Posts Tagged ‘Bluechip’

Amanda Carney, Class of 2017, Highlight Video with 3 yr stats included!

Coaches, if you are looking for a kid that can help you win games then here she is. Amanda Carney is a rising senior, class of 2017, guard with college level shooting range and an extremely high basketball IQ. She has been a major contributor on her high school (Old Bridge High School) and AAU team (FBC Defenders) since freshman year! Her skill set enables her to control and impact games in a number of ways from scoring to creating to defending. Don’t take my word for it just check out the highlight video and them come to any Blue Chip Basketball college exposure event at Spooky Nook Sports in PA and see for yourself!

For Highlight Video click here…



06 2016

FBC Defenders @ PreSeason Challenge Tournament Richmond, VA

Day 1

All of lady basketball elite players, and teams ascended on the Greater Richmond County Convention Center for the annual phenomena that is, the Blue Chip Invitational. In their first contest, the FBC Defendes – (Stone) relied upon blistering red hot perimeter shooting performance in the first half led by Jackie (J-Rod) Rodriguez who connected on 5 triples on her way to a game high, 22 points performance. Signature swarming defense from the entire team, and timely contributions from Shaunna Randolph, and Elise Brown who each finished with 8 points, helped the Defenders create an unsurmountable deficit in the first half. The Defenders never looked back on their way to a 60-39 win.

After a 4 hour recess between games, the Defenders squared off against a feisty, Lehigh Valley Heat team that was able to match their trademark energetic play. The Defenders struggled to rebound on both ends of the floor, and relied too heavily on perimeter shooting, and eventually fell to the Heat. Jackie Rodriguez continued to lead the way with consistent scoring with 23 points. Ahsley Opitz scored 8, and Kyra Fox contributed with 7 points in a losing effort.

Day 2

In the second day of competition, FBC Defenders (Stone) was matched with the sharp shooting, Lower Buck Lightning of Pennsylvania. In the early game with a 9:10 start. Paced by Morgan Mitchell and Ashley Opitz who led the team in scoring with 9 points each, the Defenders battled throughout the game but failed to win the rebounding contest, as the Lightning’s prowess on the offensive boards gave them more than double the Defenders’ opportunities. The Defenders fought back in the second half but, fell short losing 48 – 45. Amanda Carney showed offensive promise for the Defenders with a solid 7 points contribution.

In game 2, the Defenders met an experienced Warriors squad who struggled to score, and only managed 10 points in the first half. The Defenders continued to build on their 28-10 lead in the second half with scoring contributions from 10 of the 12 players on their roster. The Defenders enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout this contest with a balance scoring attack, and signature swarming defense. Shaunna Randolph led all scorers with 11 points, while Jackie Rodriguez scored 9, Amanda Carney had 5, Kadijah Matthews, Morgan Mitchell and Camille Duncan had 4.


06 2014

Defenders 16U Split A Pair Of Games Saturday at Quaker City Challenge

Game 1 – SJ Blitz

The Defenders benefitted from a 10 woman rotation, and senior leadership to maintain a double digit lead throughout the first game of the evening against the South Jersey Blitz. The Defenders got points from 7 players, and Jackie Rodriguez led the way with 27 points, fueled by an astounding, 7 three pointers! Brittany Vick contributed 10 points, and was the only other player in double digits. SJ Blitz tried mounting a comeback but, were met with pinpoint perimeter precision at every run. Ashley Opitz and Morgan Mitchell turned in another stellar defensive effort, featuring timely rebounds, blocked shots, steals, and forced turnovers.

Game 2 – JB Hoops

In the late game of the day, the Defenders faced off against a spirited opponent in the JB Hoops team. Hoops jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, and the Defenders found themselves in a position of having to battle their way back into the contest. The Defenders responded with their trademark defense, and 4 Jackie Rodriguez three pointers in a row, to take the lead 14-12, at the 8:00 mark. Both teams exchanged baskets, and several lead changes until a Kyra Fox 3 point play, an Ashley Optiz 3 pointer, and a J-Rod basket gave the Defenders 31-25 lead at the half.

In the second half, Defenders found their lead slipping as JB Hoops started earning trips to the free throw line. Defenders held the lead until the 6:00 mark, when the score was tied, and JB Hoops sank a 3 pointer. Defenders trailed for the first time in second half 47-42. The final minutes of play did not disappoint, as every possession became crucial.  The Defenders found themselves on the wrong end of several foul calls, missed shots, and loose ball opportunities.  The Defenders fall 54-50 in disappointing loss.


