Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:38

Please click on the title of this article above, to read more about our terrific girls basketball program, for which registration starts up, later this month, and what history has taught us about participation in the league.  This is the 6th year of this program, which has grown and improved in every year of its existence.  Past local school state girls' champions (Lovett, in class AA) and state runners-up (Holy Innocents and Pace, in class A) all featured girls who played in our program.  NOTE THAT TRY-OUTS WILL BE AUGUST 10, 2014 (WHICH IS A WEEK LATER THAN ORIGINALLY ANNOUNCED). Those of you flying back early from France to make try-outs can stay that last week; we have bumped the date back a week.

Monday, 21 October 2013 06:04

Despite a beautiful sunny afternoon in Atlanta the place to be on Sunday was inside Chastain gym for the quarterfinal games of the girls basketball league.  Click on the article title to read more about the exciting games.

 

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 14:57

The NYO girls basketball season tipped off last night with 2 great games.  In the first game, the Majors Knights, coached by Pace seniors (and NYO Girls Basketball Alumni) Morgan Baker and Anna Brown, prevailed over the always tough War Eagles.  In celebration for this effort, school was cancelled for Pace Academy for Thursday.  In the photo, coaches Baker and Brown give advice to the players, while a few are distracted by the other interesting stuff going on inside the gym.

In the second game, Bill Klein's Lady Lions defeated Fred Fletcher's Tigers 20-19 in an overtime thriller to start the season. Hayden Bush's basket with 20 seconds left proved to be the game winner. Audrey Davies (16 points) led the Lady Lions while Kate Fletcher had 13 for the Tigers.

 

Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:22

MAJORS: BEARS RIDE TENACIOUS DEFENSE TO CHAMPIONSHIP

This game was a classic matchup, that would be decided by which team could impose their will on the other. Would it be the speed and athleticism of the Bears or the rebounding prowess and raw power of the Cougars?

In the end it was the Bears tenacious defense and constant ball pressure which proved to be the difference in their run to the championship. This game started out slowly and was a back in forth slugfest; at halftime the Cougars led 14-12.  In the second half the Bears  began to turn the tables and appeared to wear down and frustrate their opponent, never allowing the Cougars to get comfortable on offense, while going on a 10-3 run in the 3rd quarter which sent them into the final quarter up 5. The Cougars attempted to apply their own pressure defense but the Bears were always able to find the open girl and capitalize. Ultimately, it was the great ball movement and outside shooting of the Bears that led to the 32-21 victory.

Tyler Brazle helped keep the game close with 13 points for the Cougar, while Jayden Worswick and Gracie Taylor each chipped in with 4 points.

Tyler McCamey had 16  huge points to lead the charge but the balanced scoring that involved all the other Bears players: Gracie Hudgins, Maggie Graham, Sarah Fuller, Lexi Baker, Lily Mason, Abby Testani and Aubrey Vaughn made this the ultimate team victory.

Congratulations to Coach David Baker, staff and team on an excellent championship performance and a well deserved Majors Title and a special thanks to all the coaches and volunteers who helped make this a very memorable girls basketball season.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:44

We are now down to four teams left in the WNBA NYO Girls basketball playoffs. Last night's scores (in very contrasting games) were as follows:

Liberty 18 - Mystics 8

Lynx 47 - Shock 31

 

The first game featured a defensive battle with points difficult to come by.  The tempo was slow and shots were just not falling.  The Liberty which finished the regular season in second place with a 9 -1 record played a zone defense and forced  the Mystics to settle for outside shots.  Unfortunately for the Mystics, their perimeter shooting went cold and they could only muster 8 points for the evening.  It appeared that the Mystics may have a chance to attack the basket when the Liberty's center fouled out with about four minutes to play but they were unable to take advantage of the situation as the rest of the Liberty clamped down on defense.

The second game featured the regular season champs, the Shock, against the eighth seeded, Lynx.  This game was a complete contrast to the first.  On defense the Lynx employed a box and one (and what occasionally looked like a triangle and two) to slow down Caitlin Felts  (12  points), the Shock's primary offensive weapon.  On offense the Lynx employed a relentless attack by pushing the ball up the court at every chance.  The fast breaks were led by the Ross sisters  (Kayla  Ross  19  points; Julia  Ross  17  points) and Reese Damm  (7  points).  They either converted the lay ups or many of the free throw attempts that resulted from the attacks.  The Shock's center Elizabeth Olsen (10  points)  fouled out early in the second half which allowed the Lynx to step up their attack another notch.  It appears that the Lynx "Cinderella" has shown up to October Madness.

Tonight's semifinal games feature the #2 seed Liberty vs the #6  seed  Mercury at 6:30pm  and  #8  seed Lynx  vs the #5 seed Sky at 7:45pm. 

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