695HOOPS WHERE IT'S ALWAYS ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS
DC TAKES THE GOLD TROPHY HOME WITH A 60-47 WIN OVER THE 695 ALL STARS
March 22, 2014 Baltimore City Community College
On Saturday, March 22nd the 495 All Star team traveled to Baltimore to take on the 695 All Stars in a game billed as the Beltway Clash. The rosters were put together by region with 495 featuring top D1 recruits from the DC area and 695 featuring Baltimore area college recruits. This was the third year of the event and Baltimore came into the game with a 2-0 series lead. The 495 team was coached by Capitol Christian coaches Henry Anglin and Saladin Reese, and they showed up with a loaded roster. The 695 squad was coached by the Milford Mill staff of Detoiya Mcaliley and Brian Johnson, who were fresh off their 3A championship win last weekend.
The 695 team jumped out to an early lead of 12 to 0 and controlled the entire first quarter. 495 scored their first basket with six seconds to go when Jillian Dunston scored a lay up. That seemed to get 495 untracked because in the second quarter they unleashed a barrage of 3 pointers by Dunston and Chania Ray of Riverdale Baptist. 695 scrapped their way to a 21 to 20 lead with six seconds to go in the half after a 3 pointer by Western's Maiya Gibson, but Ray answered with a buzzer beating 3 to give 495 a 23 to 21 halftime lead.
The 3rd quarter belonged to 495 as Jillian Dunston and Chania Ray continued their hot shooting and Chloe Jackson chipped in some points as well. 695 cooled off and 495 took a 45 to 34 lead into the fourth quarter. The last quarter was more of the same as 695 could not make enough shots to close the gap. The 495 All Stars cruised to a 60 to 47 win behind 19 points by Chania Ray who took home the MVP award for her team. Chloe Jackson added 13. No one for 695 made double figures but Calvert's Daijah Thomas grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 6 points to take the MVP for 695.
The day started at 12:30 sharp with the Girls Middle School All Star game which was a big hit. Twenty-six of the DMV's best 7th and 8th graders were assembled for one game. One 6th grader, Caramina Taneda, was chosen to play as well. The team were coached by Elizabeth Seton's head coach Jonathan Scruggs and McDonogh's Brad Rees. Coach Scruggs had the black team and they were led by Taylor Clayborne who scored 18 points and took home the MVP award for her team. She is athletic and has a nice touch in the lane. She announced before the game that she will be attending Elizabeth Seton. She had plenty of help from her teammates as Aleah Nelson put her name in the mix as one of the top 2019 point guards in the area. She scored 7 points and made some impressive finishing moves and also drained a 3 pointer. Brooke Worrell also scored 7 points and showed off her athleticism. Aniyah Carpenter, Taleah Dixon and Tian Addison all chipped in as well with solid play. The White team was lead by Makayla Pippin who scored 15 points and showed the ability to pass out of the post to create open shots for her teammates. She took the MVP award for her team but had a lot of help as well. Tylea Galloway showed why she is a match up problem for most guards in the area because of her size and strength. She scored 10 points including a long 3. Jasmine Dickey is an 8th grader that has rapidly improved during the year. Her high school choices are reportedly down to Institute of Notre Dame and Seton Keough and either one will be lucky to pick up this strong wing player. She finished with 9 points. Mackenzie Dewees showed that you can contribute without scoring by playing tough defense and making hustle plays. The final score was 62 to 56 in favor of the Black team. Both teams were praised by the college and high school coaches in attendance for their level of play.
Taylor Clayborne Makayla Pippin
The DMV Showcase for unsigned seniors was the first high school game of the day. 36 college coaches gathered at Baltimore City Community College to look for some late gems to add to their programs. It was a guard heavy game and it took a while for some of the players to get used to playing together. The Black team was coached by South Hagerstown's Nate Naylor and Bradley Alexander they came away with an easy win. Jessica Harris of Edison high school scored 14 points and took home the MVP award. She is a versatile and athletic 5'10" guard/wing. Other strong performers for the DMV Black team were Alexis Nolan, a Palloti point guard, who scored 8 points, and her teammate Kaiya Coleman who played strong and aggressively. Caroly Cosey , a point guard from Wise, made some strong moves and displayed some poise in running the point. Versatile six foot forward Mercedes Suarez was also a big hit with the college coaches. The DMV white team was lead by Dashawna West of Kenwood who scored 20 points. That was more than any other player for the entire day. She scored all of her points in the paint and picked up a lot of hustle points off rebounds. She defended well and got out on the break several times as well on the way to taking the MVP award. Sameera Jordan of Pikesville, a 6'1 post, displayed her shot blocking skills for the White team. Dainisha Cox is an athletic two guard who also got the attention of a few college coaches who were on hand. The Black team cruised to an easy 57 to 38 win.
