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Friday, November 30, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - November 29, 2012

from Commercial Appeal Box Scores

FCA Nighthawks (48) — Lauren Hoyle 13, Rebecca Luebbe 4, Jennifer Milewski 10, Samantha Price 14, Grace Wade 7.
Harding (47) — May Collins 3, Jonaye Green 2, Kayla Keys 24, Antionette Lewis 2, Rachel Maynard 14, Morgan Murphy 2.
FCA Nighthawks / 9 / 15 / 11 / 13—48
Harding / 11 / 8 / 15 / 13—47
Records — FCA Nighthawks 8-1.
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Washington (48) — Currie 2, Hale 12, Keaton 9, Robinson 16, Webb 7, Hall 2.
Sheffield (30) — Brianna Beason 2, Alaneshia Bullock 9, Makayla Bullups 6, Denise Cage 4, Jasmine Guy 8, Reagen Cathey 1.
Washington / 5 / 16 / 10 / 17—48
Sheffield / 10 / 3 / 7 / 10—30
Records — Washington 2-0, Sheffield 0-4.
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Catholic (37) — Suzanna Dease 2, Lavaesha Jackson 15, Alicia Miller 3, Khamecia Pruitt 1, B.J. Wells 8, Henrietta Wells 4, Jasmine Winfrey 4.
St. George’s (50) — Catherine Cantu 4, Callaway Cole 2, Molly Courtney 5, Madeline East 9, Madison Lathum 13, Shelby Sims 11, Brooke Wertner 6.
Catholic / 11 / 11 / 9 / 6—37
St. George’s / 19 / 15 / 10 / 6—50
Records — St. George’s 2-2.
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St. Agnes (56) — Katie Connor 15, Caroline Cook 13, Olivia Gattuso 9, Lizzy Harris 2, Wallace Jenkins 7, Abby Knight 2, Nicole Mabry 2, Sarah Sneed 6.
St. Mary’s (36) — Kaylan Pugh 10, Kelsey Jones 2, Molly Hannah 2, Mary Caroline Newman 7, Wesley Richards 5, Abby Huber 10.
St. Agnes / 11 / 13 / 27 / 5—56
St. Mary’s / 11 / 16 / 5 / 4—36
Records — St. Agnes 4-0, St. Mary’s 1-1.
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Kirby (45) — Banks 10, P. Golden 2, T. Johnson 16, S. Neal 2, T. Watts 12, Bell 2, W. Holloway 1.
Whitehaven (72) — Laka Blache 18, Myquinice Caswell 6, Brandi Clay 7, Tiarra Coleman 14, Ebony Malone 8, Maia McCoy 8, Orya Turner 5, Destiny Williams 2, Kalin Johnson 2, Kendall Odum 2.
Kirby / 9 / 7 / 20 /  9—45
Whitehaven / 17 / 15 / 25 / 15—72
Records — Whitehaven 4-1.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - November 30, 2012

Bowling Green: Temple Pulls Away From Falcons, 70-56
Bucknell: Downs Mount St. Mary Women's Basketball, 55-43
Cal: No. 10 Cal Embarks On Tough First Road Trip
Central Connecticut: Three Sign with Central Connecticut Women's Basketball
Central Michigan: CMU Ready to Battle No. 5 Notre Dame inside Mcguirk Arena
Cincinnati: Details for Women's Basketball Crosstown Classic Now Available
Clemson: Lady Tigers Can't Hang On at Indiana
Detroit: Titans Throttle Western Michigan, 97-57
Eastern Kentuky: Barber Goes for Third Double-double of the Year in Loss to Louisville
Eastern Michigan: Eagles Fall In First Road Contest, 65-59, at Butler
Fordham: Downs Manhattan 55-45 in Battle of the Bronx
Georgia: Lady Bulldogs Steam Past Paladins
Georgetown: Hoyas Come Back to Defeat La Salle, 69-61
Holy Cross: Malone Drills Buzzer-beater To Lift Crusaders Over Central Connecticut, 57-56
Jacksonville State: Kennesaw State Squeaks Past Jax State, 51-50
Kent State: Second Half Rally Falls Short as Kent State Loses 81-67 to St. Francis
Kentucky: Pinkett's Career Day Leads Kentucky Past Miami
Hawai'i: Women's Basketball Signs Three for 2013-14
Marquette: Defeats South Dakota State 77-74 In Overtime
Miami: Battles but Falls to No. 9/8 Kentucky
Murray State: Four Standouts Ink With Murray State Women’s Basketball
MTSU: Showed its stamina well against Lady Vols
Northeastern: La-Force inks two to NLIs
Oklahoma: Sooner Report: Manning Makes Most of It
Providence: Women's Basketball Defeats Iona, 70-58
Robert Morris: Stony Brook Slips Past RMU, 56-48
St. Francis: Women's Basketball Drops To .500 on The Year; Fall to Cornell 74-56 on Wednesday Evening
Saint Francis: Downs Kent State, Moves to 4-1 on the Season
Temple: Strong Second Half Propels Temple Women’s Basketball to a 70-56 Win at Bowling Green
UNCW: Harris Wins In Seahawk Home Debut, 59-45
USC: Women Hold Off Gauchos For 62-51 Road Win
Wright State: Women Drop 95-73 Decision to #23/22 Dayton

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - November 28, 2012

From Commercial Appeal Box Scores 

Power Center Aca. (40) — Kelsey Banks 3, Kaneskia Edwards 10, Makalia Wright 16, J. Garrett 2, Rhaja White 7, T. Balfour 2.
Hutchison (38) — Carolyn Kelley 16, Carolyn Kyle 4, Reba Moody 7, Anna Therkeld 3, Caldwell Huffman 4, Sarah Hearn 2, Brooks Hussey 2.
Power Center Aca. / 6 / 9 / 8 / 17—40
Hutchison / 11 / 5 / 11 / 11—38
Records — Hutchison 0-2.
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Carver (61) — Shaquille Cornelious 2, Brittney Davis 5, Laraya Fisher 12, Mishundra Mason 14, Lyric Stallings 23, Arnesha Wilkins 5.
MASE (26) — Banks 4, B. Warren 3, T. Warren 19.
Carver / 11 / 11 / 17 / 22—61
MASE / 6 / 6 / 4 / 10—26
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Overton (81) — Phellicia Atkins 8, Kelsey Briggs 20, Deryka Dailey 1, Rodnea Echols 10, Kyla Green 9, Amber Holmes 12, Jalisa Jones 2, Fondenelle Walker 9, Kayla Williams 4, Erin Wilson 2, A. Willis 4.
Oakhaven (60) — Webb 2, Wiggins 15, Hammer 19, Lewis 10, McClatchey 4, Walton 10.
Overton / 23 / 20 / 23 / 15—81
Oakhaven / 12 / 7 / 20 / 21—60
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Hillcrest (44) — Jasmine Cunningham 7, Tykayla James 6, Karina Kelly 4, Kenyatta Echols 27.
Trezevant (41) — A. McGhee 5, K. Stevens 29, C. Walton 3, M. Williams 4.
Hillcrest / 6 / 17 / 13 /  8—44
Trezevant / 6 / 8 / 11 / 16—41
Records — Trezevant 1-1.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - November 29, 2012

