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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 MIAA Middle School City Championship Updated Brackets


Girls Basketball Scores - January 30, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



New Albany-Miss. (34) -- Carter 5, Spears 13, Sizemore 1, Johnson 6, Cavander 1, Parker 6, Stroud 2.

Briarcrest (61) -- Dakota Doss 23, Lauren Douglas 15, Erin Dunseath 5, Emoni Harvey 8, Elise Holden 2, Samantha McColgan 2, M.C. McDaniel 2, Rachel Peete 2, Laura Selak 2.

New Albany-Miss. / 7 / 9 / 13 / 5 / -- / 34 /

Briarcrest / 13 / 13 / 16 / 19 / -- / 61 /

Records -- Briarcrest 20-3.

Catholic (22) -- Mary Hanahan 4, Amber Hooker 2, Alicia Miller 4, Khamecia Pruitt 1, B.J. Wells 4, Henrietta Wells 7.

Fayette Aca. (42) -- Gracie Cocke 2, Victoria Crawford 9, Amber Johnson 6, Emily Reeves 4, Samantha Reeves 14, Karlie Taylor 2, Addie Tomlin 5.

Catholic / 7 / 5 / 6 / 4 / -- / 22 /

Fayette Aca. / 15 / 14 / 7 / 6 / -- / 42 /

Records -- Fayette Aca. 22-1.

Soulsville (22) -- Martiana Chatman 1, Zaire Hicks 2, Mariah Muhammad 5, Taylor White 14.

Kingsbury (30) -- Jessica Burnside 14, Tallamisha Crawford 4, Deniese Money 4, Chasity Tate 6, Esther Zleh 2.

Soulsville / 6 / 6 / 6 / 4 / -- / 22 /

Kingsbury / 9 / 4 / 12 / 5 / -- / 30 /

St. Agnes (47) -- Katie Bell 5, Katie Connor 6, Caroline Cook 9, Lizzy Harris 3, Wallace Jenkins 7, Abby Knight 6, Tatiana Love 5, Adrienne Mitchell 2, Sarah Sneed 4.

St. Mary's (48) -- Amanda Haltom 2, Kristen Haltom 6, Sutton MacQueen 4, Mary Caroline Newman 10, Lauren Pate 2, Kaylan Pugh 21, Sarah Tsiu 3.

St. Agnes / 15 / 17 / 6 / 9 / -- / 47 /

St. Mary's / 10 / 15 / 13 / 10 / -- / 48 /

Records -- St. Mary's 9-8 (6-4, Div. 2).

Tennessee AP Girls Basketball Poll Rankings

Class AAA

Record Pts Prv

1. Riverdale (13) 20-3 177 1
2. Science Hill (5) 24-0 160 2
3. Clarksville (1) 26-0 147 3
4. Central 15-5 129 4
5. Bradley Central 23-1 118 5
6. Mt. Juliet 22-2 106 6
7. Overton 15-2 73 7
8. Morristown East 21-3 50 8
9. Oakland 19-3 24 9
10. Blackman 17-3 23 10

Class AA

Record Pts Prv

1. Upperman (14) 23-1 185 1
2. Obion County (4) 23-1 173 2
3. Livingston Academy 22-3 145 3
4. Grainger (1) 22-2 123 4
5. Creek Wood 21-2 96 7
6. Knoxville Fulton 18-2 93 8
7. McMinn Central 15-5 67 5
8. Manassas 22-3 45 10
9. Cannon County 20-5 36 9
10. Dyersburg 21-4 35 6

Class A

Record Pts Prv

1. Lake County (12) 20-2 179 1
2. Moore County (1) 25-3 146 2
3. Jackson County (2) 17-6 138 3
4. Summertown (2) 19-2 133 5
5. Cloudland (2) 20-3 131 4
6. Houston County 20-3 79 8
7. Clarkrange 20-5 61 7
8. Clay County 18-4 58 9
9. Madison Academic 20-4 51 6
10. Dresden 17-4 11 NR

Division 2

Record Pts Prv

1. Briarcrest (13) 18-3 165 1
2. Girls Prep (1) 17-4 146 2
3. Franklin Road Academy (3) 23-3 143 3
4. Knoxville Webb 19-6 98 4
5. Fayette Academy 21-1 94 5
6. Ezell-Harding 20-3 89 6
7. Ensworth 14-6 73 8
8. Pope John Paul II 17-5 47 7
9. Jackson Christian 17-5 46 9
10. Harding Academy 16-6 25 10

Monday, January 30, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - January 28, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Southaven (63) -- Olivia Cunningham 16, Queen Hayes 15, Narissa Hooks 3, Jasmine Joyner 4, Aliyah Miller 14, Joanna Smith 11.

Brandon-Miss. (49) -- McCray 12, Coutiss 10, Hopson 9, Carter 7, Campbell 6, Brown 3, Trigg 2.

Southaven / 19 / 10 / 16 / 18 / -- / 63 /

Brandon-Miss. / 11 / 11 / 11 / 16 / -- / 49 /

Records -- Southaven 23-1, Brandon-Miss. 18-7.

Central (51) -- Nina Davis 12, Marissa Knox 2, Jalen O'Bannon 9, Aaliyah Whiteside 16, Tia Wooten 12.

Hoover-Ala. (61) -- Tanner 14, Cochran 9, Fugua 9, Craig 4, Rawls 2, Allen 7, Hunter 12, Webb 4.

Central / 17 / 11 / 11 / 12 / -- / 51 /

Hoover-Ala. / 15 / 18 / 12 / 16 / -- / 61 /

Records -- Central 16-5, Hoover-Ala. 22-3.

Rossville Christian (40) -- Anna Barron 12, Morgan Elder 1, Kendyl Leath 3, Taylor Robertson 13, Lauren Teague 8, Emma Terry 1, Brianna Zink 2.

SBEC (55) -- Katie Barnes 2, Lauren Decembrino 2, Tori Doehring 10, Karlie Hughes 2, Kamren Joe 8, Kimberlee Keltner 6, Kayleigh Patterson 20, Kassie Russom 2, Lauren Whiting 3.

Rossville Christian / 11 / 10 / 6 / 13 / -- / 40 /

SBEC / 21 / 9 / 16 / 9 / -- / 55 /

Records -- SBEC 14-7.

Bishop Byrne (20) -- Alexis Fossett 5, Alex Henderson 5, Chelsee Jefferson 1, Alexis Pettigrew 2, Brandi Whittaker 5, Keona Oliver 2.

St. George's (56) -- Brandi Beasley 10, Mary Lauren Bobango 3, Callaway Cole 3, Mary Henley Green 6, Amy Mirro 7, Taylor Money 9, Olivia Roberts 8, Shelby Sims 4, Angela Vanderslice 4, Catherine Cantu 2.

Bishop Byrne / 7 / 0 / 10 / 3 / -- / 20 /

St. George's / 9 / 11 / 12 / 24 / -- / 56 /

Records -- St. George's 13-7 (4-4, Div. 2).

Briarcrest (80) -- Dakota Doss 13, Lauren Douglas 23, Emoni Harvey 4, Brynn Holden 8, Elise Holden 11, Bailey Kramer 2, Samantha McColgan 4, M.C. McDaniel 5, Rachel Peete 2, Gabby Salazar 4, Laura Selak 4.

Tishomingo County-Miss. (47) -- South 15, Taylor 10, Blakely 9, Henderson 9, Oaks 2, McNatt 2.

Briarcrest / 20 / 21 / 17 / 22 / -- / 80 /

Tish. County-Miss. / 13 / 9 / 14 / 11 / -- / 47 /

Records -- Briarcrest 19-3.

MIDWEST INVITATIONAL

At Ankeny, Iowa

Des Moines Warriors (39) -- Grawick 23, Reid 5, Ropp 2, Edwards 7, Ropp 2.

Central Baptist (40) -- Lauren Carson 3, Emily Cooper 2, Erin Gay 6, Chelsea Sparks 2, Joanna Word 27.

Des Moines Warriors / 2 / 9 / 12 / 16 / -- / 39 /

Central Baptist / 8 / 8 / 10 / 14 / -- / 40 /

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - January 27, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Hutchison (16) -- Margaret Cates 2, Lizzie Folk 2, Llewellyn Hall 3, Lawrence Jones 2, Carolyn Kelley 2, Sandy Smith 1, Shelton Wittenberg 4.

Briarcrest (51) -- Dakota Doss 6, Lauren Douglas 10, Erin Dunseath 2, Emoni Harvey 3, Brynn Holden 10, Elise Holden 2, Bailey Kramer 4, Samantha McColgan 2, Rachel Peete 2, Gabby Salazar 5, Laura Selak 5.

Hutchison / 1 / 2 / 7 / 6 / -- / 16 /

Briarcrest / 13 / 20 / 9 / 9 / -- / 51 /

Records -- Hutchison 6-14 (0-3, Div. 2), Briarcrest 18-3 (3-0, Div. 2).

Hillcrest (34) -- Jasmine Cunningham 9, Tresha Davis 7, Kenyatta Echols 14, Karina Kelly 4.

Carver (35) -- Tiffany Givens 10, Mishundra Mason 16, Lyrie Stallings 4, Arneisha Wilkins 5.

Hillcrest / 6 / 8 / 11 / 9 / -- / 34 /

Carver / 9 / 9 / 5 / 12 / -- / 35 /

Records -- Hillcrest 10-7 (6-3, 16AA), Carver 8-10 (3-5).

Lausanne (42) -- Asha Bell 7, Jay Bradley 15, Marissa Miles 3, Phoebe O'Connor 1, Reagan Patrick 10, Caroline Rollosson 6.

Catholic (41) -- Mary Hanahan 7, Janell Harville 17, Amber Hooker 3, B.J. Wells 4, Henrietta Wells 10.

Lausanne / 8 / 6 / 9 / 19 / -- / 42 /

Catholic / 8 / 12 / 11 / 10 / -- / 41 /

Lake Cormorant (25) -- Erica Caddell 6, Jakera Frost 2, Star Hill 2, LaParchious Jones 4, Jaylin Rogers 3, Brianna Smith 8.

Center Hill (64) -- Jasmine Golden 20, Kiara Golden 5, Courtney Hopkins 12, Kaelin Kneeland 12, Ciera White 7, Courtney White 8.

Lake Cormorant / 6 / 11 / 4 / 4 / -- / 25 /

Center Hill / 13 / 16 / 13 / 22 / -- / 64 /

Records -- Center Hill 20-5 (6-0, 15A).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fundamental Friday: Most Important Skill to Possess

Last year, I ran a program for a group of players called the MVP Club. It was a 6 month program were I mentored players on academic excellence, basketball skill building and
mental toughness. For this Fundamental Friday, I would like to share with you a video from the program were I share some drills and tips on how to develop the most important skill in basketball.

Girls Basketball Scores - January 26, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Soulsville (19) -- Zaire Hicks 2, Katera Kyles 4, Mariah Muhammad 2, Taylor White 11.

Middle College (22) -- Kelsie Barton 12, Ivy Blackmon 2, Ebony Johnson 4, Kierra Sanderson 4.

Soulsville / 4 / 3 / 5 / 7 / -- / 19 /

Middle College / 4 / 6 / 4 / 8 / -- / 22 /

Bishop Byrne (35) -- Alexis Fossett 6, Alex Henderson 11, Alexis Pettigrew 2, Brandi Whittaker 16.

St. Mary's (65) -- Kristen Haltom 11, Sutton MacQueen 2, Mary Caroline Newman 11, Lauren Pate 2, Kaylan Pugh 28, Sarah Tsiu 2, Alexis Wells 9.

Bishop Byrne / 12 / 8 / 6 / 9 / -- / 35 /

St. Mary's / 14 / 24 / 7 / 20 / -- / 65 /

Records -- St. Mary's 8-8 (6-4, Div. 2).

