2012-2013 BRC Regular Season Champions. State Runner-Up
2011-2012 BRC Tournament Champions. State Runner-Up
Welcome to 3DHoops. Please click on the Calendar Link to the left for complete scheduling information for practices, games, open gyms, summer league, and team camp. Under the Contacts Link, you will find contact information for our coaching staff. We'll put announcements on this main page. Please scroll down below for all up to date news, including weekly state polls.
When: Wednesday, May 14th from 6:30-8:00
Where: Liberty Mountain Conference Center ( in Candler's Mountain Center across street from LCA)
What: Pot luck dinner, followed by season highlights and awards.
I will bring chicken and pasta for main dish. Please bring the following:
Morgan, Madison, and Sarah- Side dish
Andrea and Greta- Drinks
Tatyana and Coach T- Desserts
Faith and Hannah- Salad and dressing
We look forward to celebrating a terrific season on Wednesday.
Final Four Ticket Info:
Ticket prices for the semifinals and finals are $10.00 each game. Children under 6 are free.
Final Four Info:
Our semifinal game is Friday at 8:30 v #2 STAB at STAB. Championship game is Saturday 3:00. We are staying at Comfort Inn University Place on Emmet St. School covers hotel. Girls need money for lunch Friday, dinner Friday, and lunch Saturday.
State Week Information:
The final state rankings are in and the tournament bracket is set. One of our goals this season was to make states. Check. Then, secure a top 4 seed to get a bye in the first round and host the quarterfinal game. Check. And, if possible, get top 3 to be on the other side of the bracket from Paul VI, the 7-time defending state champion. Check. We're very proud of our girls. They opened in the first poll at #9, and climbed their way up to #3. Inch by inch. Play by play.
#1 Paul VI
#2 St. Anne's Belfield
#4 Bishop O'Connell
#6 St. Catherine's
#8 Flint Hill
#9 St. Gertrudes
#10 Cape Henry
#11 Bishop Ireton
#12 Norfolk Academy
The top 4 teams get a bye in the first round. On Tuesday, #5 hosts #12; #6 hosts #11; #7 hosts #10; and # 8 hosts #9. Those winners then travel to 1-4 on Wednesday. All of this means we will host on Wednesday the winner of #6 St. Catherine's and #11 Bishop Ireton. The game time is TBD; however, based on our experience in the last 3 years hosting that quarterfinal game, it will likely be an afternoon game since the church uses the gym on Wednesday nights.
Winners on Wednesday advance to the Final Four, which is being hosted by St. Anne's Belfield. The semifinal games will be Friday at 7:00 and 8:30. The state championship is Saturday afternoon.
Practice times this week are as follows:
Senior night is Monday February 10th at 7:00 against William Fleming. Parents of seniors need to be there at 6:00. We will recognize our seniors prior to the game. As you know, we have had only 4 home games this season, so I know it would mean a lot to our girls to have a big, energized crowd for the big game.
Tonight's game at Eastern Mennonite has been moved up to 5:00 to beat the freezing rain expected for later tonight. The Franklin County and Spotswood games will not be made up since we couldn't find dates this late that work for all the teams.
Week of January 13th:
There have been a couple of game changes this week. Our game Tuesday at STAB has been moved up to 4:30 by STAB so their boys team can play a make up game at 6:30. Our conference game at Chatham Hall was added for Friday at 4:30.
January 6th Update:
With schools closing tomorrow due to extreme cold, our game with Franklin County is being postponed. We will work to find a make up date and communicate it when set.
The remaining practice/game schedule for this week is on the Calendar link.
December 20th: The remaining December schedule is on the Calendar link. Note that only the first game of the Daily Progress tournament is set for time and location. The remaining two games depend on whether we win or lose. On Saturday, it will be either 3:00 or 6:30. On Monday, it could be any one of multiple times. On Friday, the bus leaves at 2:15. We will arrive at the school at 1:30 for a brief walk through and shoot around.
Paul VI Showcase Info for 12-6 and 12-7-13: The bus will leave Friday at 10:15 after 2nd period. We are staying at the Hampton Inn Fairfax at 10860 Fairfax Blvd. The phone number is 703.385.2600. The hotel cost is covered by our booster club and basketball fundraising account. Breakfast is included Saturday morning. Our game Saturday is at Paul VI High School. The address is 10675 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax VA. We play at 12:00 against Damascus, the Maryland 3A state runner up from last year. The girls should bring money for lunch Friday, money to attend the boys game at Flint Hill Friday and Saturday, dinner money Friday, and lunch and dinner Saturday. Depending on whether the boys play in the championship game, or 3rd place game, we will return to LCA between 8:00-11:30 Saturday night.
Thanksgiving Practice Schedule:
Friday: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m, followed by parents/players meeting 11:30-12:15
Tuesday, November 12th:
We are collecting shoes/sweats money. Shoes are $68.00. Sweats are $65.00. Please make checks payable to LCA Girls Basketball. We can't place the purchase order until we collect the money.
Saturday, November 9th:
Please see the Calendar Link on the left toolbar for the complete November schedule.
For those who ordered shoes, bring a check payable to LCA Girls Basketball, or cash, for $68.00. Coach Brown will collect and submit to the school for deposit, and the school will pay Downtown Athletic.
Now is a good time for our student athletes to get flu shots. The shot does not make you sick because it's a dead virus. It will greatly decrease the chances of our girls getting the flu this season.
Friday, November 8th:
TRBC has their tryouts tomorrow morning, so we need to move our practice to 4:00-6:00. Boys will go 2:00-4:00.
Thursday, November 7th:
Practice tonight 6:30-8:30. Friday 6:00-7:30. Saturday 2:00-4:00
Wednesday, October 23 Update:
No open gym tomorrow (Thursday) or Saturday. We will resume Monday 7:00-8:30.
Christopher Newport Info:
Our 3 games Saturday are 1:00, 2:00, and 5:00. We will meet at LCA Saturday morning at 8:00 to caravan the 3 hour, 15 minute trip. The cost is $25 per player. They do not accept personal checks, so cash or cashier's check payable to Christopher Newport University are required.
East Rock Tourney Info:
Where: East Rockingham High School, 250 Eagle Rock Rd, Elkton, Va. The game times are 12:15 v. Spotswood; 1:30 v. East Rockingham; 3:15 v. Waynesboro. The cost is $25, with checks payable to East Rockingham High School Girls Basketball. I will hand out the waiver forms at tonight's open gym. Please sign and bring them with you Saturday. Plan to leave LCA at 9:00 to caravan to East Rock.
Week of September 30th:
Due to the senior retreat, we will have open gym/conditioning on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:30.
Hornet Hoop Festival Info:
We play Saturday September 14th at Wilson Memorial High School. Game times are 10:15; 11:30; and 2:00. We are planning to depart LCA at 8:00 a.m. and caravan together. The school is about a 1:30 away in Fishersville. Like this past weekend's camp at Lynchburg College, each player and parent needs to sign a waiver form (I'll bring them to open gym Thursday) and make a check payable for $25 to Wilson Memorial Girls Basketball.
Week of September 2nd:
We are going 6:30-8:30 Monday and Thursday. 6:00-7:30 on Friday. 9:00-11:00 Saturday morning. All sessions will be gym and weight room.
August 15th: There is a meet and greet in the gym from 4:00-6:00. In the event we can't use the gym at 7:00, we'll work out on the field. Please bring running shoes just in case.
Week of August 12th:
Workouts are Monday and Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m. No Saturday workout this week.
August 5th: Workout on Monday is 7:00-8:30 on the field/weight room. Please wear appropriate shoes. Thursday is 7:00-8:30 in gym/weight room.
July 15th: Workouts this week will be outside on the field and in the weight room. Gym floors are being refinished. Please wear appropriate shoes (cross trainers, running).
No open gym tonight or Saturday. Several of you have travel basketball practices and vacations. We will resume Monday July 8th from 7:00-8:30.
Please see the Calendar link for our summer workout schedule. We're basically looking at Monday and Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 and Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:30 with a few exceptions. All players (B team, JV, and Varsity) are encouraged to come.
2013 Player Development Camp Recap:
Thanks to all who participated in our second annual Player Development Camp. Warm welcome to newcomer Cayla Smith. We packed a ton of fundamental skill work and contests into the three days. Here are the camp champions:
Watermelon Shooting: Morgan Powell and Adalie Tchividjian
3 on 3: Morgan Powell, Madison Horne, Abby Ridout
Free Throw: Morgan Powell
Week of June 10th:
We'll try open gym Wednesday and Friday 12:00-1:30. It looks like not all of it will be in use by VBS. Next week is Player Development Mini Camp for 8th-12th graders in our program. The camp is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00-12:00.
Friday, June 7th:
Next week, the gym is being used for Vacation Bible School. Our Player Development Camp for rising 8th-12th graders in our program is Monday June 17th-Wednesday June 19th from 9:00-12:00.
Monday, June 3rd
There's a clinic in the gym this week, so our only open gym session will be Friday 12:00-1:30.
Friday, May 31st
Next week's workout schedule is listed on the Calendar link.
Monday, May 20th
Tomorrow (Tuesday), I will be in the gym at 12 to collect gear and hand out T shirts. Gear includes uniforms (home and away), shooting shirts, practice jerseys and practice shorts. For those who get out earlier, I will meet you on Thursday. Text me your finish times for Thursday. If you did not bring your $10 banquet money Friday, please bring it tomorrow or Thursday.
Thursday, May 9th
We will have a shooting workout tomorrow after school from 12:30-1:30 for anyone interested.
Our team banquet will be Friday, May 17th from 6:45-8:30 at the Liberty Conference Center across the street from the school. (Where the old Circuit City used to be). We will do a pot luck arrangement. I will provide the main dishes. Senior families, please bring side dishes. Juniors, please bring dessert. 10th and under, please bring drinks. Please text your RSVP to Coach Brown by Friday May 10th to include total number (player + parents). Please bring a check for $10 (per family) made payable to LCA Girls Basketball to help offset the rental cost. NCAA rules prevent Liberty from making the use of the facility complimentary to a high school affiliated in any way with the university. Seniors, please bring your practice gear, uniforms, and shooting shirts to the banquet. If you would like to buy your practice shorts, please bring a check for $15 payable to LCA girls basketball so we can buy a replacement pair for next season. We look forward to seeing you on the 17th to celebrate this fantastic and blessed season.
FINAL FOUR INFORMATION
We play #3 St. Catherine's tomorrow at 1:30 at the Wakefield School in The Plains, Va. Admission is $8.00 individual or $30 family (4 or more). We are meeting at the school at 8:00 a.m. Please pack a nutritious lunch to eat on the way and bring meal money for Friday and Saturday. If we find a healthy place to eat on the way, we can do that too. Girls need to pack BOTH sets of uniforms. We are wearing white tomorrow as the higher seed. If we play #1 Paul VI in the state championship on Saturday, we would wear navy.
