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Posted May 10/14 - First Win Under a New Coach
West Palm Beach, FL: The Miami Rain Played Their First Game of 2014 and They started off the season off right, Winning 64-50 the over Palm Beach Sabers. Miami Started off terrible in the first quarter when Miami took 7-6 lead, they turn the ball over around 8 times including 4 unforced passes, Palm Beach Eventually Took Over the quarter outscoring Miami 9-4 to end the quarter. In the 2nd Quarter, Miami Failed to guard the 3-point shooters, as Palm Beach took over took over that quarter, But Miami had a little comeback bid after they was trailing 26-19 to at least cut the lead down to 3, After a pair of baskets by Newcomer Sasha Bernard and Another one by Rose Ambroise after the Offensive Rebound, and those baskets was the result of a 4-0 run. But Palm Beach Tamia Williams has every answer for the Palm Beach offense. Scoring the Last 5 points by herself at the rest of the half and Miami Rain Only Trail by 4, Entering to the locker Room. In The 3rd Quarter, Both Team Exchange baskets after baskets as both of team only combined to scored just 12 points, And Again Miami was Down by 4 at the end of that quarter, But In The 4th Quarter, Palm Beach shooting went cold only scoring 7 points, while Miami scored a Extra 25 Points, Including 11 Points in the 4th By Vontrice Dennis and Miami Wins in Palm Beach 64-50. It marks as the First Win for the New Head Coach David Symonette. Leading the Way For Miami was Vontrice Dennis she finish the game with 22 points, She also had 14 Rebounds and 3 Blocks in Her Miami Rain Debut, Arnis Stamps was the Other Player scoring in Double-Figures as she also finish with 11 points, despite struggling shooting from the field, New Point Guard Vivi Penate a Newcomer from Florida Atlantic University Took Control over the 4th Quarter, as she had all 7 of her Defensive Rebounds in the 4th Quarter, she also added 6 assists

Miami Rain will Host Tampa Next Week. Location to Be Announced 

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Posted Aug 5/13 - National Tournament Results in St Louis
St Louis, Missouri: Miami Rain advance to the National Tournament to take on St Louis Surge Team that played them on the 2012 National Tournament, As Miami Fell to St Louis 74-63. The Game Take Place at University of Missouri-St Louis Gym, home of the Trintons College Team and also where the St Louis Surge Plays Basketball at. It Was the First Time that St Louis was Hosting the National Tournament. In the 1st quarter Miami couldn't get no shots to fall and the defense didn't show up neither as St Louis outplayed and out run Miami in the 1st Quarter. But in the 2nd Quarter Miami started to pick up the pace on both sides of the ball by converting St Louis Miscues into Points like what Miami Does all season. Miami outscored St Louis 20-8 to cut their lead to 3 in the end of Half. Miami has started off knocking down 3 point shots in both halves, but in this game. Miami couldn't get a 3 point shot to fall 0-13 in the first half. In the 3rd Quarter. Miami offense started to go down hill and they was not able to get shots to fall and also they had one of the worst 3rd quarter performance in the history of the franchise, scoring only 6 points, shooting only 1-16 from the field and had 7 turnovers during that quarter. Then in the 4th Quarter Miami Had a comeback bid in Mine but Jalessa Butler, Bianca Beck and Ali Schwagmeyer had knock down big shots to increase the Surge Lead. And the Surge goes on to Defeat Miami 74-63. Leading the Way For Miami was Christina Rozier 17 Points, 5 Rebounds, 1 assists and 4 steals and 1 block, Cherelle George also added 14 Points, including 9 points in the comeback bid in the 4th quarter, despite shooting one of the worst in her career 4/15 from the field. Arlande Cherizol also added 8 points and 11 rebounds. Only 2 Miami Rain Players scored in Double Figures. St Louis had 3 players in Double Figures Lead By Ali Schwagmeyer 18 points on 6/11 shooting from Field Including 11 Points in The 1st quarter. Shanika Butler had 15 Points and 4 assists and 2 steals. Jalessa Butler had a Double Double for the second straight time vs Miami 12 Points and 14 Rebounds for the winners 

To Our Miami Rain Fans: We Like To Thank You to all Fans that come to Our Home games and showing your support all Season and we will be looking forward to see you all again in the 2014 season 