MASE (19) -- Jennifer Banks 1, Morgan Guy 7, Tisha Moss 8, Leslie Smith 3.

Washington (58) -- Rakeisha Curry 12, Renisha Hale 5, Erica Hall 8, Tierney Keaton 8, Deneisha Lane 8, Killowanda Parker 10, Tyernei Vaughn 4, Tyresia Webb 3.

MASE / 1 / 2 / 10 / 6 / -- / 19 /

Washington / 25 / 6 / 14 / 13 / -- / 58 /

Records -- Washington 16-1 (14-0, 16A).

Today's basketball Schedule

Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.

East at Central
Melrose at Hamilton
White Station at Whitehaven
Houston at Collierville
Germantown at Overton
Ridgeway at Kirby
Wooddale at Southwind
Arlington at Craigmont
Bartlett at Millington
Bolton at Cordova
Hillcrest at Carver
Oakhaven at Sheffield
Douglass at Manassas
Frayser at Kingsbury
Raleigh-Egypt at Trezevant
MBA at MAHS
Middle College at Westwood
ECS at Harding
Lausanne at Catholic
SBEC at FACS
USJ at Fayette Academy
Jackson Christian at St. George’s
Horn Lake at Southaven
Olive Branch at DeSoto Central
Lake Cormorant at Center Hill
Hernando at Clarksdale
North Pontotoc at Lewisburg
Jackson North Side at Munford
Covington at Westview

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Girls only, 6 p.m.

Hutchison at Briarcrest
St. Agnes at St. Benedict
Rossville Christian at IC

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Boys only, 7:30 p.m.

MUS at Briarcrest,
CBHS at St. Benedict

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Terrica Robinson, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Terrica Robinson, Booker T. Washington: The Lady Warriors have lost just once all season and Robinson, a 5-4 junior guard, has been one of the key contributors. She had 20 points in last Friday’s 63-40 victory over MAHS and followed that up with a 16-point outing in Tuesday’s 49-37 victory over Northside that improved BTW’s record to 15-1.

Commercial Appeal Dandy Dozen Girls Basketball Rankings - January 26, 2012

School (Record) / Last Ranking

1. Central (15-4) / 1
2. Overton (14-2) / 2
3. Briarcrest (17-3) / 4
4. MHEA (26-3) / 5
5. Southwind (20-4) / 3
6. Fayette Academy (20-1) / 6
7. Arlington (15-3) / 7
8. Manassas (21-3) / 8
9. Whitehaven (17-4) / 9
10. Southaven (21-1) / 10
11. Horn Lake (20-1) / 11
12. Ridgeway (12-5) / 12

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 McDonald’s All-American Nominees Announced

Danielle Ballard (Central), Cornelia Fondren (Overton), Aaliyah Whiteside (Central) were nominated for the McDonald's All-American game.

Recently, McDonald’s announced the list of high school seniors nominated for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games, taking place on March 28 and for the second consecutive year at Chicago’s United Center. The 24 boys and 24 girls to participate in the 2012 Games will be revealed during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show, airing February 9 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

Six-hundred players from across the country were nominated for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games, with Iowa maintaining the highest number of nominees (77), followed by Texas (69), Washington (36), Tennessee (32) and Georgia (31). Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. The complete list of nominees is available at here.

“The McDonald’s All American Games presents the finest opportunity to preview the country’s best up and coming basketball talent,” said Morgan Wootten, McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “This year’s nominees represent some of the top student-athletes in the country. We are privileged to acknowledge these individuals for their success on the basketball court, in the classroom, and in the community.”

Also today, tickets for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games are available through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. Ticket prices start at only $12, and are also available in a “Family Four Pack” for $53, which includes four tickets, and a voucher for four hot dogs and sodas at United Center concession stands. Parking is free the night of the games.

“Last year we set an attendance record, selling out the United Center while raising money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games. “Fans should not miss this opportunity to see the world’s best high school basketball players, on the biggest stage, all while helping those less fortunate.”

Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI). To date, millions of dollars have been donated to RMHC Chapters from proceeds generated from the McDonald’s All American Games.

The 35th annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. CT from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. Immediately preceding the Boys Game will be the 11th annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game, which tips-off at 6 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

Girls Basketball Scores - January 24, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Bolton (39) -- Rachel Blevins 4, Kayla Bolden 11, Abriona Hall 4, Megan Morris 11, Alex Wherry 2, Ashley Winston 7.

Arlington (40) -- Chyna Ellis 11, Logan Hammonds 7, Ariel Hearn 15, Christyn Hopper 4, Raylin Starks 3.

Bolton / 7 / 6 / 10 / 16 / -- / 39 /

Arlington / 12 / 7 / 5 / 16 / -- / 40 /

Records -- Arlington 16-3 (4-0, 14-AAA).

Clarksdale-Miss. (40) -- Arnold 5, Campbell 4, Gary 7, Harper 8, Jackson 2, Sledge 11, Johnson 3.

Center Hill (53) -- Erin Cross 8, Jasmine Golden 9, Kiara Golden 13, Kaelin Kneeland 18, Ciera White 1, Courtney White 4.

Clarksdale-Miss. / 7 / 14 / 8 / 11 / -- / 40 /

Center Hill / 15 / 9 / 12 / 17 / -- / 53 /

Records -- Center Hill 19-5 (5-0, MHSAA 1-5A).

Southwind (52) -- Chelsea Baines 2, Bianca Cage 14, Ciara Douglas 2, Quinesha Farmer 6, Amber Holmes 8, Jasmine McAlister 14, Monia Sanders 2, Erin Wilson 4.

Collierville (33) -- Katherine Allen 4, Lindsey Allen 6, Brittany Becton 4, Jessica Brown 6, Monica Brown 1, Caitlin Hamm 12.

Southwind / 11 / 10 / 12 / 19 / -- / 52 /

Collierville / 2 / 13 / 10 / 8 / -- / 33 /

Records -- Southwind 20-4 (6-2, 15-AAA), Collierville 8-13 (3-5).

Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders

OVERALL SCORING LEADERS

CL / G / PTS / AVG

Kaylan Pugh / St. Mary's / / FR / 14 / 361 / 25.79
Kaylah Keys / Harding / / / JR / 21 / 484 / 23.05
Demi Watts / MBA / / / SR / 7 / 149 / 21.29
Bianca Cage / Southwind / / SR / 22 / 444 / 20.18
Nina Davis / Central / / / JR / 18 / 352 / 19.56
Shirley Clayborn / Northside / / JR / 6 / 116 / 19.33
Derica Wiggins / Oakhaven / / SO / 16 / 304 / 19.00
Kahdejah Stevens / Trezevant / / SO / 16 / 295 / 18.44
Destiny James / Bartlett / / / SR / 17 / 309 / 18.18
Ariel Hearn / Arlington / / SR / 17 / 305 / 17.94
Lauren Douglas / Briarcrest / / SR / 15 / 262 / 17.47
TaLeisha Fisher / Frayser / / / SR / 12 / 209 / 17.42
Tiffany Jones / Manassas / / JR / 23 / 395 / 17.17
Kiara Caswell / MBA / / / FR / 7 / 120 / 17.14
Watesha McNeal / Fayette-Ware / / SR / 17 / 282 / 16.59
Aaliyah Whiteside / Central / / / SR / 18 / 295 / 16.39
Angela Hardy / Douglass / / SR / 17 / 269 / 15.82
Philecia Atkins / Overton / / / SO / 15 / 228 / 15.20
Brianna Mitchell / Germantown / / JR / 19 / 283 / 14.89
Odegua Oigbokie / Ridgeway / / JR / 16 / 238 / 14.88

Girls Basketball Standings through Tuesday

DISTRICT 14-AAA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.
Arlington / 3 / 0 / 1.000 / / 14 / 3 / .824
Bartlett / 2 / 1 / .667 / / 11 / 8 / .579
Millington / 2 / 1 / .667 / / 9 / 10 / .474
Bolton / 1 / 2 / .333 / / 7 / 10 / .412
Cordova / 1 / 2 / .333 / / 3 / 10 / .231
Craigmont / 0 / 3 / .000 / / 3 / 10 / .231

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DISTRICT 15-AAA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Ridgeway / 6 / 1 / .857 / / 12 / 4 / .750
Overton / 6 / 1 / .857 / / 13 / 2 / .867
Southwind / 5 / 2 / .714 / / 19 / 4 / .826
Germantown / 4 / 3 / .571 / / 13 / 6 / .684
Houston / 3 / 4 / .429 / / 11 / 7 / .611
Collierville / 3 / 4 / .429 / / 8 / 12 / .400
Wooddale / 1 / 6 / .143 / / 7 / 8 / .467
Kirby / 0 / 7 / .000 / / 3 / 16 / .158

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DISTRICT 16-AAA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Central / 5 / 0 / 1.000 / / 14 / 4 / .778
Whitehaven / 4 / 2 / .667 / / 16 / 4 / .800
East / 3 / 2 / .600 / / 6 / 5 / .545
White Station / 4 / 3 / .571 / / 9 / 10 / .474
Hamilton / 1 / 5 / .167 / / 8 / 8 / .500
Melrose / 1 / 6 / .143 / / 9 / 7 / .563

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DISTRICT 15-AA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Manassas / 8 / 0 / 1.000 / / 20 / 3 / .870
Douglass / 7 / 1 / .875 / / 12 / 7 / .632
Frayser / 4 / 4 / .500 / / 8 / 8 / .500
Trezevant / 3 / 5 / .375 / / 6 / 11 / .353
Raleigh-Egypt / 1 / 6 / .143 / / 2 / 11 / .154
Kingsbury / 0 / 7 / .000 / / 1 / 14 / .067

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DISTRICT 16-AA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Oakhaven / 5 / 1 / .833 / / 7 / 9 / .438
Hillcrest / 5 / 2 / .714 / / 9 / 6 / .600
Fairley / 5 / 2 / .714 / / 9 / 13 / .409
Mitchell / 2 / 4 / .333 / / 2 / 15 / .118
Carver / 2 / 5 / .286 / / 7 / 8 / .467
Sheffield / 1 / 6 / .143 / / 4 / 10 / .286

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DISTRICT 16-A

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Washington / 12 / 0 / 1.000 / / 14 / 1 / .933
MAHS / 9 / 2 / .818 / / 9 / 10 / .474
Westwood / 10 / 3 / .769 / / 13 / 7 / .650
Northside / 7 / 3 / .700 / / 7 / 3 / .700
Middle College / 6 / 5 / .545 / / 6 / 10 / .375
MBA / 3 / 4 / .429 / / 5 / 5 / .500
MASE / 4 / 6 / .400 / / 5 / 12 / .294
Power Center / 2 / 9 / .182 / / 2 / 10 / .167
City University / 0 / 5 / .000 / / 0 / 5 / .000
MSE / 0 / 11 / .000 / / 0 / 11 / .000

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DIVISION 2-AA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Briarcrest / 2 / 0 / 1.000 / / 17 / 3 / .850
St. Agnes / 1 / 1 / .500 / / 8 / 10 / .444
St. Benedict / 1 / 1 / .500 / / 9 / 12 / .429
Hutchison / 0 / 2 / .000 / / 5 / 12 / .294

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DIVISION 2-A1

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Harding / 8 / 0 / 1.000 / / 15 / 6 / .714
ECS / 6 / 3 / .667 / / 10 / 8 / .556
SBEC / 5 / 3 / .625 / / 13 / 6 / .684
St. Mary's / 5 / 4 / .556 / / 7 / 7 / .500
Catholic / 4 / 4 / .500 / / 9 / 6 / .600
Lausanne / 4 / 4 / .500 / / 6 / 9 / .400
FACS / 1 / 7 / .125 / / 4 / 9 / .308
Bishop Byrne / 0 / 8 / .000 / / 2 / 14 / .125

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DIVISION 2-A2

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.

