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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!
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04 2016

Freshman Sensation Jada Atchison Continues To Shine.

Lakewood, N.J.- The Georgian Court University women’s basketball team took the floor against fellow Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) rival, Post University, Saturday afternoon as part of its annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration. The Lions dropped a tough one to the previously winless Eagles by the score of 82-72.

It was a back and forth affair as the Lions (5-16, 3-10) won the first quarter, 23-15. The Eagles soared back in the second quarter, tying the game at 29-29 as they went into the halftime break. Georgian Court came out of the locker room ready to play, outscoring their opponent by eight and looked to have control of the game. It was not to be as the Post University exploded for 35 fourth-quarter points, earning its first victory of the season (1-20, 1-11 CACC).

Georgian Court put four players into double figures as Jada Atchison led the way with 21 points. Jaelyn Tweedy followed closely behind with 20 points of her own. Alliyah Berger (13 points) and Destiny Thompson (10 points) each shared the team high with eight rebounds apiece. Click here for full article


01 2016

Freshman Jada Atchison opens season at home like a seasoned veteran!


Lakewood, NJ- The Georgian Court University women’s basketball team opened the home portion of its 2015-2016 schedule on Wednesday with a tough loss to perennial CACC power, Holy Family University, by the score of 89-69.

Georgian Court battled hard in the first quarter of action, trailing only by one, 17-16. However, the Tigers came out in the second quarter and roared past the Lions to open up a 25-point halftime (54-29) lead by scoring 37 points in the quarter. The Lions started to find their groove in the second half of play as they outscored Holy Family by a score of 40-35. The Lions held a 39-33 lead on the boards and connected on a season- high 10 three point baskets. With the victory Holy Family gets their first win on the young season to make their record 1-2, 1-0 CACC while the Lions fall to 0-3, 0-1 CACC.

Georgian Court put three players into double figures led by freshman Jada Atchison who poured in 20 points grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists. Jaelyn Tweedy helped out with 16 points while Alliyah Berger had 12 points in the losing effort.


11 2015

ACADEMIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jada Atchison of Burlington City


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jada Atchison of Burlington City again proved to be one of the state’s most prolific scorers, and she ended her career by reaching a personal milestone.

Atchison surpassed the 2000-point mark on Feb. 23, and she ultimately finished her career with 2009 points. The senior was sidelined near the end of the season with a foot and ankle injury.

Despite missing some time at the end, Atchison still pieced together a strong senior campaign, scoring 22.2 points per game to help the team to an 18-9 finish.

Atchison powered the Burlington City attack with quickness and ability to create space while driving to the rim. Her versatility allowed her score in multiple ways, whether in the paint or behind the arc. Click Here For Full Article…


04 2015

FBC Defenders Alumni – Atchison named Player of Year!


Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:00 pm | Updated: 11:41 pm, Wed Mar 18, 2015.

By Kevin Kolodziej Staff writer

When Jada Atchison began her career at Burlington City High School, she hoped to leave her mark on the program. Four seasons later, the senior point guard has become the most decorated girls basketball player in school history.

As a senior, Atchison led the county in scoring with 22.3 points per game and finished her career with 2,009 points. She became only the seventh girl in Burlington County history to eclipse the 2,000-point plateau, despite missing the final two weeks of the season with a foot injury.

For her extraordinary season, Atchison is the Burlington County Times Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

“She wanted to be remembered for doing great things. She accomplished that and more,” Burlington City coach Mark McCann said. “She definitely brought a sense of pride and competition back to our program.”

Atchison will graduate as the school’s all-time leading scorer (boys or girls). But her sensational scoring ability wasn’t even her most admirable trait on the court.

The senior captain embraced her role of team leader to the fullest extent in helping a young team finish 19-9.

“I wanted to show the younger players what high school ball is all about,” Atchison said. “I just wanted to help get them better every day to help them succeed in what we do.”

But when it was time to score, she was going to — no questions asked. Atchison had the ability to drain 3-pointers from well beyond the arc along with the quickness to drive to the hoop at will.  Click Here For Full Article



03 2015