We have rooms reserved at the Fairfield Inn and Suites 6950 Nova Way Manassas, VA 20109. Phone number 703-393-9966. Team rooms are covered by the school. We have also reserved a block of rooms under Liberty Christian Academy Girls Basketball for any parents who want to stay. I believe the rate is $79.99.
LCA 60 Bishop O'Connell 39
Our girls are Final Four bound after the state quarterfinal victory last night. We were a little over-amped to start the game, trying to force things that resulted in turnovers and rushed shots. Once we settled down and played our game, we were fine. Great defensive effort in holding them to 6 points in the second and third quarters. The girls had the appropriate response for the flagrant foul on Morgan.
2-26-13: State Tournament Update
Bishop O'Connell won tonight, so we play them tomorrow in the Dawg Pound at 3:30 in the State Quarterfinals.
The Final Four is at Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia (Northern Virginia near Manassas). If we win tomorrow, we will play the State Semifinal Friday at 1:30. The State Championship is Saturday at 5:00.
State Tournament Pairings:
We finished 2nd in the final state poll, so we get a bye in the first round. On Wednesday, we will host the winner of #7 Bishop O'Connell/#10 St. Stephens game being played on Tuesday. While Wednesday's game time is not official, there is a good chance it will be in the afternoon, due to the church activities on Wednesday evenings, and the long drive home for either visitor from Northern Virginia.
Monday- Film 5:45-6:30. Practice 6:30-8:30
Tuesday- Depends on the boys' first round game time. It will likely tip off at 6:00, so we would practice after school 3:30-5:30.
Saturday February 23rd:
Tonight's tournament championship is being played at the Bast Center on the Roanoke College Campus. The address is 310 North Market Street in Salem.
Friday February 22nd: To avoid any potential refreezing tonight, we will move our practice up to 3:30-5:30.
LCA 75 Roanoke Catholic 34
With the semifinal win, our girls advance to the tournament championship game Saturday night against Miller, a 60-28 winner over Eastern Mennonite. Saturday's game is at Roanoke College, and tip off is 5:30.
Congratulations to Raven Jefferson, who scored her 1,000th career point in the second quarter!
LCA 54 Miller 31
Congratulations to our girls for winning the Blue Ridge Conference regular season championship tonight. It was the first regular season championship in 12 years. It was fitting that on the night where we honored them, our seniors stepped up and led us to a huge win. Moriah Begin, Raven Jefferson, Caitlyn Patterson, Gena Penick, and Claire Thompson, thank you for who you are and what you have meant to our program.
Our game against Chatham Hall tomorrow is still on. They were trying to get out of it on the grounds that they will likely have to come back and play here on Tuesday for the tournament opener, but we are holding them to the scheduled game because it is a conference game.
Calendar Updated for Saturday-Saturday, February 16th-February 23rd. Game times Tue/Thur will be set Saturday after the regular season is completed and seedings are complete for the BRC Tournament. Note Finals are at Roanoke College.
Senior Night Reminders
Please join us Thursday, February 14th for Senior Night against Miller School. Claire Thompson, Raven Jefferson, Gena Penick, Caitlyn Patterson, and Moriah Begin will be recognized at 5:30. Their parents are asked to meet at the concession stand at 5:15. Game time is 6:00.
LCA 84 Eastern Mennonite 30
Congratulations to Gena Penick for scoring her 1,000th career point! I thought it was fitting that Claire Thompson, our assist leader, got her the pass that led to the milestone basket. No individual award can be accomplished without the contributions of so many teammates. Players like Erin Rice, Jaclyn Toews, Jordan Bosiger, Skyler Womack, Alana Arias, and Courtney Powell over the last 3 years, as well as our current team, all lent a hand in this scoring milestone.
LCA 72 Amelia Academy 61
With the win, our girls have now knocked off three #1 ranked teams this season. Amelia is the #1 ranked team in VISAA Division 3. Williamsburg Christian is #1 ranked in VISAA Division 2. Greensboro Day is the #1 ranked team in NCISSA 3A (largest classification).
Amelia has forged its brand with foreign imports. This team had 4 European players, with emphasis on size. 6'4, 6'2, 6'2, and 6'2 create one of the biggest teams we will play. Our girls did a great job of blocking out, which led to a 32-26 rebounding advantage. We also took care of the ball (only 12 turnovers), and our pressure forced them into 20 turnovers. Offensively, we moved the ball and got balanced scoring. Our girls were clutch on the free throw line in the 4th quarter to seal the win.
LCA 72 Williamsburg Christian 58:
Great win for our girls today over Williamsburg Christian Academy, the defending state champions and #1 ranked team in Division 2. I think Thursday's exhibition game against Thomasville Prep Junior College went a long way in preparing us for today's level of speed and athleticism. Keys to the win were ball security (only 5 turnovers in second half), rebounding (38-28 edge on the glass), free throw shooting (16-21 overall, and 15-19 in the 4th quarter to close the deal), and offensive balance (4 players scored in double figures and 8 scored in the game). Speaking of free throws, we had an amazing run where we did not shoot a free throw for the first 22 minutes of the game, and only had 2 attempts by the end of the 3rd quarter. Going 15-19 in the 4th quarter after that unusual drought says a lot about our girls' moxie.
Wednesday, January 30th:
Thomasville Prep in NC has graciously agreed to come up tomorrow and fill the void left by Martinsville last minute cancellation. They are a high level team, and we are looking forward to that type of challenge since our recent conference competition has been weak. With big games coming up against Williamsburg Christian (# 1 ranked team in Division 2), Amelia Academy (#1 ranked team in Division 3) and Miller (#2 ranked team in Division 2), tomorrow night's game will go a long way in helping us prepare. Game time is still 6:30.
Tuesday, January 29th:
Martinsville claims they had to drop our game Thursday to make up a District game that got snowed out. I am checking with Thomasville Prep in NC to see if they can fill the opening. If not, we will try to get another good team.
Saturday, January 26th:
Patrick Henry won't make the trip from Roanoke today, so the game is being postponed. We will try to find another date for a make up game. We will practice instead from 2:30-4:30.
Friday, January 25th:
Tonight's game at VES has been postponed due to approaching snow. We'll try to find a make-up date. A decision on tomorrow's game will be made in the morning.
Thursday, January 23rd:
Tomorrow's game at VES, weather permitting, is without bus transportation, so we need to arrange our own rides to and from. Please arrive at 6:00 to support the JV team before our game.
Monday's game at Roanoke Catholic has a new game time- 7:00 p.m. Bus leaves LCA at 4:30 and will take us back home after the game.
Tuesday, January 22nd:
The Chatham Hall game has been rescheduled for February 15th at 4:30 at LCA.
Monday, January 21st:
Huge win for our girls today over the #1 ranked team in NC private league, Greensboro Day. Total team effort and beautiful basketball on display.
Bus leaves for HolyCross tomorrow at 2:30. Pack a nutritious snack. Game time is 4:00.
Sunday, January 20th:
The address for tomorrow's game at Forsyth Country Day School is 5501 Shallowford Road, Lewisville NC 27023. Phone Number is 336.945.3151. It's located a little bit outside of Winston Salem.
Friday, January 18th:
Monday's game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Forsyth Country Day School in the showcase case of the MLK event. We play Greensboro Day, the #1 ranked team in North Carolina. Bus leaves the school at 1:00 pm.
Thursday, January 17th:
No game tonight due to snow. Practice tomorrow 6:30-8:30. Due to missing two days this week, we are adding time this weekend. Saturday will now be 1:30-4:00 (1:30-2:15 film and 2:15-4:00 in gym) and we are adding Sunday practice 2:00-3:30.
Monday, January 14th:
No practice tomorrow (Tuesday) in order to give kids more time to study for exams. Next practice is Wednesday 1:00-3:00. Thursday's game at home is 6:00 against Chatham Hall.
Saturday, January 12th:
Big win for our girls last night on the road against St. Anne's Bellfield, who is currently ranked 5th in the state poll. We cleaned up the fourth quarter execution and ball security that was lacking in Tuesday's loss to Franklin County. Great to see our girls step up and make the plays when the game was in the balance.
Friday, January 11th:
Thursday's game against Chatham Hall has been moved up to 6:00. There will be no JV game.
Wednesday, January 2nd:
Film study tomorrow 12:30-2:00 at 1110 Whistling Swan Drive, Forest VA. Practice 6:30-8:30.
Wednesday, January 2nd:
Our game Friday is at Carlisle with 6:00 tip off. We'll meet at the school at 3:00. Practice Saturday is 12:00-2:00 at LU's Lahay Center. A wrestling meet makes our gym unavailable.
Monday December 31st:
Practice tonight 6:30-8:00. The January calendar is updated for practices and games. Please click on the Calendar link on the left tool bar. The only pending date is Saturday January 5th. There is a wrestling tournament in our gym all day, so we are trying to get a slot at Lahay Center. Time slot to be determined later this week.
Wednesday, December 26th:
Our practice is scheduled for 7:00-8:30 tonight. The weather forecast calls for temperatures at 36-39 degrees, with light rain possible after 9:00. This afternoon's sleet caused many traffic accidents and heightened our concern. If you are concerned about driving, or having your daughter drive, you do not have to come to practice, and the absence will be excused. I will be there and will work out those who attend.
Monday December 17th Update Part 2:
The game tomorrow at Franklin County has now been moved BACK to its original time of 7:00 due to scheduling with officials. The bus will leave LCA at 4:30.
Monday December 17th Update:
Practice tonight is 6:00-8:00. We'll watch film from 6:00-6:30, then go 90 minutes of practice. Tomorrow's game time against Franklin County has been moved UP to 5:30 due to a flu outbreak that cancelled the JV game. The bus still leaves right after school. Please pack a nutritious sandwich and fruit to eat on the bus. All players will be riding the bus back to LCA.
State Poll December 11th:
1) Paul VI
3) Cape Henry
4) St. Catherine's
6) Bishop Ireton
8) Flint Hill
10) Bishop O'Connell
Sunday December 9th News:
Bus leaves at 4:00 tomorrow. JV game is at 6:00. We follow at 7:30. There is no time to stop for dinner, so please pack a nutritious meal to travel with (Sandwich on whole grain or whole wheat bread, bananana, apple, etc.). You cannot go from lunch time through 9:00 with no meal and expect to play well.
Due to the high school state championship football games at LU tomorrow, and the traffic grid lock that will ensue, we will be meeting and departing from the old Thomas Road Church at 12 noon tomorrow. The address is 701 Thomas Rd.
Monday's game at Patrick Henry Roanoke is a JV/Varsity double header. JV game is 6, and Varsity is 7:30. Bus leaves LCA at 4:30.