Fayette Academy / 7 / 0 / 1.000 / / 19 / 1 / .950
Jackson Christian / 6 / 1 / .857 / / 9 / 5 / .643
St. George's / 4 / 3 / .571 / / 11 / 6 / .647
USJ / 2 / 3 / .400 / / 3 / 5 / .375
Tipton-Rosemark / 2 / 5 / .286 / / 4 / 15 / .211
Rossville / 1 / 5 / .167 / / 7 / 11 / .389
Immaculate Conception / 0 / 5 / .000 / / 0 / 11 / .000

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Shelby County Middle School Tournament

Tennessee AP Girls Basketball Poll Rankings

released January 23, 2010


Class AAA
Record Pts Prv
1. Riverdale (15) 18-3 186 1
2. Science Hill (4) 22-0 162 3
3. Clarksville (1) 24-0 155 4
4. Memphis Central 13-4 139 2
5. Bradley Central 20-1 119 5
6. Mt. Juliet 20-2 106 6
7. Memphis Overton 13-2 76 7
8. Morristown East 19-3 66 8
9. Oakland 18-2 43 9
10. Blackman 16-3 9 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Class AA
Record Pts Prv
1. Upperman (15) 21-1 195 1
2. Obion County (4) 21-1 178 2
3. Livingston Academy 20-3 145 4
4. Grainger (1) 19-2 139 3
5. McMinn Central 14-4 111 T6
6. Dyersburg 20-3 84 5
7. Creek Wood 19-2 76 T6
8. Knoxville Fulton 14-2 69 8
9. Cannon County 19-4 41 9
10. Manassas 20-3 24 NR
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Lake County (11) 21-2 186 1
2. Moore County (3) 12-3 162 2
3. Jackson County (2) 16-6 138 4
4. Cloudland (1) 19-3 127 T5
5. Summertown (3) 17-2 113 7
6. Madison Academic 19-3 111 3
7. Clarkrange 19-4 107 T5
8. Houston County 17-3 63 9
9. Clay County 16-4 21 10
10. Collinwood 14-5 17 8
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Division II
Record Pts Prv
1. Briarcrest (17) 16-3 179 1
2. Girls Prep (1) 16-4 145 3
3. Franklin Road Academy 21-3 135 4
4. Knoxville Webb 14-5 126 2
5. Fayette Academy 18-2 98 6
6. Ezell-Harding 17-3 73 7
6. Pope John Paul II 15-4 73 8
8. Ensworth 12-6 62 5
9. Jackson Christian 16-5 55 9
10. Harding Academy 14-6 21 NR
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mississippi Girls High School Basketball Rankings

released January 23 by Clarionledger.com

Super 10

1. Lanier 20-0 1
2. Oxford 21-0 2
3. Southaven 20-1 3
4. Forrest AHS 18-0 4
5. Pontotoc 21-0 5
6. Horn Lake 19-1 6
7. Forest Hill 19-4 7
8. Ocean Springs 21-2 8
9. Byers 16-4 9
10. Hattiesburg 12-2 10

6A
1. Southaven 20-1
2. Horn Lake 19-1
3. Forest Hill 19-4
4. Ocean Springs 21-2
5. Hattiesburg 12-2

5A
1. Lanier 20-0
2. Oxford 21-0
3. Center Hill 17-5
4. South Jones 18-6
5. New Hope 18-3

2012 MIAA Middle School City Championship Brackets


Jasmine Robinson continues to grow through second year

Story and Image from The Crimson White
Source




Jasmine Robinson  (Overton) is turning the sophomore slump theory on its head.

The second-year, standout guard is leading the Tide in points per game and spearheading a youth renaissance for the women’s basketball team.

“Jasmine [Robinson] has probably been our most consistent player in the last few basketball games,” head coach Wendell Hudson said after the team knocked off previously undefeated Kansas. “She is so versatile. She can move the basketball. You think she’s not as quick as she is, but she can get by you.”

Robinson did not see as much playing time last season; however, she started seven games and was named SEC Freshman of the Week. This year, she is the team’s leading scorer, averaging almost 12 points a game.

Robinson says following behind leaders such as Tierney Jenkins has improved her leadership skills and attitude on the court.

Lorna Hudson hits 1500 points

Peabody High (Trenton, TN) Senior, Lorna Hudson (Team Memphis Elite-Little), recently scored her 1500th point. According to MaxPreps.com, the 5'10 guard/forward is currently averaging 21.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and leads the state of Tennessee in scoring.

Today's basketball Schedule

Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.

Central at White Station
East at Melrose
Whitehaven at Hamilton
Southwind at Collierville
Germantown at Ridgeway
Houston at Wooddale
Kirby at Overton
Bolton at Arlington
Bartlett at Cordova
Craigmont at Millington
Carver at Oakhaven
Sheffield at Fairley
Mitchell at Hillcrest
Douglass at Raleigh-Egypt
Manassas at Frayser
Kingsbury at Trezevant
MAHS at City University
FCA at Munford
Covington at Dyersburg
Lewisburg at Rosa Fort
Lake Cormorant at Hernando
Clarksdale at Center Hill
Horn Lake at DeSoto Central
Southaven at Olive Branch
Middle College at MACE
MBA at Westminster
MHEA at St. Benedict
Catholic at Bishop Byrne
ECS at St. George’s
FACS at Lausanne
Harding at SBEC
Rossville Christian at Jackson Christian
Tipton Rosemark at University School of Jackson

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Boys only, 7:30 p.m.

Dyer County at MUS

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Girls only, 6 p.m.

IC at Fayette Academy
St. Mary’s at Hutchison
Brighton at St. Agnes

Girls Basketball Scores - January 23, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Trezevant (24) -- Ashleigh Magee 6, Kahdejah Stevens 14, Marcee Williams 4.

Briarcrest (66) -- Dakota Doss 8, Lauren Douglas 23, Erin Dunseath 2, Emoni Harvey 5, Brynn Holden 7, Elise Holden 1, Bailey Kramer 8, Samantha McColgan 5, M.C. McDaniel 4, Gabby Salazar 3.

Trezevant / 2 / 13 / 7 / 2 / -- / 24 /

Briarcrest / 22 / 25 / 9 / 10 / -- / 66 /

Records -- Briarcrest 17-3.

St. Mary's (56) -- Kristen Haltom 10, Sutton MacQueen 4, Mary Caroline Newman 10, Lauren Pate 2, Kaylan Pugh 28, Alexis Wells 2.

ECS (57) -- Caroline Jamison 6, Kate Jamison 10, Maggie Little 17, Allie Oliver 2, Paige Rainer 5, Avery Sippel 17.

St. Mary's / 12 / 8 / 20 / 16 / -- / 56 /

ECS / 8 / 19 / 15 / 15 / -- / 57 /

Records -- St. Marys 7-7 (5-4, Division 2-A), ECS 10-8 (6-3).

Frayser (59) -- Angie Barnett 2, Kiera Brown 5, Cheryl Dillon 15, LaRaya Fisher 11, TaLeisha Fisher 21, LaKeisha Holmes 2, TaShunda Smith 3.

Melrose (64) -- Kiera Conner 13, Antannia Huntsman 3, Tatyana Johnson 1, April Prackett 15, Erica Watkins 21, Loganne Whiting 11.

Frayser / 21 / 10 / 7 / 21 / -- / 59 /

Melrose / 15 / 17 / 23 / 9 / -- / 64 /

Records -- Melrose 8-7.

Mississippi Top performers: Week of January 16-22

from ClarionLedger.com

LAUREL BANE, Jackson Prep: Had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 43-28 win over Presbyterian Christian.

MIKALA BOYD, Rebul: Totaled 53 points, 38 rebounds and 15 steals in two wins and a loss.

JASMINE BOZEMAN, Hazlehurst: Scored 32 points in an 82-77 loss to Wilkinson County.

CHRISTA BROWN, South Panola: Scored 36 points in a 61-56 loss to Columbus.

CHELSEA CAUSEY, Florence: Grabbed 25 rebounds and scored 19 points in a 53-45 overtime loss to Magee.

ANNA GRACE CUMMINS, Bayou: Scored 33 points in a 66-60 win over Strider.

BAILEY EDWARDS, Immanuel Christian: Scored 30 points in a 76-57 loss to Leake Academy.

KELLY GAVIN, Sylva-Bay: Scored 31 points in a 66-55 loss to Lamar.

ALEXIUS GILES, Pearl: Scored 21 points in a win over Wingfield and 26 in a loss to Brandon.

TIARIA GRIFFIN, Hattiesburg: Averaged 27 points in wins over Oak Grove and Meridian.

KYRA GULLEDGE, Byers: Had 20 rebounds and 15 points in a 68-49 win over Myrtle.

AMEONIA HOUSE, Quitman: Scored 28 points in a 77-38 win over Heidelberg.

CHELSEA KILBERT, McAdams: Scored 36 points in a 77-48 victory over Sebastopol.

JANESHA LEE, West Tallahatchie: Totaled 63 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists in two Lady Choctaw victories.

ALEXIS LUCKETT, Pisgah: Led the Lady Dragons to a 57-39 win over Ackerman with 28 points.

OLIVIA MABRY, Lamar: Scored 24 points in a win over Laurel Christian and 37 in a victory over Sylva-Bay.

KIANDRIA PATTERSON, Columbus: Scored 25 and 32 points in wins over Tupelo and South Panola.

TYRISHA PATTERSON, Loyd Star: Scored 31 points in a 59-28 victory over East Marion.

ANN LANGDON RAY, Washington: Totaled 65 points in wins over Lee, Magnolia Heights and River Oaks.

MADISON RIALS, Wesson: Had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 56-52 win over Loyd Star.

ERIKA SISK, Oxford: Scored 31 points in an 81-49 victory over Scott Central.

JASMINE SPEARS, New Albany: Scored 34 points in a 69-53 win over Lewisburg.

VICTORIA VIVIANS, Scott Central: Averaged 34 points in wins over Puckett and Leake County and a loss to Oxford.

ARIEL WILSON, McLaurin: Scored 33 points in a 50-39 victory over St. Andrew's.

BRIANNA WRIGHT, Greenville-Weston: Scored 30 points in a 50-44 win over Ray Brooks.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - January 21, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Craigmont (21) -- Natalie Campbell 2, Symone Cooper 2, Candice Davis 6, Shenequa Foster 6, Miara Holliday 3, April Eggleston 2.

Bolton (55) -- Destiny Arnold 4, Rachel Blevins 4, Kayla Bolden 10, Allison Crookshank 3, Abriona Hall 2, Lauren Hubbard 6, Megan Morris 8, Courtney Rhodes 1, Alex Wherry 12, Ashley Winston 5.

Craigmont / 4 / 5 / 6 / 6 / -- / 21 /

Bolton / 15 / 19 / 14 / 7 / -- / 55 /

Records -- Bolton 7-9 (1-2, 14-AAA).

Brighton (29) -- Bierdz 6, Raven Campbell 8, Lindy Lane 5, McCallie Ruffin 3, Haley Shepherd 7.

Covington (52) -- Iesha Carruthers 11, Precious Dyson 5, Demiah Eaton 2, Precious Harvey 19, Allie Moss 5, Lashundra Somerville 2, Iesha Tipton 1, Kamesha VanPelt 7.

Brighton / 7 / 3 / 7 / 12 / -- / 29 /

Covington / 17 / 6 / 15 / 14 / -- / 52 /

Records -- Brighton 2-14, Covington 14-8.

Central Park Christian-Ala. (21) -- Lockhart 2, Long 17, Body 2.

FCA Nighthawks (67) -- Lauren Hoyle 15, Rebekah Luebbe 8, Anna Matheny 2, Bailye McCune 6, Jennifer Milewski 2, Kristen Milewski 9, Samantha Price 8, Jessica Rye 5, Hailey Thompson 1, Grace Wade 4, Sarah Wakefield 7.

