Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Millington vs St. Benedict- Dragon Fire Championship Report

Millington and St. Benedict faced off for the Collierville High Dragon Fire Invitational 2008 Tournament Championship. It started off sloppy with both teams committing turnovers on their first possessions. Symone Daniels scored the first 2 points of the game for St. Benedict and was on fire throughout the first quarter scoring 9 points. Latesa McLaughlin held it down for Millington scoring 10 in the first including 2 three pointers. The first quarter ended tied 16.

Neither team was able to score until the 5:15 mark in the second quarter. The defense was relentless by both squads. And St. Benedict made sure someone was always glued to Jasmine Newsome of Millington. During the first half, St. Benedict had already went 13 players deep in their rotation. At halftime, Millington led 23-22.

Symone Daniels (21), Sophomore Post St. Benedict

Michelle Brown, Senior Post, Millington

Early in the third quarter, Millington's Tamarah Brandon committed her 4th foul and had to sit down forcing Millington to go to their bench. Junior Deanna Jeffries and 6'3 sophomore Misha Jones came in and gave some valuable minutes. Inspite of the foul trouble, Millington turned up the defensive heat and St. Benedict had a couple of costly mental lapses helping Millington to increase the lead. End of Third Quarter 35-30 Millington.

Fourth quarter was all Millington winning the game 51-37.

Top scorers:
Michelle Brown 14 points 4 rebounds
LaTesa McLaughlin 12points 3 steals

St. Benedict
Symone Daniels 13 points 10 rebounds 2 blocks
Brittany Taylor 13 points 3 rebounds

All-Tournament Team
1. Camisha Lipford- Kirby
2. Octavia Wilson-Hillcrest
3. Desiree Phillips- Manassas
4. Sarah Watson- Bolton
5. Olivia Young- Collierville
6. Kendra Williams-Bolivar
7. Erica Ousley-Fairley
8. Kamiko Williams- Northeast
9. Sarah Watkins-Houston
10. Lauren Witt-Houston
11. Symone Daniels-St. Benedict
12. Brittany Taylor- St. Benedict
13. Ashley Magnifico-St. Benedict
14. Gracey Irving- Germantown
15. Jasmine Newsom-Millington
16. Tamara Brandon-Millington
17. Latesia Mclaughlin-Millington
18. Michelle Brown -Millington (MVP)

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