Friday December 7th:
Practice tonight 6:30-8:00.
Bus leaves at 12:30 tomorrow for Meadowbrook HS. Note to parents, this is a college showcase event with games beginning at 10:30 a.m. Our scheduled game time is 4:30, but if one of the previous games goes long, it could be pushed back. Also, tickets are $10.00.
Wednesday December 5th: Game Change Information
Saturday's game is at Meadowbrook High School in Richmond. We play Huguenot at 4:30. The original time was 5:00.
The January 3rd game against Carlisle has been moved to Friday, January 4th at 6:00. The Schedule and Calendar links have been updated.
Flint Hill Wrap Up:
Congratulations to our girls for winning the Flint Hill Tip Off Classic. A dominating defensive performance paved the way in both games. The championship win over Flint Hill snaps a 4 game losing streak to the Huskies (2010 state Final Four; 2011 Tip Off Tournament; 2011 state Final Four; 2012 Tip Off Tournament).
Players, please bring $35 to practice Monday night ($25 for the hotel that we had to direct bill to our school account + $10 for the dinner last night. I paid it out of my pocket to help us avoid another 90 minute delay at IHop checkout. If you are writing a check for the hotel, make it payable to LCA Girls Basketball)
Please check the Calendar link for the practice/game schedule for the next two weeks. Team Pictures are Wednesday after school. Please pick up your order forms from Mrs. Bradley in advance of Wednesday.
Flint Hill Tip Off Information:
We are staying at the Comfort Inn University Center. 11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030. Phone number 703.591.5900. We have a block of rooms reserved under Liberty Christian Academy at a group rate of $82.00 + tax. It includes breakfast. If parents want to stay there, contact Ashley and mention the Liberty Christian Academy block. Each player's share of their room is $25.00. They should also bring money for lunch and dinner on Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday.
The tip off tournament is at Flint Hill School; 3320 Jermantown Road, Oakton VA 22124. Phone number 703.584.2300.
We open with Bishop O'Connell at 3:00 on Friday. The championship game Saturday is 4:30. The consolation game is 1:00.
Scrimmage Recap November 17th:
LCA 62 Millbrook 33
LCA 55 East Rockingham 23
Excellent showing for our girls yesterday in the 3 team scrimmage at East Rockingham. Suffocating defense created several turnovers that allowed our girls to get out and run to easy baskets. Millbrook is the 3-time defending AA state champions, and they had an 86 game winning streak (A VHSL state record). Graduation took 3 of their starters, so they are trying to reload. East Rockingham went 32-1 last year on the way to the class A state championship. They have all of their starters back and should be odds on favorites to repeat as champions this year.
Week of November 12th:
Please click the Calendar link on the left to view the entire November schedule for practices, scrimmages, and games. The Schedule link will show you just the games.
Team socks are $28.00 for 4 pairs. Backpacks are $30.00. Please make checks payable to LCA Girls Basketball and submit them this week.
Week of November 5th:
Monday: Open Gym/Conditioning 7:00-8:30
Tuesday: Support volleyball team in state quarterfinal game
Thursday: Tryouts 6:30-8:30 (JV and Varsity combined)
Friday: Tryouts: 5:30-7:00 (JV and Varsity), then support football team in state playoff game.
Saturday: Tryouts 1:00-3:00
Hurricane Sandy Update Tuesday October 30th:
Conditions are improving, so we'll proceed with open gym/conditioning tonight from 7:00-8:30. If you are ordering shoes or sweats, please bring your checks payable to LCA Girls Basketball. Shoes are $70 and sweats are $65.
Hurricane Sandy Update Monday October 29th:
Wind speeds of 20-40 mph with 60 mph gusts are heading our way, so we will not have open gym/conditioning tonight. Stay home and be safe. We'll plan on resuming tomorrow night 7:00-8:30 if Sandy starts to blow out of here by then. Please check for updates here. On a side note, imagine running our parachute workout into these winds! Serious hang time.
Week of October 22nd:
Monday October 22- Open Gym/Weight Room 7:00-8:30
Thursday October 25- Conditioning at field and weight room 6:30-8:00
Saturday October 27- Open Gym/Weight Room 9:00-11:00
October 19th Update:
No open gym tomorrow (Saturday) the 20th. Several of the girls are running in the charity event 5K.
Next week's schedule depends on the volleyball tournament schedule to be hosted by LCA. Please check this site for updates.
Those ordering shoes through the group discount need to bring a check payable to LCA Girls Basketball for $70 next week.
Week of 10-15-12:
Tuesday: Open gym 7-8:30 in gym and weight room
Thursday: Off. Seniors and juniors- DO NOT PUT YOURSELVES IN POSITION TO GET HURT IN THE POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME. OUR SEASON IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN A FOOTBALL GAME.
Saturday: Conditioning 9:00-11:00 at field, gym, and weight room. Bring all footwear.
Wilson Memorial High School Shootout 10-15-12
We play 3 games on Saturday: 11:30 v. Wilson Memorial; 12:45 v. Stuarts Draft; 3:15 v. Monticello. I will bring waiver forms to open gym Thursday. On Saturday, please bring a check payable to WMHS Athletics for $20, along with the completed waiver form. We will convoy from LCA at 8:30 Saturday morning. That should get us there by 10:30.
Lynchburg College Hornet Shootout Schedule:
We play three games Sunday: 10:45 v. Christiansburg; 1:15 v. Carroll County; 6:15 v. Fluvanna. Please bring the Lynchburg College Release form signed by your parents and a check for $20.00 payable to Lynchburg College Women's Basketball. There is a $5.00 admissions charge for spectators.
We will meet at Lynchburg College at 10:00 for a devotional, then warm up. It is is good idea to bring bananas, grapes, apples, and plenty of water/gatorade. You may leave after the 1:15 game to eat lunch. We will meet again at 5:30 to warm up for the last game.
With so many girls out of town this weekend, there will not be a Saturday workout tomorrow morning. Next week's schedule will be:
Monday: 7:00-8:30 Gym/weight room
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30 Back gym
Thursday: 7:00-8:30 Gym/weight room
Week of 9-24-12:
Monday: 7:00-8:30 gym/weight room
Thursday: 7:00-8:30 gym/weight room
Saturday: 8:30-10:30 field/gym/weight room
Tomorrow morning's (Saturday's) workout is 8:30-10:30. Bring both pairs of shoes (cross trainers and basketball). We will condition outside, then finish in the back gym and weight room.
Tonight's session will be 7:00-8:30. Bring both pairs of shoes (basketball and workout). We will try to practice in the back gym during the volleyball game, then finish in the weight room. If that doesn't work, we'll go outside briefly, then finish in the weight room.
Tonight's workout is voluntary. The shoe fitting is moved to tomorrow night due to scheduling conflict.
The Lynchburg College shootout that was originally October 6 and 7, has been changed to just Sunday October 7th. October 6th is an SAT date, so Lynchburg college decided to move it to Sunday only.
Week of 9-15-12:
Note the change for Saturday, September 15th. We will meet at the gym at 8:00 for a shooting session. At 8:45 we'll caravan downtown to work out on the Monument steps. We'll have brunch after that downtown, then return to LCA by noon. Please bring money for your brunch and two pairs of shoes- one for basketball and one for the steps.
Monday: We are adding this Monday Session for 7:00-8:30 in the back gym. We will do skills and conditioning. Also, Steve Garland from Downtown Athletic will be there to size girls for shoes. We get a group discount with Adidas, and that will be the varsity team shoe this season. The sooner we size and order, the better chance we have to get all the sizes we want. Team shoes for JV and B team are optional. Please note that participation (or no participation) in the discount shoe program has no correlation to team selections in November.
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30 in gym and weight room
Thursday: 6:30-8:00 outside field and weight room. Note the earlier time due to earlier night fall.
Saturday: 8:00-9:30 in gym and weight room.
Week of 9-10-12:
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30 in gym and weight room
Thursday: 7:00-8:30 outside field and weight room
Saturday: 8:30-10:00 in gym and weight room
Week of 9-3-12:
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30 in gym and weight room
Thursday: 7:00-8:30 outside field and weight room
Saturday: 8:30-10:00 in gym and weight room
Week of 8-27-12:
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30 in gym and weight room
Thursday: 7:00-8:30 outside field and weight room
Saturday: 8:30-10:00 in gym and weight room
8-24-12: Change for open gym tomorrow (Saturday):
Volleyball added a practice tomorrow morning from 9:00-10:30, so we need to change our open gym to 8:00-9:30. We'll go 8:00-8:45 in the gym, and 8:45-9:30 in the weight room.
8-20-12: Open gym/conditioning schedule for the week of August 20th:
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30 in gym and weightroom
Thursday: 7:00-8:30 outside field and weightroom
Saturday: 9:00-10:30 in gym and weightroom
8-13-12: Open Gym/Conditioning Schedule:
There's a lot going on in the gym this week with volleyball and open house nights, so our next session will be Saturday morning from 9:00-10:30. Please bring cross training shoes for our outside workout.
8-13-12: University of Richmond Wrap Up:
Thank you to all of our players and parents who helped made the University of Richmond jamboree a success. Our girls went 3-1 against very good competition. Highland Springs is a AAA team that is the defending Central Region champions. They went 29-2 last year and lost in the state semifinals. Forest Park is a AAA team from Woodbridge that went to the state quarterfinals last year. Godwin is a AAA from Richmond that went to the Regional playoffs last year. Colonial Beach is a A regional playoff qualifier.
These games gave us valuable experience against elite talent. That will pay off when we play the heavyweights on our schedule this year.
We will look to play in the Lynchburg College tournament in October. I'll let you know the details when I get them.
8-11-12: Directions to Robins Center Arena
For those going straight to the arena for the games, here are the directions from the west:
64 Eastbound. Take exit 183/Glenside Drive South exit. At the 4th light, turn Left on Three Chopt Road. Turn Right on Boatwright Drive. Boatwright goes right by the football stadium, and the Robins Center is the large rectangle building above the football stadium.
8-10-12: University of Richmond Information:
We have 4 games on Sunday: 8:30, 10;30, 1:30, and 2:30. All games are at University of Richmond in their basketball arena. We got a group rate at the Courtyard Marriott 6400 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23230. The room rate of $117 includes taxes and all you can eat breakfast buffet for each occupant. Parents can call Alison Carton at 804.205.6874 to make a reservation. If a player is without a parent, we will group them 4 to a room to split the cost. LCA girls basketball program is covering the camp fee. The players will be responsible for their lodging and food. For lunch Sunday, we can either eat at the University Cafeteria (all you can eat for $8.00) or local Subway.
