"Using Basketball as a Vehicle for Education"

 

 

 

 

UBAVE News Corner
 
25 Jun 13
Zenobia Winbush made the Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor roll for the spring semester at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.  She has then accepted another Basketball scholarship from Texas A&M  Commerce . 



3 Aug 12:
Louisiana Lady Rohawk offered by Air Force
LA Lady Rohawk D'Arcy Draper offered by Air Force. D'arcy is a true example of Using Basketball as a vehicle for education, as she carries a 3.4 GPA and scored a 27 on her most recent ACT Test.
"It's not how many summer games you win, it's how many scholarships and hearts you win" GREAT OPPORTUNITY, FOR A GREAT KID!
 
20 Jun 12:
Shaina Tanks back on course to Southwest Assemblies of God University (SAGU): 
 
 
9 JUN 12:
Former Lady Rohawk Jasmine Davison going for the Gusto, as she foregoes the Summer months for a chance at the Junior Nationals in the Hammer Throw. So Proud of her and wishing her the best as she embraces this once in a lifetime opportunity:
Jasmine Davison



30 Apr 12:
2012 Lady Rohawk All District Selections:
27-4A - 1st Team All District (unanimous) & SA Express News Class 4A All Area Team Selection- Zenobia Winbush
26-3A - 1st Team All District- Brittany Wooden
29-4A - 1st Team All District (unanimous) - Dorene Ramirez
26-5A - 2nd Team All District - Ashton Gulczewski
26-5A - 2nd Team All District - E'Kara Mitchell
27-4A - 1st Team All District - Talisha "TeeTee"Presley
27-4A - 1st Team All District (unanimous) - Shaina Tanks
27-4A - 2nd Team All District - Sierra McCarthy
 
 
19 Apr 12:
Another Lady Rohawk Commits:
Shaina Tanks, the Smithson Valley Ranger sharpshooter is only days away from making a big commitment as to where she will be attending college. Shaina received a college scholarship offer this past week from Southwest Assemblies of God and will be heading to Waxahachie, TX this fall! Congratulations to the Tanks Family and Shaina.
Canyon vs Smithson Valley girls basketball
 
 
16 Apr 12: 
 A Success story unfolded!
Former Lady Rohawk Genise Presley is a prime example of what the Lady Rohawks are all about. From the beginning, Coach Harper has made it his major job as a coach to give each and every player willing to put forth an effort on the court to be a part of his organization. Since day one, Genise has proved that with hard work and determination, all things are possible. Genise started on the Rohawks Red Team, and eventuallly worked her way up to the Elite Black Team (all through hard work). Upon graduation from high school, Genise signed a scholarship to play with Jefferson College (NJCAA Div I). Granted, most thought that she was only a DIV III type player, but coach Harper saw more in her and knew one day her talents would shine above others. After great showings in the college exposure events and two years of successful play with the Vikings, Genise has now signed on to play with Long Island University (DIV I) in Brooklyn, NY. This story is the best example of what hard work and determination can do for any  player willing to listen, persevere, and rise above all odds
 
 
4 Apr 12: 
"Finished Business"
New Theme, as our very own Sune Agbuke and the Baylor Lady Bears defeated Notre Dame to clinch the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Title for 2012. Sune and the Lady Bears went a perfect 40-0 on the season; the most in history of the womens game. What an accomplishment, as we are so proud of our Lady Rohawk and her Texas Teammates. Look for Baylor to make another run for their second consecutive Championship title next season, as they return Brittany Griner and all of her teammates. WAY TO REPRESENT!
Baylor Lady Bears, 2011-12 National Champions
 
 
27 Mar 12:  Sune Agbuke and the Baylor Lady Bears make the Final Four
"Unfinished Business"
Unfinished Business has been the Lady Bears theme for the entire 2011-2012 season, and with 38 wins and 0 losses this season, there is no reason their Business should be unfinished this Season. Congratulations to Sune and her teammates, way to Represent San Antonio and Texas.  A National Championship is only days away!
 
27 Mar 12:  Two Lady Rohawks selected to play in the San Antonio All Star events: Zenobia Winbush (Clemens HS) and Ashton Gulczewski (Madison HS)
Congratulations Ladies!
    
 
21 Mar 12:  Zenobia Winbush recognized by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC):
Zenobia was selected to the TABC All Region IV Team, Congratulations "Z"
 
 
21 Mar 12:  Three Lady Rohawks going to the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen"  in Des Moines, Iowa.
Baylor beats Florida to Advance
Kansas beats Elena Delle Donne and Delaware to Advance to the Round of 16
Congratulations, couldn't have been more proud of our Lady Rohawks
CeCe, Sune, Monica
GO Baylor Bears , GO Kansas Jayhawks
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20 Mar 12:  Former Lady Rohawks make it to the Second Round of the DIV I NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament: 
Sunejiro "Sune" Agbuke - Baylor Bears
Charlicia "CeCe" Harper - Kansas Jayhawks
Monica "Moni" Engelman - Kansas Jayhawks
 
                  
 
20 Mar 12:  Former Lady Rohawks make it to the "Sweet 16" of the NJCAA Womens Basketball Tournament:
Genise "Niecey" Presley - Jefferson College Vikings
Mykeah "Kea" Baez - Jefferson College Vikings
 
            
 
 
 16 Mar 12:  Former Lady Rohawks going Dancing in "MARCH MADNESS" as their teams qualify for the NCAA Women's Tournament. Congrats to them all and Good Luck!
Charlicia "CeCe" Harper - Univ of Kansas (NCAA-Div 1)
Monica "Moni" Engelman - Univ of Kansas (NCAA-Div 1)
Sunejiro "Sune" Agbuke - Baylor University (NCAA-Div 1)
Genise "Niecey" Presley -  Jefferson College (NJCAA-Div 1)
Mykeah "Kea" Baez -  Jefferson College (NJCAA-Div 1)
 
12 Mar 12:  Genise Presley leads Jefferson College to the NJCAA Finals with a Double-Double:
 

Typically, around Jefferson basketball, the words "coach" and "happy" don't go together much. But after Saturday afternoon's home Region 16 contest with Moberly CC, the Lady Vikings received at least half of a kind remark from Tonika Bruce, their head coach.

"We had an excellent first twenty minutes," said Bruce.

Excellent indeed. Looking to avenge a frustrating 66-60 loss to the Lady Greyhounds at Fitzsimmons-John Arena back on January 4th, the Blue and Red overwhelmed Moberly CC early at both ends of Jo Ellen Stringer Court, leading 38-18 at halftime before coasting to a 69-47 win. The victory is the Vikings' 10th straight overall and 7th straight in Region play, bringing their Region 16 record to 8-2 -- two games clear of 2nd place and on the cusp of clinching a regular-season Region title. Finishing atop Region 16 would give Jefferson a coveted first-round bye in postseason play.

A white-hot Rayven Brooks, the Vikings' standout freshman forward from San Ramon, California, led the way with 16 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, while Genise Presley handed in her first double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and adding 10 rebounds. "Genise was a bright spot with her effort all night," said Bruce. "We didn't get consistent ball movement or defensive hustle from most of the team in the 2nd half. I felt we left a lot of points out there and we can't afford to take a step backward at this point."

Vikings coaches were clearly worried about complacency, but the game played out as a mismatch from the beginning, perhaps contributing to the team letdown in the second frame. When star sophomore LaQuinta Jefferson, who scored 12 points, hit a 3-pointer to begin the 2nd half, the score was 41-18 in favor of the hosts. Seconds later, a Vikings steal led to a breakaway for Presley, who converted the layup to make it 43-18 Jefferson College with 19:12 left in the game.

Moberly dropped to 17-12 overall and 6-5 in Region 16, falling out of contention for a postseason bye. To clinch the bye, Jefferson must simply win one of its last two games. State Fair can also cause a Lady Vikings clinch by losing its upcoming match-up to Crowder College.

