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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Girls Basketball Scores - February 27, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

TSSAA DIVISION 2-A STATE TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Northpoint (35) — Ashtyn Baker 4, Lauren Decembrino 6, Allie Enders 1, Lauren Gross 6, Karlie Hughes 12, Andrea Sparkman 4, Jade Wells 2.
Knoxville Webb (57) — M. Scheetz 18, D. Maxwell 4, K. Collier 8, D. Vance 3, E. Wyrick 3, E. Satterfield 6, C. Collier 15.
Northpoint 12 7 4 12—35
Knoxville Webb 7 16 18 16—57
Records — Northpoint 24-7.

Harding (33) — Zaria Christy 2, Kelsi Elkins 2, Anna Horner 7, Antoinette Lewis 17, Callie Stubbs 5.
Franklin Road Aca. (46) — J. Heldman 5, C. Sawyers 9, K. Bell 2, R. Casey 15, T. Casey 15.
Harding 7 13 6 7—33
FRA 16 7 12 11—46
Records — Harding 26-7.

REGION 8-AAA TOURNAMENT
LATE THURSDAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Overton (65) — Lyric Douglas 1, Rodrea Echols 11, Marquesha Fennell 2, Kyla Green 9, Jalisa Jones 8, Ciera Pettis 19, Kayla Williams 15.
Ridgeway (64) — Brandi Beasley 16, Oreonna Brown 18, Elizabeth Dixon 6, Eryn Foster 18, Breouanna Humphrey 2, Tierney Paylor 4.
Overton 15 12 8 19 11— 65
Ridgeway 18 5 14 17 10— 64
Records — Overton 25-4, Ridgeway 28-1.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Girls Basketball Scores - February 26, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

REGION 7-AAA TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Arlington (48) — Raegyn Branch 8, Mirrakohl Johnson 11, Ashley Lee 7, Callie McMorran 5, Cheiyanne Norton 12, Tori Sewell 5.
Bartlett (44) — Madison Carroll 5, Stella Gill 6, Jessica Jackson 10, Charity Savage 18, Nyla Smith 2, Dee Dee Williams 3.
Arlington 16 11 6 15—48
Bartlett 18 4 17 5—44
Records — Arlington 25-9.

REGION 8-AA TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Haywood (44) — Flagg 12, Shutes 19, Smith 8, Young 5.
Craigmont (47) — Kiara Caswell 9, Danielle Conley 12, Keveana Fayne 2, Morgan Morris 6, Daja Scurlock 18.
Haywood 12 3 17 12—44
Craigmont 8 14 11 14—47
Records — Haywood 22-9, Craigmont 26-6.

TSSAA DIVISION 2-AA STATE TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Briarcrest (57) — Brynn Holden 7, Elise Holden 26, Morgan Hunt 8, Tatiana Love 6, Kathryn Newman 5, Savanna Owens 4, Alyiah Wells 1.
Harpeth Hall (50) — LeeLee Johnson 8, Shelby Nutter 5, Anna Owens 3, Raleigh Potts 15, Mary Triplett 3, Lauren Bars 16.
Briarcrest 9 17 15 16—57
Harpeth Hall 16 3 14 17—50
Records — Briarcrest 23-6.

Briarcrest girls shake off slow start, advance to title game

From Commercial Appeal 


Down by 12 in the early moments of their Division 2-AA girls semifinal game against Harpeth Hall, it would have been easy for Briarcrest to think “not again.”

But instead of “not again,” it was more like “not this time.”

Elise Holden


Elise Holden scored 26 points as the Saints overcame a slow start to defeat Harpeth Hall, 57-50, to advance to the state championship game. They’ll play Brentwood Academy, a 68-61 winner over Chattanooga Baylor, for the title Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

“I’m so excited,” said Holden, a senior. “We’ve lost in the semifinals the last three years so it would be really great to win it.”

They’ll get their chance thanks to a superb second quarter.

The Honey Bears led 12-0 before Holden got the Saints (23-6) on the board midway through the first quarter. By the end of the break, they were down 16-9 but then outscored Harpeth Hall 17-3 in the second quarter to take control of the game.

Briarcrest led 45-35 early in the fourth before Harpeth Hall rallied to get within two. But Holden — who went 13 of 17 from the line — made some clutch free throws late to seal it.

“We used four different defenses,” said Saints coach Lee Smith. “And we did a good job in transition. We felt like we could push them.

“I knew they wouldn’t panic. We’ve been here too many times. I know it’s easy to say now but we never doubted.”

Holden’s twin sister Brynn chipped in with seven points and a game-high nine rebounds against Harpeth Hall’s tall and physical frontline. Morgan Hunt added eight points.

If Briarcrest wins Saturday it will be the fifth title in school history but the first since 2004.

“I get teary-eyed just thinking about our seniors,” said Smith, referring to the Holdens, Kathryn Newman, Tatiana Love and Julianne Bryson.

“They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do and I just want it so bad for them.”

Married Coaches Bring Vow Factor To Mississippi Girls Basketball

from espnW

Janna and Jason Thompson added to their trophy collection last year when they both led their teams to Mississippi state championships.

Janna and Jason Thompson made a vow to each other even before they got married.
Never -- ever -- again would the high school girls'  basketball coaches in Mississippi play a regular-season game against each other.

"Once we got together," Jason said, "we made a pact never to do that again."
Janna Thompson, the coach at Horn Lake (Mississippi), and Jason Thompson, the coach at H.W. Byers (Holly Springs, Mississippi), have been doing just fine without saying "I do" to a game between the two state powers.

Last year, Janna led Horn Lake to the 6A state title and Jason led Byers to the 2A state title. They are believed to be the first married couple in Mississippi history to win state basketball titles with different teams in the same year.

"I felt like we won state twice," said Abria Gulledge, now a 6-foot senior wing at Byers. "We were, like,  playing together, basically.

"Last year was fun, and we both want to get back to Jackson."

That's where Mississippi holds its state girls' basketball championships, and both Byers and Horn Lake have a shot at getting back to the Final Four next month.


Janna Thompson, who played point guard at Delta State, has coached Horn Lake to two state titles.

Jason Thompson, 39, has led H.W. Byers to six state titles, including the past four years in a row. The four straight championships have coincided with the time he started dating the former Janna Lyons, and Jason said there's a reason why.

"We bounce ideas off each other quite a bit," said Jason, who aspires to coach with his wife at the college level someday. "We go back and forth and say, 'If I were your opponent, this is what I would do.'

"[Janna] is great at paying attention to details and knowing how to make adjustments. It doesn't take her long -- she can immediately recognize what works and what doesn't."
Janna, 32, has won two state titles -- in 2010 and 2014.

At 5-foot-6, she is six inches shorter than her husband, but she can boast the better college career, having played point guard for Delta State and reached the Division II Elite Eight one year.

Her collegiate clippings are an important piece of trash-talking evidence because Jason, who played one year at Mississippi Valley State before getting sidelined because of numerous injuries, and Janna compete with each other at just about everything,  from dominoes to cards to gift-giving.
In fact, about the only thing they don't compete at is basketball.