Albertus Magnus: Falcons Off to Best Start in Program History at 5-0!
Baylor: Griner Scores 35 as Baylor Cruises Past Rice, 89-49
Boston: Women's Basketball Rolls Past Rhode Island, 54-29
Dartmouth: Big Green Fall to Hot Shooting Northeastern in Tuesday Matinee
Dominican: Lady Penguins drop final tuneup before Pacwest play
Eastern Washington: Eagle Rally Comes Up Just Short, as Idaho Wins on a Buzzer Beater
Georgia Tech: #stingdaily: Hoosier State Heroine
High Point: UAB pulls out late win over HPU women's basketball
Houston Baptist: UT Arlington Slips Past Houston Baptist Women’s Basketball 77-71
Idaho State: Horton Named Big Sky Player of the Week
IUPUI: Defensive Stand Finishes Off 61-53 Win Over Belmont
Liberty: Brown, Omotola Lead Liberty Past UNCG, 76-56
Lipscomb: Women's basketball completes 2013 signing class
McNeese State: Cowgirls Dominate Centenary In 90-33 Win
NAU: Patton Named Co-Big Sky Women's Basketball POW
NC State: Women's Basketball Inks Two in Signing Period
Northeastern: Mark has career day as Huskies demolish Dartmouth, 80-45
Old Dominion: Monarch Spotlight: Shae Kelley
Saint Joseph's: Women's Basketball Inks Three To National Letters of Intent
Ole Miss: Rebels Top MVSU, 62-60
Syracuse: Women's Hoops Signs Another Top 10 Class
Tennessee: Lady Vol Report: One Game At A Time
Troy: Trojans Sign Three During Early Period
Tulane: Accepts Invitation To Join Big East Conference
UAB: Women's Basketball Holds Off High Point, 58-53
UConn: School of Business, Coach Geno Auriemma Announce Premier Leadership Conference
Utah State: Women's Basketball Signs Three for 2013-14 Season
Valparaiso: Crusaders Fall in Road Test at Western Illinois
Vanderbilt: Assistants reflect on 25 years at Vanderbilt
Vermont: Women's Basketball Rally Falls Short at Fairfield
Villanova: Sweeney Named Big Five Player Of The Week

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012 Fall Exposure League/Show Off Camp 2013 Class Evaluations



Class of 2013 Participants
Anne Puterbaugh: Home-Schooled (Jackson, TN) 
Defensive oriented Guard
Camilia Carter: Hueytown High (Hueytown, AL)
 Very aggressive on the ball defender guard with 3 point shooting range.
Erika Watkins: Melrose High (Memphis, TN)
Was not in very good shape. However, as the game went on she showed signs of being a monster on the block with abilities to rebound and score. Has a wide body frame that takes up space in the paint. 
Erin Wilson: Overton (Memphis, TN)
Aggressive scoring guard. Very vocal.
Katie Conner: St. Agnes  (Germantown, TN)
Half court distributing point guard
Kiara Reece: Central (Memphis, TN
Quick guard
Madison Luckett: St. Benedict (Cordova, TN)
Coming off of an ACL injury. Use league as an opportunity to get back into game condition. Participated in 2009 Pre-Season Show Off Camp. Displayed her abilities to knock down short range jumpers.
Shunice Herron: Bolivar Center (Bolivar, TN)
Agressive point guard already committed to Tennessee Tech. She is one of the most exciting players to watch and has one of the hardest dribbles I have ever witnessed. She is a pure point guard and floor general. She sees the floor very well, a defensive nightmare. She has three point shooting range, can get by defenders and can get the ball to team mates.
Zsa’Xhani Davis: Potts Camp (Holly Springs, MS)
Three point shooting guard

Mississippi Top Performers of the Week - Nov. 19-25

from Clarion Ledger
CHELSEA CAUSEY, Florence: Scored 25 points in a 45-36 win over Long Beach.
LaSHYRA COTTON, East Side: Had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 64-55 win over Cleveland.
KIERRA JORDAN, Lanier: Totaled 62 points and 37 rebounds in victories over Yazoo County, Wingfield and Richland.
MARY GRACE KEY, Leake Academy: Had 27 points and 8 rebounds in a 64-53 win over Columbia Academy.
BRITTANY McDUFFEY, Lawrence County: Scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in a 49-48 win over Brookhaven.
KRISTY PARKER, Gentry: Scored 26 points in a 55-47 win over Yazoo City.
CHRISTA REED, Bay: Scored 29 points in a 61-31 win over McDonough (La.).
D.J. SANDERS, New Hope: Scored 25 points in an 80-23 win over Louisville.
VICTORIA VIVIANS, Scott Central: Threw in 40 points in a 52-36 win over Newton.

Mississippi Girls Athletes of the Week

Jasmine Joyner

Southaven/ Basketball

By the numbers: Joyner, a 6-1 senior center, totaled 44 points, 25 rebounds and 19 blocks in wins over Byers 77-41 and Memphis Central 86-66.

Coach-speak: “She had two outstanding games against quality opponents,” said David Baldwin.

The 411: Joyner has led the Lady Chargers to a 6-0 start, averaging 14.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.3 blocks.

Born: July 17, 1995 in Heidelberg, Germany. Both parents served in the U.S. Army.

Favorite athlete: Kevin Durant

Toughest opponent: Savannah Kimmons (formerly of Horn Lake)

What Kind of Players Do Womens College Basketball Coaches Recruit – Jim Foster, Ohio State

I was reading through the Eastbay Team Services catalog recently. On the front of the catalog is Ohio State’s basketball coaches, Thad Matta and Jim Foster.

 Coach Foster is the womens basketball coach and for the 2012 season is in his 11th year there.

If you receive the team services catalog, you know that it functions as a catalog and a magazine with articles.

One of the questions both coaches answered is Traits that they look for in Student-Athlete Recruits.