The Lady Greyhounds drew the score to 13-9 with 10:03 left in the 1st half, on a 3-pointer by freshman guard Shantoria Taylor. But the Blue and Red responded with a fantastic 17-1 run, beginning with freshman Marikate Gardler's 3-point play with 8:50 left and featuring a 3-point tally by Presley. Terriyine Singleton, in a return performance, bombed a trey to close out the rally, making it 30-10 Vikings with just over 5 minutes left in the opening half.

The Lady Vikings forced 29 turnovers and out-rebounded the visitors 44-31.

Jefferson can clinch 1st place in Region 16 with a win over Three Rivers CC this Wednesday at Vikings Field House. Please note that the time of the game has changed from an originally listed 6 PM -- Jefferson vs. Three Rivers will tip off at 3 PM.

 
8 Feb 12: Sunejiro "Sune" Agbuke and the Baylor Lady Bears remain unbeaten as the #1 Womens Team in the nation, as our former Lady Rohawk continue to see increased minutes and productivity in her game.  UNSTOPPABLE!
 
 
20 Dec 11: Zenobia Winbush scored 25 points and 11 rebounds

 
15 Dec 11:  Shaina Tanks Smithson Valley Rangers got a win for the first district season opener
 
30 Nov 11: Shaina Tanks, who finished with 20 points, got Smithson Valley going by hitting the Rangers first 11 points, including three 3-point goals.
 
 
  06 Nov 11: Smithson Valley High School Girls Basketball-MaxPreps
Player of the Week: 11/06/2011. Congratulations to SHAINA TANKS for being selected as Player of the week.
 
 
27 Oct 11:  Former Lady Rohawk Eboni Watkins garners Southland Conference Pre-Season Freshman on the Year Honors:

Arlington, Texas - UT Arlington freshman Eboni Watkins was honored by College Sports Madness as the preseason Southland Freshman of the Year.

"When Eboni is 100 percent she will be the impact player we knew she can be when we recruited her," said head coach Samantha Morrow. "She's coming off an ACL injury but should be fine by conference. It's quite an honor for her and our program."

A San Antonio native, Watkins was an All-State, All-Region and All-Area recipient. In her final season, the freshman guard led her team to the state semifinals.

Arlington, Texas - UT Arlington freshman Eboni Watkins was honored by College Sports Madness as the preseason Southland Freshman of the Year.

"When Eboni is 100 percent she will be the impact player we knew she can be when we recruited her," said head coach Samantha Morrow. "She's coming off an ACL injury but should be fine by conference. It's quite an honor for her and our program."

A San Antonio native, Watkins was an All-State, All-Region and All-Area recipient. In her final season, the freshman guard led her team to the state semifinals.

 Eboni Watkins represented UT Arlington on the College Sports Madness preseason list
 
24 Oct 11: Desseire' Johnson Growing Up in a Big Way according to Girlz Prep Report:
Girlz Prep Report Founder and talent scout Simme Colson has seen many players in his days and Desseire Johnson is one that he has not forgotten. Desseire played up in the 17U Division at the DFW Fall Finish and as always, continues to impress.
This is what Simmie had to say:
 
Desseire' Johnson did a lot of growing up over the summer as she excelled at her age and held her own playing up. She is one of many that have made the 2015 Best In Texas list on Girlz Prep Report. From a tad over 5'0 to a few inches under 7'0. This may wind up being one of the classes from Texas in this millennium, it's that talented and one you definitely want to keep an eye on. 
 
Desseire' reminds me of a Young Eboni Watkins....Watch the handles and movement, and you will agree. Look for this 2015 player to do great things at Judson High School.
 
 
26 Sep 11:  "Z" commits!
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Zenobia Winbush commits to Texas A&M Corpus Christi. During a visit to the Div 1 institution, Zenobia was offered a scholarship and gladly accepted it after consulting with her parents. "Z", as she is known, has worked hard on her game over the past few years, improving her ball handling and mid range game while playing under Coach Harper. This is a big accomplishment for her and we are all so proud. Congrats to the Winbush Family! This goes to show that no matter how many AAU summer games a team wins or loses, a scholarhip opportunity in the end is all that matters (Coach Harper and his teams are surely proving that).
 
23 Sep 11:  Shesballin Take on Coach Harper:
Alan Stein on Charlie Harper!
"You can be successful and not significant. (Success has to do with achieving goals, significance is about impacting lives)" Alan Stein

Alan Stein does not know Charlie Harper and his Lady Rohawk program. Stein is one of the most respected and recognized strength and conditioning trainers in basketball. Stein may not know Coach Harper but his tweet this morning provided a perfect description of Harper and his relevance to San Antonio girls basketball.

Noelle Kindred is a Lady Rohawk. Even though she has moved on to college basketball, she will tell you that she is a Lady Rohawk to the core. Kindred has an older sister, Nicole, who also played for the Lady Rohawks and matriculated to Our Lady of the Lake to play basketball. The Kindred sisters have a younger sister name Natasha. Natasha is too a Lady Rohawk and she is the most talented of all three sisters. Nathasha and Nicole have size, length, athleticism that college coaches look for. They also play(ed) major minutes for MacArthur High School. Noelle is not blessed with the same physical attributes as her two sisters. She played sparingly for MacArthur during her time there. However, Noelle is PLAYING college basketball for free. Noelle is attending Iowa Community College and her first two years of education are being paid for. This is the type of significance that Charlie Harper and his Lady Rohawk program has on the lives of his players.

Gone are the days when Coach Harper had BCS caliber players like his daughter CeCe(Kansas), Monica Engleman(Kansas), and Sune Agbuke(Baylor). Many believed that Harper's days were numbered as a successful club director when CeCe left to college. Since CeCe's departure, Harper has HELPED 11 out of 11 seniors graduate to college basketball programs!

The Lady Rohawks played in the ShesBallin Extravaganza this past April. The Rohawks took a beating on the court. An opposing coach was overheard saying "mismatch" after his team beat the Rohawks by 50 or so points. No onlooker could claim that Harper was being successful at that time; except Coach Harper.

Harper puts little significance into winning and losing club basketball games. He can care less if kids barely earn playing time for their high school teams. In fact, he is almost "blinded" by his mission. The first time I saw this perceived "lack of foresight" was two years ago. We were sitting in a gym watching his daughter CeCe play against Reagan. Reagan had a junior guard on the team that barely played. He leaned over to me and whispered, "I'm going to get that kid into school." I thought he was crazy! This kid looked good in warm ups and at halftime but played no more than 10 minutes in a high school game. I wondered how a kid that could not garner playing time as a junior in high school basketball was going to thrive on the ultra competitive club circuit that the Rohawks play on. By that June, I saw how shortsighted I had been. I was the one who was apparently blinded by perception. I saw the Reagan bench player hold her own against a loaded TeamXpess team that featured BCS guards in Len'Nique Brown, KiKi Ageous and Meighan Simmons. I had to take notice of the newly transformed player and learn her name was Alicia Houston. Houston went on to have a great summer and played major minutes for Reagan her senior year. More importantly, she went on to earn a scholarship to Midwestern State, a Division 2 school in Central Texas.

Speaking from a SUCCESS standpoint, one could make the argument that Harper has not achieved what other clubs in the city have as of late. Harper can not claim dozens of BCS kids on his website. Harper can not claim to have beaten the so called best club teams in the city over the last few years. What Harper can claim is that every senior kid in his program has graduated to a college basketball opportunity. Just as important, his impact on their lives is evident.

When Harper is working his graveyard shift, he gets frequent text messages from his former players seeking his advice. Some text how much they miss him and learned from him. One recent text was from Ebony Watkins. The UTA freshman quit the Lady Rohawks going into her junior year. She came back for a senior season that catapulted her onto the national scene. Those who know Ebony can not deny the maturity that she developed under the tutelage of Harper.

