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Defenders @NYLiberty Game Fundraising Event!



The Franklin Basketball Club is teaming up with the NY Liberty to attend a game and raise funds. Spend the day in New York City enjoying the sites, great food, and atmosphere of midtown Manhattan. Then finish it all off with the exciting entertainment of a NY Liberty basketball game and the return of Essence Carson to face former teammates Epiphanny Prince and Tina Charles! We are reaching out to alumni families to help us reach our goal of selling 150 NY Liberty vs LA Sparks tickets on May 21st at 6pm (Madison Square Garden). The flyer contains all the information you need to support the program and get your tickets.
If you and/or your family would like to participate but cannot attend, please consider purchasing a pair of tickets (or more) to help send a child to the game. Thank in advance for your support!
Franklin Basketball Club
Helping Young Ladies Since 1999



04 2016

FDU Devil Cap Off Ring Ceremony By Extending Win Streak To 41 Straight Games And Counting!

LysCoachLette   rp_primary_LL1_0565Women’s Basketball | | by: Bryan Jackson

2014 NCAA Champion Devils Women’s Basketball Team Honored With Championship Ring Ceremony

MADISON, N.J. – In front of a capacity crowd on Tuesday evening at Ferguson Recreation Center, the Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham women’s basketball team received their 2014 NCAA Division III National Championship rings. The team’s rings, along with resolutions, were presented to each member of the 2014 squad by alumnus Governor Richard Codey and University president Sheldon Drucker prior to the No.1-ranked Devils’ game against Drew University.

Former Gov. Codey said, “I have long wanted to wear a national collegiate championship ring, and now I will. These FDU women of New Jersey are fabulous.”

Last March, the FDU-Florham women won the NCAA Division III championship by finishing undefeated with a perfect 33-0 season. The Devils beat Tufts University in the semi-final before topping Whitman College in the final game FDU-Florham is the first NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion in New Jersey history and the first team to claim an NCAA basketball championship in the state since 1996.

Tonight, the Devils, who are ranked atop all national polls, cruised to an 88-51 victory over the Rangers and improved to 8-0 on the campaign. With the win, the team has now won its last 41 games. The Devils have 20 days off before their next game, which will be at the Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada.


12 2014

Bouncing back: After once quitting basketball, UMES’ Kelly now thriving

Tatyana Kelly has started each of the last 13 games for UMES this season, and has averaged 5.1 points per game.

Tatyana Kelly has started each of the last 13 games for UMES this season, and has averaged 5.1 points per game. / SUBMITTED IMAGE
Written by Shawn Yonker (Staff Writer)
 PRINCESS ANNE — When she was in the fifth grade, Taryana Kelly played basketball for a local team that made the experience miserable. She didn’t get along with her teammates, who picked on her and took the enjoyment out of the sport.

She decided as that season ended that she never wanted to play basketball again.

Good thing for her someone changed her mind.

The 6 foot, 3 inch sophomore forward is now a key piece of the future for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore women’s basketball team and has started each of the last 13 games, after missing the first 10 this season due to a broken hand.

“There was something about basketball that made me want to go back,” Kelly said. “Then once I got serious about AAU (at about 14), my AAU coach told me ‘We are going to make you into a Division I player.’”

Kelly made that her mission. She worked out with a trainer every day — sometimes twice a day.

Then she got good.

The phone call that eventually came from UMES assistant coach Cedric Jenkins peaked her interest immediately.

She had always wanted to come to an Historically Black College or University, and although she had never heard of UMES, she knew it was Division I and would have the close feel and strong culture she was looking for.

During her college search, she was seeking the closeness she didn’t have with her teammates as a tall and awkward young girl, but later found in the sixth grade with a school change.

Her height made the other kids ask if she played basketball. Her response was that she didn’t any more, until one day some close friends changed her mind.

So in a year’s time she went from “done” with basketball to a path that led her to the Hawks.

“At the time of my visit, it was an instant connection with the coaches, with the team and I loved the campus, so I felt like this was the right place to be,” Kelly said.

The adjustment to college wasn’t that hard for Kelly because she was used to working hard in the classroom and on the court. And coming to practice, where coach Fred Batchelor pushes her to get the most out of her, was completely comfortable.

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02 2014

Jasmine Lytle Chooses Hampton University – MEAC Champions 2010 & 2011

Jasmine Lytle Chooses Hampton University!

Jasmine Lytle Chooses Hampton University!

Congratulations are in order for Jasmine Lytle who announced today to her Family, high school (New Brunswick), Coaches, and community that she will be attending Hampton University this fall as a Division 1 athlete! Lytle is the first female, full scholarship, division 1 basketball player in New Brunswick School History according to the school. As a member of the FBC Defenders AAU program Lytle joins Jacinda Dunbar and Alexis Scott as the third player in program history to go Division 1 program straight out of high school!

Articles on Lytle’s Signing:

Loyalty Mattered Most to Lytle

Lytle Signs with Hampton University

Lady Pirates Pull Off A Coup

NJ.COM On Jasmine Lytle


05 2011

Scott Continues To Play Well For LaSalle University

Defenders AlumDefenders Alumni Alexis Scottni, Alexis Scott, continues to produce great numbers as she closes in on the end of her Sophomore (red shirt) season. Alexis scored 15 points, 2 assists, and 2 blocks as LaSalle loss a heart breaker to St Joseph of PA in Atlantic 10 action.  Scott is shooting 47% from the floor, 43% from 3 point area, 83% from free throw line, with a season average of 13 points 4 rebounds. Full Story


02 2011