Instead of trying to beat each other in hoops, they try to help each other succeed.
"It's nice to have someone to be able to vent to," Janna said. "My girls think my practices are tough now, but without Jason, it would be a lot worse.

"He gives me another perspective. If I didn't have that, I may come to school the next day after a loss and call for a three-hour practice."

Jason's players feel lucky he has Janna. Before they got together, Gulledge said, Byers would practice at every opportunity.



Jason Thompson has won six state titles and dreams of teaming up with his wife on the same sideline someday.


"We used to think, 'Coach needs to find a valentine,'" said Gulledge, who has played for Jason since her eighth-grade year. "He never gave us a break."

Jason and Janna met in 2007 when both were coaching at a basketball camp. Jason remembers thinking at some point that Janna was "a nice-looking coach who works hard and does a good job. But I wasn't thinking anything past that."
Janna was thinking even less than that.

"The first time we met was just my second year coaching," she said. "He didn't spark my interest at all. The only thing I found impressive was that I knew he had won championships."
Things changed in the summer of 2011 when Jason's father, Jessie, introduced himself to Janna.
"He said, 'I thought you and my son would have gone out on a date by now,'" Janna said, recalling the conversation. "I was like, 'Who is your son?'"

That night, at his father's suggestion, Jason gave Janna a call -- ostensibly to thank her for coming out to his summer tournament.

"No coach ever thanks you for coming out to a summer tournament," Janna said. "I was rolling my eyes back then, but I'm grateful now."

The couple were engaged in 2012 and married on May 21, 2013.

The wedding date was special -- right in the middle of their birthdays. He was born May 20, and her birthday is May 22.

"I think he picked that wedding date so he wouldn't forget our anniversary," Janna joked.

The Thompsons' home is also strategic -- it's located about 25 minutes from Horn Lake and roughly the same distance from Byers.

And the other major part of this basketball family is their 5-year-old son Jaydon -- biologically, he is Janna's from a previous relationship, but he is clearly the light of both their lives.

"Jaydon is a coach in training," Janna said. "He walks around the gym like he runs the place. He knows everyone, and he's bossy."

Jaydon can be found sitting on Janna's bench or on Jason's, depending on the night.
"He knows all the players on both teams and all their jersey numbers," Janna said. "He knows them better than I do. Sometimes a college coach will say, 'What about No. 13?' And Jaydon will know the girl's name before I do."

In the five years since Jaydon was born, Jason and Janna have combined to win six state titles -- an impressive haul.

But whose program is better?

They both agree that Jason won their only matchup in the regular season. But in summer ball, Janna said, her team beat his, which differs from Jason's recollection.

"That's a sensitive subject," Janna said. "He doesn't want me to have bragging rights, but the first time we played them, we beat them.

"But it was not about Jason Thompson -- contrary to his popular belief. It was just that we beat H.W. Byers."

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Girls Basketball Scores - February 25, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

REGION 7-AAA TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Arlington (61) — Raegyn Branch 18, Mirrakohl Johnson 8, Ashley Lee 12, Cheiyanne Norton 3, Tori Sewell 20.
Dyer Co. (51) — Crane 2, Enochs 5, Hicks 7, Luckett 4, Owen 18, Thompson 11, Pugh 2, Manpin 2.
Arlington 11 7 21 22—61
Dyer Co. 14 9 11 17—51
Records — Arlington 24-9, Dyer Co. 30-1.

REGION 8-AAA TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Central (52) — Miyah Barnes 8, Jasmine Carson 19, Tijuana Griggs 6, Johne’ Stewart 12, Jireh Washington 7.
Overton (58) — Rodrea Echols 6, Marquesha Fennell 3, Kyla Green 9, Dontrecia Johnson 3, Jalisa Jones 15, Ciera Pettis 7, Kayla Williams 15.
Central 15 17 8 12—52
Overton 13 16 13 16—58
Records — Central 19-10, Overton 24-4.

White Station (60) — Allanna Black 3, Damiah Griffin 23, Tamia Jones 4, Taelor Manning 2, Dejah Montgomery 3, Brittni Moore 2, Emanye Robertson 18, Taylor Williams 5.
Ridgeway (73) — Takesia Barnes 2, Brandi Beasley 18, Kendra Boone 4, Oreonna Brown 7, Alexus Bryson 3, Elizabeth Dixon 4, Eryn Foster 14, Breouanna Humphrey 13, Tierney Paylor 6, Kiara White 2.
White Station 16 19 13 12—60
Ridgeway 23 16 13 21—73
Records — Ridgeway 28-0.

REGION 8-AA TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Liberty Tech (40) — Aliyah Collins 2, Cortney Fisher 12, Brindy Fuller 7, Kierra Linton 6, Aleysia Mason-Pavia 3, Teja Pearson 10.
Craigmont (58) — Kiara Caswell 3, Danielle Conley 15, Alexis McFarland 5, Morgan Morris 10, Daja Scurlock 25.
Liberty Tech 11 11 13 5—40
Craigmont 13 16 14 15—58
Records — Liberty Tech 13-11, Craigmont 25-6.

Covington (47) — Tia Bland 5, Kiara Booker 9, Chelsea Dye 11, Alexis Johnson 5, Treasury Poindexter 8, Iesha Tipton 9.
Haywood (52) — Cunningham 5, Flagg 8, J. Shutes 17, Smith 9, Wilson 3, Young 10.
Covington 7 17 10 13—47
Haywood 12 10 8 22—52
Records — Covington 16-16, Haywood 22-8.

REGION 8-A TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Riverside (65) — Chumney 7, N. Scott 1, McElrath 8, Walker 17, Linton 14, L. Scott 18.
Mitchell (50) — Dominique Chatman 8, Tyarica French 4, DeMiya Grandberry 12, Nicole Johnson 4, Equeria Patterson 8, Derenisha Taylor 14.
Riverside 11 20 19 15—65
Mitchell 8 13 16 13—50
Records — Riverside 22-8, Mitchell 26-7.

LATE TUESDAY’S QUARTERFINALS
Northside (32) — Amber Cohen 12, Lindsey Laird 1, Amber Mitchell 2, Starkisha Saine 4, Christina Taylor 5, Joy Westbrook 8.
Middleton (79) — Joy 17, Mason 17, Perry 14, Pledge 4, Warren 8, Wadley 5, Parks 8, Smith 6.
Northside 13 10 4 5—32
Middleton 24 28 19 8—79
Records — Northside 17-11, Middleton 29-0.