Success is relative. The same coach who beat the Lady Rohawks badly and yelled "mismatch" is having success with the help of Harper. Harper taught a young recent grad to dribble. He paid trainers to work with this kid when his job would not allow for him to work with her and his team. This player chose one of the most prestigious schools in the country and will be playing basketball this season at this school. The coach who yelled mismatch helped train this kid for a short period of time, yet put her matriculation on his website as one of his success stories. True, this coach helped her but it was Charlie Harper and his Lady Rohawk program that nurtured this kid and had the most impact on her BASKETBALL destination.

In a recent meeting with Harper, I found him to be kind of rude. He takes dozens of calls in the middle of conversation. He can be loud, his laugh at a decibel that can be heard two blocks away. He will leave his guest waiting; waiting on him to take calls from coaches as he constantly promotes his players. His phone calls and interruptions during meetings are a humbling experience. I found myself listening to call after call from former players who just wanted a little of his time. They seek his advice, they thank him for his frequent text messages of encouragement.

In a day where some club coaches charge exorbitant fees to provide recruiting assistance for their own kids to get in school, Harper is winning. In the day where club coaches constantly recruit over their own players to chase trophies, Harper is successful. In the day of kids playing for club coaches and despising the experience with regret, Harper is leading the pack. Unfortunately, some of us are so far behind that we think we are winning!
 
 
8 Aug 11:  Young Players impressing at Basketball on the Bayou (one of the biggest College Evaluation Events of the Summer) and were recognized by Girlz Prep Report for their play:  Talisha "TeeTee" Presley, Darby James, Moriah Creswell, Desseire' Johnson, and Teanna Peavey.  (In the words of Mr Simmie Colson, Girlz PrepReport)



                  Talisha Presley was acrobatic and athletic and along with her upside has a
                                                 bright  basketball future ahead



Jefferson wasn't the only Moriah going off as Cresswell was a defensive dynamo



I've seen Desiree Johnson play so many times that I'm sold on her as a next level player



Darby James and Teanna Peavy work hard every time I see them on the court



I have certain sayings that I repeat over and over because like developing a deadly jumper, it takes repetition. One of the things I preach is that the game starts at the ONE, it truly does and if you don't agree, shame on you. The second thing is "it's not what you do, it's who you do it against" and the third is you have girl's that play basketball and you have girl's that are BASKETBALL PLAYERS
 
 
3 Aug 11:  Noelle is signed, sealed and delivered!
Noelle Kindred signed with Iowa Lakes Community College and will be taking her game to the next level. Another 100% year for the Lady Rohawks, as our only 2 Seniors will play in college once again. Congrats!
 
26 Jul 11:  Time will run out, ONLY IF YOU STOP LOOKING:
In the case of guard Noelle Kindred: With graduation over and only a few weeks to go before the end of the summer, Noelle and the Rohawk Coaches made a point to continue their winning ways for garnering scholarships and is continuing to use basketball as a Vehicle for Education....Yes, Noelle recently had a workout with a college team, and will soon be making an annnouncement to sign in the next few days....Stay Tuned!
 
 
21 Jul 11:  Lady Rohawks getting some praise from GIRLZPREP Report (Simmie Colson)
 Cy Fair Classic-San Antonio Rohawks vs HK Express


Texas A&M's get crunk pregame song was All I Do Is Win, which I made my ring tone for obvious reasons. Over the years, I have developed great relationships with many coaches including Vince Winn of the HK Express who has put together one of the top young teams in the area and he's done it the old fashion way, applying speed and pressure, not to mention having some of the best young talent out there. I mentioned Angela Harris a few weeks ago as being one of the top 2016 players. Her back court partner, Khayla Mitchell, heads to the 9th grade and clearly has plenty of upside remaining. Together, along with another 9th grader, Lili Quiroz, they form one of the best guard threesome  coming up


Brianna Millet has a way of separating herself from the crowd and when I heard about this kid with the San Antonio Rohawks being compared to Danielle Adams, I had to take a peek. She left a lasting impression but the second go round was even better. In some instances, she capable of playing all five positions however she can become a nightmare for opposing coaches trying to contain her. Inside or outside, she's a legitimate threat



Desiree Johnson is another bright young Rohawk from the Class of 2015 and if you need a speedy guard with handles and range, keep an eye on this one coming up



Moriah Criswell battled nagging injuries most of the summer however she showed signs of of brilliance

Both teams have several potential next level players throughout their organizations and I look forward to watching these young ladies progress over the next few years

 
 
15 Jul 11:  Mhykeah "Kia" Baez signs with Jefferson College.
Kia will be joining fellow Lady Rohawk Genise Presley for the 2011-2012 season. Two Rohawks on the same team again...WAY TO GO. Congratulations Kia, we know that you will do well.
 
 
5 Jul 11: Young Lady Rohawks getting their first glimpse of Exposure to Come!
2015 Players Brianna Millett and Desseire' Johnson are just two of the stars on the White Team, but during the Houstonians Summer Jam in Houston these two proved that San Antonio and the Rohawks have up and coming talent that they did during the CeCe Harper, Monica Engelman, Ashley Jordan, Felicia Jacobs, Alicia Houston, Shavon Walker, and Bobbi Taylor era.
 
 
5 Jul 11:  Burgandy Commits!
Burgandy Partain commits to Schreiner University for the 2011-2012 Basketball Season. Burgandy put together a great Senior season by achieving many accolades from All District Selection, All Region Selection, All Area Selection, and was featured in several articles in the Seguin Gazette. Congratulations to Burgandy and her Family. Schreiner is getting a great student-athlete!
 
13 Jun 11:  White Team goes 6-1
Lady Rohawks White Team doing what they do best, WIN!  The ladies went 6-1 in the UTSA Team Camp. This team has become the talk of San Antonio and local college coaches.....Team of the Future!
 
3 Jun 11:  Lady Rohawks Gold
Lady Rohawks Gold Take first place in the AAS Tournament. Way to Bring home the Gold Girls.
 
27 May 11:  Jasmine Davison Decides,  TRACK IT IS !
Jasmine has decided to take the track route to college, in lieu of several basketball offers. Jasmine will be atending the University of Texas - Pan American on a full track scholarship. Congratulations to the Davison Family, you have a lot to be proud of!
 
 
11 May 11:  What was said about the Lady Rohawks that attended the AAE Sports Basketball Combine in Jarrell, Texas:
 TA’s Central Texas Legit Girls' Basketball Combine Report and Results Spring 2011
 The girls’ basketball combine proved to be an “underclassmen extravaganza" with a lot of hidden gems that will one day play at the collegiate level.  Prospects all the way from the 2012 to 2017 classes came out to compete in hopes of gaining exposure at a younger age.  However, there were some hungry unsigned seniors displaying skills as one of their final chances in showcasing their efforts to participate at a higher institution of learning.
 
2011’s
All the seniors were impressive and can play college hoops somewhere. Ashleigh Dykes (Milano, TX), Triana Wilridge (Lewisville, TX), and Noelle Kindred (San Antonio, TX) are all JUCO prospects that operate well in the backcourt.  Dykes is a slasher who also easily finds the open man to make baskets, while Wilridge is definitely a hustler with surprisingly great ball-handling skills (due to her playing underneath the basket for her high school team), and Kindred can play either the “1” or “2” positions coming from a bloodline of bballers.
 
2012’s
Zenobia Winbush (Schertz, TX) was one of four combine returnees that clearly were the most improved.  At last years’ combine she was more of a Division 2 prospect and this year she has upgraded her skills to Division 1 in large part to Coach Charlie Harper’s tutelage with the San Antonio Lady Rohawks, an organization that coaches their girls up and is a Division 1 feeder.  She has a killer spin move, track speed, can penetrate to the basket, and has a nice pull up jump shot.  Winbush was very consistent in the ball handling/speed/coordinating drills.
 
Shaina Tanks (Smithson Valley) is also a product of Coach Harper’s system and should attract some D1 mid-majors during the July showcase circuit.  A great 2-guard that can also play the point position who and is fearless. 
 
