5th & 6th Grade Girls
The Push The Rock Basketball Club is dedicated to developing young women into strong community leaders through the lessons learned from teamwork, responsibility and commitment through the game of basketball.
GUTS: Gotta Understand The Struggle...Let's Rock!!
CANCELLED - PTR Fundamental Skills Training Scheduled for October 31, 2009 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Thursday, August 6
PTR Salutes 2009 Aus-Prep Graduates
The Push The Rock Basketball Club is extremely proud of its players who recently graduated from the Aus-PrEP Academy in July 2009. The Aus-PrEP Academy is the Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, sponsored by Huston-Tillotson University for those sixth thru eight graders students who are interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. The program provides fundamentals in engineering through classroom instructions in the areas of logic, problem solving, writing, and algebra. The 10-week summer program, which included the above mention course, work along with field trips to Johnson Space Center, NASA, Prairie View A&M University, National Bridge Caverns, Houston Natural Science Museum, and Sea World.
Seven current PTR players participated in this year’s program, which included Ms. Marissa Campbell, Ms. Aleeyah Burse, and Ms. Taylor Scott and four players from the seventh grade boy’s team, which included Jamal Sawyer, Brice Dudley, Jalen Martin, and Nosa Ebomwonyi, were part of the 2009 graduating class. Jamal Sawyer received special recognition as a Top Student in Algebraic Structures, while Brice Dudley received Top Student recognition in First Year Pre-Algebra,
To learn more about the Aus-PrEP program, you can go to http://ausprep.htu.edu/.
Congratulations 2009 graduates! You can change the world!
Friday, July 31
PTR 6th Girls Place 8th at Prime Time National Championship
The Push The Rock 6th grade girls, in its Prime Time National Championship debut finished eight out of 48 teams in their division. The Prime Time National Championship held in the greater Dallas area attracted over 600 teams from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Mr. Prime Time himself, Deion Sanders of the Dallas Cowboys was the Guest Speaker for the Opening Ceremonies. The National Championship was held on July 22-26.
In the first game in pool play, PTR opened with an impressive victory over the Lady Hoops team by the scored of 40-10. Ashleigh Cooper poured in 14 points to help PTR get off to a good start for the tournament.
PTR's second round opponent was the Bryan Elite team from Bryan, Texas. PTR had another dominating performance as Alyssa Washington scored 10 points and Kryshona Carter added nine in a 39-5 defeat of the Bryan Elite.
The third round game proved to be the best game of the entire tournament, as PTR squared off against the Plano Run and Shoot. In a game that saw PTR jump out to an early 10 led, the Run and Shoot team fought back to take a one point led with 16 seconds left in the game. PTR forced a turnover with eight seconds left in the game. With game clock running down, Marissa Campbell made a perfect pass to Kara Teal, who missed the first shot, but grab her rebound and scored on a put back with less than one second in the game giving PTR a 36-35 victory. The victory help PTR go undefeated in pool play and gain the top stop in their bracket. Alyssa Washington had a monster game going eight for eight from the field and was perfect from the free throw line, as she scored 17 points in the victory.
In the first game of bracket play, PTR took on Corsicana Select. PTR smothering defense lead to easy basket as PTR build an early 15 point lead and never looked back as PTR cruised to a 40-15 victory. Kara Teal led all scorers with 14 points. PTR's next opponent was the Houston Fast Break. Again, PTR got off to a fast start and finished strong to post a 23-8 victory. Taylor Scott, Kryshona Carter, Alyssa Washington and Kara Teal combined to score 20 of PTR's 23 points.
In the final game of bracket play, PTR faced the Conway Lady Bears from Arkansas. The Lady Bears played in the championship game in the 2008 Prime Time Nationals and lost to the eventually National Champions Dallas Biddy. PTR keep the game close in the first half as the Lady Bears to an eight point led into the half. In the second half, the Lady Bears championship experience proved to be too much as the Lady Bears defeated PTR 42-25. Kara Teal led PTR with 13 points and Ashleigh Cooper added nine in the lost. The lost keep PTR out of the championship bracket round and put PTR into the bracket for 5th place.