Central Park Christian / 4 / 11 / 4 / 2 / -- / 21 /

FCA Nighthawks / 19 / 20 / 18 / 10 / -- / 67 /

Records -- FCA Nighthawks 16-4.

Melrose (40) -- Kiera Conner 3, Tanyae Ferrell 2, Kelsey Green 7, April Prackett 2, Erica Watkins 3, Loganne Whiting 23.

Whitehaven (62) -- Laka Blache 6, Lytia Coleman 7, Keonda Fields 2, Jessica Howard 11, Cordia Jones 12, Maia McCoy 5, Kenesha Odum 11, Tenesha Wright 8.

Melrose / 14 / 7 / 10 / 9 / -- / 40 /

Whitehaven / 20 / 13 / 19 / 10 / -- / 62 /

Records -- Melrose 8-7 (1-6, 16-AAA), Whitehaven 16-4 (4-2).

Fayette Academy girls win key region basketball games

from CommercialAppeal.com

The “Outside-In” approach worked for both the Fayette Academy girls and St. George’s boys basketball teams as they rolled to key mid-season Division 2A West-2 victories Friday night at St. George’s.

Samantha Reeves, as usual, had her way inside with 14 points in little more than a half of action. But it was the four 3-pointers from senior Victoria Crawford that really kept the path clear for the Vikings (19-1, 7-0) to score a 51-31 rout of St. George’s (11-6, 4-3).

And after watching inside players on both sides largely negate each other for a half, St. George’s guards Alec Mulvihill and Alex Bran exploded in the third period to push the Gryphons (14-5, 5-1) into first place with a 58-49 decision over Fayette Academy (16-6, 4-2).

“It’s was kind of a strange game. I know didn’t have a really good night. But we switched some things around, and Alec really took off,” said Bran, who finished with 15 points while Mulvihill led all scorers with 23.

Mulvihill’s push actually started in the final minutes of the second quarter, when he hit a three, then came back with a quick layup off a steal by senior Drew Bishop to give the Gryphons a 24-21 lead.

Bran and Mulvhill then opened the second half with 3-pointers to make it 30-21, and spent the rest of the quarter burning the Vikings from just about anywhere on the court as St. George’s went into the fourth quarter with a 46-31 bulge.

“We started to work some down screens and ball screens to get them open, and it worked pretty well,” St. George’s coach Jeff Ruffin said. “We’ve got a long way to go but this is a good win against a Fayette Academy team that has played well together since they were in eighth grade.”

Brandon Hill, St. George’s massive 6-9 center was hemmed in by early foul trouble. Adding to the traffic jam, the Vikings inserted 6-5 sophomore Gage Friedman down low along with 6-5 senior Ethan Moffatt (19 points) and his 6-5 junior brother Alex (10 points).

“We went for as much size as we could, but then our point guard (Brennan Bowling) got two quick fouls . We had to bring Ethan outside for ball-handling, and that really hurt us,” said Vikings’ coach Keith Cox, who also got 12 points from Ryan Miller.

In the girls game, CBU commitment Samantha Reeves showed she’s got all the shots from the baseline to 10 feet out, and delivered several beautiful feeds to teammates. Her junior point guard sister Emily added 10 points, including a couple of bombs from beyond the arc.

But the real wrinkle that helped open things up for Vikings’ 18th straight win was the wing shooting of Crawford, who hit three from long range to help her team to a 30-17 halftime lead, and another in the third, when the Vikings built the edge to 48-26.

“She starts hitting shots like that and it forces teams to loosen up inside,” Samantha Reeves said.

Crawford said that kind of shooting isn’t an every night thing, but said “I got one early and felt good.”

After his team’s second league win in as many nights, Fayette coach Rick Sullivan said, “We did what we had to do,” and added that kind of shooting from Crawford “could really help us open things up down the line.”

St. George’s coach Scott Crockett said it caught him by surprise. “With them you practice concentrating on the sisters (Reeves) … she came out of nowhere. Didn’t do anything against us the last time … but tonight she came up big. And we didn’t play very well at all.”

Eighth grader Brandi Beasley and junior Brook Wertner each scored eight for the Gryphons.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - January 20, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores




Bartlett (38) -- Kelsey Baker 2, Kelly Howard 1, Rachell Hughes 4, Shuntavia Rodgers 6, Shondria Scruggs 14, Kelsie Torry 11.

Arlington (56) -- Bailey Brewer 3, Alex Ellington 3, Chyna Ellis 8, Logan Hammonds 8, Ariel Hearn 15, Christyn Hopper 7, Kardejah Jamerson 8, Raylin Starks 1, Christina Thomas 3.

Bartlett / 5 / 8 / 13 / 12 / -- / 38 /

Arlington / 23 / 16 / 7 / 10 / -- / 56 /

Records -- Arlington 15-2 (3-0, 14AAA).

St. Benedict (16) -- DeErica Blakely 5, Devin Chadwick 2, Erin Peel 2, Theresa Stoddard 4, Paige Williams 2, Vicki Stepherson 1.

Briarcrest (63) -- Dakota Doss 2, Lauren Douglas 12, Erin Dunseath 3, Emoni Harvey 16, Brynn Holden 3, Elise Holden 5, Bailey Kramer 7, Samantha McColgan 3, M.C. McDaniel 2, Gabby Salazar 10.

St. Benedict / 4 / 7 / 4 / 1 / -- / 16 /

Briarcrest / 23 / 21 / 14 / 5 / -- / 63 /

Records -- Briarcrest 16-3 (2-0, Div. 2 ).

Hernando (41) -- Lucy Bireman 2, Ashley Doyle 2, Savannah McCann 9, Jaye Oakley 4, India Overstreet 15, Arica Wallace 5, A. Robinson 4.

Center Hill (75) -- Erin Cross 12, Jasmine Golden 22, Kiara Golden 7, Kaelin Kneeland 18, Sharnice Street 3, Courtney White 13.

Hernando / 7 / 15 / 13 / 6 / -- / 41 /

Center Hill / 28 / 12 / 17 / 18 / -- / 75 /

Records -- Center Hill 17-5 (4-0, 15A).

Millington (57) -- Tiara Caldwell 12, Erin Clark 6, Kamre Foster 5, Amber Lee 2, Treasure Redding 14, Kendra Richardson 11, Symone Taylor 6, Adrian Young 1.

Cordova (21) -- Chenoa Banks 8, Michaela Campbell 2, Mirrakohl Johnson 2, Catrice Katherine 6, Nickeila Davis 3.

Millington / 12 / 18 / 15 / 12 / -- / 57 /

Cordova / 4 / 6 / 2 / 9 / -- / 21 /

Records -- Millington 8-10 (1-1, 14AAA), Cordova 3-9 (1-2).

Gibson Co. (41) -- Khadijah Alexander 16, Courtney Haynes 10, Chelsea Joyce 6, Holt 3, Mullins 6.

Covington (38) -- Iesha Carruthers 6, Demiah Eaton 9, Precious Harvey 14, Allie Moss 2, Lashundra Somerville 2, Jyrese Dyson 5.

Gibson Co. / 13 / 8 / 11 / 9 / -- / 41 /

Covington / 10 / 4 / 14 / 10 / -- / 38 /

Records -- Gibson Co. 16-6 (7-5), Covington 13-8 (8-4, 13AA).

Friday, January 20, 2012

Today's basketball Schedule

Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.

Hamilton at Central
Melrose at Whitehaven
Collierville at Germantown
Houston at Overton
Wooddale at Kirby
Bartlett at Arlington
Millington at Cordova
Carver at Sheffield
Hillcrest at Fairley
Frayser at Mitchell
Oakhaven at Douglass
Raleigh-Egypt at Kingsbury
City University at Westwood
BTW at MAHS
MBA at Middle College
St. Benedict at Briarcrest
Bishop Byrne at SBEC
Catholic at FACS
ECS at Lausanne
Fayette Academy at St. George's
Faith Heritage at Rossville Christian
Jackson Christian at TRA
Gibson County at Covington
Munford at Dyer County
Southaven at DeSoto Central
Lake Cormorant at Clarksdale
Hernando at Center Hill
Horn Lake at Olive Branch
Lafayette at Lewisburg

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Girls only, 6 p.m.
USJ at IC
St. Mary's at Harding
St. Agnes at Hutchison

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Boys only, 7:30 p.m.
CBHS at MUS
WMC at Harding

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Penny Hardaway's HoopFest at White Station

3 p.m. -- White Station girls vs. Manassas
4:30 p.m. -- Central girls vs. Nashville Ensworth
6 p.m. -- Our Savior New American-N.Y. boys vs. Ensworth
7:30 p.m. -- Oak Hill Academy-Va. boys vs. Craigmont
9 p.m. -- White Station boys vs. Montverde Academy-Fla.

Girls Basketball Scores - January 19, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores




SBEC (19) -- Michaela Boshers 2, Tori Doehring 4, Karlie Hughes 3, Kassie Russom 10.

Fayette Aca. (44) -- Gracie Cocke 2, Victoria Crawford 6, Sterling Crenshaw 2, Amber Johnson 2, Emily Reeves 9, Samantha Reeves 15, Holly Slocum 2, Karley Tapp 2, Addie Tomlin 2, Margy Westbrook 2.

SBEC / 8 / 0 / 5 / 6 / -- / 19 /

Fayette Aca. / 13 / 17 / 6 / 8 / -- / 44 /

Records -- SBEC 12-5 (4-3, Div. 2), Fayette Aca. 18-0 (5-0, Div. 2).

Trezevant (28) -- Ashleigh Magee 5, Rayeasha Nelson 2, Kahdejah Stevens 14, Kourtney Walton 2, Marcee Williams 5.

Manassas (56) -- Phikala Anthony 8, Jamie Bond 6, Shacraigory Brooms 3, Marcrechia Drummer 9, Denise Johnson 8, Tiffany Jones 15, Jamille Reed 3, Deshundra Smith 2, Raven Walker 2.

Trezevant / 6 / 3 / 8 / 11 / -- / 28 /

Manassas / 20 / 15 / 14 / 7 / -- / 56 /

Records -- Manassas 19-3 (8-0, 15AA).

Westwood (61) -- Alexandria Cole 20, Darnecia Cooper 6, LaDonna Jones 9, G. Kirkland 18, Andrea Shepherd 6, S. Washington 2.

MBA (58) -- C. Caswell 10, K. Coburn 2, V. Lust 2, J. Summerville 2, J. Thompson 4, D. Watts 38.

Westwood / 11 / 12 / 20 / 18 / -- / 61 /

MBA / 8 / 17 / 14 / 19 / -- / 58 /

MASE (17) -- Jennifer Banks 7, Morgan Guy 6, Tisha Moss 2, Leslie Smith 2.

Northside (56) -- Niecy Caswell 8, Shirley Clayborn 17, Amber Mitchell 3, Brittany Peete 10, Keosha Wilson 18.

MASE / 3 / 2 / 4 / 8 / -- / 17 /

Northside / 22 / 15 / 12 / 7 / -- / 56 /

Records -- Northside 7-3.

FCA Nighthawks (57) -- Lauren Hoyle 7, Rebekah Luebbe 12, Anna Matheny 4, Bailye McCune 3, Jennifer Milewski 5, Kristen Milewski 15, Samantha Price 2, Hailey Thompson 2, Grace Wade 2, Sarah Wakefield 5.

Rossville Christian (13) -- Anna Barron 4, Kendyl Leath 4, Kara Novarese 3, Lauren Teague 2.

FCA Nighthawks / 21 / 10 / 13 / 13 / -- / 57 /

Rossville Christian / 2 / 3 / 6 / 2 / -- / 13 /

Records -- FCA Nighthawks 15-4.

Ridgeway (57) -- Leigha Conley 5, Eryn Foster 7, Ashley Jackson 21, Odegua Oigbokie 15, Tieraney Taylor 9.