2013’s
This class has their share of future D1 talent. Natasha Kindred (San Antonio, TX) has D1 written all over her!  She’s a 6’0” wing player that will turn a lot of heads during the July showcase period.  Slender, tall, fast and athletic, Kindred just has a fascination with making big things happen on the court.  She is very hard to defend.  Olivia Lott (Converse, TX) was another combine returnee that has improved tremendously!  It was basically night and day compared to a year ago with her game.  Now she is ambidextrous, hustles, and can change directions.  Lott is still improving her game and another year in Coach Harper’s system will ensure her as a D1 prospect.
 
2014’s
Talisha Presley (Schertz, TX) is a combo guard that should have a great summer as well.  Another Lady Rohawk product, she is comfortable handling the ball, makes great passes, and plays sound defense.
 
2015’s
Brianna Millet (Cibolo, TX) has a big frame and can run the floor.  She has progressed very much since February when I was first made aware of her as a prospect.  Millet handles the ball well, is tough underneath the boards and can shoot jumpers. 
 
 
3 May 11:  Future Lady Rohawk Stars, as mentioned by ShesBallin:
San Antonio Future 2011
It has been a couple of years since I have featured the future stars of the city. This is not a ranking and the kids are mentioned in no particular order. Like all young players, they have a long way to go. However, they appear to be on their Way!
  • Moriah Creswell 2015(SA Lady Rohawks)- Creswell is quick and savvy. She already knows when to use her impressive speed and when to run a team. Everytime I see this kid, she becomes more impressive to me.
  • Danaja Daniels 2017 (SA Lady Rohawks)- Super quick guard with a nice mid range game all ready. Great on ball defender. Daniels plays low and penetrates at will. I have only seen her a couple of times but she left a great impression on me.
  • Desiree Johnson 2015 (SA Lady Rohawks)- Eboni Watkins again! Johnson lives in the paint and possesses the same runner in traffic that UTA bound Watkins mastered. Johnson is of good size at 5"7 and has a street ball flair of getting it done. She has the attitude of a champ and fears no one! Already getting college attention for her raw potential.
  • Brianna Millett 2015 (SA Lady Rohawks)- Millett has always been a beast in the post but has now moved out to her eventual position of off guard. "Bree" is strong! She is Erica Donovan strong on the perimeter, though not as tall, and punishes smaller defenders. Her handle has tightened which allows her to effectively use her body get to spots with the live ball now.
  • These are just a few mentioned, but the Lady Rohawks White Team have a lot to offer in terms of depth and lots of competion will be provided when you face this group of young ladies. They all have an exciting future ahead of them.. Don't miss the opportunity to see them in action!
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    29 April 2011:  100% AGAIN and still going !  7 -7
    Once again, the SA Lady Rohawks are proud to announce that we are 100% on getting kids into college again for 2011.  Always proud of this accomplishment, as this is what we are all about.

    Sune Agbuke - Baylor

    Eboni Watkins - University of Texas Arlington

    Kiara Taylor - Texas Southern

    Alexxis Isaac - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Jasmine Davison - pending (basketball or track)
    Noelle Kindred - undecided
    Casey Wallace - Concordia University (TX)
     
     
    28 April 2001:  Jasmine pondering her decision:
    It is always good when a player has several options in one sport, but it is another thing when a player has several options for two sports. As the case with Lady Rohawk Jasmine Davison.  Jasmine has received offers for both track and basketball.  Jasmine will ponder her decision making this week........Stay tuned for an update.
    GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE FOR SURE !
     
    27 April 2011:  Club Motto to the Extreme: "Using Basketball as a Vehicle for Education" (Alexxis Isaac)
    Former Lady Rohawk Alexxis Isaac has been accepted to and will receive a scholarship to the Prestigous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Alexxis received the highest SAT recorded for a Lady Rohawk to date. Alexxis will also play basketball while pursuing her academic endeavors. This is a great example of our club Motto.
     WE ARE SO PROUD OF HER AND HER FAMILY !   
    TABC ALL STATE ACADEMIC TEAM
     
     
    25 April 2011:  SA Express News Super Teamers - Eboni Watkins and Sune Agbuke
    Once again our Lady Rohawks make their mark on the San Antonio Community, as two were named to the San Antonio Express News Super Team for the 2010-2011 Basketball Season. Both were also named to their respective Class Teams as well.
    Eboni Watkins - SA Super Team & Class 5A Team
    Sune Agbuke - SA Super Team & TAPPS Class Team
    Niaga Mitchell-Cole - Class 5A Team
     
     
    Lady Rohawk All District Selections (2010-2011):
    Eboni Watkins - 1st Team, District 25-5A
    Sune Agbuke - TAPPS 1st Team
    Zenobia Winbush - 2nd Team, District 27-4A
    Kiara Taylor - Defensive Player of the Year - District 27-5A
    Shea Marbaugh - 2nd Team, District 28-4A
    Alexxis Isaac - 1st Team, District 26-5A
    Niaga Mitchell-Cole - 1st Team, District 26-5A
     
      
    11 March 2011:  Lady Rohawks White bring home the GOLD:
    The Lady Rohawks white team went 6-0 in the Central Texas Shootout. The team defeated 6 good teams from the Central Texas Region . These ladies are really making a name for themselves. Come out and see them in action during the 15-17 April viewing period in Houston....You don't want to miss the Action !
     
     
    15 March 2011:  Lady Rohawk Superlatives:
    Congratulations goes out to Eboni Watkins and Kiara Taylor on their 2011 basketball accomplishments:
    Eboni - TABC All State, TABC All Region
    Kiara - TABC All Region
     
    10 March 2011:  Eboni Watkins makes a great showing at the UIL 5A State Playoffs :
    (Goes from unknown, to virtually one of the most respected point guards in San Antonio, Texas, and the Nation)
    HARD WORK REALLY PAYS OFF !
     
     
     
    9 March 2011 : TABC All Stars
    Ebony Watkins has been selected to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All Star Team. Congratulations !!!!
     
     13 February 2011:  Play off Time !
    Lady Rohawks in the 2011 High School Playoffs:
    Noelle Kindred - Douglas MacArthur HS
    Natasha Kindred - Douglas MacArthur HS
    Alexxis Isaac - Douglas MacArthur HS
    Kaira "KeKe" Taylor - John Jay HS
    Shaina Tanks - Smithson Valley HS
    Olivia Lott - Judson HS
     
     
    20 January 2011:  Kiara "KeKe" Taylor Commits to Texas Southern
    Congratulations to Kiara Taylor for her commitment to play college basketball at Texas Southern University for the 2011-2012 season. Kiara has worked hard and TX Southern is getting a really good player and student in Kiara.
    Congrats to the Taylor Family.
     
    19 January 2011:  SUNE - Our McDonalds All American Nominee
    The SA Lady Rohawks are once again proud to congratulate Sunejiro "Sune" Agbuke on her nomination to the 2011 McDonalds All American Game.  Another great accomplishment, after 4 years of great play by a great STUDENT-ATHLETE.
     
     
    15 January 2011: Delisa Bueno, UP AND COMING!
    Congratulations to Delisa  and her teammates of Judson Middle School . In their 1st year of  existence, have been crowned the 2010 8th Grade District Champs. This young  Lady Rohawk  is making her mark and has made vast improvements in her game. Look out San Antonio, Delisa will be a name to remember!
     
     
    21 Oct 10:  Eboni Watkins commits !
    After several offical visits and months of thinking, Eboni has decided to continue her basketball career at the next level and will attend UT-Arlington on a full basketball scholarship for the 2011-2012 season.  Eboni will be signing during the early signing period in November. Congratulations Eboni and the Watkins Family!
     
    27 Aug 10:  Eboni Watkins moves up in the latest ESPN Hoopgurlz Rankings:
    Coming off one of her best summers to date, Point/Shooting Guard Eboni Watkins improved enough to make the Hoopgurlz staff take notice of the 6'0 Guard.  Her rating improved by 15 points from last season.
     
