Katie Blackmon (2018/ Olive Branch) is having a monster junior season averaging a double-double with 12.4 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. Katie, ranked preseason #33 in MS 2018 class, has definitely lived up and exceeded expectations. She set career highs this year in a 26 point, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks effort this year in a game vs Center Hill. Katie has accepted her new role in the offense this season and all indications point for this to be a breakout season for her.
The Southaven Lady Chargers, #7 Dandy Dozen, got a 55-42 win over Bolivar Central Tuesday night to improve their record to 11-2. Erica Jones, Kentucky State signee, lead all scorers with 14 points on 7-12 shooting night but even more impressively she finished the game with her first triple double adding 11 rebounds and 11 assists to her stat line. Dereseia “Ri-Ri” Randle (2019) added a career high 12 points on 5-8 field goal shooting and 9 rebounds.
The Lady Chargers will take on Harrison Central, #9 ranked team in Mississippi at the Slam Dunk at the Hump in Starksville, MS on Dec. 26th.
Joe Fenelon, NYGHoops, provided a write-up on the Insider Exposure Jr. All American Camp. The camp featured top players from multiple states and was insanely competitive. Many of our local players were listed in his report including Lady Mambas Ya’Taria Coleman and Zaire Hicks. The full report is available here.
Joe Fenelon report on Ya’Taria:
Ya’Taria Coleman 5’09” W Memphis Lady Mambas 2019
First thing you notice about Coleman is her explosiveness and ball handling. There were not too many guards that stopped her from getting to the basket, with her dynamite first step and ability to get the ball off.
Great to see Memphis area talent getting national attention.
Delta Report’s Clayton Toole provided analysis on Main Event tournament. The event was very competitive and featured talented players from all over the country. Several local players were included in the report including Lady Mambas Zaire Hicks. The full report is featured here.
Zaire Hicks 5’4 PG – 2017; Memphis Lady Mambas | solid build and secure with the ball an athletic finisher decent threat from the perimeter aggressive penetrator as well.
Other local area players included in the report are Ariel Williams and TK Brown.
901 Prep Scoop (www.901prepscoop.com) will host its 5th annual middle school All Star game, Sunday Feb. 21st at Lausanne Collegiate School, 1381 West Massey Road, with the girls game starting at 3:00 pm and the boys game starting at 5:00 pm. The game will feature the area’s best local middle school talent. Full details are available here.
East (White Uniforms) Coach Beverly Jeter
Destinee Wells (Cordova MS)
Alaina Price (White Station MS)
Jayla Hampton (MASE)
Amelia Simpson (Barrets Chaple)
Zipporah Davis (Snowden MS)
Jamyria Bolden (Hickory Ridge)
Lauren Phelps (Arlington Middle)
Anna Larizza (St George)
Isabella Scoggins (St Francis)
Kihra Borders (Cordova MS)
M.Henderson (Kate Bond)
Brali Simmons (Briacrest)
Tranae Carter (Hickory Ridge)
* Anteresa Dickson (Riverview MS)
West (Away Uniforms) Coach Gwendolyn Martin
Endya Buford (Colonial MS)
Kyla Terry (Cordova MS)
Larissa Wright (Barrets Chaple)
Nya Stewart (Hickory Ridge MS)
Taylor Clemons (Hickory Ridge MS)
Ashtyn Manley (Arlington MS)
Tierney Echols (MAHS)
Tatiana Gary (Cordova MS)
Alyssa Williams ( St.Francis)
Andrea Lee (MASE)
Karlee Bates (Highland Oaks)
Sadie Williams (White Station)
S.Crawford (Hickory Ridge)
As we wind down another high school basketball season, there are still plenty of high school seniors wondering if their playing careers are finished. We encourage these young ladies to explore all possibilities and showcase their abilities wherever possible. Volunteer Prospects is hosting an unsigned senior/ JUCO showcase Sunday, April 10, 2016 at East Hamilton High School from 2pm-5pm. The cost is $85 per player. This spring showcase for girls is open to NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA, JUCO and Prep School coaches from in and out of state, and every eligible school in the southeast will be invited to attend.
Sunday April 10, 2015
East Hamilton High School
Sign in 1:30-2:00pm
Orientation period and games 2:00-5:00pm
Format will consist of skill-set workout, and (2) officiated games with halftime period.
$85 per athlete Deadline April 1, 2016
Public admission will be $5.00 per person, kids 10 and under free.
To ensure proper exposure there may be a cutoff to this event.
Full registration and details are located on the website: http://www.volspecs.com/#!unsigned-senior-showcase/c1fz7
Memphis Catholic senior guards Gabby Moore and Suzanne Dease both reach career milestones tonight in a 46-37 win over FACS. Suzanne Dease grabbed her career rebound number 500 even after missing most of last season due to knee surgery. Gabby Moore scored her 1,000th point tonight and has been a prolific scorer her entire career. Congratulations on achieving these career milestones.
Congrats to Coach Martin and her Barrets Chapel Lady Wildcats for winning the Area 3 Middle School Championship. We Got Next participants Jessie Wymore, Larissa Wright and Amelia Simpson were all named to All Tournament Team. Lady Mamba Amelia Simpson was named MVP of the tournament. Barrets Chapel will try to continue this run through the State Sectionals.