This is Coach Foster’s response:

Read the complete article at Girls Basketball Recruiting

Girls Basketball Scores - November 27, 2012

from Commercial Appeal Box Scores
 
Munford (36) — Robneisha Lee 22, Alex Turner 3, Kierra Webb 2, Shaliyah Wiggins 9.
Arlington (46) — Bailey Brewer 8, Chyna Ellis 17, Jessica Jackson 1, Lakaya Parker 3, Tori Sewell 7, Ray Starks 8, Christina Thomas 2.
Munford / 7 / 4 / 7 / 18—36
Arlington / 9 / 13 / 6 / 18—46
Records — Arlington 3-1.
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Houston (68) — Sheridan Burroughs 4, Juliann Chiles 10, Aysha Harris 9, Alise Parker 13, Jaida Roper 16, Sydney Malone 6, Chanda Reid 8, Alex Lohrenz 2.
Bartlett (51) — Chelsey Baker 2, Stella Gill 5, Shelby Organ 5, Shuntavia Rodgers 10, Shondria Scruggs 21, Grace White 3, Kelsey Baker 2, Elanna Baptist 3.
Houston / 15 / 26 / 17 / 10—68
Bartlett / 14 / 7 / 8 / 22—51
Records — Bartlett 0-2.
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Germantown (72) — Takira Clay 6, Briana Cowan 5, Briana Mitchell 25, Britney Parmenter 23, Scarlet Sadler 2, Daidha Scott 3, Jasmine Williams 6, Brittany Cowan 2.
Bolton (57) — Samaria Grandberry 14, Destiny Arnold 6, Daja Williams 7, Kayla Bolden 5, Charity Savage 25.
Germantown / 9 / 22 / 20 / 21—72
Bolton / 19 / 7 / 19 / 12—57
Records — Bolton 0-1.
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Marion (33) — Morrow 5, Phelix 2, Lowry 5, Bell 3, Fair 10, Huey 2, McCray 2, Thomas 4.
Briarcrest (40) — Jasmine Cincore 14, Brynn Holden 5, Elise Holden 8, Bailey Kramer 6, Kalynn Parks 2, Rachel Peete 2, Gabby Salazar 3.
Marion / 8 / 9 / 11 /  5—33
Briarcrest / 15 / 8 / 5 / 12—40
Records — Briarcrest 5-1.
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Rossville Christian (19) — Kendyl Leath 3, Tayor Zantop 6, Brianna Zink 2, Brianna Long 5, Caroline Lofton 3.
Catholic (43) — Lavaesha Jackson 11, B.J. Wells 11, Henrietta Wells 6, Alicia Miller 4, Khamecia Pruitt 2, Suzanna Dease 4, Julie Sandridge 2, Jasmine Winfrey 1, Sydne Harris 2.
Rossville Christian / 0 / 2 / 9 /  8—19
Catholic / 9 / 11 / 13 / 10—43
Records — Catholic 3-1.
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Southaven (69) — Olivia Cunningham 10, Queen Hayes 24, Jasmine Joyner 7, Aliyah Miller 8, Joanna Smith 14, T. Staples 2, M. Watpis 2, N. Perry 2.
Center Hill (44) — Courtney Hopkins 2, Kaelin Kneeland 12, Marissa Knox 13, Tersten Saunders 1, Ciera White 10, Courtney White 3, Kirmesha Oliver 2, Mackenzie Fenell 1.
Southaven / 16 / 8 / 29 / 16—69
Center Hill / 12 / 20 / 8 /  4—44
Records — Center Hill 6-2.
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Overton (68) — Phellicia Atkins 9, Kelsey Briggs 5, Rodnea Echols 6, Kyla Green 13, Amber Holmes 10, Jalisa Jones 5, Kayla Williams 4, Erin Wilson 6, Deryka Dailey 4, Fondenelle Walker 6.
Cordova (32) — Chenoa Banks 5, Karari Samuels 1, NaDeja Brantley 2, Jazsmine Muhammed 5, Khari Kirkwood 1, Michaela Campbell 16, K’yanna Terry 2.
Overton / 10 / 23 / 15 / 20—68
Cordova / 4 / 12 / 10 /  6—32
Records — Cordova 0-2.
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Haywood (27) — I. Flagg 6, A. Bailey 5, S. Cunningham 4, C. Reed 2, D. Wilson 1, M. Smith 4, A. Johnson 5.
Covington (49) — Precious Dyson 10, Precious Harvey 7, Ashia Jones 10, Janekia Mason 10, Leshaundra Somerville 4, Treasury Poindexter 4, Iesha Tipton 3, C. Glasco 1.
Haywood / 3 / 10 / 4 / 10—27
Covington / 14 / 23 / 11 /  1—49
Records — Haywood 0-1, Covington 7-0.
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Grenada-Miss. (33) — Sharnae Lewis 14, Latasha Brown 6, De’june Hubbard 2, Heaven Lott 2, Camera Howard 2, Nakemenya Williams 2, Emily Bush 2, Tykia Joseph 2, Rodneshia Lee 1.
DeSoto Central (59) — Dakayla Baird 6, Stormy Green 8, Imani Johnson 8, McKeena Kohlhof 2, Rodneisha Martin 23, Alayah Silas 7, Nay Strickland 5.
Grenada-Miss. / 4 / 10 / 8 / 11—33
DeSoto Central / 27 / 12 / 11 /  9—59
Records — DeSoto Central 6-1.
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Fairley (36) — M. Cox 9, J. Jamison 2, D. Washington 12, D. Fifher 3, D. Berry 4, K. Ward 6.
East (62) — A. Carnes-Marshall 11, N. Grandberry 2, A. Macklin 2, K. McKinney 16, J. White 4, J. Williams 15, M. Oliver-Wade 2, P. Gray 4, M. Smith 4, K. Price 2.
Fairley / 11 / 11 / 10 / 4—36
East / 20 / 18 / 17 / 7—62
Records — Fairley 0-5, East 5-0.
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FACS (28) — Shalanda Berkley 2, Sam Choukalas 4, Sarah Laney 2, Carmen Moore 6, Natalie Smith 14.
Fayette Aca. (36) — Shea Gould 2, Amber Johnson 14, Rebekah Moffatt 2, Kayli Skelton 2, Holly Slocum 3, Margy Westbrook 13.
FACS / 8 / 6 / 8 /  6—28
Fayette Aca. / 5 / 11 / 10 / 10—36
Records — Fayette Aca. 3-0.
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Southwind (50) — Kiante Butts 10, Ciara Douglas 6, Dariya Drew 9, Quinesha Farmer 4, Destiny Henderson 6, Ebony Shaw 7, P. Fosett 8.
Hamilton (52) — L. Cage 6, B. Davis 5, S. Jackson 4, S. London 16, B. Mitchell 16, T. Williams 5.
Southwind / 17 / 5 / 10 / 18—50
Hamilton / 7 / 6 / 22 / 17—52
Records — Hamilton 3-2.
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North Delta (45) — C. Darby 12, C. Masterson 3, H. Neal 9, C. Gant 7, J. Pullen 4, N. Snider 10.
SBEC (55) — Ashtyn Baker 4, Lauren Decembrino 4, Tori Doehring 2, Karlie Hughes 3, Kimberlee Keltner 23, Kayleigh Patterson 4, Karlee Russom 15.
North Delta / 8 / 15 / 10 / 12—45
SBEC / 13 / 19 / 15 /  8—55
Records — North Delta 8-3, SBEC 4-1.
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ECS (30) — M. Green 7, C. Jamison 4, K. Jamison 11, B. Rendall 1, A. Sippel 4, M. Younts 1, M. Martin 2.
St. Agnes (52) — Katie Connor 7, Caroline Cook 8, Olivia Gattuso 14, Abby Knight 5, Nicole Mabry 4, Adrienne Mitchell 2, Sarah Sneed 7, L. Harris 2, Wallace Jenkins 3.
ECS / 10 / 6 / 9 /  5—30
St. Agnes / 11 / 12 / 12 / 17—52
Records — St. Agnes 3-0.
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Millington (41) — Kierra Caldwell 11, Droi Chestnut 2, Erin Clark 8, Treasure Redding 6, Kendra Richardson 7, Simone Taylor 7.
St. Benedict (43) — Taylor Barnes 9, Bailey Coppedge 3, Ciscily Crislip 2, Nicole Ferris 10, Madison Luckett 13, Theresa Stoddard 4, Paige Williams 2.
Millington / 8 / 10 / 13 / 10—41
St. Benedict / 6 / 15 / 13 /  9—43
Records — Millington 0-6, St. Benedict 4-1.
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Bishop Byrne (27) — Alexis Fossett 4, Alexandria Henderson 13, Ebony Pettigrew 5, K. Neely 5.
Tipton-Rosemark Aca. (53) — Taylor Beasley 5, Bethany Berger 14, Brooke Bridges 9, Alexa Crum 2, Sara Hall 8, Virginia Moore 4, Bayleigh Nale 6, Hannah Quinn 4, Naifeh 1.
Bishop Byrne / 10 / 2 / 5 / 10—27
TRA / 15 / 10 / 15 / 13—53
Records — Tipton-Rosemark Aca. 4-2.
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Sheffield (27) — Alaneshia Bullock 1, Denise Cage 4, Jasmine Guy 5, P. Spearman 11, B. Beason 6.
Trezevant (57) — A. McGhee 18, K. Stevens 18, M. Williams 12, A. Willis 4, C. Walton 5.
Sheffield / 7 / 5 / 5 / 10—27
Trezevant / 15 / 20 / 13 /  9—57
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Douglass (56) — Ashonti Harper 2, Gazmyne Herndon 19, Alexis Jones 4, Keoshina McGee 16, Keyatta Tyson 8, Kimayah Ward 7.
Whitehaven (61) — Laka Blache 13, Brandi Clay 5, Tiarra Coleman 15, Erica Dean 5, Ebony Malone 4, Maia McCoy 19.
Douglass / 11 / 16 / 17 / 12—56
Whitehaven / 10 / 7 / 17 / 27—61
Records — Whitehaven 4-1.
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Craigmont (42) — D. Conley 1, S. Cooper 1, C. Davis 17, S. Foster 5, L. Greer 2, M. Holliday 5, D. Scurlock 2, L. Green 2, N. Campbell 6, M. Morris 1.
Wooddale (57) — T. Mays 19, E. Guy 6, D. Wilborn 4, K. Trent 14, J. Sanders 4, A. McElvaine 10.
Craigmont / 4 / 16 / 11 / 11—42
Wooddale / 19 / 13 / 13 / 12—57
Records — Wooddale 3-0.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - November 28, 2012

