Posts Tagged ‘Rose Classic’

Defenders Fall in Sunday Play at Rose Classic

FBC Defenders – (Coach Stone) The Defenders ended up on the wrong side of 2 hotly contested battles at the Rose Classic on Sunday, May 20th.  In the early game, The Defenders faced the NYC Lady Warriors, and loss 40-34.  Taryana Tia Kelly who was “renamed” “B.I.G.” by the resident announcer for her dominant play in the paint, led all Defenders with 12 points.  Jasmine Walker, Marissa McCabe, Brionna Pettus & LaRhonda Womack also scored 5 points each.

In the second contest, the Defenders fell to the NJ Blitz of Willingboro, 49-44.  An absence of offensive rebounds, and cold shooting from the field was the recipe for disaster for the Defenders.  Tia Kelly managed to lead all Defenders in scoring with 10 points, and Jasmine Walker and Alyssa McDonaugh contributed with 8 points each.


05 2012

Defenders Suffer Tough Loss 5/6/2012

FBC Defenders – (Coach Stone) suffered a tough, 2 point loss to Pittsburgh Rockers this past Sunday. The Defenders returned to the Rose Classic’s main stage gym, for a wildly competitive, battle of basketball wit, and athleticism before an electrified audience of about 150 spectators. The resident DJ, humorous announcer, and hip-hop hits blasting through the sound system were not nearly as entertaining as the “on court” action. Defenders watched an 8 point second half lead evaporate in the final minutes of play, when the Rockers were able to take their first lead since the first half, with just 46 seconds remaining. Jackie Rodriguez’ hot shooting from behind the arc was enough to help her lead all scorers with 16 points.  Jasmine Walker, Adriene Small, and Taryana “Tia” Kelly provided plenty of “wow” moments for the electrified, crowd with exceptional all around play – finishing with 8, 7, and 6 points respectively.  Alyssa McDonaugh also delivered a solid performance with 2 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals.


05 2012

FBC Defenders Invade Brooklyn’s Rose Classic 4/29/2012

The FBC Defenders – (Coach Stone) invaded the planet of Brooklyn on Sunday, and managed to fend off a feisty Baseline squad for a hard fought, 52-46 win. The Defenders were led by Jackie Rodriguez’ 11 points, and were bolstered by a balanced scoring attack from Ashley Pina – 10 points, and Alyssa McDonaugh’s 9 points. The Defenders were able to maintain a comfy 10 point lead until late in the fourth quarter when Baseline made their move and managed to get within 2 points of tying the score, before Jackie Rodriguez hit both free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining. The Defenders’ were able to gain control, and finish off Baseline thanks to a relentless defensive effort from Brionna Pettus, Kyra Fox, Nicole Burns, and Ariel Donza.


05 2012

Kelly Selected to 2011 Spring Allstar Team @ Rose Classic Tournament

Taryana Kelly

Taryana Kelly

The FBC Defenders are very proud to announce the selection of Taryana Kelly to the 2011 Allstar team for the Rose Classic Spring Tournament! Taryana played on the FBC Defenders team that won the Pacific Division by dominating the paint on both ends of the floor. Her selection to the allstar team is validation that this 6’2″ post has arrived! The allstar game is scheduled to be played on Sunday June 5th, 3 p.m., at 300 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Congratulations Taryana! We are all so very proud of you!


06 2011

FBC Defenders Finish 5-0 at Rose Classic Spring 2011!

Jasmine Walker - North Brunswick HighCongratulations are in order for the FBC Defenders team as it wins the Pacific Division regular season at the Nike Rose Classic Spring 2011 in Brooklyn, NY finishing 5-0! Jasmine Walker a junior guard from North Brunswick High and Janissa Delzo a junior guard from Wardlaw-Hartridge High leads the team at 16 points per game and 8 points per game respectively. Shalette Brown leads the team in rebounds while Taryana Kelly controls the paint and Ashanti Bess leads the team in assist to turnover ratio. The addition of Shaun Stevenson has given the team a true point guard that understands how to get everyone involved while still contributing herself. This has allowed the team to move Ashanti Bess from the 1 to the 2 or 3 position at certain times in a game to take advantage of her quickness on the defensive side and her deep 3pt shooting. But make no mistake, Jasmine Walker has clearly established herself as one of the best players at the Rose Classic this year. She is doing whatever the team needs from scoring to rebounding to defending. Follow each player’s performance on the stats page at


05 2011