Southwind (56) -- Chelsea Baines 8, Bianca Cage 23, Amber Holmes 11, Jasmine McAlister 10, Monia Sanders 2, Erin Wilson 2.

Ridgeway / 14 / 13 / 9 / 10 / 11 / -- / 57 /

Southwind / 13 / 7 / 14 / 12 / 10 / -- / 56 /

Records -- Ridgeway 12-4 (6-1, 15AAA), Southwind 19-3 (5-2, 15AAA).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

GAME UPDATE: Ridgeway at Southwind Tonight

The Ridgeway vs Southwind game will be played tonight, Thursday, January 19, at Southwind.


JV Girls 3:15
JV Boys 4:15
Varsity Girls 6:00
Varsity Boys: 7:15

Kaylah Keys, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week


Kaylah Keys, Harding: Keys has been on fire the last couple of games. The junior guard scored 33 points in last Friday's victory over FACS then tossed in 31 Tuesday in a win over Catholic. Keys ranks second in the city in scoring at almost 22 points per game for a Harding team which is 14-7 overall and 6-0 in Division 2-A play.

Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders

(through Monday's reported games)

/ CL / G / PTS / AVG

Kaylan Pugh / St. Mary's / / FR / 11 / 287 / 26.09
Kaylah Keys / Harding / / / JR / 19 / 427 / 22.47
Shirley Clayborn / Northside / / JR / 4 / 81 / 20.25
Bianca Cage / Southwind / / SR / 20 / 400 / 20.00
Nina Davis / Central / / / JR / 15 / 298 / 19.87
Derica Wiggins / Oakhaven / / SO / 14 / 277 / 19.79
Kahdejah Stevens / Trezevant / / SO / 13 / 244 / 18.77
Demi Watts / MBA / / / SR / 6 / 111 / 18.50
Kiara Caswell / MBA / / / FR / 6 / 110 / 18.33
Ariel Hearn / Arlington / / SR / 14 / 255 / 18.21
Destiny James / Bartlett / / / SR / 17 / 309 / 18.18
Tiffany Jones / Manassas / / JR / 19 / 331 / 17.42
Lauren Douglas / Briarcrest / / SR / 12 / 208 / 17.33
Watasha McNeal / Fayette-Ware / / SR / 15 / 248 / 16.53
Angela Hardy / Douglass / / SR / 14 / 228 / 16.29
Aaliyah Whiteside / Central / / / SR / 15 / 242 / 16.13
Philecia Atkins / Overton / / / SO / 13 / 200 / 15.38
Odegua Oigbokie / Ridgeway / / JR / 14 / 214 / 15.29
Candice Davis / Craigmont / / SR / 7 / 106 / 15.14
Brianna Mitchell / Germantown / / JR / 17 / 255 / 15.00

Girls Basketball Standings through Tuesday

released January 18, 2012

DISTRICT 14-AAA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / / W / L /
Arlington / 2 / 0 / / 13 / 2 /
Bartlett / 2 / 0 / / 11 / 7 /
Millington / 1 / 1 / / 8 / 9 /
Cordova / 1 / 1 / / 3 / 9 /
Bolton / 0 / 2 / / 7 / 9 /
Craigmont / 0 / 2 / / 3 / 9 /

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DISTRICT 15-AAA

/ District / / Overall

/ W / L / / W / L /
Southwind / 5 / 1 / / 19 / 3 /
Overton / 5 / 1 / / 12 / 2 /
Ridgeway / 5 / 1 / / 11 / 4 /
Germantown / 3 / 3 / / 12 / 6 /
Houston / 3 / 3 / / 11 / 6 /
Collierville / 3 / 3 / / 8 / 11 /
Wooddale / 0 / 6 / / 6 / 8 /
Kirby / 0 / 6 / / 3 / 15 /

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 St. Louis MLK Scores and Recap

Girl Powher Basketball Showcases
3rd Annual MLK Classic
NORTH TECH HIGH SCHOOl


Saturday
3:30 PM Mhea (TN) 66 vs. North Tech (MO) 29
T. Lewis 19pts
5:15 PM Blue Springs (MO) 37 vs Career Academy (MO) 44
C. Middle Brooks 13, B. Farrar 11
7:00 PM Westbury Christian (TX) 51 vs. Potters House (FL) 80
T. Davis 23pts, A. Bannister 22pts

Sunday
11:00PM Metro (MO) 45 vs. Butlerville (OH) 40
T. Miller 17 pts, C. Purdue 15 pts
12:45AM White Haven (TN) 50 vs. Quincy (IL) 28
M. McCoy 15 pts,
2:30PM Mhea (TN) 66 vs. Visitation (MO) 22
S. Lytle 11pts,
6:00 PM Cahokia (IL) 67 vs. Blue Springs (MO) 41
T. Snow 29 pts, Cooper 15pts
7:45 PM Potters House (FL) 38 vs. Memphis Central (TN) 68
H. Fuller 18 pts, A Whiteside 29pts

Monday
10:00AM Butlersville (OH) 44 vs. North Technical (MO) 49
C. Purdue 13 pts, C. Henderson 23 pts
11:45AM Incarnate Word (MO) 71 vs. Westbury Christian (TX) 40
C.Young/N. Bell 16 pts, T. Davis 18 pts
1:30 PM Career Academy (MO) 59 vs. Memphis Central (TN) 54
D. Dickerson 16 pts, A. Whiteside 17 pts
3:15 PM Whites Haven (TN) 21 vs. Rockbridge (MO) 70
B. Porter, 14
5:00 PM E St. Louis (IL) 43 vs. Howell Central (MO) 58
P. Elvert 18pts, S. Jones 28pts


Girls Basketball Scores - January 17, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Cordova (38) -- Chenoa Banks 8, Breanna Franklin 6, Mirrakohl Johnson 5, Catrice Katherine 7, Nickeila Davis 6, Kyanna Terry 6.

Arlington (75) -- Bailey Brewer 3, Alex Ellington 5, Chyna Ellis 8, Logan Hammonds 11, Ariel Hearn 15, Christyn Hopper 9, Kardejah Jamerson 7, Cheiyanne Norton 5, Raylin Starks 4, Christina Thomas 8.

Cordova / 10 / 4 / 12 / 12 / -- / 38 /

Arlington / 20 / 19 / 25 / 11 / -- / 75 /

Records -- Arlington 14-2 (2-0, 14-AAA).

Craigmont (23) -- Symone Cooper 2, Shenequa Foster 7, Miara Holliday 3, Sherrese Moore 9, Alexis McFarland 2.

Bartlett (58) -- Kelsey Baker 5, Madison Carroll 2, Kelly Howard 8, Rachell Hughes 19, Shelby Organ 2, Shuntavia Rodgers 7, Treazure Rogers 2, Shondria Scruggs 9, Kelsie Torry 2, Christine McGarry 2.

Craigmont / 5 / 5 / 9 / 4 / -- / 23 /

Bartlett / 19 / 19 / 12 / 8 / -- / 58 /

Records -- Bartlett 11-7 (2-0, 14-AAA).

Millington (50) -- Tiara Caldwell 18, Erin Clark 4, Kaitlyn Dupree 1, Amber Lee 2, Treasure Redding 13, Kendra Richardson 9, Symone Taylor 1, Young 2.

Bolton (43) -- Destiny Arnold 6, Rachel Blevins 6, Kayla Bolden 2, Allison Crookshank 2, Megan Morris 11, Alex Wherry 3, Ashley Winston 13.

Millington / 12 / 7 / 16 / 15 / -- / 50 /

Bolton / 13 / 12 / 8 / 10 / -- / 43 /

Records -- Millington 8-10 (1-1, 14-AAA), Bolton 6-10 (0-2).

Mitchell (44) -- Dena Allen 2, Crystal Johnson 19, Lorne Patterson 1, Kentesha Ward 20, Jessica Williams 2.

Carver (45) -- Tiffany Givens 15, Santrice Jones 1, Mishundra Mason 11, Octavia Moore 8, Lyrie Stallings 3, Vernisha Stamps 3, Arneisha Wilkins 4.

Mitchell / 9 / 12 / 6 / 17 / -- / 44 /

Carver / 13 / 12 / 5 / 15 / -- / 45 /

Records -- Carver 6-9 (1-4, 16 AA).

ECS (50) -- Anna Despeaux 4, Caroline Jamison 6, Kate Jamison 8, Maggie Little 17, Celia Owens 1, Paige Rainer 6, Avery Sippel 6, Brooke Rendell 2.

FACS (42) -- Shalanda Berkley 2, Miller Cole 13, Courtney Isom 2, Rachel Lucus 4, Natalie Smith 21.

ECS / 12 / 12 / 17 / 9 / -- / 50 /

FACS / 5 / 16 / 9 / 12 / -- / 42 /

Tipton-Rosemark Aca. (25) -- Cortney Ankebrant 10, Alexandra Bobbitt 3, Brooke Creasy 2, Alexa Crum 2, Julanne McCommon 8.

Fayette Aca. (73) -- Gracie Cocke 1, Victoria Crawford 8, Amber Johnson 10, Rebekah Moffett 2, Emily Reeves 20, Samantha Reeves 5, Holly Slocum 8, Karley Tapp 2, Karlie Taylor 5, Madison Taylor 2, Addie Tomlin 2, Margy Westbrook 8.

TRA / 6 / 11 / 5 / 3 / -- / 25 /

Fayette Aca. / 24 / 18 / 22 / 9 / -- / 73 /

Records -- Fayette Aca. 17-1 (6-0, D2 A2).

Catholic (37) -- Mary Hanrahan 2, Janell Harville 14, Amber Hooker 4, Khamecia Pruitt 1, B.J. Wells 6, Henrietta Wells 10.

Harding (79) -- Brittany Bethel 4, Ki'ana Christy 6, Victoria Dove 5, Toni Jackson 2, Kaylah Keys 31, Rachel Maynard 4, Morgan Murphy 12, Alicia Wetstone 15.

Catholic / 13 / 9 / 8 / 7 / -- / 37 /

Harding / 19 / 21 / 25 / 14 / -- / 79 /

Records -- Harding 14-7 (6-0, Division 2-A).


No. 1 Central girls rout No. 2 Whitehaven

article from CommercialAppeal.com

On most occasions, when a team goes on the road and wins by 35 points, as the top-ranked Central girls basketball team did Tuesday night at No. 2 Whitehaven, 76-41, you would expect the coach of the winning squad to have mostly a positive assessment of the game.

That was not the case for Lady Warriors coach Niki Bray who, despite her team earning a lopsided District 16-AAA win against a team many expect to challenge for the district crown, admittedly was displeased with her players’ overall showing.

“We did not come ready to play,” Bray said. “It’s not about the score. They’re not playing the way they are capable of playing. We didn’t execute defensively and we didn’t execute offensively. We didn’t do a lot of what we discussed.”

Still, the Lady Warriors (13-4, 5-0 in Dist. 16-AAA and No. 1 in The Commercial Appeal's Dandy Dozen) earned their 12th consecutive win over Whitehaven (15-4, 3-2 and No. 2 ranked) dating back to the 2006-07 season and, most importantly, took a two-game lead in the District 16-AAA standings.

The Lady Tigers led 14-11 early in the game after a 10-0 run keyed by senior forward Latia Coleman’s consecutive 3-point baskets.

However, Central, the defending Class AAA state champions, wasted little time regrouping, despite playing its third game in as many days. The Lady Warriors, ranked No. 11 nationally in the latest ESPNU HoopGurlz Top 50 poll released Jan 8, got six points by Georgia Tech signee Aaliyah Whiteside during an 8-0 run to regain the lead they would never relinquish.

Central relied on a balanced offensive attack to build a commanding 38-20 lead at the half.

Central’s Nina Davis, a four-star player who is the 58th overall prospect in the ESPNU HoopGurlz Top 100 for the class of 2013, led all scorers with 22 points, Whiteside scored 16 points on 4-of-16 shooting, and Tia Wooten added 14 for the Lady Warriors.

