Monarchs rule in B-Ball

| 06/05/2009

(CNS): Monarchs are dominating play in the PricewaterhouseCoopers U-16 Girls Basketball League. They have won four games and lost only one, which was a forfeit. It is hardly surprising that Monarchs are leading, given that they have Christina McLean, one of the top players in the league, on their roster. McLean also has played in the Women’s National league ended a few months ago, so she has plenty of experience under her belt. She is the top scorer in the U-16 Girls League with 25 points. (Photo by Tara Bush: Monarchs April Ebanks in action during one of the games in PricewaterhouseCoopers U-16 Girls games)

There are a number of players, like McLean, who were tested in the Women’s League this past season, who are leading in the stats. These include Amber Watson, April Ebanks and Felecia Conner, to name a few.

Sparks are the second place team with two and two. Lynx is third with one win and four losses. Comets has two wins and three losses but has been outscored by Lynx, which has 118 points to Comets’ 111. Lynx has conceded 133 against and Comets 115 for.

The stats leaders are La-Torae Nixon from Sparks with 5 assists. Amber Watson (Lynx) leads with 3 blocks. Four players have eight blocks apiece: Christina McLean (Monarchs), Shana Linwood (Comets), Watson and Felecia Connor (Comets). Sashaneil McField (Lynx) has 13 turnovers. April Ebanks has 18 rebounds and Watson 17.

Redver Ebanks, coach of the National Women’s Basketball team, said he is pleased with how the league is progressing.

“It is nice to see the evolution of the players as league play continues. They are gaining confidence and taking more chances.”

Games in the PricewaterhouseCoopers U-16 Girls League are played every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Monarchs April Ebanks in action during one of the games in PricewaterhouseCoopers U-16 Girls games.

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