Academy of Art: Dale, Wade Repeat Pacwest Weekly Honors
Air Force: Falls to Service Academy Rival Navy
Alabama State: Lady Hornets Dominate Oakwood
Bucknell: Dunn Claims First Bison Athlete of the Week
Central Michigan: Crystal Bradford Named Mac West Player of the Week
Davidson Athletics: Three Sign to Join Davidson W. Basketball Program for 2013-14 Season
Drexel: Rachel Pearson Named Caa Rookie of the Week
Duke: Jones Selected ACC Rookie of the Week
Eastern Michigan: Women's Basketball Signs Five to National Letters
Florida State: Rodriguez Captures ACC Player of the Week Honors
Fordham: Rams Ink Three in Early Signing Period
Grand Canyon: Jones Named Pacwest Women's Basketball Player of the Week
IPFW: Mastodons Fall 64-47 at Indiana
James Madison: Women's Basketball's Hislop Named Espn National Player of the Week
Hawaii Hilo: Vulcans sign point guard
Houston: Yasmeen Thompson Tabbed C-USA Player of the Week
Illinois State: Missouri Valley Women's Basketball Sweeps Valley Weekly Honors Again
Lake Erie: Storm Bounce Back, Double Up Ursuline 82-41
Liberty: Brown Named Big South Player of Week
Lipscomb: Late drought sees win slip away from women’s basketball
Milwaukee: Welcomes Pair During Early Signing Period
North Carolina Central: Amber Neely Named Meac Women’s Basketball Rookie Of The Week
North Carolina Central: Second-half Offensive Struggle Provides Leverage For 50-39 Wofford Win
Notre Dame: Jewell Loyd Named Big East Freshman Of The Week
Oakland: Balanced Scoring Carries Oakland Past UM Dearborn, 78-53
Pepperdine: Announces 2013-14 Signings
Pittsburgh: Kiesel Powers Pitt Past Longwood, 86-60
Sacred Hearts: Morgan Merriman Named Choice Hotels Nec Player of the Week
St. John's: Shenneika Smith Named Big East Player of the Week
San Diego State: Courtney Clements Named MW Player of the Week
Savannah State: Hogue Named Meac Co-defensive Player of the Week
Southern Miss: Clemons Named Conference USA Freshman of the Week
Temple: Women's Basketball Heads to Bowling Green on Wednesday
Truman: Women's Basketball Adds Five During Signing Period
Tulane: Women's Basketball's Janique Kautsky Recaps Trip To Flagstaff
Villanova: Women's Basketball Inks Three During Early Signing Period
UC Davis: French Lands Big West Player of the Week Award
UC Riverside: Named To 2013 Carrs/safeway Great Alaska Shootout Field
UIC: Story Named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week
Utah State: Christensen Named Wac Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Northwestern Lauren Douglas (Briarcrest) Big Ten Freshman of the Week for Second Time





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Southern Miss Jerontay Clemons (Coldwater) Named Conference USA Freshman of the Week





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LSU Danielle Ballard (Central) Named SEC Freshman of the Week




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Girls Basketball Scores - November 26, 2012