     
    23 Aug 10:  Important Recruiting/Signing Dates to Remember.
    The recruiting calendar allows high school basketball players to sign National Letters of Intent twice during the year.
    Sept. 16-Oct. 6, 2010: Contact period
    Oct. 1-3, 2010: Evaluation period
    Nov. 10-17, 2010: Early signing period
     
     
    18 Aug 10:  Although the name was incorrect, the game was no question!   Eboni Watkins (Ebony Walker) gets much recognition at the basketball on the Bayou Tournament in New Orleans, leading to numerous calls for her services by colleges and universities worldwide: 
     ESPN HOOPGURLZ NOTES: Basketball on the Bayou 2010: Any kid close to 6 feet with the kind of handles that Walker is able to exhibit is bound to turn heads and get coaches' noggins churning. Is she a point guard on the next level? Maybe. The long, smooth guard from Converse, Texas, certainly is comfortable with the ball and has a nice touch in the lane off the bounce. The true test will be her ability to raise the level of her teammates and make her outside shot more of a sure thing. (Nelson) 25 Jul 10:  Lady Rohawks-Black make an impression at the Basketball on the Bayou Tournament in New Orleans:
     
     
    17 Aug 10:  SHESBALLIN.COM recognizes the talents of Lady Rohawk Players:
    Lady Rohawks Sune Agbuke, Eboni Watkins, Niaga Mitchell-Cole, and Kaiara Taylor top the List of the Top 25 players in San Antonio according to shesballin.com
    Sune Agbuke #1
    Eboni Watkins #5
    Niaga Mitchell-Cole #6
    Kiara Taylor - #19
     
     
    25 Jul 10:  Lady Rohawks-Black take runners-up in the Basketball on the Bayou tournament in New Orleans, losing by 1 point in the final seconds of the game to the Arkansas Mavericks in the 2011 Bourbon Division.  The Lady Rohawks went 6-1 in the event.
     
    1 Jun 10:  Dominique Randle achieves on and off the Court!

    Dominique has been inducted into  the National Junior Honor Society and was inducted as a historian for her 8th grade year at Metzger Middle School.  Also, she received commended performance on her math and reading TAKS test and passed social studies within the high percentile. Dominique also lead Metzger Middle School to the District Champs in basketball and was named the most aggressive player of the Year.

     
    26 May 10:  Brinee' gets commended!
    Brinee' Stewart received a commendable score on the math portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Test.  Keep up the hard work!
     
    25 May 10:  Ashley O'Neal's many successes:

    Ashley O'Neal was recently awarded 1st Place in the 2010 Freedom Essay contest  "What Freedom Means to Me" for the SERTOMA Club of Windcrest, TX.   She also received the Perfect Attendance Award presented by the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

          Including pre-kinder, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 8, Ashley has never missed a day from school. Gemini Ink, a sponsor of creative writing programs and workshops and San Antonio's only independent literary center,

                    selected her poem "I Am a Baller" and accompanying artwork for display at the businesses and restaurants on Walzem Road.  Congratulations Ashley and the O'Neal Family, what a great family effort!
     
    25 May 10:  Briana Myrick - Another Academic Scholar
    Briana Myrick has been inducted into The National Society of High School Scholars. Briana was selected for membership based on her outstanding academic achievements. Great accomplishment for another great student-athlete!
     
    24 May 10:  Tournament Results
    Lady Rohawks Black take 2nd place in the River City Spotlight Tournament Elite Division.  Lady Rohawks White take 3rd Place in the Austin Lady Magic Tournament. Congratulations to both teams and Coaches.
     
    21 May 10:  TABC All Star
    Charlicia "CeCe" Harper scored a game high 24 points in the TABC All Star Game, while leading the Red All Star Team to victory.
     
    19 May 10:  Alexxis Isaac Scores Big!
    Alexxis Isaac scored an amazing 2020 on her most recent SAT Test. This is the highest SAT scored ever recorded by a Lady Rohawk.  What an amazing accomplishment, JUST AMAZING ! Alexxis is also ranked in the Top 10 students in her class (5A) Class of 2010.
     
    14 May 10: Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All Star Game:

    Charlicia "CeCe" Harper is one of 6 SA Area players that will be playing in the TABC All Star Game on Friday, 21 May 10 at Trinity University.  Coach Tracy Hastings from James Madison HS has been selected to Coach the 4A/5A Red Team in which she will get one more opportunity to coach her most decorated player in school history. All-Star Games begin at Trinity University in San Antonio (free admission)

     

                  2:30 pm  A – 2A-3A Girls

     

                  4:15 pm  4A - 5A - PVT Girls

     

                  6:00 pm  A – 2A-3A Boys

     

                  7:45 pm  4A - 5A – PVT Boys

     
    14 May 10: Christa Gatrelle receives honors:
    Christa Gatrelle received the following recognition at Smithson Valley Middle School during the school's end of year award recognition ceremony.  What a great balance for the student athlete to receive.
    National Junior Honor Society

          A/B Honor Roll

              Basketball and Band

             Presidential Award (Students with an overall grade average of 90 or higher)

     
    30 Apr 10:  Genise Presley commits:
      Genise Presley commits to Concordia University and will continue her basketball career in Austin beginning the 2010-2011 Season.  Signing will take place on 13 May 10 @ 9:00 am at Samuel Clemens High School, Main Entrance. With this commitment from Genise, the Lady Rohawks are now 3 for 3 Seniors (100%) again for the 3rd consecutive season on players going off to play collegiate basketball.  Congratulations to Genise and the Presley family!
     
    27 Apr 10:  Shainah McFadden was inducted into the National Honor Society today at First Baptist Academy and a paper she wrote last month titled, "Martin Luther King: A Persuasive Leader" was selected by Creative Communications to be published.  Shainah's English teacher chose to submit her paper to a publishing company and the company liked it so much, they agreed to publish it. What a great accomplishment by one of our bright young stars!
     
    20 Apr 10:  Kanisha Brown has recently been inducted into the National Honor Society at MacArthur HS.  This is another great accomplishment for another great student athlete.  This is the example our club strives to set for all student athletes (Academics before Athletics).  Congrats Kanisha and your family.
     
    18 Apr 10:  Congratulations to the Black Team for taking 3rd place out of 24 teams in the Prestigious Deep South  Classic in North Carolina (17U Signature Bracket) record 4-1.  This was a great team effort by all players and great preparation by the coaches. The Red Team also made a good showing at the Cy-Fair Spring Classic by going 2-2.  This was a new experience for most and will surely prepare them for the July viewing period.  Hats off to all of the Coaches and parents for the time and effort put into preparing the teams for play.
     
    18 Apr 10:  Charlicia "CeCe Harper has been named to the San Antonio Express News Super Team for the 3rd Consecutive Season.  Each year the Express News in unisom with Area and local coaches select the 10 best players in the city for this honor. CeCe was also selected as a Class 5A Area All Team Selection by the Express News.
     
     
    16 Apr 10:  Sunejiro "Sune" Agbuke has been invited to the Prestigious Nike Skills Academy that will take place on 1&2 May in Houston at League America Training Facility.  This event will feature some of the best players in the Region/State.  Only a select group of players are invited to this Event each year. Congratulations Sune and her family on this Nationwide Recognition. Sune is also rated in the Top 100 players in the Class of 2011 by ESPN Hoopgurlz.
     
    16 Apr 10:  All District Basketball Team/Honors:
    Congratulations to the following Lady Rohawks for their accomplishments during the 2009-2010 Season.
    Charlicia "CeCe" Harper - First Team District 26-5A
    Nichole Kindred - First Team District 26-5A
    Niaga Mitchell-Cole - First Team District 26-5A
    Alexxis Isaac - Honorable Mention District 26-5A
    Eboni Watkins - Second Team District 27-5A
    Kiara "KeKe" Taylor - Defensive Player of the Year 28-5A
    Daniella "Ella" Codiga - First Team District 30-3A
    Bethany Zarazua - MVP Tapps 2A- District 8 & First Team All District 8 (TAPPS)
    Genise Presley - Second Team District 27-4A
    Leilani Lealaimatafao - Volleyball Award
     
     
     
     
     8 Apr 10:  Daniella "Ella" Codiga has been selected to the District 30-3A All District Basketball Team (1st Team) for the 2009-2010 Season. We are sure that Ella will bring that same level of talent and hard work to the Lady Rohawks that many have seen in recent summers. Congrats Ella and the Codiga family.  
     