Washington (24) — Sky-Lynn Bright 7, Brandi Davis 3, Carnessia Griggs 2, Derrinesha Jackson 6, Asia Mosley 2, Tiana Williams 2, Wright 2.
Riverside (55) — Chumney 14, Woody 2, N. Scott 2, McElrath 8, Walker 5, Haggard 5, Linton 14, L. Scott 5.
Washington 4 9 7 4—24
Riverside 15 13 15 12—55
Records — Washington 22-8, Riverside 21-8.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Prep basketball schedule for Wednesday-Saturday

Region 7-AAA at Munford
Wednesday
Semifinals

4 p.m.: Bartlett girls vs. Munford
5:30 p.m.: Arlington girls vs. Dyer County
7 p.m.: Cordova boys vs. Bolton
8:30 p.m.: Dyer County boys vs. Arlington

Thursday
6 p.m.: Girls championship
7:30 p.m.: Boys championship

Region 8-AAA at Ridgeway
Wednesday
Semifinals

3 p.m.: Ridgeway girls vs. White Station
4:30 p.m. Overton girls vs. Central
6 p.m.: Houston boys vs. Hamilton
7:30 p.m.: East boys vs. Overton

Thursday
6 p.m.: Girls championship
7:30 p.m.: Boys championship

Region 8-AA at Covington
Wednesday
Semifinals

4 p.m.: Brownsville Haywood girls vs. Covington
5:30 p.m.: Craigmont girls vs. Jackson Liberty Tech
7 p.m.: Brownsville Haywood boys vs. Sheffield
8:30 p.m.: Craigmont boys vs. Ripley

Thursday
6 p.m.: Girls championship
7:30 p.m.: Boys championship

Region 8-A at Jackson Trinity Christian
Wednesday
Semifinals

4 p.m.: Mitchell girls vs. Riverside
5:30 p.m.: Mitchell boys vs. Middleton
7 p.m.: Middleton girls vs. Jackson Trinity Christian
8:30 p.m.: BTW boys vs. Jackson Trinity Christian

Division 2 state tournament at Allen Arena in Nasvhille
Thursday

10 a.m.: Brentwood Academy girls vs. Chattanooga Baylor
11:30 a.m.: Brentwood Academy boys vs. Briarcrest
1:15 p.m.: Harpeth Hall girls vs. Briarcrest
2:45 p.m.: CBHS boys vs. Ensworth

Friday
10 a.m.: Harding girls vs. Franklin Road Academy
11:30 a.m.: Harding boys vs. Battle Ground Academy
1:15 p.m.: Northpoint girls vs. Knoxville Webb
2:45 p.m.: St. George's boys vs. Davidson Academy

Saturday
1 p.m.: Division 2-AA girls championship
3 p.m.: Division 2-AA boys championship
5:30 p.m.: Division 2-A girls championship
7:30 p.m.: Division 2-A boys championship

Girls Basketball Scores - February 24, 2015

From Commercial Appeal 

REGION 7-AAA TOURNAMENT
QUARTERFINALS
Hardin Co. (39) — Cassey 9, Gray 4, Hunt 3, Nix 5, Shannon 4, Timberman 1, Stricklin 10, Martin 3.
Arlington (74) — Raegyn Branch 8, Nakia Grandberry 24, Mirrakohl Johnson 11, Ashley Lee 7, Callie McMorran 9, Cheiyanne Norton 2, Tori Sewell 13.
Hardin Co. 11 7 15 6—39
Arlington 19 22 20 13—74
Records — Arlington 23-9.

Brighton (39) — Danielle Collins 2, Lilly Hill 1, Keyona Johnson 3, Shayna Johnson 10, Lindsey Morrissett 2, Makayla Rose 9, Sam Sloan 4, Kyla Taylor 6, Onyx Magno 2.
Bartlett (69) — Madelyn Anguiano 1, Madison Carroll 3, Bethany Davis 4, Stella Gill 3, Jessica Jackson 26, Ashley Payne 3, Charity Savage 20, Dee Dee Williams 7, Kamisha Wright 2.
Brighton 7 8 12 12—39
Bartlett 19 17 12 21—69

Cordova (43) — Zakyia Head 5, Taylor Lattimore 14, D’Andra Poe-Wilkins 6, Jerhonise Rollins 4, Karai Samuels 8, K’Yanna Terry 4, Jasmine Walker 2.
Munford (66) — Gabby Crawford 25, Phenicia Howard 10, Shania Johnson 4, Johnna Jones 11, Lindsey Owen 5, Kierra Richardson 11.
Cordova 4 14 8 17—43
Munford 18 13 19 16—66
Records — Munford 20-9.

REGION 8-AAA TOURNAMENT
QUARTERFINALS
Kirby (34) — Alexis Acoff 11, Bryunna Buntyn 2, Marneisha Hamer 6, Shakira Neal 5, Juantia Walton 10.
Overton (59) — Rodrea Echols 15, Marquesha Fennell 8, Kyla Green 10, Dontrecia Johnson 6, Jalisa Jones 4, Ciera Pettis 6, Kayla Williams 10.
Kirby 6 8 8 12—34
Overton 10 4 20 25—59
Records — Overton 23-4.

Whitehaven (50) — Brandi Clay 6, Ebony Malone 2, Maia McCoy 9, Tia Polk 2, Jasmine Rhodes 1, Brianna Shaw 10, Lanecion Soward 2, Morgan Walton 2, Ariel Williams 16.
Ridgeway (62) — Brandi Beasley 11, Oreonna Brown 4, Alexus Bryson 3, Elizabeth Dixon 4, Eryn Foster 16, Breouanna Humphrey 10, Tierney Paylor 14.
Whitehaven 20 9 13 8—50
Ridgeway 10 23 16 13—62
Records — Ridgeway 27-0.

Central (46) — Miyah Barnes 18, Jasmine Carson 8, Tijuana Griggs 4, Johne’ Stewart 6, Jireh Washington 10.
Southwind (38) — Kiante Butts 8, Kiara Lowery 5, Ebony Shaw 14, Jasmine Suggs 11.
Central 14 12 4 16—46
Southwind 10 7 9 12—38
Records — Central 19-9, Southwind 18-11.

Houston (52) — Shaela Gardner 7, Sydney Malone 3, Jaida Roper 36, Shannon Sharp 4, Kelsey Trice 2.
White Station (58) — Damiah Griffin 4, Kyla Harris 2, Taylor Hayes 4, Taelor Manning 4, Dejah Montgomery 6, Brittni Moore 6, Emanye Robertson 21, Taylor Williams 11.
Houston 9 17 13 13—52
White Station 0 17 19 22—58

REGION 8-AA TOURNAMENT
QUARTERFINALS
Covington (80) — Tia Bland 10, Kiara Booker 14, Chelsea Dye 5, Destiny Foster 4, Malia Johnson 4, Treasury Poindexter 23, Iesha Tipton 20.
Douglass (62) — Marquera Carnes 13, Jahmere Dangerfield 6, Gazmyne Herndon 27, Jerrica Johnson 12, Benesha Rainey 4.
Covington 20 20 21 19—80
Douglass 19 14 18 11—62
Records — Covington 16-15, Douglass 20-10.

