Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Adult League Standings

March 30, 2010

From our friend Patrick Dupree…

New Breed 9 0
Lights Out 7 2
Hoop Dreams 7 3
Rac & Roll 6 3
Carolina Reign 6 4
Regulators 5 3
Gamecocks 4 6
Eagles 3 4
Pit Bulls 3 6
Team Go Hard 2 8
Mean Machine 0 9
     
Lady Rush 5 1
Lady Dragons 3 2
Lady Cyclones 0 5
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A look at the Seminoles

March 29, 2010

From our friend Ali Watts…

I know you’re wondering what on earth I’m writing about a week after rec basketball season is over.

After all, the County tournament was last week and this is the is the first Saturday in MONTHS that I wasn’t courtside or on the football field watching one of my boys play basketball or football.

For those of us who live and breathe basketball no time is better spent than watching those we love most playing the sport we love – it’s truly the best of both worlds. This year we’ve caught a bit of a break and everyone who is a part of it – myself included – is beyond excited about it.

The Fayetteville Seminoles is a 10-11 year old AAU/USB league that has combined some of the most talented Lake Rim/EE Miller players and come up with something explosive.

Combine the players of the week listed on every article in this blog and get them together on the court. These kids recognize each other and better yet they respect each other’s game. Give them a couple of coaches who not only love the game and the kids, but know how to break down drills to improve fundamentals and teach them to kids who want to be the best.

These players realize that they are in the process of breaking new ground; they are the only 10-11 year old team in the area so the tournaments that they’re playing in will all be away. But we parents get the importance of this league and this team especially. We share the belief that our son just might have something that – if nurtured correctly – could change their lives.

So who are the Seminoles so far? Let’s start with the league’s leaders in points, Lake Rim Spurs’ point guards Demetrius Jones and Montez Surles and the league leader in blocks, Spurs center Cameron Watts. Add the crossover king from the Magic (Cavs) Jeremiah Dixon and their ambidextrous shooting guard Rontrell Felton and bring their big man Taj Chisolm.

Now add the three point king from the Lake Rim Blue Devils Nygel Knowlin and bring hustler Kevin Atkins from the ever ready Knicks you’ve got a very strong foundation.

I’ve seen all of these kids play for years, most of them have been on one team or another together at some point before but trust me when I say that watching them all play basketball TOGETHER is a whole new experience.

There are still a few spots open. Has your 10 year old mastered the fundamentals and has the passion for basketball? Can he compete with the best and be the epitome of the student athlete? Now is the time to step up and join the elite. Practice is Thursday and Friday at 8 at Lake Rim Rec.

Right now the kids are in the process of raising money for their first tournament which is tentatively set for April 16. Keep an eye and an ear out for them. I guarantee this won’t be the last you hear of the Fayetteville Seminoles.

See you courtside!

Photos from Saturday

March 22, 2010

Our friend Ali Watts sent in a bunch of pictures from Saturday’s youth basketball championships over at E.E. Smith.

You can see them here

I’ve been asked how folks can buy her photos. Zip me an e-mail at cappsr@fayobserver.com and I’ll put you in touch with her.

Championship Saturday

March 20, 2010

Another season of Fayetteville-Cumberland youth basketball is in the books after today’s title games at E.E. Miller High School.

Here are the results:

9-10 Boys: Westover Heat 34, Myers Sonics 13

9-10 Girls: Smith/Myers Blue Jays 21, Westover Flames 12

11-12 Boys: Stoney Point Heat 44, Kiwanis Tar Heels 39

11-12 Girls: College Lakes Wildcats 17, Lake Rim Cavaliers 16

13-14 Boys: Fort Bragg Blue Devils 40, Smith/Myers Seminoles 36

15-17 Boys: Myers Sonics 53, Westover Ballers 41

Final FCPR Basketball brackets

March 19, 2010

Title games are set for Saturday at E.E. Smith starting at 9 a.m.

