11th Premier Girls Win NCAA Live Event - Battle in the Boro (Louisville, KY)

Monday, July 23, 2018 4:15:00 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Upward Stars Nashville had three girl’s teams travel up to Louisville, KY, for the Battle in the Boro NCAA Live Event (July 10-13th).  This event is one of the most widely attended and most competitive girl’s events in this part of the country with close to 1,500 girl’s teams from across the USA and Canada participating!  According to the tournament’s website, close to 1,000 college coaches on hand as well!  

The 11th Grade Premier Team (Class of 2019) brought home the club’s first championship from an NCAA Live Event, going 8-0 and winning the Platinum Primetime Division! Coach Tony McLeod’s team went up a few days early and also played in the Run 4 the Roses NCAA Live Event as well.  In this event, 11th Grade Premier went 4-1, reaching the Platinum Bracket after going undefeated in pool play.

The three Upward Stars Nashville teams combined to go 13-5 at the Battle in the Boro:

·         11th Premier (Class of 2019):  8-0 (Coach Tony McLeod)

·         10th Premier (Class of 2020):  2-3 (Coach Seth Poston)

·         8th Premier (Class of 2022):   3-2 (Coach Jamie Allee)

11th Grade - Upward Stars Nashville-Premier 2019 – Coach Tony McLeod (Game Notes): 

 

·         61-42 win vs. West Virginia Infinity (Jilian King 13 pts 4 ast; Ryann Roberts 12 pts 3 stls; Caty Roberts 8 pts 5 stls; Libby Long 7 pts; Natalie Anderson 6 rebs)

·         63-48 win vs. Low Country Premier Players (NY) (17 pts 4 stls; Darcy Doran 12 pts 3 stls; Jilian King 8 pts 5 ast; Libby Long 6 pts 5 rebs; Raegan Purvine 6 pts 5 rebs; Caty Roberts 7 stls 4 ast)

·         42-41 win vs. Louisville Legends (Ryann Roberts 10 pts 3 stls; Darcy Doran 6 pts 8 rebs 4 blks; Abbey Gobble 6 pts 3 stls; Libby Long 6 pts; Jilian King 6 ast; Caty Roberts 5 stls)

·         41-31 win vs. TN Pride West (Raegan Purvine 11 pts 6 rebs; Ryann Roberts 9 pts 3 stls; Darcy Doran 8 pts 7 rebs; Lexi Erickson 4 pts)

·         51-41 win vs North Carolina Attack (Ryann Roberts 10 pts; Raegan Purvine 9 pts 7 rebs; Karmen Drake 8 pts; Darcy Doran 6 pts 7 rebs; Caty Roberts 6 pts 5 ast; Libby Long 6 pts 4 rebs)

·         42-31 win (Quarterfinals) vs Michigan Storm Love (Raegan Purvine 10 pts 5 rebs; Darcy Doran 6 rebs 5 stls; Caty Roberts 4 stls; Abbey Gobble 3 ast)

·         42-30 win (Semifinals) vs Matrix Black (DC/VA)  (Jilian King 15 pts 4 rebs; Darcy Doran 9 pts 7 stls; Ryann Roberts 9 pts 5 rebs; Caty Roberts 5 ast)

·         59-41 win (Championship) vs Louisiana’s Finest (Ryann Roberts 30 pts; Jilian King 13 pts 5 rebs; Darcy Doran 12 pts 12 rebs; Caty Roberts 6 ast; Raegan Purvine 5 rebs)

 

10th Grade - Upward Stars Nashville-Premier 2020 – Coach Seth Poston - Wins included:  

·         54-38 win vs. 1Dream 15U

·          54-49 win vs. Louisville Lady Dream

 

8th Grade - Upward Stars Nashville-Premier – Coach Jamie Allee - Wins included:

·         54-36 win vs. Frederick’s Finest AAU

·         58-44 win vs. Kentucky Elite

·         57-37 win vs. NC Team Express 2022

 

All three teams are heading to Atlanta this week, as 11th Premier (Class of 2019) will compete in both the Atlanta Summer Slam and the National Championships; the Class of 2020 and 2022 teams will be competing in the latter event!  Good luck ladies and coaches!