Jackson Northside (36) — Quayla Greer 2, Morgan Harris 2, Imani Hayes 4, Jada Perkins 26, Dajiah Warmack 2.
Craigmont (89) — Kiara Caswell 3, Danielle Conley 18, Taylor Crutcher 1, Keveana Fayne 7, Alexis McFarland 8, Morgan Morris 9, Jessica Neal 4, Tiara Reed 9, Daja Scurlock 28, Jasmyne Thornton 2.
Jackson Northside 9 9 13 5—36
Craigmont 25 25 22 17—89

REGION 8-A TOURNAMENT
QUARTERFINALS
Scotts Hill (49) — Danielle Maness 9, Elezabeth Barrow 9, Katie Wyatt 6, Kaitlyn Hayes 13, Aliyah Brasher 12.
Mitchell (52) — Dominique Chatman 6, Tyarica French 2, DeMiya Grandberry 11, Kiara McCollins 4, Equeria Patterson 8, Derenisha Taylor 21.
Scotts Hill 10 16 13 10—49
Mitchell 11 15 4 22—52
Records — Scotts Hill 15-14, Mitchell 26-6.

Trinity Christian (64) — Ross 10, Lytle 31, Akin 2, Lee 13, Turner 3, Bratton 3, Carpenter 2.
Oakhaven (50) — Corlisha Howard 27, Ladawna Jones 15, Ari-zhane Lynch 2, Lydia Robertson 2, Simantha Smith 3, Darneisha Tucker 1.
Trinity Christian 11 17 16 20—64
Oakhaven 13 14 8 15—50
Records — Oakhaven 18-5.

DIVISION 2-AA STATE TOURNAMENT
QUARTERFINAL
Chattanooga Baylor (55) — K. Clemons 16, J. Willis 6, C. Huckabay 6, A. Hubert 8, M. Long 16, S. Popp 3.
St. Benedict (48) — Taylor Barnes 18, Bailey Coppedge 3, Kristina Ferris 8, Courtney Parker 9, Nicole Ungaro 10.
Baylor 16 11 9 19—55
St. Benedict 7 8 16 17—48
Records — Baylor 19-9, St. Benedict 18-10.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Girls Basketball Scores - February 23, 2015

From Commercial Appeal


DIVISION 2-AA STATE TOURNAMENT
QUARTERFINAL
Father Ryan (41) — Burdge 3, Carletello 5, Proctor 9, Rider 5, Rolick 6, Wheby 13.
Briarcrest (44) — Brynn Holden 13, Elise Holden 16, Morgan Hunt 8, Tatianna Love 2, Savanna Owens 3, Alyiah Wells 2.
Father Ryan 12 5 12 6 6— 41
Briarcrest 7 7 13 8 9— 44
Records — Briarcrest 22-6.

DIVISION 2-A SUB-STATE
USN (29) — Morrill 4, Rabb 16, Porter 5, Roth 4.
Harding (48) — Kelsi Elkins 6, Anna Horner 12, Antoinette Lewis 14, Sarah Luttrell 8, Elaine Savage 2, Callie Stubbs 6.
USN 7 9 9 4—29
Harding 13 7 20 8—48

Tuesday's Prep Basketball Schedule

REGION 7-AAA QUARTERFINALS
Girls

Bolton at Dyer County, 6 p.m.
Hardin County at Arlington, 6 p.m.
Brighton at Bartlett, 6 p.m.
Cordova at Munford, 7 p.m.
Boys
Bolton at Hardin County, 7 p.m.
Munford at Cordova, 7 p.m.
Bartlett at Dyer County, 7:30 p.m.
Brighton at Arlington, 7:30 p.m.

REGION 8-AAA QUARTERFINALS
Girls

Whitehaven at Ridgeway, 5 p.m.
Central at Southwind, 5:30 p.m.
Kirby at Overton, 7 p.m.
Houston at White Station, 7 p.m.
Boys
Ridgeway at East, 7 p.m.
Southwind at Hamilton, 7 p.m.
Overton at Germantown, 7 p.m.
Central at Houston, 7 p.m.

REGION 8-AA QUARTERFINALS
Girls

Trezevant at Brownsville Haywood, 6 p.m.
Jackson North Side at Craigmont, 6 p.m.
Covington at Douglass, 7 p.m.
Raleigh-Egypt at Jackson Liberty Tech, 7 p.m.
Boys
Jackson North Side at Sheffield, 7 p.m.
Trezevant at Ripley, 7 p.m.
Covington at Craigmont, 7:30 p.m.
Douglass at Brownsville Haywood, 7:30 p.m.

REGION 8-A QUARTERFINALS
Girls

Jackson Trinity Christian at Oakhaven, 4 p.m.
BTW at Riverside, 4 p.m.
Scotts Hill at Mitchell, 6 p.m.
Northside at Middleton, 6 p.m.
Boys
Adamsville at BTW, 7 p.m.
Carver at Jackson Trinity Christian, 7 p.m.
Madison at Mitchell, 7:30 p.m.
Soulsville at Middleton, 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 2-AA STATE QUARTERFINALS
Girls

Chattanooga Baylor at St. Benedict, 4:30 p.m.
Boys
Montgomery Bell Academy at CBHS, 7 p.m.

DIVISION 2-A SUB-STATE
Boys

Franklin Road Academy at St. George’s, 6 p.m.

Riverdale, Smyrna girls deliberately try to lose game, get kicked out of playoffs

Story from  Tennessean.com

The TSSAA removed Riverdale and Smyrna from the high school girls basketball postseason on Monday following a report from a high school referee in charge of their District 7-AAA consolation game held Saturday where he said that both schools "played to lose the game."

Both Rutherford County schools were placed on restrictive probation by the high school association for the rest of the school year and probation for the 2015-16 school year.
Both schools were fined $1,500.

Administrators from both schools met with the TSSAA on Monday. Smyrna principal Rick Powell said both he and Riverdale principal Tom Nolan asked to allow their teams to continue to play, but remove their respective coaches — Shawn Middleton at Smyrna and Cory Barrett at Riverdale — from the postseason.

"I hate it for the kids because of the actions of the coaches," Powell said. "We pleaded with the TSSAA. We hated that they were penalized. But that was their decision.

"We talked about removing them for games, but it may be just one game (if they lost), or it could be two or three... You don't know how many games it would be."

Tullahoma (19-8) and Lawrence County (21-8) advanced to Wednesday's Region 4-AAA semifinals without play because of the TSSAA decision. No. 1 seed Tullahoma was scheduled to play Riverdale, which was ranked eighth in the final Associated Press Class AAA statewide poll. No. 2 seed Lawrence County was scheduled to play Smyrna.

Neither Powell or Nolan were in attendance at Saturday's 7-AAA consolation game, which was held at Riverdale. Smyrna won 55-29.

In the report, the referee noted that Riverdale "missed 12-16 fre
e throws intentionally." And that Smyrna "wouldn't get the ball across the half-court line to get a 10-second count or to make us call an over and back violation intentionally."

Read entire story

Sunday, February 22, 2015

#MGBB Mix: Starlandria Walton - 5'8 - SG - 2016 - Holly Springs (MS)


Starlandria Walton started this season off hot! In November, she had a 41, 37 and 30 point games. So far this season, she has scored over 30 points in 7 games.

I watched her score 23 points including 10/10 from the line against Olive Branch and she was double, triple and quadruple-teamed in that game. Through 26 games, she has scored 624 points which is a average of 24 points per game.