    7 Apr 10:  Nichole Kindred will be signing her National Letter of Intent to play collegiate Basketball for Our Lady of the Lake University on Thursday, 8 Apr 10.  Signing will take place at MacArthur HS, 2:30 pm in the Library.  Congratulations to Nichole and the Kindred Family.
     
    6 April 10:  Alexxis Issac was be inducted into the National Honor Society at MacArthur HS.  Along with her selection, she was also elected as the Treasurer and got through the first round of the National Merit Scholarship based upon her PSAT scores. What a great honor for a great student-athlete.
     
    30 Mar 10:  Lone Star All Star Game:
    CeCe Harper led the South Team in scoring at the Lone Star All-Star Tournament held at Alamo Convocation Center on 27 March.  CeCe scored 14 pts and  has also been selected to play in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All Star Game on 21 May 2010 at Trinity University @ 4:15 pm.  Congratulations on a great 4 years of High School basketball and good luck at Kansas University while playing in the Big XII.
     
     
    15 Mar 10:  Congratulations goes out to Coach Booker and his 13/14U Team on a good showing at the All American Sports Tournament  at Trinity University this past weekend.  The 13/14U Team placed 2nd place and surel y made a good showing.  This team will surely have a bright future with some glimpses of special players in the Class of 2013, 2014,  and 2015.
     
     
    12 Mar 10:  Charlicia "CeCe" Harper has been named to the 2009-2010 Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All State Team and the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All Region Team.
     
     
     
    10 Mar 10: Charlicia "CeCe" Harper is one of area seniors selected to participate in the Alamo City All Star Game.  Game to held on 27 March @ 3:00 pm in the Alamo Convocation Center.
     
    25 Feb 10:  Eboni Watkins and the Wagner Lady Thunderbirds still rolling in the Region IV(5A)  Girls Basketball Semi-Finals:
     
     
    22 Feb 10:  Kansas Jayhawks speak on their current signee:
     
     
    19 Feb 10:  Nichole Kindred Verbals:
    Nichole Kindred verbals to Our Lady of the Lake University and will join the Lady Saints in the 2010 Season.  Congratulations to Nichole and her family!
     
     
    19 Feb 10:  Nichole Kindred and her Lady Brahmas teammates ended their playoff season by a defeat to Express News #1 rated team - Wagner Lady Thunderbirds. Despite the sad faces to a loss, Nichole ended her night with a smile as she verballed to Our Lady of the Lake University for the 2010-2011 season. 
     
     
    10 Feb 10:  Lady Rohawks and their teams in the Area Playoffs
    Genise Presley - Clemens (27-4A)
    Eboni Watkins (27-5A) District Champs-Undefeated
    Nichole Kindred - MacArthur (26-5A) District Co-Champs
    Erica Conover - Navarro (2A)
    Burgandy Partain - Navarro  (2A)
     
    10 Feb 10:  Niaga Mitchell-Cole and Jasmine Davidson falls short of making the 26-5A playoffs:
     
     
    10 Feb 10:  Madison's Charlicia "CeCe" Harper ends her prep career as Madison High School's all time leader in several categories
    2010 stats:  Averaged 22.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.8 spg, 3.5 apg, 1.4 bpg
    Career points total:  2, 352 (ranks in the Top 30 in Texas History)
    Career assists:  525
    Career rebounds:  801
    Career Steals:  518
    Noteworthy performances:  121 3's made in a season (2009) ranks her at #7 in Texas History
    Season highs in final season of play: 39 points in a game
    had 30+ points 6 games in final season, had 20+ points in 14 contests on the final season,
    scored in double figures every game. 
    18 rebounds in a game

    15 assists in a game

    6 blocks in a game

    7 steals in a game (3 times)

     
    2 February 2010:  Charlicia "CeCe" Harper makes 2010 McDonalds All American Nominee List for Texas Girls.
      
     
    20 January 2010:  Eboni Watkins and the Wagner Lady Thunderbirds were featured on Big Time Sports with KSAT.com.  The Lady Thunderbirds are still ranked the #1 Team in the area by the San Antonio Express News and have yet to be beaten by an area team. They are also ranked 9th in the State by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
     
     
    Nichole Kindred comes off the bench to spark MacArthur to victory over Madison .

    Lady Brahmas outrace Mavericks

    Kindred comes off bench for 12, leading MacArthur to 48-39 victory

    by Mark Kusenberger
    SAsports.com Senior Writer

    Nichole Kindred, a starter throughout the season for MacArthur, came off the bench for their game against Madison Wednesday evening at Littleton Gym. MacArthur coach Jessica Meador may consider doing this again, after Kindred’s points led the Brahmas and helped them to a 48-39 victory. MacArthur (19-8, 8-4 in 26-5A), which lost to Madison 59-58 in the first round of district, once again came up against a determined Maverick team. Madison took a 32-31 lead early in the fourth on a basket by Casey Wallace, before a 9-0 MacArthur run put the Lady Brahmas ahead to 40-32. Even then, Madison (11-18, 4-9 in 26-5A) battled their way within five with 32.8 seconds left before free throws by Victoria Willems cinched the win. MacArthur made six free throws in the fourth quarter to keep the Lady Mavericks at bay. The Brahmas outscored Madison 10-9 in each of the first two quarters. Kindred scored four points each in the second, third, and fourth quarters. Charlicia Harper of Madison, who scored 30 points in the first MacArthur-Madison game, led all scorers with 18 points. The win keeps MacArthur in third place in 26-5A, one game ahead of fourth-place Reagan in the loss column and two games ahead of fifth-place Smithson Valley and Roosevelt in the loss column. In the first round of district play, MacArthur defeated Smithson Valley and lost to Roosevelt.

     
    15 January 2010:  Harper Weaves through Lee Volunteers (By SAsports.com)

    Harper weaves through Volunteers

    Posted by Mark Kusenberger on January 10, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Thirty point effort leads Madison to 66-49 victory over Lee

    by Mark Kusenberger
    SAsports.com Senior Writer

    In the fourth quarter of Madison’s 66-49 victory over Lee Saturday afternoon, CeCe Harper took a rebound coast-to-coast for layup. Along the way, she seemed to pass within arm’s length of every other player on the floor.

    A frustrated Lee fan pleaded to the defense: “Trip her!”

    We doubt he was serious, but if we can’t justify his suggestion, we can understand his frustration. Harper, a Kansas commit, scored 30 points in leading Madison (10-15, 2-6 in 26-5A) to victory. Harper also scored 30 points in Madison’s other district victory over MacArthur.

    Lee (8-16, 0-8 in 26-5A), which started a junior and four sophomores, began the game solidly, shutting out not only Harper, but all her teammates as well, for the first 4 minutes of the ballgame. The Lady Volunteers led 3-0 on two free throws from Mariah Silva and one from Lauren Gutierrez. Then Harper had a 6-0 run – two of her own baskets sandwiched around an assist to Briana Jones – staking Madison to a 6-3 lead.

    A three from Serena Reyes – her first of four on the afternoon – tied the game at six before Madison closed the quarter on an 8-2 run; Madison led 14-8 after one quarter.

    The Lady Volunteers played Madison within a point in the second and fourth quarters, and within 28-23 with six seconds left in the second quarter. But Harper’s free throws with 5.8 seconds left in the half proved to be the beginning of a 12-1 run which sealed Madison’s second district victory of the 2009-10 season.

    Although Madison coach Tracy Hastings did see to it all her players participated, Harper played essentially the entire game, scoring her last basket with about a minute left. Therefore, it would be more accurate to consider Lee’s competitive performance in the second and fourth quarters a sign of promise rather than having taken advantage of their opponent’s bench.