There is no summer league game tonight or next week. Neither Brookville nor LCA has enough players due to aau junior nationals this week. Next week, the public schools are prohibited from doing anything due to a new "dead period" rule by the VHSL that prohibits out of season activity within 10 days of a new sport starting (volleyball). Thus, we finish summer league 7-0. Thank you to all the players and parents who invested in this important development opportunity. Open gym resumes Monday and Thursday next week 7:00-9:00.
No open gym this week due to the gym floors being refinished. We still have our summer league game Wednesday at EC Glass against Staunton River. Game time is 8:00. Please be there no later than 7:30. Thanks.
For the rest of July, our schedule will be open gyms Monday nights, and summer league games Wednesday nights. No Thursday or Saturday workouts. Once we know the fall sports practice schedules, we'll re-set our schedule for August.
7-2-12: NO OPEN GYM THIS WEEK. NO SUMMER LEAGUE GAME ON WEDNESDAY.
Next Open Gym will be Monday July 9th.
7-2-12: JMU Team Camp Wrap Up
Thank you to our players and parents for making the commitment this past weekend at JMU for team camp. We went 7-0, then played the JMU women's team (freshmen and sophomores) to see where we are against Division 1 mid major college basketball players. While it was a humbling experience, there were many positive take-aways from that game, and we know what we need to work on to improve. We played with them for stretches and did enough good things to build on going forward.
6-21-12 Summer League:
High Fives to our 11 girls who posted another impressive win over Heritage last night in summer league. Special welcome to our new girls Danielle Holdren, Moriah Begin, and Faith Begin. No open gym tonight. We'll meet Saturday morning 9:30-11:00 for speed/agility and strength training. Please bring both running and basketball shoes in case weather or other conflicts put us back in the gym.
Thanks to all who helped make our Player Development Camp a success. It was a good 3 days, and we built some program camaraderie while developing fundamental skills. Congratulations to the following camp champions:
Watermelon Shooting: Celtics (Raven Jefferson, Abby Ridout, Morgan Burgraff)
3-On-3: Lakers (Hannah Morris, Cayden Bradley, Bre Jefferson)
Free Throw: Morgan Powell
Our first annual LCA Girls' Basketball Player Development Camp is Monday June 18th-Wednesday June 20th from 9:00-12 noon. If you have not already sent in your registration and check, you can download the registration form from the "Handouts" link on the left and bring the completed form and check payable to LCA Girls Basketball on Monday morning. Tuition is $55.
We are starting to build photo albums on the site. The first one is "BRC Champions 2012" and is playing on the slide show at the top of this home page. Enjoy!
High Fives to Morgan, Danielle, Bre, Raven, Gena, and Hannah for their OUTSTANDING 62-42 win over Heritage last night in summer league. Despite playing shorthanded, and then losing Raven to injury, you WARRIORS played with heart while defeating one of the area's top teams and their News Advance All Area "Player of the Year". You proved that team of the year > player of the year.
No open gym tonight (Thursday) due to vacation bible school using the gyms. Our next workout is Saturday 9:30-11:00.
Our LCA Player Development Camp is Monday June 18th - Wednesday June 18th from 9:00-12:00. Please click the "Handouts" link on the left tool bar for registration sheet.
6-7-12 Summer League:
In last night's summer league action, LCA defeated Altavista 51-26. The next game is Wednesday at Amerst HS against Heritage. Game time 8:00. PLEASE BE THERE NO LATER THAN 7:30!!! It is extremely important to arrive on time so our TEAM can go through a proper warmup. Open gym Saturday June 9th from 9:30-11:00.
6-6-12: Summer league game tonight at 7:00 at Altavista. Please be there by 6:30. There is no open gym tomorrow night (Thursday) due to boys' camp. We will have a make up session Saturday from 9:30-11:00.
5-31-12: No open gym tonight. Study hard for exams and do well tomorrow. Next open gym is Monday 7:00-9:00.
5-30-12 Summer League: LCA 65 Altavista 17
Great start to the summer league last night. We ran the floor extremely well and got a ton of transition baskets. The ball moved on offense, and we made the extra pass to find the high percentage shot.
Open Gym is tonight from 7:00-8:30. It's important to attend this one so we can get you ready for the first summer league game on Wednesday at Altavista.
Our first annual LCA Girls' Basketball Player Development Camp will be June 18-20 at LCA from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. This is for rising 8th-12th graders. Fundamental skill instruction and team concepts will be covered, and there will be individual and team shooting contests. Prizes in include a new pair of basketball shoes, team embroidered backpacks, and more. You can get a registration brochure from the "Handouts" link on the left tool bar; from Mrs. Bradley at the athletic office; or at any open gym.
OPEN GYM UPDATE
The gym will not be available Thursday May 17th or May 24th.
Please visit our Calendar link to view the spring/summer workout schedules. Open gyms/conditioning will be Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 starting Monday, May 7th. Our summer league starts May 30th and will run every Wednesday evening (except the last one, which we host on a Tuesday). Team camp will be at JMU June 29th-July 1st. All rising 9th-12th graders are invited to these workouts, games, and camps.
Our season banquet will be held Monday, April 30th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Spring House Dining and Reception Hall, located at 9789 Richmond Highway in Lynchburg. It's about 20 minutes east of LCA on 460 East.
Dinner will be a family style banquet with chicken, roast beef, green beans, whipped potatoes, cinnamon apples, sweet potato casserole, and macaroni & cheese. We'll also have a choice of desserts.
The price is $20/person. I will cover half of the girls' cost. They will ring up one check. I'll pay by credit card. Please put your family's total in an envelope with your name on it and give it to me at the banquet.
Please let me know the total number (including you) of attendees for your family by Wednesday, April 18th.
Looking forward to seeing you all then to celebrate this special 2011-2012 season.
FINAL FOUR RECAP
Our 53-50 semifinal win over the #2 seed St. Catherine's on Friday goes down as one of the most memorable and exciting games I can recall. The first half reminded me of the opening beach scene in "Saving Private Ryan", with the Saints dropping heavy fire in the form of 9 for 10 shooting from 3-point range. Their boisterous local crowd was a factor. We were down 13 at the half, and 15 a few minutes into the 3rd quarter. However, we were starting to turn the tide defensively with a smaller, quicker lineup extending man pressure deep into the back court. Their point guard, who made 5 three pointers in the first half, didn't score in the second half and began to turn the ball over in the face of ball pressure. Offensively, we were scoring at a very high rate in the paint. Still, we trailed by 10 with 4 minutes to go in the game when Alana Arias fouled out, much to the delight of the Saints and their fans. Our kids showed their character with a 13-0 run to finish the game and advance to the state championship. Gena Penick scored 10 of her game high 27 points in the 4th quarter. Freshman Bre Jefferson had 4 huge steals and completely shut down their point guard. Courtney Powell and Claire Thompson made clutch free throws down the stretch, and we got two stops and rebounds in the final 15 seconds to secure the miraculous win. Our inside attack resulted in 21 for 27 shooting from the floor (78%). We also made 10 of 14 free throws. To beat a 22-1 St. Catherine's team in their backyard on this big stage proves the adage, "Adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it."
In Saturday's state championship game, we ran into a buzzsaw. Paul VI won its 5th straight state championship, and 10th in the last 12 years, with a 67-45 win. We were able to hang around and get out of the first quarter tied at 8. However, we were ultimately undone by turnovers in the second quarter and trailed by 14 at the half. We mounted a rally in the 3rd quarter, cutting the lead to 8, but the champs responded with another run to go up 18 a few minutes later. We weren't able to recover, and our season ended as state runner up and a 23-5 record.
3-1-12: FINAL FOUR INFORMATION
We play at 3:00 against #2 seed St. Catherine's, a 42-40 winner over Collegiate. Our games will be played at Benedictine High School 304 North Sheppard St., Richmond Va.
We are staying at the Courtyard Marriott Richmond West 6400 West Broad St., Richmond Va. 804-282-1881. The girls will go 3 to a room, with the school covering that cost.
Players, be sure to bring BOTH SETS OF UNIFORMS (NAVY and WHITE). You will also need meal money for lunch and dinner Friday, and breakfast and lunch Saturday.
We will leave the school Friday morning at 9:00 on the mini bus. We should arrive at the hotel by 11:30. After checking in, we will eat lunch, then leave for Benedictine at 1:30.
BACK TO THE FINAL FOUR!!! BULLDOGS 61 NORFOLK ACADEMY 42
After watching a 17 point lead reduced to 7, our girls responded in a big way to regain control of the game and win going away. We got contributions from everyone, including our "6th Man". Our fans were phenomenal today, especially our students. What a great environment for a state playoff game. With the win, our girls cap off an undefeated season at home (11-0) and head back to the Final Four in Richmond with a 22-4 record.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE STATE PLAYOFF WEEK
STATE PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
We are the #3 seed in the state playoffs, and we have a bye in Tuesday's first round. Our quarter final game will be at home Wednesday against the winner of #11 Trinity and #6 Norfolk Academy. The other top seeds are #1 Paul VI, #2 St. Catherine's, and #4 Flint Hill.
BRC CHAMPIONSHIP: BULLDOGS 48 MILLER 44
"Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that's what we we have here tonight, boys (ladies). That's what we earned here tonight.
One game. If we played them 10 times, they might win 9. But not this game. Not tonight.
Tonight, we skate (run) with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down, because we CAN. Tonight, we are the greatest hockey (basketball) team in the world (state).
You were born to be hockey (basketball) players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here, tonight. Tonight is your time. Their time....is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of of hearing about what a great team the Soviets have (Miller has). Flush them. This is your time.
Now go out there, and take it."
BRC TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL: BULLDOGS 60 CARLISLE 37
Similar to the last game against Carlisle, our girls broke open a close game with a strong second half push. Our depth played a key role in keeping fresh players on the floor. Carlisle tired, and we were able to capitalize with a better fast break and power game inside. With the win, we improve to 20-4 and 9-0 at home. But more importantly, we earn a rematch with Miller in the championship game Saturday night at VES. Tip off is 5:30. Please come out and support our girls as we aim for the first conference championship in 11 years.
BRC TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINAL: BULLDOGS 86 VES 25
On senior night, we hononored Alana Arias, Tory Byrd, Courtney Powell, and Skyler Womack. Our girls played a strong 32 minutes and defeated VES 86-25 to improve to 19-4 overall and 8-0 at home. The win sets up a semifinal matchup against Carlisle Thursday at 7:00 in the Dawg Pound. Please encourage your family and friends to come out and root our girls on. If we have the another sparse crowd like Tuesday night, it will feel like a road game, because Carlisle has a loud and supportive student section that will make the trip.
MILLER 48 BULLDOGS 40
Tough loss on the road at Miller's senior night. The girls played a great first half to take a 3 point lead in the locker room. We simply couldn't overcome foul trouble in the second half, resulting in two of our 3 post players fouling out, and our 3rd post with 4 fouls. We held their top 3 players well below their season averages. Unfortunately, their 5th starter, averaging 4 points per game, went 5 for 5 from the 3 point line to score a career high 15 points. Hats of to you, Miller, for pulling that off, and we'll see you next Saturday.