She is a scorer. She gets by defenders and to the line. She can score off the dribble going left or right. She can also knock down the three.



P-15 Workout: February 22, 2015


The P-15 Workout is an opportunity to get an extra 15 minutes of individual practice in before or after team practice. You decide if you want to do the workout everyday this week or come up with your own schedule.

Get this week's workout at PatoshaJeffery.com

Girls Basketball Scores - February 21, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

DISTRICT 15-AAA TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Southwind (51) — Kiante Butts 5, Pinkie Fossett 4, Destiny Henderson 1, Rochelle Lee 8, Ebony Shaw 26, Jasmine Suggs 7.
Ridgeway (69) — Brandi Beasley 15, Oreonna Brown 5, Alexus Bryson 6, Elizabeth Dixon 4, Eryn Foster 22, Breouanna Humphrey 13, Tierney Paylor 4.
Southwind 9 6 23 13—51
Ridgeway 12 21 21 15—69
Records — Southwind 18-9, Ridgeway 25-0.

DISTRICT 16-AA TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Douglass (58) — Marquera Carnes 12, Jahmere Dangerfield 8, Jennifer Fletcher 3, Gazmyne Herndon 20, Jerrica Johnson 5, Benesha Rainey 10.
Craigmont (71) — Kiara Caswell 14, Danielle Conley 30, Keveana Fayne 8, Morgan Morris 6, Tiara Reed 2, Daja Scurlock 11.
Douglass 16 14 17 11—58
Craigmont 21 15 20 15—71

DISTRICT 16-A TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Oakhaven (35) — Tayonia Ash 2, Tenetria Brown 2, Corlisha Howard 9, Ladawna Jones 16, Ari-zhane Lynch 4, Ambreisha Smalls 2.
Mitchell (58) — Dominique Chatman 12, Tyarica French 4, DeMiya Grandberry 7, Shakira Hearn 2, Nicole Johnson 9, Equeria Patterson 8, Derenisha Taylor 16.
Oakhaven 4 9 13 9—35
Mitchell 13 14 11 20—58
Records — Mitchell 25-6.

CONSOLATION
Northside (31) — Davida Beal 5, Amber Cohen 4, Amber Mitchell 9, Starkisha Saine 2, Christina Taylor 3, Joy Westbrook 8.
Washington (46) — Sky-Lynn Bright 8, Brandi Davis 7, Carnessia Griggs 8, Reneisha Hale 5, Derrinesha Jackson 2, Asia Mosley 12, Neisha Thomas 2, Tiana Williams 2.
Northside 4 8 13 6—31
Washington 12 15 7 12—46
Records — Northside 18-10, Washington 22-7.

DIVISION 2-A SUBSTATE
Ezell-Harding (57) — Parsons 9, Sneed 5, Senn 11, Beaty 15, Miller 6, Willoughby 11.
Northpoint (62) — Ashtyn Baker 15, Lauren Decembrino 3, Lauren Gross 30, Karlie Hughes 12, Hannah Shafer 2.
Ezell-Harding 16 8 14 19—57
Northpoint 22 11 14 15—62
Records — Ezell-Harding 23-10, Northpoint 24-6.

ECS (50) — Hope Gribble 6, Emily Lytle 24, Molly Martin 5, Celia Owens 8, Jordan Shackleford 3, Lee Ellen Stanley 4.
Franklin Road Aca. (58) — J. Helman 3, C. Sawyers 15, K. Bell 23, L. Pierce 2, R. Casey 13, T. Casey 2.
ECS 8 10 23 9—50
FRA 17 6 17 18—58
Records — ECS 20-11.

MHSAA REGION 1-5A TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Lewisburg (63) — Madison Baldwin 11, Lauren Brady 3, Claire Fleming 4, Destiny Gardner 14, Jordyn Lentz 2, Molly Murphy 14, Ariel Tunstall 15.
Clarksdale (55) — Hammond 13, D. Johnson 10, Miller 6, Moody 8, Shivers 18.
Lewisburg 12 14 18 19—63
Clarksdale 9 11 15 20—55
Records — Lewisburg 15-14.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Kourtney Coleman (HW Byers) Leads Troy On and Off the Court

Girls Basketball Scores - February 19, 2015

From Commercial Appeal



DISTRICT 14-AAA TOURNAMENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Bartlett (46) — Stella Gill 1, Jessica Jackson 8, Ashley Payne 2, Charity Savage 13, Nyla Smith 2, Dee Dee Williams 18, Elizabeth Williams 2.
Arlington (43) — Raegyn Branch 8, Nakia Grandberry 4, Mirrakohl Johnson 13, Ashley Lee 1, Callie McMorran 2, Cheiyanne Norton 6, Tori Sewell 9.
Bartlett 8 8 16 14—46
Arlington 12 11 15 5—43
Records — Arlington 22-9.

CONSOLATION
Cordova (69) — Michaela Campbell 16, Taylor Christian 2, Zakyia Head 7, Taylor Lattimore 7, D’Andra Poe-Wilkins 4, Jerhonise Rollins 5, K’Yanna Terry 15, Jasmine Walker 6, Andreana Wrister 7.
Bolton (56) — Christina Craft 6, Jaelyan Jones 2, Amrie Nickelson 10, Taylor Smith 13, Ayanna Swift 2, Heaven Thompson 15, Kerrice Watson 8.
Cordova 15 18 19 17—69
Bolton 15 8 15 18—56

DISTRICT 15-AAA TOURNAMENT
CONSOLATION
Houston (67) — Mary Collins 10, Maggie Crigler 2, Shaela Gardner 9, Sydney Malone 24, Jaida Roper 18, Shannon Sharp 4.
Kirby (46) — Alexis Acoff 4, Bryunna Buntyn 2, Marneisha Hamer 22, Shakira Neal 2, Stephanie Turner 4, Juantia Walton 12.
Houston 15 18 18 16—67
Kirby 17 6 2 21—46

DISTRICT 16-AA TOURNAMENT
CONSOLATION
Trezevant (52) — Sade Hudson 13, Kourtney Walton 19, Marcee Williams 16, Andrea Willis 4.
Raleigh-Egypt (62) — Taylor Bridges 6, Dynesha Echols 4, Brenda Fields 18, Jerika Isom 2, Brittany Johnson 5, Manaya Jones 18, Kiera Murray 9.
Trezevant 12 17 9 14—52
Raleigh-Egypt 24 17 11 10—62

DISTRICT 16-A TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Oakhaven (56) — Corlisha Howard 26, Ladawna Jones 12, Ari-zhane Lynch 8, Ambreisha Smalls 6, Simantha Smith 2, Darneisha Tucker 2.
Washington (48) — Sky-Lynn Bright 11, Brandi Davis 8, Carnessia Griggs 7, Reneisha Hale 8, Derrinesha Jackson 6, Asia Mosley 8.
Oakhaven 9 15 15 17—56
Washington 13 11 9 15—48
Records — Oakhaven 18-3, BTW 21-7.