The Mid Atlantic Challenge featured D1, D2 and D3 signees from the DMV area. There were more unsigned players in the game this year due to the large number of unsigned 2014 players. This was a hotly contested game from the start but the combination of Takayla Ellis and Adele Allen for the Black team was the difference. Allen, a lefty point guard from Capitol Christian, controlled the pace of the game and opened up the floor for her teammates. Ellis is a Gwynn Park combo guard who looked like she could contribute to a D1 program right away. She showed off her range from the 3 point line and made some grown woman finishes inside. They both scored 16 points but the judges gave the MVP Award to Ms. Elllis. Khala Trowell of Elizabeth Seton was also in the discussion because of the way she competed throughout the game while scoring 7 points. She has signed with the University of New Haven. Brianna Hodges of North Point was another contributor for the Black team, scoring 8 points.
The White squad was lead by Oakland Mills wing Karigan Awkward who scored 9 points. Milford Mill combo guard Kelli Smoot scored 7 points and showed that she is ready to play college ball. She is a solidly built and strong player who has nice range on her shot and can penetrate and defend. Ebonee Dixon of Western Tech has signed with Wilmington and she scored 6 points in a solid effort. Ms. Awkward was awarded the game's MVP for the White team. The final score was 60 to 44 for the Black team as they slowly pulled away.
Karigan Awkward and Takayla Ellis took home MVP awards for the Mid Atlantic Challenge.
March 16, 2013 Recap by Tink Butler of Next Sports Phenom
The Beltway Clash
Four games all building up to the Beltway Clash, some of the top players from the Baltimore, MD area (695) go head to head against some of the to players from the Washington, DC area (495), seniors all heading to play division one basketball next season came to represent their region for bragging rights.
695 Hoops Team
Bre Bolden - South River - College of Charleston
Torri Chestnut - Archbishop Spalding - Undecided
Seirra Clark - Archbishop Spalding - St. Francis (PA)
Jade Scaife - Archbishop Spalding - UNC-Greensboro
Camille Calhoun - Archbishop Spalding - VCU
Tyshell King - St. Francis Academy - Georgetown
Infiniti Alston - Digital Harbor - Penn State
Aaliyah Stix Wilson - Seton Keough - Howard University
495 Hoops Team
Briana DuBose - Bishop McNamara - VCU
Brittani Burgess - St. Mary's Ryken - Delaware
Jasmine Bailey - St. Johns College, HS - Stoney Brook
Erin Blaine - HD Woodson - St. Francis (PA)
Janelle Hubbard - Elizabeth Seton - Richmond
Marlena Tremba - Paul VI - William & Mary
Genesis Lucas - Gwynn Park - Coppin State
Caira Washington - Georgetown Day - George Washington
Dazia Hall - The Bullis School - Richmond
Janee Brown - Holy Cross - Robert Morris
Taylor McCarley - Holy Cross - UMBC
Tasia Butler - North Point - Syracuse
The biggest stars of the night were injured team captains but supporting their respective regions, and when I say biggest, I mean it literally with each one standing over 6 feet; 6'2" Jannah Tucker - New Town - Tennessee and 6'3" Brionna Jones - Aberdeen - Maryland representing the 695 All Stars (Baltimore), and 6'2" Kasey Curtis - Paul VI - William & Mary and 6'2" Amanda Fioravanti - Good Counsel - Virginia representing the 495 All Stars (DC).
The game started out with Stix Wilson leading the way for 695 with 4 points in the first quarter and Janelle Hubbard leading 495 with 6 points, those extra 2 points turned out to be the difference as 495 was up 17-15 after one. The second quarter found Tyshell King on a MVP mission with 9 points in the quarter attacking the rim for 695 and Genesis Lucas hitting the first 3 of the game for 495 to put them up 2 at the half at 32-30.
The third quarter had the 495 team cruising as Erin Blaine her inside attack with a series of dribble drives, and Sierra Clark went for 6 in the quarter. The featured inside battle was with 695's 6'6" Infiniti Alston who looked pretty nimble inside working hard going against 495's 6'3" Caira Washington. It was a good battle as Washington had 8 points, 3 blocks and 5 rebounds and Alston 3 points and 4 rebounds while both put in work. 495 was up 44-40 after 3 and looking for their first win of the day. The fourth quarter started with King hitting a 3 pointer for her 13th points and an apparent MVP nod until, Bre Bolden snatched it from her with back to back to back 3 pointers in the 4th from NBA range scoring 12 of her game high 14 in the fourth quarter to bring their team back from behind. With 495 thinking they were up and holding the ball, the table made a score correction and they were down and in panic mode trying to rally. A free throw and from King and Camille Calhoun who scored all of her 4 points in the 4th quarter was able to seal the win from 495 who went cold late in the game. 695 won 63-55 with Bre Bolden, 14 points, taking home the MVP, Erin Blaine with 8 points and 4 rebounds took home the MVP trophy for 495. NSP would like to issue a co-MVP award to 695's Tyshell King 13 points, 3 rebounds and 495's Janelle Hubbard who was the victim of a scoring mishap with 5 players from her team wearing the same number finishing with a team high 10 points.