Coleman was the lone Lady Tiger to score in double figures, finishing with 12 points, eight of which came during Whitehaven’s rally in the opening quarter.

Prior to the game, Whitehaven coach Johnny Luckett said among his main concerns was whether his players would have tired legs after playing over the weekend in a MLK tournament in St. Louis and arriving back to Memphis at approximately 11 p.m. Monday after a six-hour bus ride.

“But I told them Central had the same schedule,” said Luckett, “so being tired shouldn’t be an excuse.”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today's basketball Schedule

Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.

Central at Whitehaven
East at Hamilton
White Station at Melrose
Collierville at Wooddale
Germantown at Southwind
Kirby at Houston
Ridgeway at Overton
Cordova at Arlington
Craigmont at Bartlett
Millington at Bolton
Mitchell at Carver
Fairley at Oakhaven
Sheffield at Hillcrest
Douglass at Trezevant
Frayser at Raleigh-Egypt
Manassas at Kingsbury
City University at Middle College
Northside at MAHS
Washington at Westwood
Bishop Byrne at Lausanne
Catholic at Harding
ECS at FACS
TRA at Fayette Academy
Rossville Christian at USJ
Covington at South Gibson
DeSoto Central at Hernando
Olive Branch at Senatobia
South Panola at Horn Lake
Center Hill at Lake Cormorant
New Albany at Lewisburg

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Girls only, 6 p.m.
FCA at St. Agnes
St. Mary's at SBEC
IC at St. George's

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Boys only, 7:30 p.m.
FCA at CBHS
Briarcrest at St. George's

Tennessee AP Girls Basketball Poll Rankings

released January 16, 2012

CLASS AAA

/ Rec / Pts / Prv /

1. Riverdale (7) / 16-3 / 165 / 3 /
2. Memphis Central (6) / 11-3 / 160 / 1 /
3. Science Hill (5) / 20-0 / 159 / 2 /
4. Clarksville (1) / 22-0 / 137 / 5 /
5. Bradley Central / 17-1 / 120 / 4 /
6. Mt. Juliet / 18-2 / 98 / 6 /
7. Memphis Overton / 12-2 / 57 / 7 />
8. Morristown East / 17-3 / 48 / 9 /
9. Oakland / 16-2 / 42 / 10 /
10. Blackman / 15-2 / 30 / 8 /

Others receiving 12 or more points: None

Girls Basketball Scores - January 14, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



FCA Nighthawks (53) -- Lauren Hoyle 5, Rebekah Luebbe 10, Jennifer Milewski 8, Kristen Milewski 20, Samantha Price 6, Grace Wade 4.

Collierville (37) -- Katherine Allen 2, Lindsey Allen 5, Amber Baldwin 2, Jessica Brown 14, Caitlin Hamm 12, Jessica Lopez 2.

FCA Nighthawks / 15 / 15 / 9 / 14 / -- / 53 /

Collierville / 8 / 7 / 8 / 14 / -- / 37 /

Records -- FCA Nighthawks 13-4, Collierville 7-11.

Millington (43) -- Tiara Caldwell 14, Erin Clark 9, Treasure Redding 10, Kendra Richardson 6, Symone Taylor 4.

Munford (54) -- Tara Comer 3, Robneisha Lee 12, Precious Mills 1, Kierra Richardson 16, Alex Turner 1, Kierra Webb 11, Shaliyah Wiggins 9, Lauren Zvolanek 1.

Millington / 14 / 6 / 14 / 9 / -- / 43 /

Munford / 5 / 18 / 10 / 21 / -- / 54 /

Records -- Munford 11-7.

Tipton-Rosemark Aca. (38) -- Cortney Ankebrant 10, Brooke Creasy 7, Alyssa Jackson 4, Julanne McCommon 12, Virginia Moore 5.

SBEC (53) -- Katie Barnes 2, Michaela Boshers 2, Lauren Decembrino 10, Tori Doehring 4, Karlie Hughes 8, Kamren Joe 2, Kimberlee Keltner 9, Jordan Mays 2, Kassie Russom 12, Rachel Farrell 2.

Tipton-Rosemark / 5 / 9 / 13 / 11 / -- / 38 /

SBEC / 1 / 16 / 20 / 16 / -- / 53 /

Records -- SBEC 11-5.

Ridgeway (35) -- Leigha Conley 6, Eryn Foster 6, Ashley Jackson 8, Odegua Oigbokie 15.

White Station (40) -- Courtney Banks 15, Jaylen Burkett 4, Red Payne 8, Katia Polk 4, Emanye Robertson 5, Gaylen Levy 4.

Ridgeway / 2 / 14 / 10 / 9 / -- / 35 /

White Station / 11 / 7 / 11 / 11 / -- / 40 /

Records -- Ridgeway 11-3, White Station 8-9.


LATE FRIDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMARY

Whitehaven (62) -- Laka Blache 10, Lytia Coleman 14, London Crofton 2, Keonda Fields 4, Jessica Howard 16, Cordia Jones 3, Maia McCoy 2, Kenesha Odum 11.

East (71) -- Zantrell Brown 3, Antesha Carnes-Marshall 24, Shakeva Dorsey 2, Nykie Grandberry 5, Jarbeshia White 7, Janeka Williams 20, Alexys Young 10.

Whitehaven / 19 / 20 / 7 / 16 / -- / 62 /

East / 12 / 24 / 15 / 20 / -- / 71 /

Records -- East 5-5 (2-2, 16AAA).

Saturday, January 14, 2012

FInal: White Station 40 Ridgeway 35
White Stations transition game has given ridgeway problems
ridgeway trying to find their identity. White Station has found theirs after early season woes.
Eryn Foster just exploded vocally at her team mate. After hustling out of bounds for the ball. That effort got the team a bucket.
End of 3 White Station 29 Ridgeway 26
I love how White Station's Courtney Banks runs the floor with and without the ball
Ridgway's Ashley Jackson is on the boards
At the half White Station 18 Ridgeway 16
Ridgeway has chipped away at the score 16-15
Ridgeway's Eryn Foster has grown so much in the game. Shows a lot of passion. White stations guards holding it down.
Ridgeway struggling to score against white station. First quarter 11-2

Southaven hold off Horn Lake

article from CommercialAppeal.com

It was the 1:08 mark of the third period when the first point of the second half for the Southaven girls basketball team appeared on the scoreboard Friday night.

Visiting Horn Lake in Mississippi High School Activities Association Region 1-6A action, it came courtesy of an Olivia Cunningham free throw. Cunningham, a sophomore, also knocked down a jumper in the waning seconds, yet the Lady Chargers had seen their 11-point halftime advantage shrunk to one.

"We didn't play real good and they were playing real well," said Southaven coach David Baldwin. "Normally, up until this year, that would've probably doomed us."

The Lady Chargers, however, opened the final period on a 7-0 run and stayed hot down the stretch to capture a 53-46 victory and hand Horn Lake its first loss of the season.

The Lady Eagles, who've made back-to-back appearances in the 6A state title game, fell to 17-1.

"We lucked out," said Baldwin, whose club improved to 19-1. "I still say, to win a state championship, you're going to have to go through Horn Lake."

While the teams meet again Jan. 27 in Southaven, one of the Lady Charger good-luck charms was Cunningham, who finished with a game-high 18 points, including eight in the fourth.

"Olivia does a real good job. She really takes over a ball game," Baldwin said. "She's going to make someone an outstanding point guard in a couple of years to come."

Junior JoAnna Smith contributed 17 points for Southaven, which led at the break, 37-26. Junior Aliyah Miller added 10.

"Hat's off to Southaven," Horn Lake coach Janna Lyons said. "They were really hungry tonight, and that's what players do in a big game like this."

The Lady Eagles cut their deficit to 47-44 following Alondrea Rush's jumper, but the freshman misfired on a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute. Senior Savannah Kimmons led Horn Lake with 16 points.

"All in all, this was a good wake-up call for my girls," Lyons said. "We're just struggling as far as making sure that we do what we need to do in the first half. Hopefully we will find some type of formula to get that going."

Girls Basketball Scores - January 13, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Bolton (49) -- Destiny Arnold 1, Rachel Blevins 6, Kayla Bolden 4, Allison Crookshank 4, Megan Morris 20, Courtney Rhodes 2, Ashley Winston 12.

Bartlett (57) -- Kelly Howard 1, Rachell Hughes 17, Destiny James 21, Shuntavia Rodgers 5, Shondria Scruggs 8, Kelsie Torry 5.

Bolton / 13 / 8 / 15 / 13 / -- / 49 /

Bartlett / 9 / 17 / 12 / 19 / -- / 57 /

Records -- Bolton (0-1), Bartlett 10-7 (1-0, 14AAA).

ECS (48) -- Anna Despeaux 3, Kate Jamison 2, Maggie Little 7, Tara Norman 4, Paige Rainer 14, Avery Sippel 7, C. Owens 6, T. Matthews 3, A. Henry 2.

Bishop Byrne (20) -- Alexis Fossett 4, Alex Henderson 2, Chelsee Jefferson 3, Brandi Whittaker 9, Casha Le Willis 2.

ECS / 9 / 13 / 15 / 11 / -- / 48 /

Bishop Byrne / 7 / 2 / 3 / 8 / -- / 20 /

Fairley (69) -- Skylynne Bright 9, Essence Brinson 6, Keyonna Brown 2, Jocqueline Gardner 24, Cierra Lott 2, Kayla Wade 6, Arkela Ware-Jones 11, S. Ford 9.

Carver (39) -- Mishundra Mason 14, Octavia Moore 17, Lyrie Stallings 3, Vernisha Stamps 2, Arneisha Wilkins 2, Samantha Smith 1.

Fairley / 16 / 20 / 15 / 18 / -- / 69 /

Carver / 8 / 7 / 14 / 10 / -- / 39 /

Records -- Fairley 8-12 (4-1, 16AA).

SBEC (35) -- Lauren Decembrino 6, Tori Doehring 8, Karlie Hughes 2, Sara Iannone 2, Kamren Joe 7, Kimberlee Keltner 2, Kayleigh Patterson 6, Kassie Russom 2.

Catholic (60) -- Mary Hanrahan 12, Janell Harville 11, Amber Hooker 8, Alicia Miller 3, Khamecia Pruitt 2, B.J. Wells 5, Henrietta Wells 19.

SBEC / 7 / 6 / 10 / 12 / -- / 35 /

Catholic / 16 / 8 / 11 / 25 / -- / 60 /

Melrose (44) -- Kiera Conner 3, Tatyana Johnson 2, April Prackett 7, Chelsea Vaughn 12, Erica Watkins 15, Loganne Whiting 3, Huntsman 2.

Central (71) -- Yasmeen Brady 2, Nina Davis 16, Meme Hill 13, Darriel Johnson 4, Marissa Knox 8, Jalen O'Bannon 7, Aaliyah Whiteside 9, Tia Wooten 12.

Melrose / 9 / 5 / 17 / 13 / -- / 44 /

Central / 15 / 25 / 19 / 12 / -- / 71 /

Records -- Melrose 8-5 (1-4, 16AAA), Central 11-3 (4-0).

Center Hill (42) -- Erin Frost 2, Jasmine Golden 10, Kiara Golden 17, Kaelin Kneeland 12, Courtney White 1.

Clarksdale-Miss. (36) -- Arnold 4, Gary 5, Harper 2, Jackson 7, Sledge 10, Combell 8.

Center Hill / 6 / 10 / 8 / 18 / -- / 42 /

Clarksdale-Miss. / 5 / 10 / 15 / 6 / -- / 36 /

Records -- Center Hill 15-5.

Overton (58) -- Valencia Atkins 18, Kelsey Briggs 8, Cornelia Fondren 12, Tiarra Hall 1, Megan McGoughy 2, Breanna Neal 6, Jasmine Stafford 8, Tenell Walker 3.