DIVISION 2-AA WEST REGION TOURNAMENT
Hutchison (44) — Kerrigan Braxton 6, Gardner Dunavant 14, Elizabeth Farnsworth 12, Reba Moody 4, Catey Nelson 8.
St. Agnes (45) — Wallis Jenkins 15, Amanda Lammey 9, Lauren Lewis 5, Caroline Pietrangelo 1, Kindall Ross 5, Rachel Siano 8, Amelia Wigley 2.
Hutchison 6 12 9 13 4— 44
St. Agnes 9 10 10 11 5— 45
Records — St. Agnes 9-14.

MHSAA REGION 1-5A TOURNAMENT
Lake Cormorant (48) — K. Chaffin 9, T. Johnson 2, J. Suggs 14, T. Thomas 18, T. Wilson 4, K. McKenzie 1.
Lewisburg (52) — Madison Baldwin 9, Lauren Brady 4, Claire Fleming 2, Destiny Gardner 21, Molly Murphy 3, Ariel Tunstall 13.
Lake Corm. 10 8 15 11 4— 48
Lewisburg 16 6 14 8 8— 52
Records — Lewisburg 14-14.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

End of Season Checkup




Basketball Season is winding down. Before you get started with AAU/Travel team activities, here are some things for you to consider.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tennessee AP Prep Girls Basketball Polls, Feb. 16

CLASS AAA
Record / Pts / Prv

1. Blackman (8) / 24-2 / 88 / 1
2. Ridgeway (1) / 22-0 / 82 / 2
3. Dyer County / 28-0 / 72 / 3
4. Mt. Juliet / 27-2 / 56 / 5
5. Dickson County / 28-2 / 49 / 6
6. Oakland / 23-5 / 48 / 4
7. Bearden / 27-3 / 40 / 7
8. Riverdale / 22-7 / 28 / 8
9. Cumberland County / 24-4 / 12 / 10
10. Brentwood / 23-4 / 10 / 9
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

CLASS AA
Record / Pts / Prv

1. Elizabethton (9) / 26-0 / 90 / 1
2. CPA / 25-0 / 81 / 2
3. East Nashville / 23-3 / 58 / 5
4. Murfreesboro Central Magnet / 23-5 / 51 / 8
5. Martin Luther King / 21-5 / 44 / 3
6. McMinn Central / 24-4 / 42 / 9
7. Upperman / 25-6 / 32 / 6
8. Jackson South Side / 21-5 / 28 / 5
9. Grainger / 24-5 / 21 / 10
10. Livingston Aca. / 23-8 / 19 / 7
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

CLASS A
Record / Pts / Prv

1. Middleton (8) / 27-0 / 88 / 1
2. Houston County (1) / 30-1 / 79 / 3
3. Clarkrange / 25-5 / 74 / 2
4. Gibson County / 28-3 / 56 / 6
5. Middle Tenn. Christian / 26-3 / 53 / 7
6. South Greene / 24-6 / 38 / 5
7. West Carroll / 28-1 / 31 / 4
8. Oliver Springs / 24-6 / 25 / 9
9. Community / 18-8 / 19 / 10
10. Perry County / 23-2 / 8 / 8
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

DIVISION 2
Record / Pts / Prv

1. Brentwood Aca. (7) / 26-1 / 70 / 1
2. Knoxville Webb / 28-4 / 63 / 2
3. Briarcrest / 20-6 / 51 / 4
4. Franklin Road Aca. / 29-3 / 45 / 3
5. Northpoint / 23-6 / 33 / 5
6. Harding Aca. / 24-6 / 23 / NR

7. University-Nashville / 21-8 / 19 / 7
8. University-Jackson / 23-5 / 18 / 6
(tie) Baylor / 17-9 / 18 / 8
10. Ensworth / 13-10 / 15 / 10
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

P-15 Workout: February 15, 2015


The P-15 Workout is an opportunity to get an extra 15 minutes of individual practice in before or after team practice. You decide if you want to do the workout everyday this week or come up with your own schedule.

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Girls Basketball Scores - February 14, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

DISTRICT 14-AAA TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Cordova (32) — Michaela Campbell 8, Taylor Christian 2, Taylor Lattimore 5, Jerhonise Rollins 1, K’Yanna Terry 5, Jasmine Walker 3, Andreana Wrister 8.
Arlington (63) — Raegyn Branch 11, Nakia Grandberry 10, Mirrakohl Johnson 12, Ashley Lee 7, Callie McMorran 12, Tori Sewell 11.
Cordova 1 10 9 12—32
Arlington 18 16 13 16—63
Records — Arlington 22-8.

Bolton (52) — Jaelyan Jones 2, Amrie Nickelson 2, Lakyia Parker 17, Keianna Thompson 3, Heaven Thompson 17, Kerrice Watson 11.
Bartlett (73) — Stella Gill 9, Jessica Jackson 22, Ashley Payne 9, Charity Savage 13, Nyla Smith 9, Dee Dee Williams 11.
Bolton 10 23 5 14—52
Bartlett 25 17 15 16—73

DISTRICT 15-AAA TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Southwind (39) — Asjah Anthony 3, Kiante Butts 15, Rochelle Lee 6, Kiara Lowery 2, Ebony Shaw 8, Jasmine Suggs 5.
Houston (28) — Mary Collins 2, Shaela Gardner 5, Sydney Malone 7, Jaida Roper 10, Shannon Sharp 4.
Southwind 9 8 10 12—39
Houston 2 10 9 7—28
Records — Southwind 18-9.

Ridgeway (66) — Brandi Beasley 17, Kendra Boone 4, Oreonna Brown 7, Alexus Bryson 5, Elizabeth Dixon 4, Eryn Foster 16, Breouanna Humphrey 4, Tierney Paylor 4, Sydney Savage 3, Kiara White 2.
Kirby (24) — Alexis Acoff 2, Bryunna Buntyn 5, Marneisha Hamer 10, Shakira Neal 3, Juantia Walton 4.
Ridgeway 19 17 23 7—66
Kirby 9 5 9 1—24

DISTRICT 16-AA TOURNAMENT
SEMIFINALS
Trezevant (42) — Sade Hudson 15, Brandy Shannon 8, Kourtney Walton 5, Marcee Williams 8, Andrea Willis 6.
Craigmont (53) — Kiara Caswell 11, Danielle Conley 29, Taylor Crutcher 2, Alexis McFarland 1, Morgan Morris 6, Daja Scurlock 4.
Trezevant 3 14 13 12—42
Craigmont 18 15 10 10—53

Raleigh-Egypt (54) — Taylor Bridges 6, Brenda Fields 18, Diamond Hunt 5, Jerika Isom 6, Manaya Jones 19.
Douglass (58) — Marquera Carnes 15, Jahmere Dangerfield 2, Gazmyne Herndon 24, Jerrica Johnson 4, Kierra Morris 2, Benesha Rainey 11.
Raleigh-Egypt 9 14 18 13—54
Douglass 10 11 18 19—58

DIVISION 2-A WEST REGION
CHAMPIONSHIP
Northpoint (33) — Ashtyn Baker 11, Lauren Decembrino 1, Lauren Gross 6, Karlie Hughes 5, Hannah Shafer 6, Andrea Sparkman 4.
Harding (40) — Zaria Christy 5, Kelsi Elkins 6, Anna Horner 4, Antoinette Lewis 16, Callie Stubbs 9.
Northpoint 6 13 6 8—33
Harding 9 10 4 17—40
Records — Harding 24-6.