1) PAUL VI (101)
2) ST. CATHERINE'S (90)
3) LCA (83)
4) FLINT HILL (75)
5) SSSA (59)
6) STAB (49)
7) NORFOLK ACADEMY (46)
8) NSA (25)
9) BISHOP O'CONNELL (19)
10) BISHOP IRETON (13)
11) COLLEGIATE (9)
12) TRINITY (5)
BULLDOGS 71 EASTERN MENNONITE 27
The road conference win sets up Thursday's game at Miller for the regular season championship. NOTE THE GAME TIME FOR MILLER HAS CHANGED TO 6:00 PM.
BULLDOGS 69 VES 19
Fun night in front of big Winterfest crowd. We improve to 17-3 overall and 9-0 on the conference.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6TH:
Practice Monday 6:30-8:30. Tuesday 6:30-8:30. Wednesday 3:30-5:30. Thursday 6:30-8:30. Saturday 10:00-12:00. Home game Friday against VES for Winterfest.
Senior Night will be on Tuesday February 21st. This is the first round of the BRC tournament. Game time TBD. Please join us to recognize our outstanding seniors.
BULLDOGS 78 ROANOKE CATHOLIC 35
After a sub-par defensive performance in the first half, our girls committed to playing well on that end of the floor while holding Roanoke Catholic to 10 second half points. With the road conference win, we improve to 16-3 overall and 8-0 in the conference.
BULLDOGS 71 CARLISLE 47
Down 7 points late in the first half, in front of a raucous senior night crowd at Carlisle, our girls maintained their composure and weathered the storm. Our depth and conditioning allowed us to blow it open in the second half when Carlisle began to tire. With this pivotal road conference win, we go to 15-3 overall and 7-0 in the conference.
BULLDOGS 79 VES 33
Road conference win improves record to 14-3 overall and 6-0 in the conference.
Practice today 3:30-4:00 film study and 4:00-5:45 practice. Thursday practice 6:30-8:30. Game Friday at VES 5:30. Saturday practice 10:00-10:30 film study; 10:30-12:30 practice.
BULLDOGS 90 HOLY CROSS 5
Home conference win improves record to 13-3 overall and 5-0 in the conference.
BULLDOGS 57 CHATHAM HALL 18
Balanced scoring and stingy defense overcome frigid perimeter shooting in the conference road win.
BULLDOGS 56 CALVARY BAPTIST 46
An enjoyable trip to Winston Salem to participate in the MLK Shootout at the fabulous Forsyth Country Day School. Balanced scoring with 4 players in double figures led the way against Calvary Baptist of Winston Salem in game 1 of the 5 game showcase event. The 6th consecutive win leaves us at 11-3 heading into exams this week.
BULLDOGS 43 ST ANNE'S BELLFIELD 23
Our girls played with heavy hearts after an emotional week and devoted this game to their departed classmates Stacia Anderson and Breanna Boyd, who lost their lives in a car accident on Friday. STAB entered the game ranked 6th in the state poll, and we were 3rd.
BULLDOGS 76 NORTH CROSS 31
Balanced scoring and 0 points allowed in 3rd quarter highlight road conference win in Roanoke Monday night.
BULLDOGS 80 ROANOKE CATHOLIC 30
With the win, our girls improve to 8-3 overall and 2-0 in the Conference. Next game is Monday at North Cross.
BULLDOGS 60 CARLISLE 45
With a starter out due to illness, our bench stepped up to fill the void in a big way with 20 points of production. Balanced scoring and a +15 rebounding margin paved the way for the home victory in the conference opener.
Week of December 26th: Please click on the Calendar link to view this week's practice schedule.
Luke 2: 8-14: "And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, 'Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you; you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased.' "
Christmas social/film study will be Thursday December 22 from 7:00-9:00 at the Browns' house. For crooked Santa, please bring inexpensive gift. Ledos will be served. Address is 1110 Whistling Swan Drive in Forest.
LCA 35 William Fleming 32
The consequences of a loss would not have been appealing- a three game skid to chew on until January 3rd, a drop in the state polls, and coal in the stocking. Instead, our girls pulled out a huge win against another AAA power in a hard-fought, hotly-contested battle. We were able to cut down some turnovers, handle pressure a little better, and make clutch baskets and free throws down the stretch to seal the win. We survived the December gauntlet (9 games in 3 weeks; 7 of the 9 on the road; 4 games against AAA powers, 2 against private Final Fours, and a AA playoff team) with a 6-3 record heading into conference play. While grueling, the front-loaded schedule will make us better as we head into conference play. It's time for some well-deserved rest. Practice resumes Monday from 6:30-8:30.
Colonial Forge 47 LCA 35
Franklin County 60 LCA 48
AAA powers overwhelm us with speed and athleticism. When you turn the ball over 30 times per game against superior athletes, you have no chance of winning. Period.
HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT OFF
The Daily Progress Holiday Tournament made the decision to go with all "local" teams, so we are out of the tournament. Apparently, sponsors wanted larger crowds and felt all local teams would be the way to go. We tried to get them to add another round, but they wouldn't. The timing of the decision is also disappointing.
12-13-11: BULLDOGS 67 APPOMATTOX 24
Total team effort tonight at home against the Raiders. Balanced scoring (inside and out; among several players), ball movement, and stingy defense paved the way. The win puts us at 5-1.
12-10-11: BEACON CLASSIC IS A CLASSIC
Anyone who has played basketball has probably played the scenario out on the driveway hoop at some point growing up. You make the crowd noise and do the commentary, setting the stage for last-second heroics. The ball ends up in your hands as the clock ticks down. "Five, four, three..." as you let it go. The shot falls, and the crowd goes wild. (Or, if you miss, you got fouled and go to the free throw line).
Few of us rarely get to do that in a real game, but when it happens, it's something special. It's perhaps fitting that our #3 hit the big 3 with 3 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. Inspired with new life, the Lady Bulldogs dominated the overtime to win going away 65-54. After a grueling first week, with 5 games in 7 days, our girls improve to 4-1 on the season.
12-8-11: BULLDOGS 69 FRANKLIN COUNTY 51
Terrific game tonight by our Lady Bulldogs in the home opener. Every time Franklin County made a run, our girls answered the call. We moved the ball well and got several high percentage shots against their zone and press packages. The win moves us to 3-1 on the season.
Week of December 5th: Important Announcements:
Tuesday's game against Appomattox has been moved to Appomattox. The following Tuesday, Appomattox plays here.
Wednesday is picture day for winter sports.
Thursday's home game against Franklin County has a new start time. 4:00 for JV and 5:30 for Varsity.
12-4-11: Flint Hill Wrap Up:
Thank you players and parents for your contributions this weekend. Overall, this was a good weekend for our team. Last year, against the same teams, we went 0-2 with a minus-21 point differential. This year, we went 1-1 with a plus+19 differential. Friday's 22 point win over Bishop O'Connell will pay large dividends in the state polls, as will the 3 point loss to Flint Hill. Both of these teams are in the top tier of Division 1, and we played at that level in their back yard.
Flint Hill Tip Off Tournament Information:
We have reservations at the Comfort Inn University Center in Fairfax (same hotel as last year). Check in Friday December 2 and check out Saturday December 3. We will have 4 girls to a room. The rooms cost $88.00 (including tax and complimentary breakfast Saturday morning), so each player will need $22.00 for their share of the room plus money for meals Friday night and Saturday afternoon. I also have a block of 6 rooms for any parents needing one. Please call 703-591-5900 to make a reservation.
Our first game is Friday at 3:00 against Bishop O'Connell. If we win, the championship game is 4:30 Saturday. If we lose, the consolation game is 1:00 on Saturday.
I will drive the players on the bus. We'll leave Friday at 10:00.
Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule:
Friday November 25th: Practice 7:30-9:00 pm
Saturday November 26th: Scrimmage at Rustburg 1:00 (JV) and 2:30 (Varsity)
Tuesday November 1st: JV and Varsity 6:30-8:30
Thursday November 3rd: JV and Varsity 6:30-8:30
Friday November 4th: Team Selection meetings 3:30-5:30
Schedule for Week of October 3rd:
Tuesday: Open Gym/Weight Room 7:00-8:30
Thursday: Speed/agility on soccer field, then weight room 7:00-8:30
Saturday: Open Gym/Weight Room 9:00-10:30
Thank you to our 10 girls and their parents for their commitment to the Lynchburg College Shootout this past weekend. With wins over Halifax, Liberty, and Brookville, our girls went 3-0. With an 8-0 mark in summer league, 5-2 at JMU, 3-1 at University of Richmond, and 3-0 at Lynchburg College, our girls went 19-3 to wrap up the offseason schedule.
Schedule for Saturday's Lynchburg College Challenge October 1st:
1:00 LCA v. Halifax
4:45 LCA v. Liberty
7:15: LCA v. Brookville
I will be handing out waiver/insurance forms at conditioning this week. Please complete and bring them Saturday. They will not let you play without the form. Also, there is a $5.00 admission for spectators. At this time, we have 8 players, so the entry fee will be $25.00/player. Please bring cash or a check payable to Lynchburg College.
Lynchburg College Camp: We are playing 3 games at Lynchburg College camp on Saturday, October 1. Team Cost is $200, so we will divide that by the number of players. We'll be playing Carroll County and Halifax County. The third opponent pends. Carroll is a strong AA public school program. They went 20-6 last year and advanced to the Regional Semifinals before losing to Hidden Valley. We remember Halifax beat us in the final seconds last December en route to a 23-2 season. This camp will give us a good measuring stick to see where we are as we adjust to the loss of some players and addition of others. Remember, we open the season at Flint Hill again as part of a difficult December schedule, so these fall tests will be good preparation.
Week of September 12th:
Tuesday 7:00-8:30: Open Gym/Conditioning
Thursday 7:00-8:30: Open Gym/Conditioning
Saturday 9:00-10:30: Open Gym/Conditioning
On October 14th, we are scheduled to work concessions at the LCA home football game. This can be a solid fundraiser for us, as a large crowd is expected for homecoming. We are looking to complete our new uniforms, so this will be a great opportunity for us. We'll need 10-12 players and 4-6 adults.
September 5th: This Week's Schedule
Tuesday 7:00-8:30-Open Gym/Conditioning
Thursday 7:00-8:30-Open Gym/Conditioning
Saturday 9:00-10:30 a.m.-Open Gym/Conditioning
August 29th: This Week's Schedule:
Open Gym/Conditioning this week will be Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00-10:30 am. There are home volleyball games Thursday night, so we'll be off.
August 22nd: No open gym or conditioning this week as the girls get acclimated to being back in school. We'll resume workouts next week.