Collierville (27) -- Katherine Allen 2, Lindsey Allen 2, Amber Baldwin 2, Jessica Brown 12, Monica Brown 1, Caitlin Hamm 5, Jessica Lopez 3.

Overton / 14 / 14 / 19 / 11 / -- / 58 /

Collierville / 4 / 3 / 8 / 12 / -- / 27 /

Records -- Overton 12-2 (4-1, 15AAA), Collierville 7-10 (2-3, 15AAA).

Friday, January 13, 2012

Today's basketball Schedule

Girls/boys, 6/7:30 p.m.
Melrose at Central
Whitehaven at East
Hamilton at White Station
Overton at Collierville
Germantown at Houston
Southwind at Kirby
Wooddale at Ridgeway
Millington at Arlington
Bolton at Bartlett
Cordova at Craigmont
Fairley at Carver
Hillcrest at Oakhaven
Mitchell at Sheffield
Trezevant at Frayser
Raleigh-Egypt at Manassas
MBA at City University
MASE at MAHS
Power Center at Westwood
Bishop Byrne at ECS
SBEC at Catholic
Harding at FACS
Jackson Christian at Fayette Academy
Rossville Christian at St. George’s
DeSoto Central at Olive Branch
Southaven at Horn Lake
Hernando at Lake Cormorant
Center Hill at Clarksdale
Lewisburg at Potts Camp
Hardin County at Brighton

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Boys only, 7:30 p.m.
Briarcrest at CBHS
St. Benedict at MUS
FCA at Tipton-Rosemark Aca.

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Girls only, 6 p.m.
St. Benedict at Hutchison
Briarcrest at St. Agnes
Lausanne at St. Mary’s
IC at Tipton-Rosemark Aca.

Girls Basketball Scores - January 12, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Kingsbury (42) -- Jessica Burnside 12, Tallamisha Crawford 1, Meaghan Lyons 22, Deniese Money 6, Esther Zleh 1.

Douglass (60) -- Angela Hardy 24, Latasha Johnson 4, Kirsten Jones 16, Keosha McGhee 6, Miranda Moss 4, Jashevee Tapplin 4, Keyatta Tyson 2.

Kingsbury / 1 / 12 / 19 / 10 / -- / 42 /

Douglass / 13 / 20 / 18 / 9 / -- / 60 /

Records -- Douglass 10-4 (5-1, 15AA).

Westminster (46) -- Melinda Allen 19, Catie Cannon 10, Emily Conrad 2, Rachel Halford 4, Ellie Lyons 4, M.K. Stanley 6, Caroline Turner 1.

Lausanne (34) -- Asha Bell 9, Jay Bradley 2, Rickelle Henry 2, Melba Martin 3, Maurssa Miles 4, Thoebe O'Connor 1, Reagan Patrick 13.

Westminster / 7 / 15 / 10 / 14 / -- / 46 /

Lausanne / 8 / 11 / 7 / 8 / -- / 34 /

Westwood (33) -- Alexandria Cole 5, Darnecia Cooper 6, LaDonna Jones 4, G. Kirkland 2, Andrea Shepherd 4, Aniya Bolden 12.

Northside (34) -- Niecy Caswell 3, Shirley Clayborn 18, Amber Mitchell 4, Brittany Peete 2, Keosha Wilson 7.

Westwood / 7 / 3 / 11 / 12 / -- / 33 /

Northside / 6 / 14 / 6 / 8 / -- / 34 /

Middle College (22) -- Kelsie Barton 8, Ivy Blackmon 2, Ebony Johnson 6, Kerry Sanders 6.

Washington (64) -- Rakeisha Curry 17, Renisha Hale 12, Erica Hall 2, Deneisha Lane 8, Killowanda Parker 7, Terrica Robinson 8, Tyresia Webb 10.

Middle College / 8 / 2 / 7 / 5 / -- / 22 /

Washington / 22 / 23 / 15 / 4 / -- / 64 /

Records -- Washington 12-1.

Mississippi Girls High School Basketball Rankings

released January 10 by ClarionLedger.com

Girls Super 10

Record Previous
1. Lanier 16-0 1
2. Horn Lake 16-0 2
3. Oxford 15-0 3
4. Hattiesburg 8-1 4
5. Forrest AHS 15-0 5
6. Southaven 17-1 6
7. Choctaw Central 16-1 7
8. Pontotoc 16-0 8
9. Byers 12-4 9
10. Ocean Springs 17-2 10

Class Rankings

6A
1. Horn Lake 16-0
2. Hattiesburg 8-1
3. Southaven 17-1
4. Ocean Springs 17-2
5. Forest Hill 15-4

5A
1. Lanier 16-0
2. Oxford 15-0
3. Center Hill 13-5
4. Wayne County 13-4
5. Neshoba Cen. 11-2

Mississippi Top performers: Weeks of January 2-January 8

LAUREL BANE, Jackson Prep: Scored 20 points in a win over Washington and 25, with 11 rebounds, in a loss to Bowling Green (La.).

MOLLIE BLAIR, Jackson Academy: Scored 30 points in a 48-45 win over Riverdale (La.).

MIKALA BOYD, Rebul: Scored 26 points in a 68-28 victory over Russell Christian.

JERONTAY CLEMONS, Coldwater: Threw in 41 points in a 58-45 win over Independence.

ANGELINA EARL, McComb: Scored 26 points in a 73-41 win over Wingfield.

ANNA GRACE GOVERO, Mt. Salus: Had 34 points and 5 steals in a 73-43 victory over Newton Academy.

KYRA GULLEDGE, Byers: Scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a 77-41 win over Northside (Tenn.).


MaxPreps Tennessee Top Scorers

I was reading a story on a site mentioning a player ranked number 2 in the nation in scoring. Of course, I had to find this list so I could see if any Memphis players were on it.

According to the recently released list of top scorers in Memphis, St. Mary's freshman, Kaylan Pugh, leads the city in scoring at 25.67. However, she is not mentioned in the MaxPreps national list. Unfortunately St. Mary's is not documenting individual statistics in the MaxPreps system. If they were, Kaylan Pugh would be ranked in between 52-55 nationally. Not bad!

According to MaxPreps.com, the national's top scorer is Summers County senior, Candace Brown,  in Hinton, West Virginia. She is averaging 37.3 points in 9 games. You can see the national list here.

You can filter the list by state to see who is ranked in scoring in Tennessee.
Here is the top 10:

1 Lorna Hudson (Sr) Peabody (Trenton, TN) 21.4
2 Bianca Cage(Sr) Southwind (Memphis, TN) 20.3
3 Luz Mena(Jr) Big Sandy (TN) 17.9
4 Amber Fair(So) Union City (TN) 17.9
5 Ke'shunan James(Jr) Jackson South Side (Jackson, TN) 17.1
6 Watesha Mcneal(Sr) Fayette Ware (Somerville, TN) 17.1
7 Taleeah Cross(Jr) South Fulton (TN) 16.9
8 Rachel Bell(So) Creek Wood (Charlotte, TN) 16.9
9 Kahdejah Stevens (So) Trezevant (Memphis, TN) 16.6
10 Caroline Warden(Sr) Jackson County (Gainesboro, TN) 15.8

REMEMBER: In order to be included in the MaxPreps.com list, your school's statistics must be maintained in the MaxPreps' system.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Catching up with Memphis-area women's basketball standouts

article from CommericalAppeal.com's The Memphis Edge Blog

Not long ago, we took a look at how some of the former high school standouts from the Memphis area were performing on the nation's basketball courts so far this season. Now, it's time for the women to have their turn. And it's a pretty impressive list too--in fact, this may be one of the deepest college crops Memphis has ever produced in women's hoops.

Alex Black (Harding): Black averages 5.2 points per game for Chattanooga and leads the Lady Mocs in free-throw percentage (.818).

Erica Burgess (Central): Murray State is struggling with a 4-11 record but the former Lady Warriors standout is having a fine season nonetheless, averaging 14.4 points per game (second on the team) while starting every contest. In addition, Burgess is averaging 4.6 boards and leads the Lady Racers in assists (56), steals (43) and minutes (29.1).

Jasmine Gardner (Mitchell): Gardner has appeared in all 14 games for Liberty this season, averaging 4.8 points per game.

How Recruiting Services assist Schools

Jerry Kill is no different than most college football coaches when it comes to receiving outside advice in recruiting. He wants to make his own evaluations, see things with his own eyes, formulate his own opinions.

“I’m going to make my own assessment of who I think is good and not good,” the Gophers coach said. “Some people say, ‘Well, that guy is a five-star guy.’ Well, who’s rating that five-star guy? I’d rather look at them myself.”

But many schools, including the Gophers, also rely on recruiting services to do some of the initial legwork, often at a hefty price. College programs devote a portion of their budget to purchase biographical information, videos and scouting reports on high school recruits around the country in an effort to crosscheck their own databases and save time in recruiting turf wars.

Click here for complete GirlsBasketballRecruiting.com article

East's Sha Keva Dorsey, Lyric Douglas gets National Recognition

In December,  East participated in the second annual JumpOffPlus.com Holiday Invitational in Georgia. The tournament hosted seven nationally ranked teams amongst the 32 team field. Here is what Jonathan Hemingway, the Assistant Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com had to say about East in his recap.

The runner-up team in the (White) bracket, East High School (Memphis, Tn.) knocked off the host team in the semi-final round to earn a spot in the championship game. They were led by Sha Keva Dorsey a 5 foot 6 shooting guard who came off the bench and provided instant offense for the Lady Mustangs by hitting five three pointers in that game. Watch for 2015 post player Lyric Douglas in the future. She is young but plays with great natural instinct already.

Source

Nina Davis, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Nina Davis, Central: Last season's Best of the Preps player of the year and state tournament Most Valuable Player as a sophomore, Davis is elevating her game this year. She averaged 26 points in Central's three victories last week, which included a win over the top-ranked team in Arkansas, North Little Rock.

Commercial Appeal Dandy Dozen Girls Basketball Rankings - January 12, 2012

School/ Rec / Last Rank /

1. Central / 10-3 / 1 /
2. Whitehaven / 14-1 / 3 /
3. Overton / 11-2 / 2 /
4. Southwind / 17-3 / 4 /
5. Briarcrest / 14-3 / 5 /
6. Horn Lake / 16-0 / 6 /
7. MHEA / 20-3 / 7 /
8. Fayette Academy / 15-1 / 8 /
9. Arlington / 12-2 / 9 /
10. Manassas / 14-3 / 10 /
11. Southaven / 18-1 / 11 /
12. Ridgeway / 10-2 / 12 /

Girls Basketball Scores - January 11, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores



Ridgeway (66) -- Jameka Barr 2, Kendra Boone 2, Alexus Bryson 4, Leigha Conley 4, Marsha' Cooper 2, Eryn Foster 9, Breanna Humphrey 20, Ashley Jackson 15, Jerica Newsom 2, Odegua Oigbokie 4, Tieraney Taylor 2.

Cordova (24) -- Chenoa Banks 2, Michaela Campbell 2, Dominique Cunningham 1, Breanna Franklin 6, Catrice Katherine 11, Nijahla Maples 2.

Ridgeway / 21 / 14 / 23 / 8 / -- / 66 /

Cordova / 6 / 4 / 2 / 12 / -- / 24 /

Records -- Ridgeway 11-2.

Fairley (34) -- Essence Brinson 2, Keyonna Brown 4, Lametria Dunn 6, Jocqueline Gardner 2, Jessica Jamison 9, Cierra Lott 3, Kayla Wade 2, Brandi Wells 2, James 2, Ford 2.

Melrose (45) -- Kiera Conner 6, Tanyae Ferrell 1, Kelsey Green 6, April Prackett 4, Chelsea Vaughn 5, Erica Watkins 14, Loganne Whiting 9.