From Commercial Appeal Box Scores

Middle College (12) — Kelsey Barton 8, Lanessa Faulkner 2, Destiny Walls 2.
Carver (67) — Shaquille Cornelious 6, Laraya Fisher 11, Mishundra Mason 20, Tamara Maxwell 2, Lyric Stallings 10, Brittney Davis 5, Pam Livingston 1, Areneisha Wilkes 12.
Middle College / 5 / 2 / 5 / 0—12
Carver / 22 / 17 / 21 / 7—67
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FCA Nighthawks (53) — Lauren Hoyle 14, Rebecca Luebbe 6, Jennifer Milewski 21, Samantha Price 4, Grace Wade 8.
Collierville (42) — Lindsey Allen 2, Amber Baldwin 3, Jessica Brown 18, Monica Brown 7, Hannah Cox 2, Caitlin Hamm 4, Kara Harbin 2, Megan Loden 2, Madison Rozier 2.
FCA Nighthawks / 13 / 22 / 13 / 5—53
Collierville / 15 / 10 / 8 / 9—42
Records — FCA Nighthawks 7-1.
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SBEC (57) — Ashtyn Baker 1, Lindsay Bramlett 4, Lauren Decembrino 2, Tori Doehring 4, Karlie Hughes 7, Kimberlee Keltner 10, Kindell Kimberlin 1, Kayleigh Patterson 14, Karlee Russom 7, Kassie Russom 3, Andrea Sparkman 4.
Magnolia Heights (32) — Maddie Ardner 7, Carly Durham 10, Abby Gibson 9, Shea Young 4, Jordan Ladd 2.
SBEC / 15 / 16 / 16 / 10—57
Magnolia Heights / 3 / 14 / 6 /  9—32
Records — SBEC 3-1.
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West Memphis Christian (24) — Breanna Hall 14, Bailee Newcomb 4, Ashlyn Orewiler 5, Anna Dries 1.
Hutchison (23) — Carolyn Kelley 7, Carolyn Kyle 4, Anna Amagliani 4, Reba Moody 6, Jennie Davis 2.
West Memphis / 4 / 3 / 7 / 10—24
Hutchison / 7 / 9 / 4 /  3—23
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Douglass (70) — Ashonti Harper 9, Gazmyne Herndon 10, Alexis Jones 2, Keoshina McGee 10, Benesha Rainey 7, Jasheve Tapplin 3, Keyatta Tyson 17, Kimayah Ward 2, LaKeisha Harper 2, Shuniece Moore 8.
MAHS (15) — S. Anderson 2, K. Chambers 1, I. Daniels 4, M. Johnson 4, K. Gaines 4.
Douglass / 29 / 17 / 24 / 0—70
MAHS / 4 / 2 / 9 / 0—15
Records — Douglass 2-2.
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Fairley (25) — S. Alexander 9, J. Jamison 10, I. Mathis 2, R. Norfleet 2, M. Cox 2.
Raleigh-Egypt (65) — C. Howard 24, B. Fields 19, J. Isom 3, I. James 5, M. Jones 11, C. Duvall 3.
Fairley / 6 / 4 / 6 /  9—25
Raleigh-Egypt / 15 / 19 / 19 / 12—65
Records — Raleigh-Egypt 2-2.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - November 27, 2012

Alabama: Women's Basketball Defeats Southeastern Louisiana, 97-62
Boston College: Women's Basketball Defeats Portland, 68-40
Bucknell: Women's Basketball Outlasts Morgan State in 72-64 Win
Cincinnati: Women's Basketball Earns 66-57 Win Over College of Charleston
Cornell: Despite Tremendous Defensive Effort, Cornell Women's Basketball Falls At UNH 59-56
Davidson: Murray Nets 24, Davidson Drops Close Contest at Rutgers 55-49
Duke: Gray Guides No. 4 Duke to 82-59 Win Over Xavier
Duquesne: Women's Basketball Defeats Ohio 62-55
Eastern Kentucky: Turnovers Doom Lady Colonels In Loss To Milwaukee At San Juan Shootout
Evansville: Heck’s Career-High 25 Not Enough in 73-55 Loss at Wisconsin
Loyola Maryland: Hands Towson Its First Loss, 52-44
Eastern Illinois: Panthers Fall At Nationally Ranked No. 25 Dayton
Fairleigh Dickinson: Navigates Past Manhattan 53-47 for First Win of the Season
George Washington: Women's Hoops Falls at Virginia Tech, 50-31
Hartford: Hawks Fall to St. John's 66-54 for first Loss in 2012-13
Hawaii Hilo: Run ends short
High Point: Panthers pull away for 79-44 win over Bluefield College
Iowa: 42 Free Throws Helps Iowa Upset No. 12 West Virginia
Kansas: No. 22 Kansas Holds On at Creighton, 58-48
Kentucky: Cruises Past USC Upstate
Lake Superior State: Lakers fall to undefeated USI
Long Beach State: 49er women's hoops falls at top-ranked Stanford, 77-41
Loyola Chicago: Tumbles At Northwestern, 80-53
Loyola Maryland: Hands Towson Its First Loss, 52-44
Massachusetts: Late Rally Results In Umass Loss To Holy Cross, 63-59
Marshall: Second-half Surge Leads to 57-47 Win over Southern
Marquette: Falls 84-64 at No. 24 Texas A&M
Miami: Youngstown State Downs Miami, 76-56
Milwaukee: Uses Strong Finish To Knock Off Eastern Kentucky
Michigan State: Thomas Leads Spartans to 68-35 Victory Over Robert Morris
Monmouth: Women's Basketball Overcomes Lehigh, 55-50, In 2OT
Montana State: Bobcats Falter in Final Minutes in First Loss of Season
NC State: Falls 76-72 to Uni in Las Vegas Finale
Norfolkd State: Spartans Fall to Appalachian State, 68-61
Oakland: Stumbles at Hot-shooting Niagara, 70-59
Ohio State: Buckeyes sharp in 82-52 win over Wright State Raiders
Oklahoma: Sooners Go Undefeated in Hawaii
Oregon Basketball: Razorbacks Hold Off Oregon in Final Game in Hawai'i
Pepperdine: Falls to Wyoming 72-50 in Thanksgiving Classic Title Game
Sacred Heart:Pioneers Lose Close Battle to Seattle 74-70
San Diego: Toreros Run Past Spartans, 91-52
Stanford: No. 1 Cardinal Improve to 6-0
St. John's: No. 18 St. John's Powers Past Hartford, 66-54
Saint Joseph's: Prim's Career-high Leads Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Past Hofstra, 71-55
San Diego State: SDSU Falls to Colorado, 67-53
San Jose State: Hot Shooting By Usd Dooms Wbb
Savannah State: Lady Tigers Top Talladega
Stony Brook: Previlon double-double lifts Stony Brook to victory at NJIT
Tennessee: #20/15 Tennessee Trounces Alcorn, 90-37
Texas: Freshman Mcgee-Stafford finds her rhythm in the post position
West Virginia: Mountaineers Fall to Iowa
William & Mary: High Powered Offensive Attack Leads Tribe Past Austin Peay, 88-76
Wisconsin: Balanced offense leads to 73-55 victory against Evansville
Wright State: Women Fall at #16/17 Ohio State
UCLA: Bruins Overcome Double-Digit Deficit in Win
UNH: Reed's 17 points help UNH women's basketball edge Cornell, 59-56
Youngstown State: Strong Second Half Sends Penguins to 20-point Win over Redhawks
Villanova: Captures Unlv Lady Rebel Round-up
Virginia Tech: Tellier, defense lead Tech to 50-31 victory
Xavier: No. 4/4 Duke Outlasts Xavier Women's Basketball, 82-59

Monday, November 26, 2012

Unsigned Seniors Looking to Play College Basketball

If you are a senior girls basketball player or know a senior girls basketball player currently not being recruited by college coaches, please email me at popo@girlsbasketballtrainer.com.

How ABCs Scandal Television Series Relate to Your Womens College Basketball Recruitment


I don't watch many television shows but on Thursdays I am locked in on ABC's Scandal.