August 15th: This Week's Schedule
Open gym/conditioning Tues/Thur 7:00-8:30 and Saturday 9:00-10:30.
On Friday, August 19th, we have the opportunity to work a concession stand at the home football game against Amherst. Given the big crowd expected, this could be a solid fundraiser for us as we look to complete our new uniforms. We'll need 10-12 players and 4-6 adults. Please let me know ASAP if you and/or your parents can volunteer.
August 9th: Camp Wrap Up; Workout Schedule
Thank you all for your commitment to the University of Richmond team camp this past weekend. Parents, thank you for driving and your financial support. The four games gave us a good idea of where we are and what we need to work on going forward. The Williamsburg Christian game was a valuable experience. That will be the type of game we'll need to win to go where we want to go this season.
LCA 51 Goochland 4
St. Catherine's 42 LCA 34
LCA 72 Glen Allen 27
LCA 42 Williamsburg Christian 40
Our workout schedule this week is Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-8:30 and Saturday 9:00-10:30.
August 4th: Hotel Information for Richmond Team Camp
Embassy Suites Richmond-The Commerce Center
2925 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond VA 23294
We have the University of Richmond discount rate of $109 + tax. Full breakfast is included. I currently have 5 rooms reserved for Brown, Powell, Tibbs, Team 1 (4 girls), Team 2 (4 girls). If anyone else would like a room, please call the hotel and let them know you are with the Liberty Christian group at University of Richmond basketball camp.
August 3rd: University of Richmond Team Camp
Here's our schedule Sunday:
10:30: St. Catherine's (State Quarterfinal rematch)
3:15: Williamsburg Christian Academy (State runner up to Miller)
Games are at the Robbins Center on the University of Richmond Campus.
July 29th: Open Gym Schedule
Saturday July 30th: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday August 2nd: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursday August 4th: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
University of Richmond Jamboree:
We have the opportunity to play a day camp at the University of Richmond on August 6th or 7th. We'll get 3 games. The team cost is $300, so if we can get 10 girls to come it will be $30 per player. They also offer discounted hotel rooms with complimentary breakfast. One option is to go down Saturday afternoon August 6th, visit the Short Pump Mall, get some dinner, and be ready to play on Sunday the 7th. Please let me know this week if you can attend so I can reserve a spot for us.
July 25th: Summer League Schedule Change
Thursday's game against William Fleming has been cancelled. Our final summer league game will be tomorrow at LCA against JF at 6:30. We have several girls out of town, so if you are available, we need you to come!
July 20th: Schedule Change This Week
We will have open gym/weight room on Thursday night July 21 from 7:00-8:30. This will take the place of Saturday's session.
July 19th: Summer League Results
July 19th: LCA 50 Liberty 30
July 12th: LCA 71 Jefferson Forest 28
With these wins, LCA improves to 7-0 in summer league.
July 18th: Schedule This Week
Tuesday July 19th: Summer League game 6:30 at Liberty Bedford. We play Liberty
Thursday July 21st: Open Gym 7:00-8:30
Saturday July 23rd: Open Gym/Conditioning 9:00-10:30
July 11th: Schedule This Week
Tuesday July 12th: Summer League game 6:30 at LCA. We play JF
Saturday July 16th: Open Gym/Conditioning 9:00-10:30
June 28th: Summer League Results
LCA 53 Amherst 35. With the win, our girls improved to 4-0 in this year's summer league.
Our next open gym/conditioning session is Saturday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Our next summer league game is at LCA Tuesday at 7:30 against Altavista.
June 27th: JMU Team Camp Wrap Up
Thank you to our campers and their parents for making this past weekend a valuable development experience. We got to play some very strong teams from across the state and improve our individual and team game.
Turner Ashby (L)
Mussleman WVA (W)
James River Richmond (W)
Mount Vernon Alexandria (L)
Lee Davis Richmond (W)
June 21st: Summer League Results
6-21-11: LCA 73 Brookville 28
6-14-11: LCA 82 Rustburg 24
6-7-11: LCA 48 Liberty 44
We're very pleased with the turnout (12 girls tonight) and the quality of play so far. We have several committed girls who are working hard to improve their game, and it's starting to show.
Reminder that JMU campers will practice tomorrow from 5:00-6:30.
May 4th: OFF-SEASON PROGRAM DETAILS
Open gyms will start May 10th from 7:00-8:30. We'll go every Tuesday/Thursday in May, except May 19th due to all-sports banquet. In June, we'll add Saturday mornings.
Summer league starts June 7th. The games will be every Tuesday through the end of July. Please see the Calendar link for the full schedule.
Team Camp at JMU is June 24-26
April 6th: Banquet Details:
Our varsity basketball banquet will be Monday, April 25th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the James River Conference Center in downtown Lynchburg. A plated dinner and dessert will be served from 7:00-8:00, and we will review and celebrate the season from 8:00-9:00. The cost is $14.00/person. I will cover the players' and coaches' cost. Players: please text me the number of attendees from your family, including yourself, by Wednesday April 13th.
March 3rd: FINAL FOUR FRIDAY ITINERARY
12:00: Depart LCA on bus
2:30: Hotel check in at Courtyard Richmond West, 6400 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23230
4:00-5:30: Walk through, shoot-around, film study at Deep Run High School
5:30-6:00: Dinner at Deep Run High School. Subway will be brought in.
6:30: Arrive at St. Benedictine High School
7:00: Semifinal #1 Paul VI v. #4 Bishop O'Connell
8:30: Semifinal #2 Flint Hill v. #3 LCA
March 2nd: FINAL FOUR TICKET PUNCHED
Our girls gutted it out (figuratively and literally) tonight to grind out a 43-33 win over St. Catherine's in the state quarterfinal matchup at home. We went 11 deep off the bench tonight due to illness and injury, and everyone contributed to the win. Our defense and rebounding (+12) bought us time until we found some traction early in the 4th quarter to turn a 4 point lead into 12. Our 6th Man, AKA The Scream Team, gave us a huge boost with their energy. With the win, our girls advance to Friday's state semifinal against #2 seed Flint Hill 8:30 at St. Benedictine. I will be posting our itinerary tomorrow afternoon.
March 2nd: St. Catherine's Defeats Fredericksburg Christian 45-37
Our state quarterfinal game is now set. We play St. Catherine's tonight at 5:00 at home. We need our 6th Man in the crowd tonight. Please encourage all to come and bring their vocal support.
February 27th: FINAL POLL AND TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS ANNOUNCED
We are ranked 3rd in the final state poll, so our quarterfinal game will be at home against the winner of Tuesday's first round game between #6 St. Catherines v. #11 Fredericksburg Christian. Time TBD. Practice tomorrow is 6:00-8:00.
February 26th: MILLER ESCAPES AGAIN WITH 40-37 CONFERENCE TITLE WIN
Our girls showed their resiliency with multiple rallies tonight. When Miller threatened to run away late in the second quarter, our girls finished the half on a 6-0 run to cut the half time deficit to 2. While Miller was stalling with a 7 point lead mid way through the 4th quarter, our girls came back again behind our half court trap and cut the lead to one on two different occasions late in the game. Our last second 3 pointer missed, and Miller escaped to earn their 3rd consecutive conference title.
Being so close and coming up short is disappointing. It's a learning experience, and we will grow from it. The good news is that we have arrived at State Tournament time. The pairings will come out tomorrow. We entered this week ranked 3rd, so there is a very good chance we will stay in the top 4 and earn a first round bye and home game. Please check this site late tomorrow afternoon for the tournament selections.
February 24th: LCA ADVANCES TO CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH 97-34 WIN OVER CARLISLE
We're extremely pleased with the total game the girls played tonight. We moved the ball well and racked up 26 assists on the way to a season high 97 points. We held Courtney Puckett, who leads Carlisle with 19.8 ppg., to 3 points and outrebounded them 38-15. Let's save some of that for Miller Saturday night in the championship game.
February 19th: Scripture reading this week is Matthew 5:38-48
February 17th: MILLER WINS OVERTIME BATTLE
Tough loss to Miller tonight in overtime. Our girls battled hard all night and put themselves in position to win. Great defensive stand at the end of regulation to force overtime. I think we have totally closed the gap with Miller, and we would love to get another shot at them in the tournament championship game next Saturday.
February 15th: VISAA STATE POLL FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15TH:
1) Paul VI (84)
2) Flint Hill (77)
3) LCA (70)
4) Bishop O'Connell (58)
5) Norfolk Academy (54)
6) St. Catherines (49)
7) Bishop Ireton (39)
8) St. Gertrudes (34)
9) Episcopal (28)
10) Collegiate (24)
February 11th: BULLDOGS EARN BIG ROAD WIN OVER PATRICK HENRY
Facing a team with a pair of 1,000 scorers in Sarah Williams and Miranda Smith, on the Patriots' Senior Night no less, our girls rose to the occasion and ran away with a 60-44 win in Roanoke last night. The 44 points were the fewest for PH this season. Williams scored 16 and Smith 14, but they had to take 39 shots (several forced and difficult one-on-one) to get their points. Our offense, on the other hand, was balanced. We had excellent ball movement and found high percentage shots. Our guards did a good job beating the PH pressure, and our bigs were proficient finishing in the paint. We outrebounded them by 13, with 7 players having at least 1 rebound. The win was the third this year against the AAA Western Valley District (William Fleming, Franklin County, Patrick Henry) and will go a long way in preparing us for the upcoming playoffs.
February 9th: Dress Code update: Game day dress up has been discontinued. We will now go with Khaki pants and the team long sleeve T shirt. Bus leaves at 3:10 tomorrow for PH. You may leave the game with your parents if you give me a note from your parents.
February 5th: BULLDOGS KNOCK OFF FRANKLIN COUNTY AT WINTER FEST
Our girls stepped up in a big way tonight to earn a 65-56 win over Franklin County, the #1 ranked team in the Roanoke Timesland. Great job handling the ball against their press. We limited turnovers (only 12 for the game), which prevented them from running in the open floor. By winning the rebounding battle 40-29, we limited their second chance points and got extra possessions on our end. Clutch free throw shooting down the stretch sealed the win in front of a big Winter Fest crowd.
February 4th: In this week's polls, our girls rose to #1 in the Lynchburg News Advance. We remain #4 in the VISAA Division 1 State Poll behind Paul VI, Flint Hill, and Bishop O'Connell.
This week's scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. Matthew: 5 1-12. What are beatitudes? What is the paradox in these two readings?
Janury 27th, 2011: School is closed today. No game or practice. Practice tomorrow is 5:00-6:30. Also, the custom T shirts are in. Please make a check payable to Universal T's for $21.00 and bring to practice on Saturday. I will pick up the T shirts after I collect the money.