    Madison got 37 of their 66 points from seniors: 30 from Harper, 7 from Ashton Gulczewski.

    No seniors scored for Lee.

    MADISON SCORING: CeCe Harper 30, Briana Jones 11, Ashton Gulczewski 7, Monica Perez 7, Genevieve Morales 4, Crystal Valero 3, Lauren Tucker 2, Shelbi Rodriguez 2, Casey Wallace, Brittany Vasquez, Dominique Hunter, Sonja Haga

    LEE SCORING: Serena Reyes 14, Lauren Gutierrez 9, Sara Gomez 8, Leslie Rosales 7, Mariah Silva 7, Deziree Prado 3, Gio Alvarez 1, Claudia Molina, Mary Bustamante, Jessica Goodman

     
     
     
    12 January 2010:  Charlicia "CeCe" Harper named San Antonio Express News Player of the Week for the second time this season
    (Week of 3-9 Jan 2010)
     
     
    11 January 2010:  Erica Conover and Burgandy Partain tag team to pull off and upset of Top Ranked Nixon-Smiley:  http://seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=95b240d9d2b3512c
     
     
    4 January 2010:  Eboni Watkins and the Wagner Lady T-Birds win the Purple Division bracket in the prestigious Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona.  The T-Birds put on a great showing for Wagner High School, and San Antonio Girls Basketball.
     
     
     31 December 2009:  Coaches Aid as it relates to Texas Girls Basketball Players
     
     
    29 December 2009:  Charlicia "CeCe" Harper was named Player of the Week by the San Antonio Express News for the week of 21-27 December 2009:
    Scored 30 points in a 59-58 upset of previously fifth-ranked MacArthur last week. A Kansas signee, Harper is averaging 22.4 points this season.
    CHAD PETERS, SA Express News
     
     
    23 December 2009:  TexasGirlsBasketball.com Senior Watch List 2009-2010
     
     
     
    21 December 2009:  Charlicia Harper scores 30 as Mavericks beat MacArthur 59-58

    by Mark Kusenberger
    SAsports.com Senior Writer

    The Madison Lady Mavericks had no district wins, and were fresh off a loss to Johnson where Madison once led 20-0.

    The MacArthur Lady Brahmas had a chance to pull into a tie for the district lead.

    So what would happen when these teams met Monday afternoon at Littleton Gym?

    Well, it’s Madison vs. MacArthur, so it’s time for unexpected.

    Charlicia Harper made four free throws in the last 27 seconds to lead Madison to a 59-58 victory over the Lady Brahmas.

    Madison (8-12, 1-4 in 26-5A) trailed 38-28 late in the third. Even after Harper’s three-pointer at the third quarter buzzer pulled Madison with 42-37, MacArthur built the lead back up to 48-41 of a three by Nichole Kindred. After Madison closed the gap to three, Kindred scored two to bring the Brahma lead to 5.

    Madison continued chipping away at the lead, but Marquisha Sparks’ two-pointer put MacArthur (13-5, 2-2 in 26-5A) ahead 55-51. But by now the Mavericks were in gear, and Harper would have help. Freshman Briana Jones scored to make it 55-53, then fellow freshman Monica Perez tied the game. After a stop, Madison had the ball back with 1:12 left.

    The Lady Mavericks passed the ball around outside the perimeter, apparently playing for the last shot. Rather than risk a Harper buzzer beater, Kindred fouled her with 27 seconds left to ensure MacArthur would have the ball back. Harper sank both her free throws, and Madison led for the first time since 13-12 late in the first.

    Kindred turned the ball over with 19.6 seconds left, then had to foul Harper with 14.3 left, committing her fifth foul in the process. Harper again sank her free throws, building Madison’s lead to 59-55. MacArthur’s Karisa Cantu sank a three with one second left, but MacArthur could not call their final timeout before time expired.

    MacArthur led 27-22 at the half thanks to 10 points from Sparks, 9 from Kindred, and strong defense from Victoria Williams. Harper scored 14 of Madison’s 22 first half points.

    MacARTHUR SCORING: Marquisha Sparks 18, Nichole Kindred 15, Karisa Cantu 6, Victoria Williams 5, Alexxis Isaac 5, Lindsey Petterson 5, Danielle Mitchell 4, Cassandra Gonzales, Lauren Williams, Ranae Tibbett

    MADISON SCORING: Charlicia Harper 30, Casey Wallace 9, Monica Perez 7, Crystal Valero 6, Briana Jones 5, Genevieve Morales 2, Britanny Vasquez

     
     
    12 December 2009:  Eboni Watkins and the Wagner Lady Thunderbirds remain unbeaten over area teams, racking up 55 wins over the past years.
     
     
    9 December 2009:  Genise and the Lady Buffs Victorious
    Genise Presley scores 14 as her Clemens Lady Buffs defeat Buda Hays  48-59.  Genise is currently averaging 11.32 ppg in her Senior Season. Clemens is having one of it's greatest seasons, and Genise is a big reason for it.
     
     
    9 December 2009:  Nichole Kindred leads the Lady Brahmas of MacArthur to Victory over Reagan with 18 points to lead all scorers:
     
     
    8 December 2009: Texas Basketball Magazine 2,000 Point Career Scoring Record 
    CeCe Harper scores her 2,000th Prep Career point against Roosevelt HS. She now stands at 2,010 points, well on her way to being recognized as one of the Top 50 scorers in Texas History.  Courtney Lee of Kennedale stands at 2,016 points, captured in 2002-2005 (#48).

      

    8 December 2009:  Bob Springer Texas Basketball Magazine All State Honorees: 
    CeCe Harper - TBM 1st Team Preseason All State  (noted by TBM as one of Region IV's Best)
    Niaga Mitchell-Cole - TBM Preseason All State Honorable Mention
    Jasmine Davidson - TBM Preseason All State Honorable Mention
    Burgandy Partain:  TBM Preseason All State Honorable Mention
    CeCe Harper - Stands 7th in the state all time for 3 pointers made in a season with 121 made - 2009
     
     
    7 December 2009:  Navarro Tournament
    Burgandy Partain was selected as MVP for the Navarro Tournament.  Burgandy scored 15 pts in the championship game and was noted by the Seguin Gazette for her exceptional play throughout the entire tournament. Burgandy scored a total of 55 pts for the 3 game event.
     
     
    5 December 2009:  2009 Lone Star Tournament
    Niaga Mitchell-Cole and Jasmine Davidson of Roosevelt High School win the consolation championship during the Lone Star Tournament.  Niaga was named All Tournament during the three day/four game event. This is the second tournament honor for the Roosevelt Sophomore this season.
     
     
    2 December 2009: Rise Magazine All Area Team (Dec 09 issue)
    CeCe Harper was named to the Rise Magazine All Area (SA/Austin) 1st Team
    Notes from the magazine:  Harper is one of the state's premier all-around players. Not only did she pour in 17.4 points per game last season, but she added 5.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 4.4 steals per contest.
    Lady Rohawk and Wagner High School player Eboni Watkins was listed as one of the other top players in the SA/Austin area.
      
     
    1 December 2009:  Lady Rohawk (CeCe Harper) receives San Antonio Express News Gameball Recognition:
     Madison's CeCe Harper shined in losses, with Harper pouring in 39 against O'Connor
    Chad Peters-SA Express News

    29 November 2009:  NEISD GIRLS TOURNAMENT

    Nichole Kindred and the MacArthur Lady Brahmas take second place in the Northeast (NEISD) Girls Tournament.  Nichole was named to the NEISD All Tournament Team and was noted for her defensive presence and athletic skills displayed throughout the weekend event. CeCe Harper was also named to the All Tournament Team, her second consecutive for the 2009-2010 season. Harper scored a total of 74 points in the three game tournament, while averaging 24.2 ppg. 