I recently learned about the TV series from friends on Facebook. So I decided to check it out. Now I'm addicted. I love television dramas that keep me guessing and wondering what's gonna happen next.

To make a long story short, Scandal is about Olivia Pope, a former communications director to the President of the United States, who left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. She has a team of individual's who are considered dysfunctional, yet they put there specialized skills together to get the job done. Olivia's accomplished staff include Harrison Wright, a slick litigator; Huck, hacker extraordinaire; and investigator Abby Whelan.

Let me break down how the show relates to your recruitment:

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Jamila Ajanaku Cleared By NCAA For 2012-13 Season




Senior guard Jamila Ajanaku has been cleared by the NCAA to play women's basketball this season for the University of Memphis after transferring from Middle Tennessee it was announced by head coach Melissa McFerrin, Tuesday.

Ajanaku played in 38 games at Middle Tennessee with two starts over three seasons. She helped the Blue Raiders to three NCAA tournaments and comes from Central High School in Memphis, where she played under former Tiger Niki Bray. Coming out of Central, she was the No. 20 ranked wing in the country by ESPN.com.

She returns to her home town in order to be close to family dealing with a medical issue.

Memphis Ann Jones (Liberty Tech) Career High 22 points



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Memphis Ariel Hearn (Arlington) New Career High 16 points


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Womens College Basketball Daily News - November 26, 2012

Air Force: Falcons Edged by Army in Home Opener
Arkansas: Peak's double double leads Razorbacks
Arkansas: Sarah Watkins has 25 in Arkansas win
Arkansas-Little Rock: James' 20 Points, 19-0 Second Half Run Lifts UALR Past Rice 76-48
Arkansas-Little Rock: UALR Races to 51 in 1st Half, Bounces Oral Roberts 79-47
Arkansas-Monticello: LADY BUCS SLIP PAST BLOSSOMS, 62-61
Arkansas State: Red Wolves Fall at USC
Chaminade: Swords Denied by Northwood (MI), Lose 82-49 in 2012 Oahu Classic
Christian Brothers: Candis Clear's Last-Minute Trey Lifts Lady Bucs, 62-61
Fordham: Rams Drop First Contest of The Season 62-40 at Pacific
Hawaii: One play short
Lake Superior State: Lakers lose to Bellarmine on last-second layup
LeMoyne-Owen: SIAC Announces Basketball Players of the Week
Memphis: Falls to Prairie View A&M 70-58
Mid-South Community College: Lady Greyhounds top Lady Titans for Second Straight Victory
Montana State University: Hold that Tiger: Bobcat Women Knock off Clemson at SMUTourney
Northern Colorado: women's basketball struggles at San Diego
Ole Miss: Frizzell Scores 21 In Loss To Lamar
Portland: Pilots Overcome Early Deficit, but Seattle Prevails 63-61
San Diego: Toreros Thump Bears, 78-44
San Diego State: Strong Second Half Lifts SDSU Past Auburn, 78-57
SMU: Wilkins Ties C-usa Record In Smu's 64-46 Win Over SIU-Edwardsville
Utep: Still Undefeated After Downing Arizona, 64-53

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - November 24, 2012

from Commercial Appeal Box Scores

Lausanne (40) — Jessica Bradley 11, Rickell Henry 4, Selena Pruitt 11, Jessica Reed 7, Caroline Rolloson 3, Wright 4.
Arlington (56) — Bailey Brewer 6, Chyna Ellis 20, Jessica Jackson 2, Chyeinne Norton 4, Lakaya Parker 7, Tori Sewell 9, Ray Starks 4, Christina Thomas 4.
Lausanne / 11 / 16 / 9 /  4—40
Arlington / 14 / 14 / 12 / 16—56
Records — Arlington 2-1.
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FCA Nighthawks (78) — Lauren Hoyle 14, Rebecca Luebbe 12, Bailye McCune 2, Jennifer Milewski 20, Samantha Price 20, Grace Wade 6, Sarah Wakefield 4.
Douglass (45) — Ashonti Harper 6, Gazmyne Herndon 12, Alexis Jones 2, Keoshina McGee 13, Benesha Rainey 2, Keyatta Tyson 6, Kimayah Ward 4.
FCA Nighthawks / 21 / 29 / 18 / 10—78
Douglass / 14 / 14 / 10 /  7—45
Records — FCA Nighthawks 6-1.
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MLK TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
East (54) — A. Carnes-Marshall 11, N. Grandberry 3, A. Macklin 14, K. McKinney 2, J. White 14, J. Williams 10.
Overton (52) — P. Atkins 15, K. Briggs 8, R. Echols 3, A. Holmes 11, T. Walker 4, K. Williams 4, E. Wilson 5, J. Jones 2.
East / 18 / 13 / 11 / 12—54
Overton / 19 / 12 / 10 / 11—52
Records — East 4-0, Overton 3-1.
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CONSOLATION
Manassas (59) — P. Anthony 9, S. Clayborn 4, T. Clayborn 13, Tiffany Jones 27, O. O’Neal 6.
Whitehaven (70) — Laka Blache 20, Brandi Clay 5, Tiarra Coleman 19, Ebony Malone 6, Maia McCoy 12, Arnecia Nichols 8.
Manassas / 12 / 9 / 19 / 19—59
Whitehaven / 18 / 22 / 9 / 21—70
Records — Manassas 2-2, Whitehaven 3-1.
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RIDGEWAY THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
Briarcrest (58) — Jasmine Cincore 18, Erin Dunseath 5, Brynn Holden 7, Elise Holden 25, Bailey Kramer 2, Rachel Peete 1.
Ridgeway (52) — Ashley Jackson 20, Alexis Bryson 1, Breauanna Humphrey 9, Eryn Roster 2, Odegua Oigboike 14, Oreonna Brown 6.
Briarcrest / 17 / 12 / 6 / 23—58
Ridgeway / 14 / 11 / 9 / 18—52
Records — Briarcrest 4-1.
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TURKEY JAM
At Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Central (73) — Nina Davis 25, Kahdeja Howell 11, Tia Hyman 5, Darriel Johnson 7, Dereka Johnson 3, Tia Wooten 22.
McEachern-Ga. (62) — Tia Cooper 17, Mia Cooper 9, Rosser 4, Allen 2, Patterson 2, Daniels 2, Lewis 20, Finley 4, Lindsey 2.
Central / 17 / 14 / 20 / 22—73
McEachern-Ga. / 20 / 14 / 16 / 12—62
Records — Central 3-2, McEachern-Ga. 0-4.
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WESTVIEW CLASSIC
USJ (42) — Haley Hall 12, Anna Garrett 5, Sally Sykes 17, Katie Exum 2, Rebecca Sears 5, Natalie Allen 1.
Munford (46) — Robneisha Lee 16, Precious Mills 4, Lindsey Owen 2, Kierra Richardson 3, Alex Turner 11, Shaliyah Wiggins 7, Lauren Zvolanek 3.
USJ / 12 / 11 / 8 / 11—42
Munford / 9 / 9 / 11 / 17—46
Records — Munford 4-1.