January 25th, 2011:
VISAA State Poll for week of January 25th:
1) Paul VI
2) Flint Hill
3) Bishop O'Connell
5) Bishop Ireton
6) Norfolk Academy
8) St. Catherines
9) St. Gertrudes
Also receiving votes: Bishop Sullivan (13); Episcopal (8)
January 18th, 2011: The revised exam week practice schedule is on the Calendar. Please review the changes.
VISAA State Poll January 18th:
1) Paul VI
2) Flint Hill
3) Bishop O'Connell
5) Bishop Ireton
6) Norfolk Academy
8) St. Catherines
9) St. Gertrudes
JANUARY 15TH, 2011: BIG, BIG WIN TODAY OVER WILLIAM FLEMING, THE DEFENDING WESTERN VALLEY DISTRICT CHAMPIONS. ONLY 4 TURNOVERS IN THE SECOND HALF, BIG STOPS DEFENSIVELY, AND CLUTCH FREE THROW SHOOTING TO PUT THE GAME AWAY AND AVENGE THE 14 POINT LOSS AT FLEMING LAST MONTH.
January 14th, 2011: Tough loss tonight at St. Anne's Belfield, who rode a dominating performance by UVA-bound Sarah Imobvioh. No time to wallow in it with a big game at home tomorrow afternoon against William Fleming.
VISAA State Poll January 11th:
1) Paul VI
2) Flint Hill
3) Bishop O'Connell
5) Bishop Ireton
6) Norfolk Academy
9) St. Catherines
10) St. Gertrudes
Tuesday, January 11th: Winter weather advisory is in effect until 6:00 p.m.; school is closed and we will not have practice tonight. Practice tomorrow is 3:30-5:30.
Friday, January 7th: Scripture readings this week:
What is the significance of St. Paul's proclamation that "the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise of Christ Jesus through the gospel"?
Were the magi Jews or Gentiles?
What is the significance of the magi being the first to adore the baby Jesus?
Rather than remaining in Bethlehem, basking in the excitement from their adoration of the Christ child, what did the magi do next? How are we called to be like the magi?
Did Herod really intend to go and do the Christ child homage? What was his real intention?
In our lives, what are some things that can tempt us to be like Herod (figuratively, not literally)?
Tuesday, January 4th: The first VISAA state poll is out. Here is the top 10. I think our strength of schedule helped us. The teams we beat have a 21-7 record. The teams that beat us have a 38-10 record. Combined, our schedule to date has a winning percentage of .776.
1) Paul VI
2) Flint Hill
3) Bishop O'Connell
7) St. Catherines
8) Bishop Ireton
9) St. Gertrudes
10) Bishop Sullivan
Practice Friday December 31st is 1:00-3:00. Off New Years Day. I will post our complete January schedule on the Calendar link in the left tool bar shortly.
Thursday, December 30th: Very proud of the girls for the big win over Western Albermarle in the consolation game yesterday. Western is the defending Jeffferson District Champions and entered the game 8-1 after taking AA power Spotswood to overtime on Tuesday night. I like the fact we extended the half time lead in the third quarter and answered their run in the 4th. There is an excellent article on the game in the Charlottesville Daily Progress newspaper. You can access it online at dailyprogress.com. Click on sports, then high school sports. The title is "Western Falls to LCA in 3rd Place Game".
Tuesday, December 28th: Today's schedule: 3:00-3:30- game plan walk through/shoot around. Wear practice jerseys. 3:30-3:45-change into travel attire. 3:45-bus departs. 4:45-eat at same deli as yesterday. 5:30-arrive at Albemarle High School and dress out in locker room.
Monday, December 27th: Nice 65-42 opening round win in the Daily Progress Invitational this afternoon. Mt. Carmel is the defending VACA state champions, and as the News Advance mentioned, was 5-0 entering the game after outscoring their opponents 335-127. This was the type of game where our difficult early schedule paid off. It was clear we were more battle tested than Mt. Carmel at this stage of the season.
Sunday Update: The tournament website still shows the opening of the tournament tomorrow, so unless we hear differently, we will go with our plan outlined in this morning's entry below. The roads here improved tremendously throughout the day, and Charlottesville only got about 1" of snow yesterday.
Sunday, December 26th: No Practice today due to hazardous road conditions. We have not heard a status of tomorrow's tournament game in Charlottesville. If the game stays on as planned, we will meet at the gym tomorrow morning at 10:00 for a short practice/shoot-around. Wear your practice jersey. 10:45- Change into travel attire. 11:00-Depart on bus. 12:45-Lunch in Charlottesville. 2:00-Arrive at Charlottesville High School. We are the "home" team, so we will be wearing white. Please bring both uniforms to be safe. The other scenario is the tournament being pushed back one day due to the snow. If that happens, we will practice tomorrow (Monday) from 3:30-5:00.
Wednesday December 22: Our weekly scripture readings are Isaiah 7:10-14 and Matthew 1:18-24. Practice tomorrow is 10:00-12:00.
Friday December 17: Practice today is 3:00-5:00. Practice tomorrow is 10:00-12:30. Practice Monday is 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Franklin County Tournament Update: According to the Franklin County school website, this weekend's tournament has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. We will not play Friday or Saturday. We will try to practice Friday from 3:00-5:00. The temperature is expected to get above freezing with partly sunny skies, so road conditions should be much improved.
December 16th: NO PRACTICE TODAY DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. A decision has not been made on tomorrow's Franklin County Tournament game against Patrick Henry. Please monitor this site for updates.
Weekly scripture readings: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11. We will discuss at practice Thursday.
Week of December 13th: Hopefully, the main gym will be finished on December 17th. This week's schedule is: Monday practice 6:30-8:30 back gym. Tuesday game at Fleming. Wednesday practice after school 3:30-6:00. Thursday practice after school 3:30-5:30. Friday game at Franklin County showcase against Patrick Henry (Weather permitting). Saturday game at Franklin County showcase against Franklin County.
December 12th: High Fives to our Lady Dawgs for their 54-36 win over Staunton River in the Beacon Classic yesterday. Staunton River is the defending Blue Ridge District champion, and they won the Seminole District in their last year there in 2009. Their point guard, Jodi Salyer, is one of the top players in the area. Our girls held her to 8 points through three quarters, and made her a non-factor as we took a 22 point lead into the 4th quarter. We held the Eagles to 23% shooting and out-rebounded them by 8. If you missed the highlights on Channel 13, you can catch it on wset.com, sports/local sports/beacon classic.
November 25th: Happy Thanksgiving! Practice tomorrow is 6:00-8:00 in the LCA back gym. We scrimmage at Rustburg Saturday at 3:00. No bus, so please plan to arrive at Rustburg at 2:20. Tournament information for Flint Hill: Opening game next Friday is 6:30. Consolation game would be Saturday at 1:00, and the championship game would be 4:30. We will bus the girls. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Comfort Inn University Center Fairfax. 11180 Fairfax Blvd. 703.591.5900. Group rate is $79.00 + tax and includes continental breakfast. Please specify "LCA parent block".
Shoes/Sweats: The shoes are $69 and the sweats are $69. Please make checks payable to LCA and put "Girls Basketball" in the memo field. Going through the school keeps the prices lower due to no sales tax and lower shipping charges.
Novemberr 18th: Important scheduling changes: Due to the main gym floor renovation, we have moved Tuesday's scrimmage to Wednesday at William Campbell starting at 12:00 noon. The bus will leave LCA at 10:30. There are also some practice schedule changes due to holiday travel we are becoming aware of. Please click the Calendar link in the left tool bar to review the updated schedule. Also, on Saturday November 20th there will be a mandatory meeting for parents and players at 3:30 following practice. We will discuss rules, expectations, policies, etc.
Week of 11-1-10: Open gym Tuesday 7:00-8:30 and Thursday 7:00-8:30. On Saturday, we are working the LU football concession as a fundraiser for the program. We need to be there at noon for training ahead of the 3:30 game time.
Tryout Information: Saturday, November 13th is the 6th grade evaluation from 11:00-12:30. Monday and Tuesday November 15th-16th B team, JV, and Varsity tryouts 6:30-8:30.
10-29-10: We will have Saturday morning conditioning tomorrow from 8:30-10:30. Next week's open gym/conditioning schedule is Tues/Thur 7:00-9:00.
Reminder, we have clean up detail after the home football game tonight. On Saturday, November 6th we need to supply about 14 volunteers (half adult, half student-athlete) to work the LU football concession.
10-25-10: Open Gym tomorrow will be 7:00-8:30. The volleyball team has a home BRC tournament game starting at 5:00. If the game is over by 7:00, we'll start in the gym. If not, we'll start in the weight room. Thursday's open gym depends on volleyball. Please stay tuned.
There are other important dates to keep in mind. Friday, 10-29-10, we have clean up detail after the home football game. On Saturday November 6th, we are scheduled to work the LU football concession stand. This is a great fund raiser, and we need your help to get it done. We'll need a total of 14 volunteers, with half being adults and half being student athletes. The tryout dates are 11-15 and 11-16-10. We originally were looking at 11-1 and 11-2-10, but we want to allow fall sports to finish completely before starting the season.
10-8-10: Reminder there is no conditioning tomorrow morning. We'll resume Tuesday from 7:00-8:30. You can view our October schedule on the Calendar link on the left toolbar.
9-27-10: Tomorrow (Tuesday), we have a time change for conditioning. We'll go 6:00-7:30 in order to watch the powder puff football game at 7:30. We'll meet OUTSIDE the main entrance at 6:00. We'll try the track court first. If we can't get on, we'll go to the field. Either way, we'll finish in the weight room.
Our 2010-2011 Varsity schedule is pretty much completed. Please click on the Schedule link to the left, or the Calendar link for complete details.
9-13-10: Tomorrow (Tuesday), we will meet OUTSIDE the main entrance of the school, under the awning at 6:55 for conditioning. There is a volleyball triple header in the gym (MS, JV, Varsity). DO NOT GO IN THE GYM. WE CAN'T BE A DISTRACTION. We'll try the track court first. If it's available, we'll do basketball conditioning. If it's not available, we'll go to the field. Either way, we'll finish in the weight room from 8:00-8:30. Thursday, September 16th, we should be OK for open gym in the main gym from 7:00-8:30 since the MS volleyball game is 4:00, and JV is 5:00. Varsity is away at Chatham Hall. Saturday, we're off due to a church seminar in the gym. I have updated the Calendar for September and October. Please click on the Calendar link in the left toolbar for the complete schedule.
9-8-10: Tomorrow (Thursday), we will meet at 7:00 outside in the front of the school under the awning. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THE GYM since there is a home volleyball game. We will try the court at the track first. If that's not available, we'll work out on the field and in the weight room like we did on Tuesday. Please bring two pairs of shoes (cross training and basketball) to be prepared for either. We'll be done either way at 8:30.
