orange Mound to face the Golden Wildcats tonight, January 6, 2009.

You can watch it live here at 6:00pm.

Click here to watch.

Central ranked number 1

The Tennessee Prep AP Poll was release on Monday, January 5, 2009 and Memphis had quite the representation with Central leading the way.

TENNESSEE AP GIRLS

CLASS AAA

1. Central (8) (12-1) 105
2. Riverdale (2) (13-2) 85
3. Hillsboro (10-1) 76
4. Morristown West (12-1) 62
4. Oak Ridge (13-2) 62
6. Wilson Central (1) (12-3) 61
7. Millington (15-2) 51
8. Mt. Juliet (13-1) 33
9. White Station (14-2) 20
10. Brentwood (12-2) 16
Others receiving 12 or more points: White County 14.

CLASS AA

1. Marshall County (8) (16-0) 112
2. Upperman (2) (17-1) 96
3. Gibson County (1) (12-0) 95
4. McMinn Central (1) (13-0) 73
5. Westview (16-0) 71
6. South Greene (12-2) 66
7. Station Camp (11-5) 33
8. Obion County (10-3) 28
9. Cheatham County (11-2) 22
10. Gibbs (9-1) 16
Others receiving 12 or more points: None

CLASS A

1. Clarkrange (10) (17-0) 108
2. Jackson County (13-3) 93
3. Forrest (1) (12-2) 86
4. Wayne County (13-3) 62
5. Humboldt (9-3) 51
6. Oliver Springs (10-4) 46
7. North Greene (10-4) 27
8. Bradford (9-5) 24
9. McEwen (8-1) 18
10. Middle Tenn. Christian (12-4) 17
(tie) Cornersville (10-3) 17
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

DIVISION 2

1. Lausanne (6) (12-3) 96
2. Knoxville Webb (4) (8-2) 92
3. Ensworth (6-2) 77
4. Briarcrest (8-3) 61
5. Brentwood Academy (8-6) 47
6. St. Benedict (7-5) 38
7. Baylor (5-4) 33
8. Davidson Academy (8-3) 22
9. Girls Prep (5-4) 18
10. SBEC (2-1) 16
Others receiving 12 or more points: None

Girls Basketball Scores for January 5, 2009

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Lennisha Johnson, Kennesaw State Lady Owl

image from Kennesaw State Athletics site

Lennisha Johnson, Senior Guard


According to Kennesaw State Athletics site, Lennisha played her high school basketball at George Washington Carver in Memphis, Tenn. ...Played all four years in high school where she averaged over 20 points per game...Selected as an AAU All-American while in high school.

Girls Basketball Scores for January 3, 2009

GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES from Commercial Appeal

SBEC (37) -- Brittany Chisholm 7, Clarkson 12, Morgan Mosby 18.

St. George's (27) -- Katie Black 3, Adeline Brown 4, Taylor Evans 8, Elizabeth Foster 2, Kellie Kozar 6, Mary Ashley Seabrook 4.

SBEC / 7 / 11 / 9 / 10 / -- / 37 /

St. George's / 5 / 9 / 5 / 8 / -- / 27 /

Records -- SBEC 10-4.

Hutchison (48) -- Kate Carruthers 3, Kathryn Cox 2, Meredith Heppel 4, Megan Marchant 10, Jasmine Moody 2, Amy Pickens 14, Meg Stephenson 6, Audrey Webster 7.

USN (44) -- Drake 18, Forrester 4, Khim 10, Owens 1, Schatz 2, Threadkill 2, Yeargin 7.

Hutchison / 22 / 15 / 7 / 4 / -- / 48 /

USN / 13 / 8 / 13 / 10 / -- / 44 /

Records -- Hutchison 4-6, USN 2-11.

Bishop Byrne (61) -- Cheyenne Baker 4, Rachaal Clayton 11, Kelsey Duckett 14, Brittany Morgan 5, Hendia Thigpen 3, Brittany Walls 9, Brandy Walls 11, Brandi Whitaker 4.

Central Baptist (14) -- Emily Gravatt 1, Hickman 5, Amber Pike 4, Joann Word 4.

Bishop Byrne / 23 / 13 / 17 / 8 / -- / 61 /

Central Baptist / 4 / 3 / 3 / 4 / -- / 14 /

Records -- Bishop Byrne 10-1.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Germantown-Havenview in MAM Finals

On Saturday, January 3, 2009, Germantown Middle and Havenview Middle will compete for the Memphis Athletic Ministries Christmas Tournament Championship at 2:30 at the Grizzlies Center

Click here for more information

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Nina Davis & Ebony Hayes Profiled

Havenview Middle School eighth graders, Nina Davis and Ebony Hayes are profiled on 901 Prep Scoop.

Click here for the profile.

Girls Basketball Scores for December 31, 2008

GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES FROM COMMERCIAL APPEAL

INDEPENDENCE BANK HOLIDAY CLASSIC

LATE TUESDAY

Bartlett (49) -- Naudia Crisp 4, Jasmine James 33, Destiny James 6, Sydney Ray 2, Brianna Walker 4.

Siegel (38) -- Burns 4, Connell 8, Cason 10, Chapman 6, Naish 9, Donkin 1.

Bartlett / 9 / 6 / 19 / 15 / -- / 49 /

Siegel / 10 / 8 / 11 / 9 / -- / 38 /

Records -- Bartlett 10-2.

LATE MONDAY

Bartlett (53) -- Naudia Crisp 10, Jasmine James 23, Destiny James 2, Sydney Ray 7, Brianna Walker 11.

Henderson County (60) -- Barnes 11, Norman 14, Poindexter 6, Dixon 16, Fruit 8, Garrett 5.

Bartlett / 13 / 16 / 13 / 11 / -- / 53 /

Henderson County / 12 / 14 / 18 / 16 / -- / 60 /

Records -- Bartlett 8-2.

DRAGON FIRE TOURNAMENT

At Collierville

LATE TUESDAY

Fairley (63) -- Brandi James 1, Genese Martin 2, Saraya Maxwell 7, Erica Ousley 42, Erica Robinson 11.

Fayette-Ware (54) -- Janice Blayde 6, Asia Gibson 7, Felicity Harris 2, Hattie Harris 20, Morrisa Rooks 11, Ariel Stevens 8.

Fairley / 19 / 18 / 8 / 18 / -- / 63 /

Fayette-Ware / 13 / 10 / 16 / 15 / -- / 54 /

Records -- Fairley 12-2.