Archive for February, 2016

FBC Defenders Announce 2016 Tryout Dates

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02 2016

An Open Letter To The FBC Defenders

While our daughter only played with FBC for a season, the program had a major impact on how we view AAU sports. FBC will always be in the forefront of what a successful program should strive to be. From Coach Stone down to the alumni who devote their time, FBC is a class act. These are the things that we’ve learned: A great program will always maintain a comprehensive website including successes beyond high school, a great program consistently communicates with players and parents, a great program willingly and eagerly assists in the college recruitment process, a great program does not prowl tournaments looking to siphon off players from other teams, a great program makes a special effort to recognize the efforts of their girls at the end of the season (banquet, trophies) a great program tirelessly gives of itself, and, finally but not least, a great program is made up of men (and women) who honor the uniqueness of each player and inspires them to their greatest potential. You can count on FBC to be all this… and more….

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02 2016

Breaking News – Kendrea Williams Selected To 2016 NJSCA North-South All Star Team!

 

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Congratulations to Senior Kendrea Williams, Piscataway High School,  on being selected to the prestigious NJSCA North-South All Star Basketball Team for 2016. Williams has been a steady and dominate force for Piscataway from the moment she stepped onto the floor as a freshman varsity player. A sleek 5′ 9″ guard she posses a “Buttery Silk” jumpshot and a great basketball IQ. The senior has twice been named Middlesex County Tournament MVP while capturing the title every season. Now she looks to leave the program with a four-peat in championships and possibly a third MVP. Still undecided about where she will play this fall but one thing is for sure. Where ever this kid plays that coach is going to be extremely have they landed her as she is an immediate impact player. Congratulations Kendrea on a well deserved honor!

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02 2016

Rodriguez Named Feb. 8 Pioneer of the Week!

Sophomore Jackie Rodriguez averaged 16.5 points during two games last week.
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WAYNE, N.J. – Sophomore women’s basketball guard Jackie Rodriguez(Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial) was selected as the Feb. 8 William Paterson Pioneer of the Week.

Rodriguez scored a team-high 18 points on 4-for-8 (.500) shooting from three-point range and tied her career best with four steals Feb. 3 against Montclair State. She then posted seven rebounds, five assists and a team-high 15 tallies during a 61-51 victory Feb. 6 at Rutgers-Newark.

For all of the latest information on the Pioneers, visithttp://www.wpupioneers.com andhttp://www.wpupioneers.com/socialmedia.

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02 2016

Brown Unstoppable in 78-64 Win over Eagles

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Game Recap: Women’s Basketball | 2/6/2016 6:06:00 PM | by: Andrew Dakan

Brown Unstoppable in 78-64 Win over Eagles

Next Game: at Manhattanville College  2/10/2016 – 6:00 PM

MADISON, N.J. – Senior forward Shalette Brown‘s career day led the Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham women’s basketball team to its sixth consecutive win, as they beat the Eastern University Eagles by a score of 78-64 on Saturday afternoon.  Brown scored a career-best 31 points to go along with 10 rebounds, marking her 17th double-double of the season. The team also shot a season-high 56.9 percent from the field for the game and 67 percent from the field in the second half.

Turnovers kept the game close in the first half, but the Devils (16-5, 8-2 MAC Freedom) outscored the Eagles (10-11, 4-6 MAC Freedom) 26-15 in third quarter, cementing the victory. Early in the game, the Devils relied on defense to build their lead. Even with their own three-minute field goal drought, the Devils held Eastern to 20 percent shooting in the first half. Junior guard Alyssa McDonough ended the scoreless spurt to put FDU-Florham up by six.

Junior forward Emily Lavin and senior forward Tori Grossi combined for 18 of the Eagles’ 22 first half points. Both teams came out firing in the second half. In the early part of the third quarter, both teams shot well over 50 percent from the field, but a 7-0 run by the Devils and a three-and-a-half minute field goal drought for Eastern saw FDU-Florham’s lead balloon to 20.

McDonough’s 13 point and  eight assist performance gave the Devils a perimeter presence, but it was Brown who carried FDU-Florham throughout, scoring 21 of her 31 points in the second half. Eastern cut into the lead late, but Lavin’s 19 points and 11 rebounds was not enough to push the Eagles any closer than 14 points late. Brown secured her double-double with a rebound with 56 seconds left, making it her sixth straight game with double digit points and rebounds.

 

On Wednesday, the Devils will head to Purchase, N.Y. to take on Manhattanville College in search of their eighth straight victory.

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02 2016