Girls Basketball Scores - February 13, 2015

From Commercial Appeal 


Lewisburg (48) — Lindy Anderson 2, Madison Baldwin 5, Lauren Brady 1, Claire Fleming 2, Destiny Gardner 23, Molly Murphy 1, Ariel Tunstall 14.
Hernando (45) — Kinsley Capps 2, Kaylee Craig 2, Kaitlin Doyle 6, Patricee Hall 2, Kaitlin Jones 4, Lizzy Lloyd 7, Alyssa Sanders 4, Aaliyaha Thornton 16, Caroline Casey 2.
Lewisburg 5 14 15 14—48
Hernando 12 8 15 10—45
Records — Lewisburg 13-14.

Hutchison (32) — Kerrigan Braxton 6, Gardner Dunavant 2, Elizabeth Farnsworth 4, Macy McCullough 10, Catey Nelson 10.
St. Benedict (59) — Taylor Barnes 12, Catalina Carrasco 3, Nicole Ferris 21, Kristina Ferris 2, Kaitlin Haynes 2, Courtney Parker 2, Braxton Powers 7, Victoria Rourke 2, Nicole Ungaro 8.
Hutchison 9 7 11 5—32
St. Benedict 13 10 24 12—59
Records — Hutchison 14-11 (1-5, Division 2-AA), St. Benedict 18-9 (4-2).

St. Agnes (39) — Wallis Jenkins 11, Amanda Lammey 11, Lauren Lewis 5, Caroline Pietrangelo 6, Kindall Ross 6.
Briarcrest (50) — Brynn Holden 6, Elise Holden 14, Morgan Hunt 16, Tatianna Love 5, Savanna Owens 9.
St. Agnes 5 11 9 14—39
Briarcrest 13 15 12 10—50
Records — Briarcrest 21-6.

DISTRICT 14-AAA TOURNAMENT
Kingsbury (28) — Taya Banks 2, Marrisha Bell 4, Angilina Couch 4, Edrina Couch 2, Candiz Echols 7, Martha Eddings 7, Angel Fleming 2.
Cordova (72) — Michaela Campbell 4, Taylor Christian 14, Zakyia Head 9, Taylor Lattimore 8, D’Andra Poe-Wilkins 6, Jerhonise Rollins 4, Karai Samuels 4, K’Yanna Terry 14, Jasmine Walker 2, Andreana Wrister 7.
Kingsbury 10 11 4 3—28
Cordova 21 13 21 17—72
Records — Kingsbury 5-16, Cordova 12-12.

Millington (27) — Tamia Aldridge 4, Jherika Brown 2, Traci Clark 5, Glenda Garner 9, Lindsey Harris 3, Marquisha Sanders 4.
Bolton (45) — Christina Craft 10, Pedan Craig 4, Amrie Nickelson 1, Lakyia Parker 7, Ayanna Swift 6, Heaven Thompson 17.
Millington 3 6 4 14—27
Bolton 13 10 11 11—45
Records — Millington 4-25, Bolton 15-11.

DISTRICT 16-AAA TOURNAMENT
Whitehaven (53) — Brandi Clay 9, Maia McCoy 16, Tia Polk 3, Jasmine Rhodes 5, Morgan Walton 1, Ariel Williams 19.
Central (62) — Miyah Barnes 22, Tijuana Griggs 12, Johne’ Stewart 14, Jireh Washington 14.
Whitehaven 4 14 16 19—53
Central 14 15 18 15—62
Records — Central 19-9.

DISTRICT 16-A TOURNAMENT
Northside (30) — Davida Beal 2, Amber Cohen 2, Amber Mitchell 9, Starkisha Saine 2, Christina Taylor 7, Joy Westbrook 8.
Mitchell (62) — Dominique Chatman 6, Tyarica French 3, DeMiya Grandberry 12, Anterria Jackson 3, Nicole Johnson 3, Kiara McCollins 12, Equeria Patterson 8, Derenisha Taylor 15.
Northside 6 6 11 7—30
Mitchell 21 10 26 5—62
Records — Mitchell 24-6.

DIVISION 2-A WEST REGION TOURNAMENT
ECS (36) — Emily Lytle 15, Molly Martin 3, Celia Owens 8, Jordan Shackleford 2, Lee Ellen Stanley 8.
Harding (47) — Zaria Christy 4, Kelsi Elkins 12, Valecia Harris 2, Anna Horner 12, Antoinette Lewis 15, Callie Stubbs 2.
ECS 10 8 9 9—36
Harding 12 11 14 10—47
Records — ECS 19-10, Harding 23-6.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Strong Memphis flavor as Mr. and Miss Basketball finalists set

From Commercial Appeal

The AAA Mr. Basketball award will have a distinct Hoop City look about it this year.

All three finalist for the award are from Memphis: future U of M Tigers Dedric and K.J. Lawson of Hamilton and Southwind's Ole Miss signee Donte Dorsey.

The city was also well-represented in the other classifications Friday.

Douglass standout LaGerald Vick is a finalist for the second straight year in AA, where he joins Braxton Blackwell of CPA and Jackson Southside's Chris McNeal. In Class A, Jeremiah Martin of Mitchell joins Tucker Campbell of Adamsville and Marcus Deberry of Union City.

Briarcrest's Micah Thomas was chosen in Division 2-AA along with Jordan Bone of Nashville Ensworth and Darius Garland of Brentwood Academy. St. George's Justin Wertner is a repeat finalist in D2-A, joining Kenny Cooper of Franklin Road Academy and Dakota Quinn of Davidson Academy.

Brandi Beasley


Brandi Beasley, who has led Ridgeway to an undefeated season and a No. 4 national ranking in USA Today, is a finalist in AAA girls alongside Murfreesboro Blackman standouts Crystal Dangerfield and Alex Johnson.

Kaylan Pugh


Ohio State signee Kaylan Pugh of St. Mary's, the state's leading scorer at 30 points per game, was chosen in D2 with last year's winner Micah Sheetz of Knoxville Webb and USJ's Anna Jones.

The Division 2 winners will be announced on Feb. 28 at the conclusion of the state tournament in Nashville. The girls winner will be announced March 7 in Murfreesboro followed by the boys winner on March 14.