Sarah Watkins (Houston) has 25 points in Arkansas win

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores - November 23, 2012

Douglass (50) — Ashonti Harper 8, Gazmyne Herndon 12, Alexis Jones 8, Keoshina McGee 7, Benesha Rainey 3, Keyatta Tyson 7, Kimayah Ward 5.
Arlington (62) — Bailey Brewer 9, Alex Ellington 2, Chyna Ellis 27, Jessica Jackson 8, Ray Starks 11, Lakaya Parker 3, Chyeinne Norton 2.
Douglass / 8 / 18 / 9 / 15—50
Arlington / 14 / 13 / 24 / 11—62
Records — Douglass 1-1, Arlington 1-1.
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Lausanne (20) — Jessica Bradley 2, Phoebe O’Connor 2, Reagan Patrick 1, Selena Pruitt 10, Caroline Rolloson 5.
FCA Nighthawks (61) — Lauren Hoyle 12, Rebecca Luebbe 9, Bailye McCune 7, Jennifer Milewski 11, Samantha Price 9, Laura Spradlin 11, Grace Wade 2.
Lausanne / 5 / 6 / 7 /  2—20
FCA Nighthawks / 18 / 18 / 15 / 10—61
Records — FCA Nighthawks 5-1.
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RIDGEWAY THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
Hamilton (42) — Cage 2, Chapman 3, Davis 9, C. Jackson 3, S. Jackson 2, Mitchell 9, Shipp 4, Williams 8, Spencer 2.
Briarcrest (73) — Jasmine Cincore 16, Erin Dunseath 9, Brynn Holden 14, Elise Holden 10, Bailey Kramer 3, Kalynn Parks 11, Rachel Peete 2, Olivia Salazar 4, Hannah Steele 2, Lindsey Taylor 2.
Hamilton / 13 / 13 / 4 / 12—42
Briarcrest / 25 / 19 / 23 /  6—73
Records — Briarcrest 4-1.
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TURKEY JAM
Hoover (48) — Cochram-Wilder 5, Brown 2, Wright 2, Smith 5, Mitchell 6, Simpson 2, Rawls 5, Hunter 7, Webb 14.
Central (38) — Nina Davis 17, Kahdeja Howell 4, Tia Hyman 3, Darriel Johnson 6, Tia Wooten 8.
Hoover / 11 / 9 / 16 / 12—48
Central / 14 / 6 / 12 /  6—38
Records — Central 2-2.
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MLK TOURNAMENT
East (64) — A. Carnes-Marshall 9, Nyke Grandberry 1, Nykia Grandberry 4, A. Macklin 8, K. McKinney 4, J. White 16, J. Williams 22.
Manassas (44) — T. Anthony 30, S. Clayborn 2, T. Clayborn 2, T. Jones 6, O. O’Neal 4.
East / 17 / 11 / 16 / 20—64
Manassas / 5 / 13 / 12 / 14—44
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Overton (71) — Briggs 15, Green 12, Walker 10, Holmes 10, Atkins 8, Williams 7, Echols 5, Wilson 4.
Whitehaven (44) — Laka Blache 15, Brandi Clay 6, Tiarra Coleman 9, Erica Dean 2, Ebony Malone 4, Maia McCoy 6, Arnecia Nichols 2.
Overton / 20 / 20 / 26 /  5—71
Whitehaven / 11 / 9 / 14 / 10—44
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WESTVIEW THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
Munford (37) — Robneisha Lee 17, Alex Turner 5, Shaliyah Wiggins 9, Lauren Zvolanek 6.
Union City (36) — Tory Reedy 1, Kaleigh Bynum 6, Jackie Hudson 8, Kealie Reaves 7, Rayen Fair 5, Tamara Nettles 9.
Munford / 10 / 7 / 9 / 6 / 5— / 37
Union City / 8 / 7 / 11 / 6 / 4— / 36
Records — Munford 3-1.

2012 Martin Luther King MLK Girls Basketball Tournament Schedule




Saturday, Nov. 24

At Melrose

GIRLS
Noon -- Consolation game, Whitehaven vs. Manassas
6 p.m. -- Championship game, East vs. Overton


Friday, Nov. 23
3 p.m. -- semifinal game, Whitehaven vs. Overton
4:30 p.m. -- semifinal game, East vs. Manassas


Tuesday, November 20
3 p.m. — Hillcrest at Whitehaven, Melrose at Manassas.
4 p.m. — Kirby at Carver.
6 p.m. — Craigmont at Trezevant, MBA at Overton, East at Southwind.

Monday, November 19
3 p.m. -- Fairley at Hillcrest, Frayser vs. MBA at Cunningham Community Center, Kirby at Manassas
6 p.m. -- Craigmont at Whitehaven, Trezevant at Overton, Sheffield at Southwind, White Station at East, Carver at Melrose

2012 RIDGEWAY THANKSGIVING CLASSIC SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Nov. 21
3 p.m. -- Fayette-Ware girls vs. Mitchell
4:30 p.m. -- Wooddale boys vs. Fayette-Ware
6 p.m. -- Bolton boys vs. Lausanne
7:30 p.m. -- Jackson Southside boys vs. Mitchell

Friday, Nov. 23
10 a.m. -- Fayette-Ware girls vs. Raleigh-Egypt
11:30 a.m. -- Briarcrest girls vs. Hamilton
1 p.m. -- Ridgeway girls vs. Nashville Lancaster Academy
2:30 p.m. -- Nashville Lancaster Academy boys vs. Fayette-Ware
4 p.m. -- Bolton boys vs. Raleigh-Egypt
5:30 p.m. -- Nashville Pearl-Cohn boys vs. Jackson Southside
7 p.m. -- White Station boys vs. Olive Branch
8:30 p.m. -- Central Park-Ala. boys vs. Hamilton

Saturday, Nov. 24
10 a.m. -- Raleigh-Egypt girls vs. Hamilton
11:30 a.m. -- Lancaster Academy girls vs. Mitchell
1 p.m. -- Ridgeway girls vs. Briarcrest
2:30 p.m. -- Lausanne boys vs. Lancaster Academy
4 p.m. -- Wooddale boys vs. Pearl-Cohn
5:30 p.m. -- Ridgeway boys vs. Central Park-Ala.
7 p.m. -- Hamilton boys vs. Olive Branch
8:30 p.m. -- Raleigh-Egypt boys vs. White Station

