- Courtesy of AUGBBALL - Chad Cook
Highlights from the Georgia Soul's comeback win in the 2017 WBCBL National Championship Game
The Georgia Soul overcame a 13 point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the defending WBCBL champion St. Louis Surge 64-63 Sunday in the league's national championship game. The win was the Soul's third of the weekend in an eight team tournament which featured Women's Blue Chip Basketball League region champions from California, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Louisiana. The championship game, played on the Surge's home court, kept the capacity crowd on its feet and the Soul's faithful fans in Augusta glued to the live web stream.
- Courtesy of AUGBBALL - Chad Cook
2017 WBCBL National Champion Game
St. Louis, MO
Wow, what a game!
It all came down to the wire with an unpredictable ending. The 2017 WBCBL National Championship game was between defending powerhouse champs, St. Louis Surge vs. second year prodigy, Georgia Soul.
From the tip-off, St. Louis Surge jumped out to an early lead, in which, they held for the duration of most of the game. The Surge lead by as many as 14 points, but once the 4th Quarter hit, the Georgia Soul started to get their groove going and went into a defensive and offensive frenzy. With 4 straight defensive blocked shots, the Soul started a huge momentum swing that renewed their fight. The Soul’s defensive efforts lead to the Soul’s Ebony Fields and Morgan Jennings scoring on the offensive end.
With 1:45 left to play, the game was tied 60-60 with both teams fighting to survive. On the ensuing possession, the Surge took charge once again by nailing a big 3-point basket to retake the lead 63-60. Georgia Soul’s LaCoya Terry quickly answered by driving to the lane to cut the Surge’s lead down to 1, 63-62.
Defense came up big again for the Soul to give them another scoring opportunity with the time winding down. Georgia Soul’s Khadijiah Cave drew a fouled inside and was sent to the line for a pair of free throws. With only 17.2 seconds left to play, Cave swished both free throws, all net, and the Soul reclaims the lead 64-63.
Surge inbounded the ball and immediately put the ball in the hands of their sharp shooter Rebecca Harris. Harris takes the time to look for an opportunity to seal the deal with a final shot. With 6.0 seconds remaining in regulation, Harris made her move by driving to the elbow for a stop and pop pull-up jumper. The shot rims out and back into Harris’ hands for a second attempt, with only 2 seconds left and the crowd on their feet. Harris gets off her shot over her defender as the buzzer sounds, the ball rolls around the rim for what seemed like minutes and slowly falls off the to the right. Georgia Soul Wins 64-63 and is crowned the 2017 champions of the WBCBL.
Congratulations to all 2017 National Tournament Participants,Officials, and Host...... Job well done!
- WBCBL Staff
First year squad "Southern California Splash" #4 Aunjanay Chambers breaks the WBCBL Record most free throws made in a season game 16/16, previously held by Arkansas Stars' Torri Huggins. A record that has not been broken since 2008. Chambers went 17/18 from the line scoring a Season high 26pts, leading the team to a 82-80 victory over the #7 in the Nation Oakland Rise for regional champs, locking in the #8 seed for Nationals!
- SoCal Splash
Congratulations to all participants and winners of all regional games and tournaments.. The 2017 WBCBL National Tournament brackets will be posted this week. Here are the 2017 regional winners.
Atlantic (GA, SC)
Carolinas (GA, NC)
East Coast (MD, NY, VA)
Virginia Lady Warriors
Gulf South (AL, AR, LA, MS)
Louisiana Bayou Angels
Mid South (TX)
Mid West (IA, KS, MO)
St. Louis Surge
North East (KY, MI, OH)
West Coast (AZ, CA)
Southern California Splash
Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte Invasion will welcome Mayor Jennifer Roberts to tip-off our regional tournament championship game on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 4pm. The regional tournament will take place for the first time in Charlotte and will be held at Charlotte Latin – Invasion’s home gym.
The Carolinas Region is comprised of four teams throughout North Carolina and Georgia and is currently one of the most competitive regions in the WBCBL league. The regional tournament consists of 2 semi-final games at 10a and 12p and a championship game at 4pm. Charlotte Invasion is the returning regional champion going for a three-peat in only its fourth season!
Charlotte Invasion welcomes local youth offering FREE admission to youth under 10 years old and special pricing for groups. This family friendly all day event will include food, competitive basketball, music, and more! For more information on tickets, please contact email@example.com.
We are Charlotte Invasion! They are the Omar Carter Charity! Omar Carter will be demonstrating Compression-Only CPR and talking more about his goal to educate 1 million people on the importance of CPR certification. Charlotte Invasion is always on point and the Omar Carter Charity is always on beat!
Charlotte Invasion is always looking for talented young women who are looking to take their careers to the next level and help uplift the community. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or team information, please visit our website at www.charlotteinvasion.com or call our Director of Marketing, Alexis Davis at (919) 673-6736.
About Charlotte Invasion:
Our purpose is to collectively mobilize our team to community resource ambassadors to create leadership development opportunities for young women to exhibit everyday excellence. Secondly, to provide educational outreach to athletes, team members, and supporters on promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy heart and lifestyle.
