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Post Christmas – Title IX, Josh Palmer, FBC Holiday Classic & Moramarco Challenge

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Top Left Clockwise – Kasiah Ross of Binghamton with Charity Barnes of Summit; Lashae Dwyer of the Patrick School; Kirah Dandridge of Riverdale Baptist MS & Angelina Mbengo of St. Laurent MS; Tayler Lyday of Benson; Elizabeth Martino of Riverdale Baptist; Brea Beal of Rock Island, Lexie Brooks of Union-Endicott; Marina Maerkl of Seton Catholic; Kiara Fletcher of Elmira; Grace Stone & Celeste Taylor of LuHi; Neenah Young of St. Mary’s Stockton — In the middle – Rock Creek Christian after winning the FBCHC Championship


Top Left Clockwise – Dee Lampkin of Heritage; Tamia Riles of Rickards; Zakiyah Franklin of Winter Haven; Dyman Howard of FPC; Diamond Battles of Winter Haven; Kiya Turner of Nease; Bri Ellis of FPC; Camille Hobby & Peyton Carter of Nease — in the middle – Alexus Bryant of First Coast


Washington, DC, Elmira, NY, Binghamton, NY & Palm Coast, FL – Three straight days out & about in the northeast had me ready to be back in Florida.  Brrrrrrrr, thankfully the basketball was awesome. Once back in Florida I must have brought the cold with me, I enjoyed 2 chilly days at the Moramarco Challenge in Palm Coast.

First stop was Title IX in DC.  Saladin Reese has done a tremendous job of putting together what is arguably the biggest HS event under 1 roof.  It’s awesome because you can see every team that plays in the event without having to go outside in the cold, Brrrrr.

Joe Fenelon & My wife traveled with me from DC, leaving at 8:30pm we drove thru the night to get to Binghamton, NY and a first year event hosted by Greg Johnson of NDO called the Fighting Breast Cancer Holiday Classic.

We attended the opening game of the #FBCHC in Binghamton which featured my alma mater Union-Endicott vs Holcombe Rucker of NYC then took off for the Josh Palmer Fund Holiday Classic in Elmira, NY.  Elmira is about an hour west of Binghamton and the event is not a dedicated girls event.  In fact it’s got 2 boys divisions and the girls division is mainly local teams.  Fortunately the “final 4” of the event was really good, it featured Seton Catholic (Bignhamton) vs Bishop Kearney (Rochester) & Elmira vs Cardinal O’Hara (Buffalo).

Finally on day 3 on the road, we went back for Championship Day at the FBCHC in Binghamton.  There were some great games including U-E vs Hudson Catholic (NJ); Binghamton (NY) vs Summitt (NY); Rock Creek Christian (MD vs Mary Louis (NY).  S/o to Greg Johnson, he did an amazing job with his first ever event.

My last 2 days in the gym during Post Christmas break, came locally about an hour down the road from my house for the Moramarco Challenge.  There, Robert Moramarco had a nice collection of teams and an intriguing Winter Haven vs Nease matchup that WH won by 2 points in a thriller.

Since we are already a week past these events, I thought I would simply recognize some of the top players.

Here goes –

Title IX –

‘19 Brea Beal  – Rock Island
‘18 Neenah Young – St Mary’s Stockton – Princeton
‘18 Destiny Philoxy –   – UMass
‘18 Jennifer Davis  – Towson
‘22 Kirah Dandridge –
‘23 Angelina Mbengo – ‘22 Yonta Vaughn – NCA
Juco So Troyian Brooks – ASA
‘19 Tayler Lyday – Benson
‘19 Celeste Taylor  – LuHi  – Texas
‘18 Jazmine Massengill – Hamilton Heights – Tennessee
‘20 Kateri Poole – Scanlan
‘19 Ryann Tucker –
‘20 Elizabeth Martino –

Josh Palmer Fund Holiday Classic –

‘21 Saniaa Wilson  – Bishop Kearney
‘19 Marina Maerkl  – Seton Catholic
’18 Hanna Strawn – Seton Catholic – Monmouth
’20 Kiara Fletcher – Elmira
‘20 Morgan Gentile – Elmira
‘20 Zaria December-Shazer – Elmira
‘21 Mia McCarthy – Cardinal O’Hara
’19 Angel Parker – Cardinal O’Hara

Fighting Breast Cancer Holiday Classic –

’20 Lexie Brooks – Union Endicott
’21 Lashae Dwyer – The Patrick School
’19 Brennah Cody – The Patrick School
’20 Madison Ruddy – The Patrick School
’19 Daysiah Smith – Summitt
’19 Charity Barnes – Summit
’18 Analeza Edore – Summit
’19 Kasiah Ross – Binghamton
’19 Lexie Gruss – Binghamton
’18 Annie Ramil – Binghamton – Binghamton U.
’21 Zanai Jones – Hudson Catholic
’19 Haylee Ramirez – Hudson Catholic
’18 Kania Pollock – Mary Louis – Manhattan
’18 Jordan Nixon – Mary Louis – Notre Dame
’18 Noo Washington – Rock Creek – Syracuse
’18 Makayla Pippin – Rock Creek – LaSalle
’18 Carrie Gross – Rock Creek – Xavier

Moramarco Challenge –

’18 Diamond Battles – Winter Haven – UCF
’19 Zakiyah Franklin – Winter Haven
’18 Tyia Singleton – Winter Haven – Rutgers
’19 Kiya Turner – Nease
’19 Peyton Carter – Nease
’19 Camille Hobby – Nease
’19 Makayla Eschbaugh – Nease
’19 Dyman Howard – Flagler Palm Coast
’20 Bri Ellis – Flagler Palm Coast
’18 Jayla Adams – Spruce Creek – FAU
’18 Alexus Bryant – First Coast
’18 Tamia Riles – Rickards
’18 Dee Lampkin – Heritage – Oklahoma
’21 Jasmine Peakes – Heritage




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