Archive for July, 2011

Brown awarded “Franklin Academic and Sports Foundation” scholarship award!

WilmingtonCollegePlease join the FBC Defenders family as we congratulate our own Karalyne Brown, heading to Wilmington College this fall, on being the recipient of the Franklin Academic and Sports foundation scholarship for 2011! This award is given to deserving seniors who live in Franklin Township and attended Franklin High School. The foundation’s Chairman, Leon Hughes, says that the award is intended to help ease the rising costs of college education for Franklin Township families. Mr. Hughes a long time supporter and advocate for young people in the township has worked tirelessly over the years to provide extra activities and opportunities. Raised in Brooklyn, NY himself Mr. Hughes understands how easily distracted young people can become without the presence of positive influences. He is dedicated to providing ways for  those who are willing to work hard and maintain high academic standards some needed assistance.

Congratulations Karalyne! You are so deserving and we, the FBC Defenders Family, are so very proud of you!


07 2011

Defenders finish 5-1 good enough for 3rd place in a field of 64(Pacific Bracket)

CONGRATULATIONS to the defenders program as they pulled together to make it to the final 4 in the Pacific Bracket at the 2011 US Invitational at Penn State! In the semi-final game the defenders finally lost one but that is not the real story of the game. They started with only 5 players against the Team Cisco from Quebec City Canada (11 players).  At the half the defenders were down by only 3 pts and Team Cisco realized they were in a dog fight. The start of the second half proved that the defenders were there to win it all but with 10 minutes left (16min half) a player fouled out of the game! Determined to fight until the end, cause that is what defenders do, the FBC Defenders switched to a diamond defense (with only 4 player eligible) and for the next 6mins 30sec the score differential was never more than 5 pts. Can you believe that?! But with 3mins 30sec left in the game fatigue finally overtook the defender and they eventually lost the game by 13pts. On that day the team showed everyone why their head coach refers to all players in his program, he is the founder, as SOLDIERS!!! Yes they lost the battle, but they WON the war! Stay tuned as the player stats will be posted on this website shortly…


07 2011

Destination US Invitational @ Penn State

To all FBC Defenders players and family, FBC Defenders Frederick (Altlantic Division Bracket III) and FBC Defenders Stone (Pacific Division Bracket I) the program will view the NCAA video together on Tuesday  @ 12 noon, Multipurpose Building (down the hill from Bryce Jordan Ctr) on Penn State University campus. Please go to BlueChip Basketball website for details on admissions, schedules, rules, campus map, site locations, parking, etc. Everyone please park in the big parking lot adjacent to the Bryce Jordan Ctr and be sure to get your parking pass to display in your window from your coaching staff. This is the only lot designated for tournament parking. Park anywhere else @ your own risk!

PLEASE NOTE: US Invitational Tournament is bracket play. Because of that style each time you play a game the team you are facing will have the exact same record as you. Also it means that each time you play a game, your next game is determined by whether you win or lose. If you lose you move through the bracket to the left, if you win then you move to the right.  After your second game it becomes more difficult to track your progression without looking at the bracket layout. Because of that the game schedule on the website is somewhat tricky to follow. Please be sure you print the bracket files for your team’s division prior to getting to Penn State. It will just make your life so much easier for the week, promise.


07 2011