About the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League:
The WBCBL's mission is to provide highly competitive basketball for women age 20 and older (by May 1st). The competition level ranges from former College players to former NWBL and WNBA players and current international players. In addition, the WBCBL has built a networking relationship with professional international basketball scouts and agents to broaden the possibility of higher-level professional jobs being offered.
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NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University head coach Jessica Kern (former WBCBL player and coach) has announced the hiring of Deont'a McChester as an assistant coach for the women's basketball program.
'Coach McChester brings head coaching experience to what already has proven to be a dynamic staff,' said Kern. 'He brings us head coaching experience, a proven ability to recruit, a go-getter mentality, and understands all aspects needed to make a program function successfully. With a pipeline to midwest and southern connections, we are beyond lucky to have him join the women's basketball family."
McChester comes to Tennessee State from Division II Claflin University where he served as the head women's basketball coach for four years.
Prior to taking over the reign of the Lady Panthers in 2013, McChester was the head assistant and recruiting coordinator for one season (2012-13).
McChester's impact was felt immediately, as he helped put together one of the best recruiting classes (2013-14) in school history. His success carried over into his first year at the helm, as Claflin increased its win total by eight games from the previous season. In 2015-16, McChester led the Lady Panthers to a 17-11 record and third place finish in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Eastern Division, which included a victory over the #15 ranked team in the country Benedict College.
His 2015-16 team had the honor of earning the SIAC highest team GPA award for women's basketball as well as Claflin Athletics top academic award. The team also earned the top academic award the following season.
During his time at Claflin, McChester signed five NJCAA JUCO All-Americans, one player who recently signed a professional overseas contract and three all-conference players.
Prior to his stint with Claflin, McChester spent three seasons with the Flint Lady Monarchs (formerly Flint Lady Flames) organization of the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL), which consist of semi-pro basketball teams. He joined the then Lady Flames in 2010 as an assistant coach and midway thru the season was promoted to the associate head coach position.
In that same year, he helped the Lady Flames upset the number one team in the country en route to capturing its first ever Northeast Region Tournament Championship, which earned them a berth in the WBCBL National Tournament. In the following season, McChester was promoted to head coach of the Lady Monarchs and led his team to its second straight Northeast Region Tournament Title. For his efforts, he earned the 2011 Northeast Region Coach of the Year and was voted the Co-Coach of the Year in the same region in 2012.
In McChester's three years as a coach with the Lady Monarchs, he coached a total of 14 professional players.
McChester began his collegiate coaching career in 2007-08 as a men's basketball assistant at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.. He then moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. where he spent one season (2008-09) as the director of basketball operations for Winston Salem State University (WSSU). He spent the next two seasons (2009-2011) as an assistant at SUNY-Cobleskill.
A native of Flint, Mich., McChester earned his bachelor's degree in business management (sports management) in 2007 from Keuka College in Parky, N.Y.
In June 2014, McChester participated in The Center for Coaching Excellence presented by the WBCA in partnership with Columbia University Athletics, which is designed to provide college women's basketball coaches with comprehensive leadership development.
McChester served as chairman of the SIAC Women's Basketball Coaches Association from 2014-17 and was a member of the NCAA South Regional Committee for two years (2015-17). In 2017, he was the NCAA South Region REP for the NCAA Division II Tournament.
He is a member of the WBCA, Black Coaches Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Courtesy of - Tennessee State Athletics
South Carolina Storm's #15 Aubany Thomas, tied the WBCBL 3pt made baskets, with an incredible percentage on the way to scoring a game high 34pts. She made 10 of 13 - 3pt shots which ties Koch-Dowell of the Flyers. The Storm finish the the season defeating the Capital City Cougars 89-72.
Since 2005, the WBCBL/WBBS have assisted hundreds of players in their pursuit of professional careers in basketball here in the U.S. and internationally. Both organizations have joined forces to create M&M International Sports Combine. We are excited to be able to extend the opportunity to more women this year!
Who is eligible to participate? Any young lady that is at least 20 years old, without any collegiate eligibility remaining and has the skill and desire to continue her playing career at the professional level
M&M International Sports Combine and Free Agent Camp
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: The First Baptist Church of Richardson (Activity Center)
Address: 1001 N. Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75081
Time: 9am to 4pm
Tryout Registration: $199
For more information please contact Ms. Temekia Morton at 336.303.8683
Please email your basketball resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: $199 Per Player (Registration is limited to the first 24 entries received.)
· Intense training sessions
· Quality information sessions
· Q & A sessions regarding international play
· Use of reversible jerseys
· Balanced teams
· Great competition
What to bring:
· Black shorts
· Basketball shoes
· A teachable spirit
· A winning attitude!
Note: SELECT PLAYERS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ON EUROPEAN PRO TOUR or SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR!!!
Please send your basketball bio, including a head shot not larger than 2x2 and $199 registration fee to:
Attn: Ms. Temekia Morton
P.O. Box 8305
Greensboro, NC 27419
Deadline: August 15th
*Only money orders and certified checks (made payable to the Pursuit Sports) will be accepted.
For more information, please contact us via phone at 336.303.8683 or via email at:
Space is limited so register today!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Preparation + Opportunity = Success!