Mid Alantic Challenge
Baltimore's 695 team won its second game of the day 63-61 as Jimmia McCluskey - Aberdeen - Temple (track), had a game high 14 points a 7 steals took home the game MVP, Sarah Tarbert - Kennard-Dale - UMBC, finished with 12 points. Chayla Lewis - Friendly - Central Connecticuit State was 495's MVP with 11 points and Amber Porter - Potomac - Stetson, finished with 10 points.
The first game of the day went to Baltimore's 695 by the score of 36-34 as unsigned seniors looked to show their value in front of the college coaches in attendance. Taylor Jackson - Western HS, led the way for 695 with 8 points and Erica McIntosh from Elizabeth Seton was 495's MVP with 8 of her own. Some good showings by Shelia Sherrill -Edison, Alexis Lyers - Elizabeth Seton, Cydney Green - Coolidge, Arianna Foote - Franklin and Holli Booker - Seton Keough.
The first annual 695Hoops Senior Shoot Out was a success. We had two games on Friday, March 16th at the John Carroll School in Bel Air. Game one saw Warren Poindexter's White team put away the Red team which was coached by Craig Simmons. Bishop Mcnamara's Jasmine Boyd was named the game's MVP for her stellar all around play. She scored 9 points and dished out 5 assists. Westlake's Alyssa Fort and Gerstell's Courtney Stephens led the team with 10 points each. Dreu Wilkins of Bishop Mcnamara turned some heads with her performance as well. The red team was led by Annapolis forward Latifah Butler who poured in 16 points. John Carroll's Miranda Ripken, Joppatowne's Shakara Head and Aberdeen guard Nia Alleyne all scored 9 points for the Red squad. Final score was 63 to 47.
The second game was just as exciting. Coach Chanel Wright's White team was victorious over the Red team which was coached by Diane Richardson. Coppin Academy's Dejhonae Cannady (MVP) led the White team with 15 points. Daisy Alaeze of Roland Park added 13. Highlight reel Caela Tindilia of Bel Air ignited the crowd and her team with her killer cross over and penetration moves. Thomas Stone post player Ayonna "AY" Richardson chipped in with 11 points and Westlake's Tejahne Malone added 8. Domonique Johnson of Riverdale Baptist scored 9 points for the Red team including some long range bombs. The final score was 61 to 44.
Beltway Clash MVP Bre Bolden with Coach Tony Johnson, Chanel Wright-Green and Coach Al
Erica Mcintosh with Coach Al and Monique Liddell
Jimmia Mccluskey with Coach Paul Ribb
Taylor Jackson with Coach Detoiya Mcaliley
Coach Saladin Reese with Erin Blaine and Coach Henry Anglin
Chayla Lewis of Friendly with Coach Jason Harris of PSPA.
Pandora Wilson, Domonique Johnson and Daisy Alaeze in the first annual 695Hoops Senior Shoot Out
Dejhonae Cannady (Coppin), Game two MVP
Jasmine Ford (MVP)
Shakara Head, Hood College
Miranda Ripken, Stevens
Maria Edwards, R.I.T
Emily Soller, Chestnut Hill
Courtney Stephens, Drew University
Te'Jah Patton-Hill, Central Connecticut
Latifah Butler, Goucher
Jackie Palmer, Rider
Natalie Harrison, Nyack
Kara Hight, Howard CC
Alyssa Fort, Hagerstown
Domonique Johnson, Towson
Domonique Hagins, Mercer
Kelila Atkinson, Wake Forest
Jennie Simms, West Virginia
Ashley Reid, Bluefield State
Daisy Alaeze, VCU
Lakiah Huff, Roberts Wesleyan
Dejhanae Cannady (mvp) Chesapeake
Imani Bailey, Howard
Jamie Mckeither, Nyack
Ayonna Richardson, CAL PA
Caela Tindilia, CAL PA
Tejahne Malone, Coppin State (softball)
Lauren Tolson, Richmond
Brittany Winborne, UAB
Tiersa Winder, Bryant
Pandora Wilson, Drexel
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