Team Po Po ended the 2012 season with a Family Day Celebration of Fun, Food and Fellowship.
Team Po Po completed their season by traveling back to Franklin, TN to compete in the Music City Madness tournament. Although, the team finished 2-3 in the event, college coaches were in attendance at 3 of the 5 games. This gave the players an opportunity to showcase their skills to not only assistant coaches but head college coaches. It also gave college coaches a preview of what’s to come from the Team Po Po program.
One player that took advantage of this event was Deja Faulkner. She advanced her game to another level by averaging 16 points per game. She took her game from the block area and demonstrated that she can score from the free throw and elbow areas of the court also. Rachelle Parks had a break out performance scoring 23 points in the first game of the tournament. Getting a lot of her points from offensive rebounds and free throws.
Every player within the Team Po Po organization improved and added to their skill set. They will continue to work in the upcoming months with individual work outs and by participating in upcoming Patosha Jeffery events, Intensity Camp, Fall Exposure League and Pre-Season Show Off Camp. To view highlights from the players, click on the individual’s name on the roster page. To watch games from the 2012 season, click here.
Team Po Po started July off by traveling up to the road to the Franklin, TN area to compete in the 2012 Battle in the Boro tournament. The team finished 3-2 in the event. Defeating TN Fury with a buzzer beater shot by Destiny Henderson 43-41, the ATL Cagers in a thriller59-58, and Capital City Stars by forfeit 15-0. The Saturday competition was not very good to the team. Losing both games to Georgia Pistols and MD Shooting Stars.
Destiny Henderson started the tournament off on fire in the first game helping the team jump out in front with the first 5 points. She ended the game just as she started with a floater layup buzzer beater in the lane. She finished the game with 10pts.
Brenda Fields continue to show off her abilities as an off the dribble scorer finishing the tournament averaging almost 10 points per game. Rachelle Parks used this tournament to demonstrate that she is more than a rebounder. She showed that she can stretch the defense by knocking down 3 pointers and penetrating past defenders. She average 11 points in the last 3 games.
Keirra White’s quickness continues to give teams problems. Her outside scoring is becoming more consistent and her clutch free throw shooting is also a bonus. She knocked down 4 straight free throws seal the final game against the ATL Cagers.