Friday, November 23, 2012

2012 Tennessee Turkey Jamm Scores

Womens College Basketball Daily News - November 23, 2012

Boston: A Trip Home For Whitney Turner
Brown: Dixon’s Double-double Leads Brown to 55-51 Victory over Rhody
Bucknell: 10 Questions With...Samantha Heck
Fordham: Begins West Coast Swing with 55-48 Win Over USF
George Washington: GW Women's Hoops Picks Up First Road Win, 48-37, at USC Upstate
Hartford: Rookie Roth's 17 Points Leads Hawks to 71-65 Win over UMass
Hawaii Pacific: Women’s Basketball Cruises in Oahu Classic
Illinois State: ISU Women's Basketball Tops UIC, 86-74
Maryland: No. 10 Terps Dominate American, 94-54
Massachusetts: Minutewomen Suffer 71-65 Setback To Hartford
Memphis: Tigers Corral Mavericks, 89-76, on the Road
Michigan State: Women's Basketball Cruises Past Albany, 67-35
Morehead State: Xavier Women Top Eagles, 73-58
New Hampshire: Women's Basketball Welcomes Team Impact Member As A Wildcat For The 2012-13 Season
Northwestern: Three Wildcats Record Double-doubles, NU Downs Yale 83-75
Saint Louis: Billikens Earn First Win, Down UNO 51-42
Oklahoma: Sooner Report: History Lesson
Penn State: Depth Key for Aggressive Lady Lions
St. Bonaventure: Bonnies Comeback Effort Falls Short, Suffer First Loss
St. John's: Smith's Big Game Leads No. 18 St. John's Past Iona 71-55
Temple: Comes up Short Against Rutgers, 66-50
Troy: Trojans Fall at Kennesaw State
Xavier: Hoops win Second Straight with 73-58 Victory Over Morehead State
Utah State: Aggie Women's Basketball Captures the Great Alaska Shootout With 67-57 Win Over Alaska Anchorage Wednesday
UCF: Late Comeback Falls Short in UCF Women's Basketball's 83-75 Loss
USC: Women Overpower Arkansas State 72-58
Wisconsin: Badgers can't hold on in 60-55 loss to Washington
Wisconsin: Dyer elects to transfer
Vermont: Jacksonville Holds Off Vermont in Women's Basketball
Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech signs two in early signing period

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen Rankings with district-by-district outlook

from Commercial Appeal

1. Southaven
Coach: David Baldwin
Record last season: 29-3
Outlook: After reaching the state semifinals last season, nothing less than a championship will suffice for the Chargers. And they have the potential to go far, with all five starters returning. Senior posts Jasmine Joyner (Chattanooga) and Aliyah Miller (Providence) and senior guard Joanna Smith (Buffalo) are all Division 1 players while juniors Queen Hayes and Olivia Cunningham will be starting for the third year. Joyner is the leader, averaging 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks per game last season.
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2. Overton
Coach: Lynn Smith
Record last season: 30-3
Outlook: The Wolverines — who have reached the AAA state semifinals four straight years — were hit hard by graduation but have a returning star to build around. She's Georgetown-bound senior Kelsey Briggs, an athletic 6-1 wing who provides a very difficult matchup for most teams. Philecia Atkins will provide the shooting and Amber Holmes and Erin Wilson, transfers from Southwind, will help too.
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3. Central
Coach: Niki Bray
Record last season: 24-8
Outlook: The Lady Warriors will be looking for their fifth straight state tournament bid after losing in the quarterfinals to Clarksville last season. Three starters are gone but Central can call on the area's top performer, senior Nina Davis. A two-time Best of the Preps player of the year and a Miss Basketball finalist last year, the Baylor signee averaged 19.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game last season. Keys for Central will be the health of talented junior Tia Wooten, who missed part of last season with a knee injury, and how quickly last year's reserves adjust to their increased playing time.
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4. Briarcrest Christian
Coach: Lee Smith
Record last season: 26-4
Outlook: Despite losing Miss Basketball finalist Lauren Douglas (Northwestern), the Saints will be a strong favorite to make it back to the Division 2-AA state tournament. Sophomore Elise Holden (8 ppg., 3 rpg) and senior Erin Dunseath (5 ppg., 2 spg) are returning starters while seniors Bailey Kramer and Rachel Peete should thrive with more playing time. But the player to watch is junior Jasmine Cincore, a transfer from Central who has the potential to be a star in D2.
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5. Horn Lake
Coach: Janna Lyons
Record last season: 25-5
Outlook: Three starters are gone from last year's team but Lyons has plenty to build upon. Senior Brittany Grant is a three-year starter at guard while sophomore point guard Alondrea Rush excelled as a freshman starter last year. Sophomore center Alexyse Thomas is another returnee to keep an eye on.
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6. Memphis Home Education Association
Coach: Tracy Rice
Record last season: 38-4
Outlook: The Eagles will be led by one of the area's top players in sophomore Torri Lewis. The 5-10 sophomore guard is already on colleges' radar thanks to her great shooting and ability to get to the basket. But it's not just a one-girl show; Bailey Wilkes scored 19 in a win over Millington last week and sisters Sara and Emily Lytle will also contribute heavily.
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7. Munford
Coach: Steve Poindexter
Record last season: 19-10
Outlook: The Cougars should be very competitive, returning all five starters from last year's team that advanced to the region semifinals. Leading the way is District 13-AAA MVP Robneisha Lee, who averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals per contest. Senior guard Shaliyah Wiggins also averaged in double figures while senior guard Lauren Zvolanek is a tough defender on the perimeter.
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8. Manassas
Coach: Tommy Warren
Record last season: 31-4
Outlook: The Tigers have made two straight trips to the Class AA state tournament, losing in the first round each time. The goal now will be to win a game in Murfreesboro. Manassas will be led by one of the city's top players, versatile 6-0 senior Tiffany Jones. Phikala Anthony is another dependable scorer but last year's reserves will need to grow up in a hurry.
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9. Harding Academy
Coach: Becky Starks
Record last season: 23-8
Outlook: The Lady Lions will go as far as senior Kaylah Keys will take them, which last year was the sub-state round of the Division 2-A playoffs. Keys, a two-time Miss Basketball finalist, averaged 23 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game last year and figures to at least match those totals. Junior guard Megan Murphy is the other returning starter for Starks' team, which should be tough to beat come playoff time.
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10. Millington
Coach: Bruce Marshall
Record last season: 17-15
Outlook: The Trojans should be a much improved team this year, with four starters returning from a team that lost in the first round of the regionals. Leading the way is 6-3 post presence Tiara Caldwell, who will play at Tennessee-Martin. Senior Treasure Reading will also help out inside, while Kendra Richardson and Erin Clark offer backcourt experience.
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11. Fayette Academy
Coach: Rick Sullivan
Record last season: 29-2
Outlook: Despite losing seven seniors, including all-state performer Samantha Reeves (now at CBU), Sullivan likes his team, calling it the "most athletic" he's had at the school. Senior point guard Emily Reeves, who averaged 13 points and 6 assists per game last season, will be counted on heavily as the Vikings look to make another run to the Division 2-A state tournament.
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12. Covington
Coach: Dion Real
Record last season: 24-11
Outlook: Real said his girls are recharged after last season and ready to make a run to at least the sub-state round. Junior guard Precious Harvery (12 ppg.) and senior guard Precious Dyson (8 ppg.) return to lead the Chargers' up-tempo, get-after-it attack. Transfer Ashia Jones will also be a key contributor.
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