Detroit Community moves on to quarterfinals
Detroit Community moved on to the MHSAA state quarterfinals after taking the regional championship game from host Madison Heights Bishop Foley, 55-30. Keisha Mosley and Ciera McGaughy shared game-high honors with 14 each for Community (24-1).
Community advanced to the regional finals by defeating Inkster 45-43, and ending the season of a competitor for the Michigan Miss Basketball honor, Lonnie Terrell. Terrell came in to the game averaging 28 points per game, but teammate Tiffany Carr was Inkster's hot hand with a team-high 12 points against Community.
Up next is undefeated Saginaw Nouvel (25-0) in the quarterfinals. Saginaw Nouvel is currently the No. 2 team in Class C just behind Community, and has been rolling past opponents all season behind the scoring of Kelly Kretz, plus the use of an exhausting full-court pressure defense.
If Detroit Community can defeat Saginaw Nouvel next Tuesday in the quarterfinals, the semistate game will be held at the Breslin Center on Friday, December 1st, followed by the state championship game on Saturday the 2nd. Gametime for the semifinals is 2:50pm, and gametime for the final game for Class C is 4:00pm.
Versyp to recruit two more for 2007?
The following blurb on Coach Versyp's recruiting plans for the spring period appeared in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
"Versyp said she will try adding two players during the spring signing period. One presumed target is Ta’Shia Phillips, a 6-6 center from Indianapolis Brebeuf. Phillips committed to Purdue a couple of years ago by former coach Kristy Curry but began looking at other options this summer and recently announced she will hold off making a decision until April."
READ MORE: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Covergirl: Ta'Shia Phillips
Ta'Shia Phillips has been put on the cover of Rise Magazine's Indiana edition.
PHOTO: Rise Magazine
Coach Versyp was seen taking in the action at the J&C Hoops Classic at McCutcheon high school in Lafayette on Tuesday. The four teams playing Tuesday evening included West Lafayette, Frankfort, Lafayette Jeff and Benton Central. One player on Purdue's watch list is Benton Central's Skylar Gick, who had 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and 7-of-9 from the freethrow line.
Big Ten Recruiting
We are removing Keisha Walker from Iowa's list of 2007 commitments. Walker had made an oral commitment to Iowa out of high school, then followed up with another commitment this past year while in junior college. However, Walker actually ended up signing with Texas Tech last week. Upon the confimration of her signing with Texas Tech, we are removing her form the Iowa commitment list.
READ MORE: Big Ten Recruiting: Commitments