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Posted Jul 22/13 - Back To Back Suncoast Champions
Miami, FL: The Miami Rain defeats The Knighthawks 90-68 in the Suncoast Tournament Championship Game held at Miami Job Corps Center. With the Win Miami Advanced to the National Tournament as Back to Back Suncoast Champions (2012, 2013). The Game started off with a 1 miss free throw for the knighthawks and Miami hit a lay-up on the end, the Knighthawks only lead was a 3-2 lead just to begin the first quarter, then Miami scored another lay up By Christina Rozier, since then Miami went on a 15-4 run to take a 19-7 lead and during the 2nd and 3rd quarters, Miami combined to shoot a high percentage of over 50%, while the knighthawks hit only scored a combined of 26 points between those quarter after having 11 points in the 1st quarter. But In The 4th The Knighthawks Offense started to Wake Up after they were struggling to get points thanks to the Miami Rain's Defense, and they outscored Miami 31-15 in that quarter. But It was too little too late for the Knighthawks to come back after being down by as many as 43 points, and Miami Rain pay them back for the loss that Miami Had against them in Jacksonville by beating them by 22 points here in Miami, Leading the Way for Miami was Christina Rozier she scored a season high 25 points and a season high 10 rebounds, her first double double of the season, she also had 2 assists and 1 steal and 1 block. Jamie Skinner finish with 20 points and also 10 rebounds, her third double double of the season, Jamie also hit 2 3 pointer's for the first time in 8 games after going 0/12 from that area, Jamie also also had 3 assists. Telisha Quarles, Charmaine Clark and Cherelle George also scored in Double figures. Telisha Quarles (13 points, 4 assists and 5 steals), Charmaine Clark (10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, but 3 turnovers), Cherelle George (10 Points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals). For the Knighthawks, Lanita Bartley who had 29 points vs Ft Lauderdale, Finish with 18 points and Angie Williams finish with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals 
The knighthawks free throw shooting overall was 50% (12/24) while Miami free throw shooting was 87% (13/15). 

Miami will advance to the National Tournament in St Louis 

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Posted Jul 20/13 - Suncoast Tournament Results
Miami, FL: In Game 1, Ft lauderdale defeated Palm Beach, 71-66. Lashonda Gaines Led the way with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and 3 steals  Shirley Mc Call had a Double, Double for the Lions, Shirley Mc Call (17 Points, 10 rebounds). Palm Beach Player Tamia Williams Scored a Season High 26 Points on 11/24 from the field in Defeat. 

Game 2: Brevard Flame defeat Tampa Ex-Factor 87-83 In Overtime, The Flame was Led by Kristen Dixon 26 Points on 10/15 shooting and hitting 3/5 from 3 pointers and also hit a game tying free throw to send the game to overtime.Lynisha Nelson had a season high 9 assists and a career high 4 blocks along with her 8 points. Roselyn Burnett had a double double 18 points, 13 rebounds and also had 2 blocks. For Tampa, Kimani Thomas scored 19 points, and 7 rebounds. Shanika Adger also had 16 points, but a season highs on defense 5 steals and 5 blocks, and Courtney Bell only had 14 points, dispite starting the 1st quarter on a 11-2 run by her own self, but only scored 3 points since the first quarter

Game 3: Florida Knighthawks blows out Ft Lauderdale 98-65, Lanita Bartley led the way with 29 points, including a season high 18 Points on a Fast Break, and 18 points also off of Ft Lauderdale Miscues, Florida Knighthawks shot a career best 42/65 from the field (65%) and the scored 59 of their 98 points on Fast Break (A New Suncoast Playoff Record), Nyesha Simms also had 22 points for the home team Knighthawks which is 6-0 this season when being the home team 

