This weekend marks the start of the "Win or Go Home" series of WBCBL regional tournaments. Teams will face there regional opponents in a single elimination tournament across North America. The teams left standing in each regional will automatically qualify for the 2014 WBCBL National Championship Tournament, which is set for August 1st-3rd at Landry Walker High School (1200 L. B Landry Ave) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Charlotte Invasion is taking the Queen City by storm, one basket at a time. The semi-pro women’s basketball team is well into its inaugural season, and all 14 team members are shooting for success. As a part of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League, the team is designed for women ages 20 and older to compete in basketball beyond amateur status.
Now that the Charlotte Sting is no more, these newcomers want to fill that void for women’s basketball in Charlotte. Besides winning games, the goal of the Charlotte Sting is to build up the community through positive role models that exhibit excellence both on and off the court.
The Charlotte Invasion is owned by Tonya Phifer, a Charlotte native, who played basketball for Charlotte Latin before signing with UNC-Charlotte in 1997.
The Lady Diesel are set to face their first World National Olympic team on Thursday night in Fort Worth, Texas. The Diesel Men's program has faced Nigerian Olympic team that went on to finish #8 in the world. And more recently, lost by a last second bucket to the Angola National team.