Team Po Po wins first Championship at Adidas Memorial Showdown

Team Po Po continued there momentom from the previous week’s performance in the Rage on the River into the Adidas Memorial Showdown in Franklin, TN. The team finished with a record of 5-1 by defeating the Alabama Roadrunners, Rocket City Blackhawks, Southern Exposure, Mississippi Heat, and TNBA in the championship game and losing a close and hard fought game against Tennessee Rush.

Team Po Po is an organization based on position skill development first and this tournament really showed that the player’s individual games are beginning to grow.

Deja Faulkner had a monster performance against the Rocket City Blackhawks scoring 27 points and averaged 14 for the tournament. In the opening game, post Rachelle Parks held the boards down and lead the team in scoring with 14. Keirra White stepped up her leadership and point production from the point guard position averaging almost 8 points in 4 of 6 games. Rising freshman, Sydney Malone, had a breakout game and lead the team in scoring with 12 against Southern Exposure. As the tournament went on, Brenda Fields displayed that she is developing into a nice off the dribble performer.

Team Po Po will take a break from tournament play during June as the players participate in camps with their high school teams. The team will be back in action in July participating in NCAA Certified events,  Battle of the Borro and Music City Madness,  in the Nashville area.