CHICAGO – A star-studded lineup featuring 24 of the nation’s best women’s basketball players was on display Wednesday night at the 14th annual McDonald’s All-American Girls Basketball Game at the United Center.
The fans that were there got their money’s worth.
A furious rally in the final moments came up just short for the West All-Stars, as the East All-Stars held on for an 89-87 victory.
It’s the second year the game has been decided by two points. Last year, the West won 80-78 and in 2012, the East won 79-78.
MORROW, Ga. -- Not every event on the girls' basketball summer club circuit crowns a champion. Summer Slam, held in late July at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, is one in that category. With over 100 teams, mostly from the South and East with a few from the West and Midwest, the purpose of the event is simply to serve as an exposure vehicle for college coaches.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Team USA will face Canada Sunday in a bid to secure its eighth -- and seventh consecutive -- FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women gold. The United States, which had already secured its berth in next year's FIBA Americas U19 World Championships, advanced to the finals with a 97-51 victory over Argentina in Saturday's semifinal.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The preliminary rounds of the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women are in the books, and Team USA has sliced through the competition like a hot knife through butter, advancing unbeaten to face Argentina in Saturday's semifinals and securing a berth in next years FIBA U19 World Championships. The United States, which put more than 100 points on the board in each of their three opening round games this week and defeated each opponent by 30 points or better, is the lone undefeated team remaining in the competition.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- In an ending which you would probably only draw up in Hollywood, Cal Storm Team Taurasi (yes, Diana is a sponsor) erased a 10-point second-half deficit as time expired in regulation and went on to win its first Nike Nationals championship in overtime (65-60) over Tree of Hope (based out of the Seattle area). This marked the first finals meeting of two West Coast teams (Taurasi is based out of California) in the history of this prestigious event.
Plenty to see at Suwanee TOC as Tennessee Pride puts out the Fire
The Suwanee Tournament of Champions presented by Allstar Girls Report, held July 5-8 at the Suwanee Sports Academy in Suwanee, Georgia, gave college coaches plenty to see with future Division One talent running from middle school ranks through rising the senior class. While there was a heavier concentration of colleges (about 240 in all) represented from the South and East, there were numerous schools from the West and Midwest represented here to see the 128-team event.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Held May 31-June 1 at the beautiful Multiplex next to historic Cramton Bowl, the 2014 Capital Cool event was physically situated in Montgomery, Alabama, very close to the state capitol building. However, when it came to domination, it was all metro-Atlanta, Ga., winning the three most prestigious divisions.
MASON, Ohio -- The Indy Lady Gym Rats Silver took home top honors last weekend in the Elite Division of the 2014 edition of the Midwest Showdown, hosted by the All Ohio Club and held May 24-26 in Mason, Ohio (just north of Cincinnati).
This year's prestigious Marques Jackson Division of the Boo Williams Nike Invitational held in Hampton, Virginia, on the April 25-27 weekend was captured by the host Boo Williams Summer League (BWSL) 15U. About half the 32-team field (players entering their junior year this fall and younger) consisted of Nike-sponsored teams with the rest from independent clubs from all over the country. As such, college coaches from the all over the USA were present monitoring this event as well as the early rounds of the Nike Girls Elite Youth Basketball League involving girls entering their s