Week 1 – August 23rd Results
3:00pm Mercury 41 vs Dream 47
4:15pm Lynx 62 vs Sparks 17
5:30pm Sky 39 vs Storm 36
6:45pm Fever 40 vs Mystics 29

Bluff City Girls Fall League Top 10 Scorers

1. Marie Hunter/Marion – 19
2. Damiah Griffin/WhiteStation – 16
3. Rodrea Echols/Overton – 15
4. Courtney Banks/DeSoto Central – 14
5. Jasmine Carson/Central – 13
6. Jamirah Shutes/Haywood – 12
7. Jessica Jackson/Bartlett – 11
8. Manaya Jones/Raleigh Egypt – 10
9. Jayla Hemingway /Houston – 10
10. Charity Savage/Bartlett – 9
10. Gabby Crawford/Munford – 9
10. Jireh Washington/Central – 9
10. Gazmyne Herndon/Douglass – 9

Week 1 had plenty of impressive performances but definitely the most exciting was the back and forth battle between Jamirah Shutes (2018- Haywood) and Jayla Hemingway (2019- Houston) were both players each tried to will their respective team to victory. Both players are strong physically guards that can finish with either hand and are competitive to the final buzzer. Jamirah’s Sky team win the tightly contested game but this is a match up we will be watching for years to come. Marie Hunter (Marion) was this week’s leading scorer as her Lynx team ran away in a blow out. Courtney Banks was impressive with a double-double despite between double and triple teamed the majority of the game. Courtney’s Mercury team was outmatched by the strong play of the Dream’s Myah Taylor, Damiah Griffin & Gazmyne Herndon. In the final game Rodrea Echols showed why her stock is so high literally playing every position and contributing in every aspect of the game; however, the three point shooting of the Fever’s Dee Dee Williams, Jireh Washington & Shaela Gardner was just too much as they cruised to victory.

A few underrated players that are poised to make a big name for themselves in this talent-laden league; here are a couple of this week’s players to watch for:

Players to watch for

  1. Catlyn Wilson (2019- Arlington) showed tremendous poise late in a tight game and played solid off-the-ball defense
  2. Alayjah Sherer (Tupelo) athletic, versatile wing that has been raising her stock all summer and can defend multiple positions
  3. Johnna Jones (2017- Munford) maybe the best on-ball defender in Memphis and has added a catch and shoot three point shot
  4. Kayla Freeman (2018- East) wiry guard that penetrates gaps consistently; always has her head up to make the quick dump off pass in the lane
  5. Madison Griggs (2019- Houston) for those that thought the transition from middle to high school was going to be difficult she is making it look easy..she can flat out handle the ball and knocks down open shots. Its scary to think she is only a freshman, area high school coaches will have to deal with her for four years..look for her to make a name early this school season
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