     
    29 November 2009: Lady Rohawks coming up big in the first month of High School Play:
    (Average ppg)
    CeCe Harper :  22.3 
    Genise Presley: 12.3
    Niaga Mitchell-Cole: 11.6 

    CeCe Harper and James Madison High School take 2nd in the McDonalds TX Invitational in Pasadena
    CeCe  was named to the All Tournament Team, while averaging 21.7 ppg
     

     
    19 November 2009: Burgandy Partain and Erica Conover partnering for double digits in Seguin:
    The Gazette Enterprise writes: 

     Lady Panthers thump Luling

    LULING—The Navarro girls basketball team(1-0) won its season opener Tuesday night, defeating Luling 61-41.

    The Lady Panthers were led by Burgandy Partain and Erica Conover, who scored 17 and 16, respectively. Valerie Vrana added 12, with Shelby Zamzow posting six for Navarro, which led by 10 points at halftime.

    “Just a great team effort from all 10 girls contributing,” said head coach Darrell Harborth via e-mail. “Our defensive pressure wore them down and allowed us to get many fast break points.”

    Navarro hits the court again on Friday at 1 p.m., awaiting the winner of Southside and Kennedy at the Southside Tournament in San Antonio.

     
      
    17 November 2009: Niaga Mitchell-Cole making a statement:
    Express News writes: It's not often a sophomore is able to emerge as a shut-down defensive force, but that appears to be exactly what point guard Niaga Mitchell-Cole is becoming for Roosevelt. No matter that she averaged 16 points and was named the Most Valuable Player in leading the Rough Riders (5-0) to the championship at last week's Harlandale Tournament, it was her work on the defensive end that opened the most eyes.She faced two of the area's premier senior prospects, Sam Houston's Kiante Ageous and Alamo Heights' Stephanie Wittman, and held them to 11 and five points, respectively. Ageous is going to Arizona, while Wittman is headed to Kansas State.Again, this from a sophomore. Things aren't about to get any easier for Mitchell-Cole, who next Monday draws an assignment against top-ranked Jay, which boasts a plethora of offensive weapons in Erica Donovan, Julissa Garrett and Destiny Amezquita.
     
    College Coaches Talk about their 2010 recruits/signees:
     
     
    11 November 2009:  CeCe Harper signs with University of Kansas
    Charlicia "CeCe" Harper is Signed !!!!! 
    What the KU Coaches are saying: 

    "This is a tremendous group of playmakers," said Henrickson, who opens her sixth campaign as the head coach of Kansas on Sunday. "I think all four of them will fit well in our uptempo style of offense. They are a great combination of shooters and scorers and are great in transition. I am pleased to have them joining our program."

    Harper, who attends Madison High School, is a former high school and AAU teammate of current Jayhawk freshman Monica Engelman. Harper averaged 17.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per gameas a junior while playing for Tracy Hastings at MHS. She is rated the 29th best point guardin the class of 2010 by ESPN's HoopGurlz.com.

    "CeCe has an extremely high basketball IQ," said Henrickson. "She is a good shooter who can extend the defense with her range. At the same time she is effective off the dribble and has great court vision. She is the complete package."


     
     
    9 November 2009:  3 Lady Rohawks named to the San Antonio Express News players to watchlist for the 2009-2010 season:  
    CeCe Harper (26-5A), Burgandy Partain (3A), Niaga Mitchell-Cole (26-5A)  

     
    CYFAIR FALL FINISH 

    2-4 October 2009:  This was the last college evaluation period for the Lady Rohawks prior to the NCAA signing period of 11-19 November.  The Lady Rohawks attended the Cy-Fair Fall Finish put on by our Sponsor Mr. Cedrick LeFluer and the Cy-Fair Texans.  There were approximately 30 or so college coaches in attendance and during the Lady Rohawks games, we could count at least 25 or so in attendance and each game was worth the price of admission (speed, speed, and more speed)!  Although the Lady Rohawks went 1-2 during this event, it was the catching of the colleges coaches eyes with the level of talent and athleticism that intrigued them about our team, not to mention their youthfulness.  The most impressive thing we were told was that college coaches have come to adore the growing talent in San Antonio (an area once under recruited) but it has definitely become a recruiting hotbed for talent.  This fact alone is showing that we (San Antonio as a whole) are finally going out and challenging the likes of the Houston and Dallas area teams and showing them that we too can compete. The most important objective for this weekend was to solidify the futures of our 3 remaining seniors, and we think we will accomplish that.

    THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT !!
     
    Region 4 – Texas Girls Basketball.com  Players to Watch List for 2009-2010
     
     
    September 2009: CeCe Harper makes TexPreps Basketball Magazine Top 50 Girls Basketball Players in Texas.  All state (4th Team)
     
     

    2009 Summer Notes:

    (DFW Elite Big State Flava Jam) 

    The Elite Team competed well at the DFW Elite Big State Flava Jam in Dallas, TX. The team really made a slash, with at least no less than 20 coaches viewing each game. This was the first tournament back for Lady Rohawk CeCe Harper, and boy did she make a splash.  Taylor Calvert missed this event due to a family emergency. CeCe and her teammates surely kept the Lady Rohawks in the minds and mouths of coaches throughout the event.  Expect a lot of calls and letters to be forthcoming from this event!


     

    (Cy-Fair Classic) 

    Lady Rohawks Elite Team continued their strong summer season off in strong fashion by taking second place in the 7th Annual Cy-Fair Classic in Houston.  The Lady Rohawks took second place in the Gold Division, losing by 1 point in the final seconds of the game to the Houstonians. At least 80+ College Coaches attended this event.  The Red Team came out strong during the evaluation period, being this was most of their first time encountering such an experience.  They competed well and surely caught the eyes of college coaches from around the world.

     

    (Summer Derby Classic)  

    The Lady Rohawks ended the 2009 Summer season in fashion by competing in the Michael T. White Summer Derby Classic in Louisville, KY. The Elite Team competed in the 17U Signature Bracket and placed 15th in this 96 Team Tournament. Once again, when games were played, there was usually standing room only in the college coaches bleachers.  Lots of letters and offers surely came out of this one from Major DIV I institutions.  Lady Rohawk CeCe Harper was one of the featured players as noted by Hoopgurlz, see News below.

    The Red Team competed well for this being their first out of state travel and it was surely and eye opener for most. They went 2-3 in this tournament losing to very talented teams that will only make them better and better in the coming years. Look out teams, the Red Team is here!!

     

    (Best of the Midwest Jam) 

    Both teams traveled to Schaumburg, IL to compete in the Best of the Midwest Jam sponsored by the Chicago Lady Fire, an affiliate Cy-Fair Texans Team.  In this event, the Elite Team played in the Championship game, losing to the Lady Fire(a team comprised of mainly Whitney Young HS players- a team that competes for the IL State Championship each year). The Lady Rohawks was one of nearly 8 Cy-Fair Texans Teams that travelled for this event, finishing with a 4-1 record.  The number of colleges coaches in attendance was overwhelming. The Red Team competed and finished with a 2-3 record during this event. They continued to open eyes as they had done in Louisville and will be a team to watch in the future.


     

    Notes from the 7th Annual Cy-Fair Classic by Houston Roundball Review: 

    http://www.thehrr.com/HRR_blog_womens_hoops/2009/07/7th-annual-cy-fair-classic.html



     

    Hoopgurlz Notes from the Summer Derby Classic in Louisville, KY (22-24 Jul 09):
    Lady Rohawks point guard CeCe Harper does a little of everything for her team. The 5-7 guard has a very strong build and she uses it well. She does all the little things you want in a point guard: she sets the table for her wings, collapses the defense with dribble penetration, takes care of the basketball and makes plays when her team needs her to. A bonus is her perimeter scoring, as she demonstrated legitimate 3-point range as well as the ability to knock down the midrange shot. She has some creative handle but doesn't make fancy dribble moves just to have fun. Most of her movements have a purpose.

     

     

     
     
    2009 Girls Basketball All Region/All State/All District Teams:

     

     

    Madison Girls Basketball Team in ESPN Rise Magazine:

     

     

    Rise Magazine All Area Teams/ San Antonio – Austin:

     

     

    2009 Girls Basketball Class Teams:

     

     

     

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