Friday, October 10, 2008

Verbals: Ohio 3, Wisconsin 2; Battle of the Programs

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Two Team WI Select Doucette player have verballed Winona State: Sam Barber of DC Everest and Katie Wolff of Marshfield.
Wolff averaged 17.1 ppg last season.

These two players push the Wisconsin 2009 verbal total to 22 overall and 9 headed to D2 programs.
They join Abby Busch of GFW and Michelle Tobin as Winona State recruits.

photos: Katie Wolff is on the left, Sam Barber is on the right. photos taken during the Memorial Day Shootout in Menomonie vs Team WI Select Samuels.

Kelsey Sharkey of Cincinnati St. Ursula Academy has verballed Appalachian State. Sharkey is a forward with heights listed at 5-10 to 6-1.

Karisma Penn of Shaker Heights has verballed Illinois. The 6-2 forward averaged 19.4 points per game for the 15-8 Red Raiders. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Jasmine Tate of Harvest Preparatory has verballed Robert Morris University

The three are the 47, 48, and 49th player to verbal from the 2009 Ohio class and the 36th, 37th and 38th headed to D1.

UW Milwaukee will hold a coaches clinic on November 1 from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Speakers include Rich Panella of Cardinal Stritch College; Steve Krafcisin of Des Moines Area CC; Jason Nichols of Lombard Montini Catholic, IL; Sandy Botham of UWM. and You can click here for the registration information.

Team Wisconsin Select played in the USJN Battle of the Programs in Waukegan last weekend, with Coach Royce Samuels. This team consisted of some of TWS top returning 2010 players. TWS went 2-1, losing in the opening game to Chicago Hoops Express, who won the Championship. TWS went on to defeat Indiana the Family and Illinois Lady Fire.
This was the first time this group has played together. They came in without any practices, with only Nicole Griffin having played with Coach Samuels before.
Kaitlyn Haag from Hudson had a very strong tournament. Haag, Griffin and Laura Van Es will make a very formidable front line next spring/summer.
#1 Shonny Vaughn-Hawkins 2011 5’10 G Mondovi (WI)
#3 Jessica Waldvogel 2010 5’8 G Wausau West (WI)
#4 Kaitlyn Haag 2010 6’2 F Hudson (WI)
#5 Tessa Wells 2010 5’7 PG River Falls (WI)
#13 Laura Van Es 2010 6’3 F Eau Claire North (WI)
#15 Nicole Griffin 2010 6’6 C Milwaukee Vincent (WI)
#20 Martha Wilms 2010 6’0 F Sparta (WI)
#33 Erin Frase 2010 5’9 G Phillips (WI)

Girls Basketball coach Pat Bowlin will be inducted into the Winona Cotter Hall of Fame. From the Winona Daily News.

Marquette is ranked #25 in Lindy's College Basketball.

Purdue will hold their "Mackey Madness" on Oct. 17.

Southern Illinois will hold their "Maroon Madness" on Oct. 17.

Pacific also takes the court on Oct. 17 in their "Midnight Mania".

Colorado State has a news booster club---High Hoops.

Temple will be on TV a couple of times.

Here are quotes from the Colorado Media Day from coaches and players.

City girls don't play sports that much. From USA Today.

Vice President candidate Sarah Palin has a feature in the Detroit Free Press dealing with her basketball experience.
“I’ve said this before, that everything I ever needed to know I learned on the basketball team,” she said. “All about setting goals and working hard and having self-discipline and knowing what strengths were in the team members and then assembling those team members and tasking the team to fulfill missions. That’s what you learn in sports.”

Here are the Thursday results from the Toronto Star.

Gravenhurst beat Parry Sound 33-26. From the Gravenhurst Banner.

Tania Santer, King 26 vs 49 SATEC/Porter 49-27
Jenna Giorgi, Eastdale 23 vs O'Neill 36-34
Shanice Yarde, Woodbridge 23 vs St. Joan of Arc 36-34

Next up: tomorrow, unless news breaks.