On Friday, we have clean up duty after the home football game. The more people we have, the less time it will take. We earn $75.00 for the program each home game we do this. The other fundraiser is 11-6-10, where we will work the LU Football concession stand. We need a combination of 16 adults/students to cover this. We earn a percentage of the profits from our sales, so this can turn into an excellent source of funds for our program. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.
This Saturday, 9-11-10, we'll have open gym from 8:30-10:30 in the main gym. This will be a full basketball workout. I will update the Calendar link this weekend for the remaining open gym/conditioning schedule.
9-6-10: Our Nutrition button is up; please click on the link in the left tool bar. Coach T added an excellent write-up on protein. Please study and be prepared for a quiz on Thursday. The carbohydrate write up is also in there, so those who did not get it the first time should be prepared for that quiz on Thursday. Tomorrow (Tuesday), let's meet in front of the school at 7:00 p.m. We'll try the court at the track first. If it isn't available, we'll go to the field.
9-2-10: Open Gym tonight (Thursday) is 7:00-8:30. We're off Saturday. Next Tuesday, there's a home volleyball game, so we will condition on the field and the weight room from 7:00-8:30. I have a meeting Wednesday with Frank Rocco and John Patterson to hammer out the remaining open gyms schedules this fall. I'll update this site with the information.
8-29-10: Monday's workout/social info:
We are shifting the time to 6:30-8:30. We would love to have your parents join us! My family will provide main dish and desert. We'll have fajitas, tacos, bean burritos. Please bring drinks. Appropriate dress, nothing provocative. Cross training goal is 10 laps in 30 minutes from 6:30-7:00. Bring goggles if you have them. We'll eat afterwards. Directions to the Lake Vista clubhouse/pool: From 501 expressway, take Graves Mill exit. Left at the light at the end of the ramp. Stay on Graves Mill as it crosses 221. Graves Mill will end at a T intersection with Lake Vista Drive. Take a right onto Lake Vista Drive. This will wind about 3/4 of a mile, and the pool/clubhouse will be on your right, across from the lake. Please call/text Coach Brown (434.841.9420) no later than Monday at noon with an RSVP and number of attendees so we can get the right amount of food.
8-25-10: Due to a home volleyball game tomorrow (Thursday), there will be no open gym. We'll make that one up on Saturday morning from 8:30-10:30. We'll try to make up the Saturday conditioning on Monday with cross training swimming at the Lake Vista pool. The plan is to swim laps from 6:00-6:30, then have a cookout until 8:00. Please check this site regularly for further details and directions.
8-21-10: Our Nutrition Topics are now located in the Handouts link on the left tool bar of this home page. When you click the Handouts link, you will see a link to the Carbohydrates topic. Click on the Word Document for the topic content and be prepared to go over this during Tuesday's open gym. Bring your Basketball Notebooks we handed out last week!
8-10-10: No open gym or conditioning this week. Our prayers go out to the Jones family for their loss. We will resume open gym next Tuesday the 17th. Please check the Calendar link on the left tool bar for the complete August schedule.
8-4-10: Radford Team Camp Update
Here's our schedule for Friday's team camp at Radford:
6:00 p.m. LCA v. William Fleming
8:00 p.m. LCA v. Stonewall Jackson
All games are at Radford's Dedmon Center. I will bring medical release forms to open gym tomorrow night. Please have these completed and bring with you Friday. We need to check in at least 30 minutes prior to our first game, so the plan is to leave from LCA at 3:00 to caravan to Radford.
8-3-10: Open Gym this week is Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-9:00. Please click the Calendar link on the left tool bar for our tentative August schedule. This may become fluid due to fall sports, back to school events, etc., so please be sure to check this site often for the most current information.
7-28-10: Radford Team Camp
We have an opportunity to play two games at Radford's jamboree next Friday, August 6th. The games will probably be mid afternoon and early evening to allow for travel. Please let me know by tomorrow (Thursday) if you can attend. There will be no cost to participate. We would play in the Varsity Division (9th-12th grades).
7-27-10: BULLDOGS TOPPLE MINETTES, END SUMMER LEAGUE ON HIGH NOTE
The Bulldogs opened the game up with 12-0 and 10-2 runs in the second half en route to a 63-35 win in the summer leage finale against Liberty Bedford. 9 different Bulldogs scored, and a strong rebounding advantage triggered several fast breaks that resulted in easy buckets. With the win, the Bulldogs finish the summer league at 7-1, tied for top honors with Brookville. Thanks to all of you who made the concerted effort to get back in time for the game last night from vacation and AAU. Overall, this was a valuable experience for the many girls who participated. High fives to all of you and Ed Keefer, who did a great job coaching the girls.
7-26-10: The final summer league game is tomorrow at 7:30 in the Dog Pound against Liberty Bedford. We have several girls out of town for AAU and vacation, so if you are in town, we need you there so we can finish summer league on a high note. Open gym Thursday is 7:00-9:00, and Saturday conditioning is 8:30-10:30.
7-13-10: BULLDOGS DOWN BEES, THEN DEVILS TO COMPLETE SUMMER LEAGUE SWEEP TUESDAY
The Bulldogs used a 10-1 run midway through the second half to take control of their Summer League showdown against Brookville Tuesday night in the Dog Pound. The 44-36 win, followed by a 44-41 win over the Rustburg/Brookville combo squad, raised the Bulldogs' record to 6-1 in the Summer League. Brookville falls to 6-1 with the loss.
No open gym Thursday. Those of you working our youth camp this week, in addition to the summer league double-header, will be in need of some rest. Also, since we met our attendance goals the last two Saturdays, no conditioning this Saturday. We'll reconvene next Tuesday for open gym (bye week for summer league) from 7:00-9:00.
7-9-10: Our conditioning tomorrow morning (Saturday) will be in the gym and weight room. Please bring basketball shoes. We'll be going over some things for summer league Tuesday night.
John Patterson's camp is scheduled for next week. Due to the numbers compared to last year, he will only need Jaclyn, Courtney, and I to work it. We will put our share toward new practice jerseys (including shorts).
7-8-10: There is a slight change to the summer league schedule for Tuesday, July 13th. Since Appomattox is unavailable, Brookville needs a team to play at 6:30 and we have stepped up to fill that slot. So, we will play Brookville at 6:30, then play Rustburg at 7:30. Brookville has been the premier program in this area over the last 6 years, and they have arguably the best team in the area this year. Like we did at JMU, we want to get better by playing the best. It will also be an anticipated rematch from the 39-38 thriller at their place June 29th. I have updated the Calendar link to reflect the Brookville game.
7-2-10: Open gym tonight is 7:00-9:00. The calendar did not reflect this since I mistakenly loaded 4 Thursdays for July, not realizing there were 5 this month. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
6-27-10: BULLDOGS GO 7-2 AT JMU TEAM CAMP
High Fives to Jaclyn, Skyler, Courtney, Gena, Claire, Raven, Micah, Madi, Hannah, and Morgan for a strong performance at JMU team camp this weekend. Above the result, I'm most pleased with the passion and intensity our girls brought to the games. After I checked out of the dorms, I spent time at the Convocation Center with some of the other coaches at our wrap up meetings. Several coaches, including the JMU staff, commented on how hard our girls competed, especially in the two games this morning. One assistant noted that our girls played harder today than some teams did on the opening night when they were full of energy. Usually, on the last morning, the kids are going on fumes and wanting to get home.
We asked to play top competition, and we got it. The AAA and AA schools we played were large and accomplished. The Elite teams in the upper bracket had some JMU prospects on them. Way to raise your game and meet the challenge.
Game 1: Bulldogs 42 Holy Child 41
Game 2: Bulldogs 35 Stuarts Draft 24
Game 3: North Stafford 43 Bulldogs 41
Game 4: Bulldogs 45 Pendleton 19
Game 5: Turner Ashby 36 Bulldogs 30
Game 6: Bulldogs 38 JMU Elite #3 30
Game 7: Bulldogs 51 Eastern View 27
Game 8: Bulldogs 39 Midlothian 31
Game 9: Bulldogs 35 JMU Elite #4 28
My vote for top two highlights of the weekend:
1) Game on the JMU home floor against Elite #3. They don't bother to warm up, and when they blink, they're down 16-2 and getting an earful from their coach. Their 6'5 center and JMU recruit finished the game with 0 points and a lot of bruises.
2) Down 22-20 to Eastern View, the Bulldogs hold the Cyclones scoreless over the next 9 minutes and to 5 points over the last 12 minutes to finish the game on a 31-5 run.
Thank you to all the parents who made the investment of your time and money to make this happen. This is the single most important development activity for our team in the off-season, and it could not have been possible without you. Players, thank you for your Discipline, Desire, and Defense this weekend. Coach Keefer and I had a blast watching you compete so hard and play so well together.
JMU Team Camp Info:
We are meeting at the school Friday at 12:00 to caravan to JMU. The shortest route is 29 North to route 6, which cuts over the mountain and gets us to I-64 on Skyline Drive. We'll get to I-81 North, then take exit 245-Port Republic Road/Va 253. Right onto Port Republic, then a quick Left onto Forest Hill Rd (between Texaco and Days Inn). At the top of the hill, L onto Oak Hill Drive. This will wind, and the Convocation Center will be about .5 miles on the left. Check in is between 1:00-3:00 at the Convocation Center. We'll get dorm keys, then head over to move into the dorms. The pre-dinner games will start at 4:00. Things to bring: Toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc.); shower towels; bed linens for a twin bed; pillow; alarm clock; snacks and water (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided at Dining Hall). There are washers/dryers in the dorms in case you want to do some washing. Bring detergent and quarters for the machines. Please bring SEVERAL pairs of socks since we will be playing multiple games each day. Dry socks help prevent blisters.
6-23-10: Summer League record improves to 3-0 after a foul-plagued 34-24 win over Appomattox last night in Appomattox. The competition will be stiffer at JMU, so we'll have to raise our game accordingly. Open Gym tomorrow (Thursday) is 6:30-9:00. We need extra time to prepare for camp, and we'll have a practice squad in to scrimmage. Be prepared to start promptly at 6:30.
6-16-10: Another strong showing in summer league last night with a 42-20 win over Rustburg. Excellent displays of Discipline, Desire, and Defense from start to finish, especially in the second half. Coming on the heels of the 57-19 win over Jefferson Forest in the opener, our coaching staff is excited about the early progress we're making as we continue to develop. Open Gym tomorrow (Thursday, June 17th) is from 3:30-5:30. We'll be in the gym until 5:00, then weight room until 5:30.
6-12-10: Excellent Breakfast Club turnout this morning for Saturday conditioning. High Fives to Claire, Courtney, Morgan, Madi, Micah, Audra, Brie, and Hannah for their hard work in the heat and humidity. We have met our attendance targets for these past two Saturdays, so we will take next Saturday off.