In the battle for 5th place, PTR first opponent was the Arkansas Lady Jammers. Like PTR, the Jammers lost their bid for the championship round with a lost to Texas Fury 2015. PTR got off to a good start and took an early eight point led and took a six point led into halftime. In the second half PTR watched its eight point led evaporate to a three point deficit. PTR had several opportunities, but could not capitalize due to untimely turnovers. PTR's shooting also abandoned them as they shot 22% (4 of 18) from the field. In the end, the Lady Jammers held on and defeated PTR 35-30. Kara Teal led PTR with 12 points in the lost.
In the end, PTR presence was felt at Nationals. They went 5-2 and were the only team not from the greater Dallas area or Arkansas who advance to the final eight. The girls vowed to be back to Prime Time in 2010, with plans of capturing the Prime Time 10th year National Championship.
Finally, congratulation to the Dallas Biddy team who capture the 2009 6th Grade Girls Division Championship with a victory over the Texas Fury 2015. Dallas Biddy also won the 2008 5th Grade Girls National Championship!
Jazmyn Stevens and Khala Hanson completed a 5 week Summer Math Prep Course at Texas Empowerment Academy. This class focused on critical thinking while making math fun!
Congrats Jazmyn and Khala
PTR 5th Grade Girls advanced to their second Championship game of the season by defeating CP Wolves, TC Hoops and RR Attack during their play in the Austin Lady Magic tourney. The girls took on TC Hoops again on Sunday and withstood a late game run my the Hoops. The girls finish the hard fought battle and brought home their second gold!! Way to finish strong in today's championship game!!
We would also like to send a shout out to our 6th Grade Girls who also brought home the gold today as they beat a very talented Lady Magic team. We are extremely proud of our big sisters and wish them much success. Congrats Ladies!!!
PTR 5th Graders Are The Real Deal
The 5th grade team stepped up to the challenge game after game, minute after minute, one possession at a time. Each time they stepped on the court they found out something new about themselves. While competing this past weekend in Gtown, they have proven that they can compete against the best central Texas has to offer and, more importantly, they have heart, they hate to loose and they don't give up. This was demonstrated during the OT game against DS Sweet 16. Down by 4 with 30 secs left in regulation, they huddled up, turned on that lock down defense and scored two unanswered buckets to send the game into OT. The rest is history.
The girls finished the weekend 4-1, beating CP Hoops, TC Wolves, DS Sweet 16 and Centex Starzz. Their only loss came at the hands of South Tx Hoyas.
Good job ladies on your 3rd Place finish. You are Awesome!!!
**2009 PUSH THE ROCK SPRING SHOOTOUT**
PTR 5TH GRADE CHAMPIONS:
The 5th Grade Girls entered their very first tournament this past weekend and won the Championship. We are very proud of them and would like to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to each of them. Many Many More To Come!!!
Tournament Results From PTR's Spring Shootout 09
Wow! What a great weekend of basketball at the Push The Rock Spring Shootout 09 Basketball Tournament held on April 25-26, 2009 in Pflugerville, Texas. We had it all, buzzer better, overtime, last minute comebacks, you name it, we had it! But when the dust settled, we crowned seven champions as those who met every challenge.
Here are the results from each division:
Varsity Division (Girls):
1st Place - Austin Elite
2nd Place - Push The Rock
JV Division (Girls)
1st Place - Dream Team
2nd Place - Georgetown Fury
8th Grade (Girls)
1st Place - Austin Lady Magic
2nd Place - Copperas Cove Crusaders
7th/8th Grade (Boys)
1st Place - Pflugerville Ballerz
2nd Place - Georgetown Fury
7th Grade (Girls)
1st Place - Austin Lady Magic
2nd Place - Dream Team
6th Grade (Boys)
1st Place - Georgetown Fury
2nd Place - Georgetown Jammers
5th Grade (Girls)
1st Place - Push The Rock
2nd Place - Georgetown Lady Swoosh
The 5th Grade Girls entered their very first tournament this past weekend and won the Championship. We are very proud of them and would like to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to each of them. Many Many More To Come!!! PTR 5th Grade Girls advanced to their second Championship game of the season by defeating CP Wolves, TC Hoops and RR Attack during their play in the Austin Lady Magic tourney. The girls took on TC Hoops again on Sunday and withstood a late game run my the Hoops. The girls finish the hard fought battle and brought home their second gold!! Way to finish strong in today's championship game!! We would also like to send a shout out to our 6th Grade Girls who also brought home the gold today as they beat a very talented Lady Magic team. We are extremely proud of our big sisters and wish them much success. Congrats Ladies!!!