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.
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.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- To judge by the decibel levels, the cacaphonous shrieks of a multitude of teenage girls, One Direction's Harry Styles was in the house this weekend -- the HP Field House at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando, to be exact.
IRVINE, Calif. - If you are not already a fan of girls' basketball, first of all you are crazy! Second, the Schollyme All World Game held at Concordia University April 19 would have changed your mind. The game showcased some of the young women hoopers from around the globe. It was an electric environment, and both the SchollyMe Black and SchollyMe White teams put on a show.
AUSTIN,Texas- This was going to be a storybook finish no matter how the game ended. Duncanville High School girls' basketball was on a winning streak of 105 games which included back-to-back Texas state Division 5A championships; they were looking to extend that winning run, as well as to cement the state title three-peat. Manvel, the underdog who had lost earlier this season after being up by double digits, was on a streak of its own since a 30-point loss to Whitney Young in December.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. U17 women today learned their preliminary round opponents for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, where they will be looking to capture their third-straight FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal. The tournament will be played June 28-July 6 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
FIBA conducted the draw in Bratislava, and the USA was placed into Group D, where it will face China (FIBA Asia silver medalist) on June 28, France (FIBA Europe fifth place) on June 29 and Mali (FIBA Africa gold medalist) on July 1.