Tournament 9-10 Girls

Tournament 9-10 Boys A

Tournament 9-10 Boys B

Tournament 11-12 Girls

Tournament 11-12 Boys B

Tournament 11-12 Boys A

Tournament 13-14 Boys A

Tournament 13-14 Boys B

Tournament 15-17 Boys A

Tournament 15-17 Boys B

Updated FCPR youth basketball brackets

March 18, 2010

From our friend Fred Clark…

Tournament 9-10 Boys A

Tournament 9-10 Boys B

Tournament 9-10 Girls

Tournament 11-12 Boys A

Tournament 11-12 Boys B

Tournament 11-12 Girls

Tournament 13-14 Boys A

Tournament 13-14 Boys B

Tournament 15-17 Boys A

Tournament 15-17 Boys B

Fayetteville-Cumberland basketball standings

March 17, 2010

Thanks again to Fred Clark for the updates…

2010 FCPR Youth Basketball Championship Itinerary

Tournament 15-17 Boys A

Tournament 15-17 Boys B

Tournament 13-14 Boys A

Tournament 13-14 Boys B

Tournament 11-12 Boys A

Tournament 11-12 Boys B

Tournament 11-12 Girls

Tournament 9-10 Girls

Tournament 9-10 Boys A

Tournament 9-10 Boys B

Fayetteville-Cumberland updated brackets

March 16, 2010

From our friend Fred Clark…

Tournament 9-10 Boys B

Tournament 9-10 Boys A

Tournament 13-14 Boys A

2010 FCPR Youth Basketball Championship Itinerary

Updated FCPR basketball brackets

March 15, 2010

From our friend James Parker…

Tournament 15-17 Boys B

Tournament 15-17 Boys A

Tournament 13-14 Boys B

Tournament 13-14 Boys A

Tournament 11-12 Girls

Tournament 11-12 Boys B

Tournament 11-12 Boys A

Tournament 9-10 Girls

Tournament 9-10 Boys B

Tournament 9-10 Boys A

Lake Rim basketball update

March 15, 2010

From our friend Ali Watts…

All this past week I sat courtside watching our kids play basketball. I love them and I love the game. I approached quite a few parents and told them I had plenty of pictures of their kids playing and some were surprised – others not so much so. There was even a point this week that I yelled a player’s name and he turned to look at me – surprised to see me there, but smiled and kept playing. These are my kids too.

I have a 10 year old that plays with the Spurs (yes the big guy is only 10) but I feel like all of these players are mine in a small way. I’ve watched them play for so long – some of the players that I coached on my 7-8 year old team are now on 11-12 year old teams like the Tar Heels and the Celtics….others on the Bulls. I’ve watched them and their abilities grow and have made new friends. I was approached a couple of weeks ago while watching another team play by a parent who asked why I don’t write about Cliffdale – why I hadn’t been out there to take their picture? I could only tell her that Lake Rim is my home. I couldn’t explain it any differently but coming from an Army brat who’s now retired Air Force who lives in a town that is primarily military that’s a big thing for me. But it may just be me. I’ve never lived anywhere as long as I’ve lived here.

So as I sadly watched some of my teams get eliminated I was noticeably disappointed. Yes I was hoping for total Lake Rim/EE Miller domination of the tournament – both 9-10 and 11-12! As of press time I’m not sure if the 11-12 Celtics made it through the weekend. I am glad, however, that I got to watch as many games as I did and I was so proud of our players because there wasn’t one player who displayed anything besides good sportsmanship at every game that I watched over the past week.

The Spurs play Westover Heat tonight at 6 at Kiwanis. I can’t promise pictures but I’ll do my best (my hands get a little shaky when it’s my kid playing!) But I can promise you it will be a good game!

Players of the week this week are all of the parents, coaches and kids who shook hands with us over the week and wished us good luck – telling us to bring it home to Lake Rim. (There were a lot of well-wishers – thanks!)

See you courtside! Go Lake Rim/EE Miller!!!!