07 2013

Double-Doubles From Brown, Jeffers, Henry Lead No. 8/10 Women’s Basketball Past Stockton, 62-49 Red Hawks (22-0, 14-0 NJAC)) One of Three Unbeatens Remaining

2/2/2013 5:23:00 PM

Box Score

Montclair, NJ – Sophomore forward Melissa Tobie (Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle Catholic) scored a game-high 18 points, to lead undefeated Montclair State University to its 22th straight victory with a 62-49 win over Richard Stockton College in a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest Saturday afternoon at the Panzer Athletic Center.

Tobie, who scored12 of her points in the first half, received help from three “double-double” performances. Junior guard Nicosia Henry (Bolingbrook, IL, Bolingbrook) scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, senior forward Taylor Jeffers (Franklin Township, NJ, Franklin) had10 points and 12 rebounds and freshman guard-forward Shalette Brown (Somerset, NJ, Franklin Township) collected 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Montclair State, ranked eighth in the nation on the Top25 Poll and 10th on the USA Today/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Poll, remains one of three unbeaten teams in NCAA Div. III this season at 22-0 and has already clinched the New Jersey Athletic Conference regular season title at 14-0.

MSU, which has already set school records for the best start to a season and for consecutive victories, has won its last 17 games at home. The 22 wins is the most for Montclair State since winning 23 contests during the 1989-90 season. The Red Hawks, who lead have now won the last three straight games and nine of the last 11 against Richard Stockton, lead the all-time series 37-17.

The nation’s leader in scoring margin (28.8 ppg.) and ranked fifth in scoring defense (45.1 ppg.), Montclair State held Richard Stockton to just two field goals as they built a commanding 30-8 advantage with 6:07 remaining in the first half.. MSU also maintained the 22-point cushion, the biggest in the game, at 36-14 with 1:37 left before going into halftime, ahead 36-21.

Richard Stockton, which lost for the fifth time in six games, dropped its record to 10-10 on the year and 5-8 in NJAC play. The Ospreys, who led 2-0 at the start, got as close as 11 points four times in the second half, the last time at 58-47 with 3:53 to play in the game.

Montclair State, which has been victorious by double digits in every game this season, won by its closest margin for the second time this season. MSU, ranked second in the nation in steals per game (18.6), pilfered 18 in the contest. The Red Hawks, who also ranks second in turnover margin (12.57), forced Richard Stockton into 25 turnovers.

Sophomore guard-forward Alex Nardoza (Woodbridge, N.J./Woodbridge) topped Richard Stockton with 12 points with senior guard-forward Che’Na Thompson (Salem, N.J./Salem) pulling down a team-high 11 rebounds for the Ospreys.

Montclair State is back in action on Wednesday, when the Red Hawks travel to New Jersey City University for a New Jersey Athletic Conference matchup at 6 p.m. Richard Stockton’s next contest will be Monday as the Ospreys play host to Stevens at 7 p.m.


02 2013

Defenders Leave “Battle Of Baltimore” Victorious!

Hello faithful Defenders family and fans! Today the program returned from the Blue Chip ‘Battle of Baltimore’ Tournament Victorious as all three teams(Williams, Frederick, Stone) each took on all challengers and emerged first in their pools! The weekend began on Sunday with the FBC Defenders 14s (Williams) bursting onto the scene with two (11:30am, 1:50pm) early victories in the morning competition. Inspired by the tone set by the young “SOLDIERS” the afternoon would feature the 16s and they did not disappoint. Later in the afternoon sessions it was the 16s(Frederick and Stone) and they each took the floor in their games with absolute focus winning them going away! Sunday was a very successful day with program the going 5-1, but Monday would present some challenges as the competition stiffened and teams had time to scout the program. Competing hard in every game and providing some thrilling finishes the program would ultimately fall going 2-4 for the day but knowing that we WOULD respond on Tuesday. Respond the teams did in a huge way! With only one game for each team on Tuesday the program closed on a 3-0 run to finish the tournament 11-4 overall [14s Williams 4-1, 16s Frederick 3-2, 16s Stone 4-1]! Please join me in congratulating all players, coaches, and parents for a great weekend!

We Are The FBC Defenders aka “SOLDIERS”


07 2012