Fairley / 10 / 13 / 6 / 5 / -- / 34 /

Melrose / 9 / 9 / 14 / 13 / -- / 45 /

Records -- Melrose 8-4.

Northside (51) -- Marlissa Applewhite 5, Niecy Caswell 6, Shirley Clayborn 23, Amber Mitchell 3, Brittany Peete 4, Keosha Wilson 10.

Middle College (13) -- Kelsie Barton 1, Ivy Blackmon 2, Ebony Johnson 6, Kierra Sanderson 4.

Northside / 5 / 15 / 13 / 18 / -- / 51 /

Middle College / 2 / 3 / 5 / 3 / -- / 13 /

Records -- Northside 5-2.

Girls Basketball Standings through Tuesday

from CommercialAppeal.com

DISTRICT 14-AAA

District / / Overall

W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.
Arlington / 0 / 0 / .000 / / 12 / 2 / .857
Millington / 0 / 0 / .000 / / 7 / 6 / .538
Bartlett / 0 / 0 / .000 / / 8 / 7 / .533
Bolton / 0 / 0 / .000 / / 6 / 7 / .462
Craigmont / 0 / 0 / .000 / / 3 / 7 / .300
Cordova / 0 / 0 / .000 / / 2 / 7 / .222

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DISTRICT 15-AAA

District / / Overall

W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.
Southwind / 3 / 0 / 1.000 / / 17 / 2 / .895
Ridgeway / 3 / 0 / 1.000 / / 8 / 2 / .800
Overton / 2 / 1 / .667 / / 9 / 2 / .818
Germantown / 2 / 1 / .667 / / 11 / 5 / .688
Houston / 1 / 2 / .333 / / 9 / 5 / .643
Collierville / 1 / 2 / .333 / / 6 / 9 / .400
Wooddale / 0 / 3 / .000 / / 6 / 5 / .545
Kirby / 0 / 3 / .000 / / 3 / 12 / .200

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DISTRICT 16-AAA

District / / Overall

W / L / Pct. / / W / L / Pct.
Whitehaven / 2 / 0 / 1.000 / / 13 / 1 / .929
Central / 2 / 0 / 1.000 / / 9 / 3 / .750
White Station / 2 / 2 / .500 / / 6 / 8 / .429
East / 1 / 1 / .500 / / 4 / 4 / .500
Melrose / 1 / 2 / .333 / / 7 / 3 / .700
Hamilton / 0 / 3 / .000 / / 7 / 6 / .538

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders

SCORING / SCHOOL / CL / G / PTS / AVG

Kaylan Pugh / St. Mary's / / FR / 9 / 231 / 25.67

Kaylah Keys / Harding / / / JR / 16 / 350 / 21.88

Bianca Cage / Southwind / / SR / 18 / 365 / 20.28

Shirley Clayborn / Northside / / JR / 2 / 40 / 20.00

Nina Davis / Central / / / JR / 12 / 234 / 19.50

Demi Watts / MBA / / / SR / 6 / 111 / 18.50

Destiny James / Bartlett / / / SR / 15 / 277 / 18.47

Kiara Caswell / MBA / / / FR / 6 / 110 / 18.33

Ariel Hearn / Arlington / / SR / 14 / 255 / 18.21

Kahdejah Stevens / Trezevant / / SO / 11 / 197 / 17.91

Angela Hardy / Douglass / / SR / 9 / 161 / 17.89

Lauren Douglas / Briarcrest / / SR / 11 / 192 / 17.45

Tiffany Jones / Manassas / / JR / 17 / 295 / 17.35

Derica Wiggins / Oakhaven / / SO / 10 / 171 / 17.10
Odegua Oigbokie / Ridgeway / / JR / 10 / 162 / 16.20

Philecia Atkins / Overton / / / SO / 11 / 177 / 16.09

Brianna Mitchell / Germantown / / JR / 16 / 253 / 15.81

Watesha McNeal / Fayette-Ware / / SR / 13 / 205 / 15.77

TaLeisha Fisher / Frayser / / / SR / 6 / 93 / 15.50

Aaliyah Whiteside / Central / / / SR / 12 / 182 / 15.17

Pat Summitt's Alzheimer's diagnosis presents unique challenge for assistant DeMoss


There is a lot of uncertainty around Tennessee these days.

The coaches and players would be lying if they said otherwise.

"We are in uncharted waters here," assistant coach Mickie DeMoss said on Tuesday night, two nights before the sixth-ranked Lady Vols face No. 9 Kentucky in Memorial Coliseum.

There is no tattered parchment map to point out how one works with a head coach battling the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, as Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt is.

There is no Google map to chart exactly how a team wins a ninth national championship while relying heavily on its assistant coaches to do much of the day-to-day work.

"I don't know that in the history of sports a head coach has ever gone public with early stages of dementia," DeMoss said. "We are really learning as we're going."

But DeMoss, who was the head coach at Kentucky from 2003 until she stepped down in 2007, has charted some of these rough waters before.

She watched her own mother battle this same disease that now threatens to slowly chip away at one of college basketball's greatest minds.

Read the complete KentuckySports.com story

Overton girls battle to defeat Southwind

image and story from CommercialAppeal.com

Overton's Cornelia Fondren (left) grabs a loose ball away from Southwind's Jasmine McAllister during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game.

Tuesday's girls basketball game between Overton and Southwind started off as a pillow fight.

But -- as Cornelia Fondren's bloodied lower lip showed -- it ended up being a dogfight.

Fondren's Wolverines built a big early lead, then held on to defeat the host Jaguars, 35-34, in a District 15-AAA showdown.

"We're struggling right now," said Wolverines coach Lynn Smith, whose team is currently playing without suspended inside presence Cortrice Golden. "We miss Cortrice ... it hurts our depth."

Smith said Golden, a skilled 6-1 senior, will be back at some point in the season. And Tuesday, Overton (10-2, 3-1) welcomed back Fondren, who had been serving a suspension of her own in her team's last game, a loss to Germantown on Friday.

"We have to play with or without Cortrice," said Fondren, who scored 10 points Tuesday. "We have to keep playing, be ready for anything."

Second-ranked Overton started fast, taking a 17-3 lead at the end of the first quarter -- and leaving the fourth-ranked Jaguars looking discombobulated.

Southwind trailed at the half, 24-12.

"There were times when I said 'what are we doing out there?'" said Southwind coach Stan Gatlin, whose team's 13-game winning streak ended. "We got ourselves in a huge hole."

But the Jaguars gradually started digging their way out, behind the play of Bianca Cage (team-high 14 points) and Amber Holmes, who scored nine of her 11 in the second half.

Southwind held Overton to four points in the third quarter and got to within one (30-29) on Cage's 3-pointer midway through the fourth.

But Overton responded with a 3-pointer from Kelsey Briggs (15 points) to make it 33-29.

"We let our confidence drop a little bit," said Fondren. "The coaches just kept telling us to keep our heads up."

Cage scored on a follow to make it 35-34 with 39 seconds left and was fouled too, but she missed the free throw.

Fondren traveled on the next possession setting the stage for a possible Southwind victory.

But Cage missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key -- "not the shot we wanted," said Gatlin -- and Overton hung on.

"I'm proud that we didn't lay down," said Gatlin. "We could have easily lost by 30 to a very good team."

In other girls games

Whitehaven ran its record to 14-1, beating White Station 58-45 as Lytia Coleman scored 22. ... Odegua Oigbokie scored 18 points as Ridgeway improved to 4-0 in District 15-AAA with a 50-39 victory over Houston.

Brynn Holden scored 14 points as Briarcrest improved to 14-3 on the season with a 65-36 victory over Millington. ... Freshman Kaylan Pugh, the leading scorer in the city, poured in 30 points to lead St. Mary's to a 57-43 victory over Catholic.

Girls Basketball Scores - January 10, 2012

from CommercialAppeal.com Box Scores




FACS (36) -- Shalanda Berkley 4, Miller Cole 8, Olivia Holman 2, Rachel Lucus 4, Cassie Reynolds 4, Natalie Smith 14.

Bishop Byrne (33) -- Alexis Fossett 6, Alex Henderson 3, Chelsee Jefferson 2, Brandi Whittaker 15, Casha Le Willis 1, Alexis Pettigrew 6.

FACS / 5 / 6 / 11 / 14 / -- / 36 /

Bishop Byrne / 6 / 4 / 11 / 12 / -- / 33 /

Millington (36) -- Tiara Caldwell 20, Erin Clark 2, Kaitlyn Dupree 2, Amber Lee 2, Treasure Redding 3, Kendra Richardson 7.

Briarcrest (65) -- Dakota Doss 13, Erin Dunseath 5, Emoni Harvey 11, Brynn Holden 14, Elise Holden 7, Bailey Kramer 8, M.C. McDaniel 3, Laura Selak 4.

Millington / 15 / 9 / 6 / 6 / -- / 36 /

Briarcrest / 18 / 25 / 12 / 10 / -- / 65 /

Records -- Briarcrest 14-3.

Bartlett (76) -- Kelsey Baker 9, Madison Carroll 6, Toni Chunn 6, Rachell Hughes 19, Destiny James 11, Shelby Organ 7, Shuntavia Rodgers 8, Shondria Scruggs 3, Kelsie Torry 7.

Brighton (41) -- Raven Campbell 7, Jackson 2, Lindy Lane 10, T. Lewis 10, McCallie Ruffin 12.

Bartlett / 19 / 23 / 14 / 20 / -- / 76 /

Brighton / 9 / 14 / 8 / 10 / -- / 41 /

Records -- Bartlett 9-7.

Kirby (22) -- Brandy Jefferson 5, Taylor Johnson 14, TiAbre Watts 3.

Collierville (53) -- Katherine Allen 8, Amber Baldwin 10, Brittany Becton 4, Jessica Brown 16, Caitlin Hamm 11, Jessica Lopez 4.

Kirby / 5 / 9 / 4 / 4 / -- / 22 /

Collierville / 7 / 12 / 15 / 19 / -- / 53 /

Records -- Kirby 4-12 (0-3), Collierville 7-9 (2-2, 15 AAA).

Obion Co. (52) -- Paige Hick 9, Shannon Wiggins 2, Macey Wright 16, Dianna Flippin 1, Ali McEwen 3, Brandi Goodman 21.

Covington (50) -- Iesha Carruthers 8, Precious Dyson 10, Demiah Eaton 2, Precious Harvey 11, Allie Moss 2, Lashundra Somerville 6, Kamesha VanPelt 11.

Obion Co. / 8 / 9 / 13 / 22 / -- / 52 /

Covington / 11 / 12 / 9 / 18 / -- / 50 /

Records -- Obion Co. 18-1 (9-0, 13 AA), Covington 12-6 (7-2).

Manassas (71) -- Phikala Anthony 8, Jamie Bond 6, Marcrechia Drummer 14, Denise Johnson 6, Tiffany Jones 18, Jamille Reed 7, Deshundra Smith 2, Raven Walker 10.

Douglass (25) -- Angela Hardy 6, Kirsten Jones 8, Keosha McGhee 8, Jashevee Tapplin 2, Kamiyah Ward 1.

Manassas / 18 / 27 / 12 / 14 / -- / 71 /

Douglass / 4 / 4 / 8 / 9 / -- / 25 /

Records -- Manassas 16-3 (5-0, 15AA).

Central (77) -- Nina Davis 27, Meme Hill 2, Darriel Johnson 1, Jalen O'Bannon 10, Aaliyah Whiteside 21, Tia Wooten 16.

East (42) -- Zantrell Brown 4, Antesha Carnes-Marshall 11, Nykie Grandberry 5, Jarbeshia White 7, Janeka Williams 13, Alexys Young 2.

Central / 29 / 15 / 22 / 11 / -- / 77 /

East / 10 / 10 / 7 / 15 / -- / 42 /

Records -- Central 10-3 (3-0, 16AAA), East 5-2 (1-2, 16AAA).