Last week, we had an unbelievable environment of basketball. This week should be even better! All games are played at Ridgeway Baptist Church Christian Life Center at 2500 Ridgeway Rd. Memphis, TN 38119.
Game 1: 9:45am UConn vs Memphis
This will be a match up of the bigs.
Memphis girls basketball fans are more familiar with 6'2 post Manaya Jones (UConn/Raleigh-Egypt). She is a go to player with a variety of moves on the block. Six-two post Alexyse Thomas (Memphis) made her introduction to Memphis last week. The Horn Lake (MS) junior has an extra year of high school basketball experience on Manaya so she will not shy away from the challenge of playing against a younger 6'2 player.
I can not remember a situation in recent years where you have two extremely talented bigs going head-to-head against each other. I'm excited it's happening in THE LEAGUE.
Game 2: 10:45am Tennessee vs California
This will be a match up of Juniors vs Seniors.
Tennessee seniors Kiara Golden (Center Hill (MS)) and Kairniesha "Shay" Trent (Wooddale) have been playing summer basketball together for years. Last week, Kiara lead the league in scoring in swag fashion with 17 points. Shay was pretty quiet, but don't let that fool you. She is capable of putting up double figures in athletic fashion both on the perimeter and in the paint.
California juniors Emanye Robertson (White Station) and Maia McCoy (Whitehaven) had a great July with Team All In. Their addition took that team to another level. Emanye brought her July momentum into Week 1 of THE LEAGUE scoring 15 points. Maia couldn't quite get it going in the game. Week 2 should give her an opportunity to show the fans her athletic and scoring abilities.
This will be a nice match up of long, athletic guards. California had a rough start last week. Can the juniors bring their A game and motivate the squad to take down the undefeated senior lead Tennessee team?
Game 3: 11:45am Louisville vs Notre Dame
This will be a match up of the Tennessee Flight.
This summer both junior's Kaylan Pugh (Notre Dame/St. Mary's) and Victoria "Torri" Lewis (Louisville/MHEA) took their talents to the Tennessee Flight organization based out of the Nashville area. They have contrasting games. Kaylan is the female version of Lebron James with a mature body frame and bulldozing desire to get into the lane for buckets. Torri is a tall shooting guard that's deadly on the perimeter.
Which style of play will lead their team to their first victory?