Round 8: Holt scores 31 to move the Generals to 8-0

by David Walls

Here is the last round review presented by LBM Management.

This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Oklahoma O. (2-4) to fourth ranked Houston LH (3-3) 74-72 in the game for the second place. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Houston LH outrebounded Oklahoma O. 53-27 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Dominican power forward Frances Carvajal (185-83, college: WVWC) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. Laura Chavez chipped in 21 points and 6 assists. Guard Mia Castaneda (168-98, college: Washburn) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Houston LH moved-up to second place. Oklahoma O. at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Oklahoma R. (1-5) against fourth ranked Houston LH (3-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Oklahoma R. was crushed by Houston LH in 100-60. Dominican power forward Frances Carvajal (185-83, college: WVWC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Samantha Duncan contributed with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Addy Clift (170-96, college: Oklah.Christian) replied with 22 points for Oklahoma R.Houston LH moved-up to second place. Oklahoma R. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Top-ranked Crescent City faced second-ranked Oklahoma O.. Host Crescent City (6-0) smashed guests from Oklahoma City (2-4) 100-60. Worth to mention a great performance of Alexar Tugler who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds. Taylor Ford responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Undefeated Crescent City have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Loser Oklahoma O. dropped to the third place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Second ranked East Bay Splash faced 4th ranked Bay Area J.. Host East Bay Splash (4-3) defeated guests from (1-6) 70-53. The winners were led by Faatimah Amen-Ra who scored that evening 17 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). East Bay Splash's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. East Bay Splash maintains second position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Crescent City. Bay Area J. lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with six games lost. East Bay Splash's next round opponent will be league's leader NorCal R. and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bay Area J. will play against Oakland W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Top-ranked Crescent City faced 3rd ranked Oklahoma R.. Host Crescent City (6-0) smashed guests from (1-5) 141-65. The best player for the winners was Nicoya Jackson who had a triple-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Undefeated Crescent City have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Oklahoma R. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Rest of the games of round 8 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:


Atlanta R. lost to undefeated Southern G. in Newnan 64-77. Oakland W. was beaten by NorCal R. at home 88-92. Winless Georgia E. lost to GIE Matrix on the opponent's court 55-67.


The best stats of 8th round was 22 points and 11 rebounds by Devona Stell of Georgia E..


Houston LH - Oklahoma R. 100-60

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Oklahoma R. (1-5) against fourth ranked Houston LH (3-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Oklahoma R. was crushed by Houston LH in 100-60. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Oklahoma R.'s 24. They outrebounded Oklahoma R. 46-26 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Houston LH brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Dominican power forward Frances Carvajal (185-83, college: WVWC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Samantha Duncan (175-95, college: Southern) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Worth to mention Duncan played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Five Houston LH players scored in double figures. Guard Addy Clift (170-96, college: Oklah.Christian) replied with 22 points and Kierra Davis added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Oklahoma R.Houston LH moved-up to second place. Oklahoma R. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Top scorers:

Houston LH: S.Duncan 20+10reb+3ast, F.Carvajal 20+14reb+1ast, S.Dominique 20+8reb+2ast, C.Alexandra 20+4reb+3ast, E.Izegbe 10+2reb, C.Laura 5+4reb+2ast

Oklahoma R.: A.Clift 22+2reb+2ast, D.Kierra 10+5reb+1ast, H.Myra 5+6reb+2ast, W.Amber 5+4reb+1ast, C.Breck 5+4reb+1ast, C.Justina 5


Crescent City - Oklahoma O. 100-60


Top-ranked Crescent City faced second-ranked Oklahoma O.. Host Crescent City (6-0) smashed guests from Oklahoma City (2-4) 100-60. Crescent City dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Oklahoma O.'s 30. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Alexar Tugler (178-92, college: ULM) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds and guard Arysia Porter (168, college: St.Mary's, TX) who added 20 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Crescent City players scored in double figures. Taylor Ford (175-92, college: UALR) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Sarah Parker scored 10 points. Crescent City have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Loser Oklahoma O. dropped to the third place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Top scorers:

Crescent City: A.Porter 20+8reb+2ast, A.Tugler 20+8reb+2ast, N.Jackson 20+6reb+3ast, K.Thomas 20+6reb+3ast, T.Williams 15+6reb+3ast, S.Cedeno 5+4reb+2ast

Oklahoma O.: T.Ford 20+6reb+3ast, P.Sarah 10+4reb, M.Castaneda 7+4reb+1ast, A.Chantel 5+4reb+2ast, F.Kiana 5+3reb+1ast, K.Piper 5+3reb


Houston LH - Oklahoma O. 74-72


This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Oklahoma O. (2-4) to fourth ranked Houston LH (3-3) 74-72 in the game for the second place. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Houston LH outrebounded Oklahoma O. 53-27 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Dominican power forward Frances Carvajal (185-83, college: WVWC) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. Laura Chavez chipped in 21 points and 6 assists. Guard Mia Castaneda (168-98, college: Washburn) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and Taylor Ford (175-92, college: UALR) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Oklahoma O. players scored in double figures. Houston LH moved-up to second place. Oklahoma O. at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Top scorers:

Houston LH: C.Laura 21+4reb+6ast, F.Carvajal 15+15reb+2ast, S.Duncan 14+14reb+1ast, C.Alexandra 8+6reb+6ast, E.Izegbe 7+4reb+1ast, H.Kiana 5+4reb+2ast

Oklahoma O.: M.Castaneda 20+6reb+3ast, T.Ford 20+6reb+3ast, K.Piper 10+3reb, B.Shana 10+4reb, G.Egidija 5+4reb+2ast, A.Chantel 5+4reb+2ast


East Bay Splash - Bay Area J. 70-53


Second ranked East Bay Splash faced 4th ranked Bay Area J.. Host East Bay Splash (4-3) defeated guests from (1-6) 70-53. East Bay Splash outrebounded Bay Area J. 57-43 including a 38-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by Canadian guard Faatimah Amen-Ra (163-91, college: MCC Toronto) who scored that evening 17 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and guard Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman (160-97, college: Weber St.) supported her with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Welch-Coleman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. East Bay Splash's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds by forward Chelsea Phillips (192) did not help to save the game for Bay Area J.. Guard Danae Ruiz (165, college: ERAU) added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Four Bay Area J. players scored in double figures. East Bay Splash maintains second position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Crescent City. Bay Area J. lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with six games lost. East Bay Splash's next round opponent will be league's leader NorCal R. and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bay Area J. will play against Oakland W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Top scorers:

East Bay Splash: F.Amen-Ra 17+6reb+7ast, J.Welch-Coleman 13+9reb+5ast, J.Jackson 10+10reb+2ast, K.Barber 8+6reb+1ast, E.Tevez 6+1reb+1ast, J.Kaya 4+7reb

Bay Area J.: P.Chelsea 17+14reb+2ast, J.Cook 12+5reb+1ast, D.Ruiz 11+10reb+1ast, A.Green 10+8reb+2ast, E.Dy 3+2reb+1ast, L.Micia 0


Crescent City - Oklahoma R. 141-65


Top-ranked Crescent City faced 3rd ranked Oklahoma R.. Host Crescent City (6-0) smashed guests from (1-5) 141-65. Crescent City dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Oklahoma R.'s 32 and made 32-of-42 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game, while Oklahoma R. only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Oklahoma R. 73-24 including a 32-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Crescent City looked well-organized offensively handing out 47 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Oklahoma R.'s players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Crescent City made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was guard Nicoya Jackson (167-89, college: FGCU) who had a triple-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Guard Arysia Porter (168, college: St.Mary's, TX) chipped in a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Crescent City players scored in double figures. Guard Addy Clift (170-96, college: Oklah.Christian) produced 20 points and Breck Clark added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Crescent City have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Oklahoma R. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Top scorers:

Crescent City: A.Porter 34+10reb+6ast, N.Jackson 30+10reb+11ast, K.Thomas 23+10reb+3ast, T.Williams 20+8reb+3ast, P.Okpe 18+12reb+17ast, A.Tugler 16+11reb+6ast

Oklahoma R.: A.Clift 20+3reb+1ast, C.Breck 11+5reb+1ast, H.Myra 10+4reb+1ast, S.Jamia 7+2reb+1ast, H.Madyson 5+4reb+1ast, D.Kierra 5+2reb+1ast


Southern G. - Atlanta R. 77-64


The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-ranked Atlanta R.'s (5-4) road loss to top-ranked Lady Generals (8-0) 64-77 on Sunday. Lady Generals outrebounded Atlanta R. 40-29 including 18 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Amber Holt (183-85, college: MTSU) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Hasina Muhammad (185-93, college: Auburn) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Rhein Beamon (175, college: SC State) produced 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Jomanda Smalls added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Lady Generals have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Loser Atlanta R. keeps the second place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Top scorers:

Southern G.: A.Holt 31+11reb+4ast, A.Brown 13+5reb+3ast, H.Muhammad 11+8reb+2ast, K.Lee 7+5reb+2ast, I.Tilford 7+5reb+5ast, M.Jennings 6+4reb+2ast

Atlanta R.: R.Beamon 19+6reb+4ast, D.Clark 12+2reb+1ast, J.Smalls 10+6reb+1ast, H.Ashley 7+6reb+4ast, D.Dyson 6+2reb+1ast, D.Iyuna 4+4reb+3ast


Oakland W. - NorCal R. 88-92


No shocking result in a game when first ranked NorCal R. (6-1) defeated on the road 3rd ranked Oakland W. (3-4) 92-88 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was guard Maranne Johnson (170-96, college: Sacramento St.) who scored 30 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Guard Ameela Li (168-97, college: Pacific) chipped in 17 points. Guard Minyon Moore (173-98, college: Oregon) produced 22 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and point guard Alexis Gray-Lawson (173-87, college: California) added 21 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Oakland W. players scored in double figures. NorCal R. have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-1 record. Loser Oakland W. keeps the third place with four games lost. NorCal R. will face league's second-placed East Bay Splash in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Oakland W. will play against Bay Area J. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Top scorers:

NorCal R.: M.Johnson 30+6reb+5ast, S.Stallworth 17+4reb+1ast, A.Li 17+4reb+2ast, A.Ellis 9+5reb+1ast, T.Shontalene 6+4reb, K.Seuvahnia 4+1reb+1ast

Oakland W.: M.Moore 22+6reb+8ast, A.Gray-Lawson 21+6reb+3ast, K.Batlin 14+10reb+1ast, B.Amber 12+9reb+1ast, E.Gonzalez 10+3reb, M.Hanna 5+4reb+1ast


GIE Matrix - Georgia E. 67-55


Rather expected game in Morrow where bottom-ranked Georgia E. (0-8) was defeated by third ranked GIE Lady Matrix (4-4) 67-55 on Sunday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when GIE Lady Matrix made 10 blocks. The best player for the winners was guard Briana Williams (170-92, college: Mercer) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Carrie Washington (183-94, college: Columbus St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks. Power forward Devona Stell (193-98, college: ECSU) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and forward Myah Taylor (178-97, college: Bethel, TN) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Defending champion maintains third position with 4-4 record having four points less than leader Crescent City. Loser Georgia E. still closes the standings with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Top scorers:

GIE Matrix: B.Williams 23+6reb+3ast, A.Trice 14+10reb, C.Washington 10+15reb, A.Griffin 9+4reb+3ast, T.Johnson 7+6reb+11ast, S.Carey 4+9reb

Georgia E.: D.Stell 22+11reb+1ast, M.Taylor 10+8reb+1ast, J.Johnson 8+8reb+1ast, R.Akeema 8+5reb+1ast, C.Maye 6+5reb+1ast, A.Henderson 1+3reb+3ast