2015 15-AAA District Tournament Brackets

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2015 All District Teams

16-A
First team: Corlisha Howard (Oakhaven); Derinisha Taylor (Mitchell); Moriah Muhammad (Soulsville); Octavia Moore (Carver); Shemitra Murray (Memphis Business Academy)

Second team: Amber Mitchell (Northside); Asia Mosby (BTW); Carnessia Griggs (BTW); Dominique Chatman (Mitchell); LaDawna Jones (Oakhaven); Richara Cooper (Hillcrest)

Honorable mention: Allegra Howard (Middle College); Brandy Davis (BTW); Demiya Grandberry (Mitchell); Destinee Walls (Middle College); Laneisha Edwards (GRAD Academy); Simphony Gillard (Memphis Business Academy); Sky-Lynne Bright (BTW); Surina Finnie (Power Center Academy)

Player of the year: Corlisha Howard (Oakhaven)

Coach of the year: Derek Hunter (Mitchell)


14-AAA
First team: Charity Savage (Bartlett); Tori Sewell (Arlington); Heaven Thompson (Bolton); Candiz Echols (Kingsbury); Mirrakohl Johnson (Arlington); Michaela Campbell (Cordova)

Second team: Raegyn Branch (Arlington); Taylor Lattimore (Cordova); Glenda Garner (Millington); Jessica Jackson (Bartlett)

Girls Basketball Scores - February 12, 2015

From Commercial Appeal

DISTRICT 15-AAA TOURNAMENT
Kirby (62) — Alexis Acoff 21, Bryunna Buntyn 2, Marneisha Hamer 15, Shakira Neal 2, Stephanie Turner 9, Juantia Walton 13.
Germantown (45) — Breanna Cowans 16, Brittany Cowans 4, Tangie Dunlap 8, Demonica Johnson 3, Destiny Manning 8, Davielle Moore 2, Carria Smith 4.
Kirby 14 10 19 19—62
Germantown 4 18 11 12—45

Wooddale (10) — TarShay Ivory 2, DaShona Richard 5, Brianca Williams 3.
Houston (63) — Mary Collins 4, Shaela Gardner 12, Jasmine Malone 8, Sydney Malone 5, Jaida Roper 21, Shannon Sharp 11, Kelsey Trice 2.
Wooddale 1 7 0 2—10
Houston 8 24 17 14—63
Records — Houston 19-6.

Collierville (29) — Vanessa Christensen 2, Kara Harbin 2, Hannah Oliver 2, Kyra Pryor 4, Madison Rozier 6, Destiny Shaw 4, Alexis Taylor 7, Lauren Taylor 2.
Southwind (35) — Kiante Butts 18, Pinkie Fossett 1, Destiny Henderson 4, Kiara Lowery 3, Ebony Shaw 3, Jasmine Suggs 6.
Collierville 8 8 4 9—29
Southwind 8 3 13 11—35
Records — Southwind 20-9.

DISTRICT 15-AA TOURNAMENT
Liberty Tech (49) — Aliyah Collins 2, Cortney Fisher 9, Brindy Fuller 3, Arrianna Givens 2, Jordyn Johnson 4, Kierra Linton 7, Aleysia Mason-Pavia 8, Teja Pearson 14.
Covington (47) — Tia Bland 8, Kiara Booker 8, Chelsea Dye 7, Alexis Johnson 4, Malia Johnson 1, Treasury Poindexter 8, Iesha Tipton 9, Anne Marie Van Cleve 2.
Liberty Tech 4 13 18 14—49
Covington 14 9 7 17—47
Records — Liberty Tech 13-10, Covington 14-15.

DISTRICT 16-AA TOURNAMENT
Manassas (84)Joslynn Basemore 46, Sachmere Bougard 1, Ranisha Brown 4, Rakeeva Curry 4, Laronia Farley 12, Shyanne Stevenson 17.
Trezevant (90) — Heaven Frye 2, Sade Hudson 20, Marlene Moore 9, Brandy Shannon 7, Kearra Tucker 2, Kourtney Walton 5, Marcee Williams 24, Andrea Willis 21.
Manassas 13 19 26 19 7— 84
Trezevant 13 22 21 21 13— 90

MLK Prep (24) — Quiesha Paige 6, LaKeisha Robinson 14, Ronnie Williams 4.
Craigmont (69) — Kiara Caswell 12, Danielle Conley 9, Alexis McFarland 20, Morgan Morris 14, Jessica Neal 4, Tiara Reed 2, Jasmyne Thornton 8.
MLK Prep 5 10 7 2—24
Craigmont 22 22 18 7—69


DIVISION 2-A WEST REGION TOURNAMENT
Lausanne (58) — Breanna Bullock 1, Katherine DelPriore 6, Sarah Edwards 2, Melba Martin 6, Selena Pruitt 22, Princess Stark 19, Kristen Wright 2.
USJ (56) — L. Homberg 5, A. Hulme 12, A. Jones 28, R. Sears 7, M. Williams 4.
Lausanne 12 18 5 16 7— 58
USJ 17 13 13 8 5— 56
Records — Lausanne 17-10.

St. Mary’s (61) — Margaret Cowens 2, Jean Jackson 4, Mary Caroline Newman 8, Kaylan Pugh 32, Mary Harper Robinson 9, Brett Silver 4, Meredith Wells 2.
Harding (69) — Zaria Christy 2, Kelsi Elkins 14, Valecia Harris 12, Anna Horner 7, Antoinette Lewis 23, Sarah Luttrell 3, Callie Stubbs 8.
St. Mary’s 15 21 18 7—61
Harding 15 25 18 11—69
Records — Harding 22-6.


FACS (48) — Shay Johnson 19, Bionka Massie 11, Carmen Moore 10, Rachel Nix 2, Katelyn Reed 3, Madison Spain 3.
Northpoint (71) — Ashtyn Baker 26, Lindsay Bramlitt 6, Micaela Brown 2, Lauren Decembrino 4, Lauren Gross 5, Karlie Hughes 15, Hannah Shafer 7, Andrea Sparkman 2, Jade Wells 4.
FACS 8 11 16 13—48
Northpoint 18 16 21 16—71
Records — FACS 10-12, Northpoint 22-5.

ECS (50) — Emily Lytle 14, Molly Martin 12, Celia Owens 12, Jordan Shackleford 10, Lee Ellen Stanley 2.
St. George’s (35) — Molly Courtney 12, Madeline East 9, Grace Hunt 7, Olivia Roberts 7.
ECS 13 11 13 13—50
St. George’s 6 8 6 15—35
Records — ECS 19-9.




Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 District 14-AAA Tournament Brackets

Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen

Released by Commercial Appeal on February 11, 2015


Record / Last week
1. Ridgeway 24-0 1
2. Olive Branch 26-1 2
3. Horn Lake 23-3 4
4. Overton 20-4 3
5. MHEA 27-5 5
6. Briarcrest 20-6 7
7. Whitehaven 20-7 8
8. Harding 21-6 12
9. White Station 17-6 9
10. Northpoint 21-5 6
11. Houston 17-6 11
12. Craigmont 20-6 NR

Dropped out:  Southaven


Charity Savage, Commercial Appeal Player of the Week

Charity Savage with ball


Charity Savage, Bartlett: Savage, a 6-0 senior, has been one of the top players in the area all season long and this past week was no exception. On Friday, she had 35 points and 17 boards against Cordova and followed that up with 22 points against Millington Tuesday. In the last nine games, Savage has eight double-doubles and a triple-double.