Game 4: Miami Blows Out Brevard 110-50. Miami's bench had a total 47 points combined, they scored only 3 less points than what Brevard had as a team. Miami was Led By Cherelle George (she had 24 Points on 9/15 shooting (60%), she also have 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Also Scoring In Double Figures is Christina Rozier 16 Points and 5 assists, Shardrecka and Shanel Williams (Each career high 12) off the bench, Miami also had 9 points from Telisha, 8 points each by Charmaine Clark, Jamie Skinner, Arlande Cherizol and Daphne Frieson. Daphne Frieson had a career high 13 rebounds and also block 3 shots, including a 3 point attempt by Lynisha Nelson, Arlande Cherizol also added 9 rebounds and 3 steals and Jamie Skinner added 9 Rebounds and 3 assists. For Brevard, Amanda Deveaux finish with 12 on all 4 3 points made and Quortaysha Muller finish with 13 points in a blow out defeat 

Miami will play the Knighthawks in the Suncoast Championship Game, Looking for a Repeat of the Suncoast Champions 

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Posted Jul 14/13 - Double Header Sweep
Miami, FL: Miami Rain Sweeps a Double Header Game for the First Time In Team History, as They Defeated The Palm Beach Sabers 80-53 in the Afternoon Contest at Miami Job Corps Center, Cherelle George Led the Way For Miami with 32 Points along with 10 rebounds, her first career double double in a Miami Rain Uniform. Christina Rozier also had 14 Points and 9 rebounds, and 5 steals. Daphne Frieson felt one point short of her first career double double, finish with 9 points, 11 rebounds, Arlande Cherizol also had a season high 17 rebounds. Shardrecka Collins get's her first ever start in a Miami Rain Uniform. Tamia Williams Finish with 15 Points and Carlissa Ingram finish with 12 Points for the Visiting Sabers in defeat. Miami Rain also added a season high in offensive rebounds (31)

In The 2nd Game: Miami Rain scored a season high 101 Points, as they defeat Brevard Flame 101-67. Christina Rozier and Cherelle George each Had 21 points, Christina Rozier finish with 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Cherelle George also had 6 assists and 3 steals to add to her statistics. Arlande Cherizol Double Double 14 Points and 12 rebounds along with a buzzer beater 3 point shot to end the first quarter, Jamie Skinner 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Telisha Quarles also added 17 Points, along with 5 assists and 6 steals (now has 35 steals on the year) (Leads Suncoast League and 4th in the WBCBL in that area). Daphne Frieson added 9 more rebounds, to average 10 rebounds per game in the double header cap, first rookie to ever accomplish that, For the Visit Flame, Kirsten Dixon finish the game with 22 points 

Join us for the Regional Tournament, Next Saturday In Miami hosted by Miami Rain 


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Posted Jul 7/13 - Bounce Back Win In a Blow Out
Miami, FL: Miami Rain Bounce Back From a Lost that they suffered To The Knight hawks last week, as they blow out a short handed Ft Lauderdale Lions team 98-34 Saturday Night at Miami Job Corps Center, The Game Started with Miami scored first on a basket by Arlande Cherizol and Then Latoya Jackson Hits a 3 Pointer to take a 3-2 lead, Miami will then go on a 11-3 run before Ft Lauderdale took their first time out when the score was 14-5 Miami was on top, Then After the Time out Miami will continue to force turnovers like they always do to teams and they continue to score out of each turnovers, Miami also hit 5 free throws in that first quarter, 1 out of 2 was coming from a Technical foul on The Lions Kirsten Green, Ft Lauderdale only scored 11 points in that first quarter while Miami scored 26 points, In The 2nd Quarter, Miami outscored Ft Lauderdale 30-7 in that quarter, Miami scored 20 of those 30 in the paint, that includes the 6 by Jamie Skinner, 4 by Christina Rozier, 4 by Shardrecka and 2 each by Diamond Ashmore, Daphne Frieson and Arlande Cherizol, Ft Lauderdale had 9 turnovers in that quarter and they couldn't do anything on their offense and Miami's Defense really built that ball pressure and held Ft Lauderdale to only 7 in the quarter, the lowest for a short handed squad. In The Third Quarter, Christina and Telisha and Diamond Ashmore combined to score 17 points out of the  teams 27 points in the quarter by scoring from turnovers, Christina scored all 7 points from Ft Lauderdale miscues in the 3rd, While Ashmore had those 4 points in the paint, Miami led 83-27 at the end of 3 and in the 4th quarter: The Referee chose to run the clock after it was a blow out game situation, Shardrecka had the Best the quarter for the first time since may 21st, 2011 vs the Knighthawks, scoring 7 of her 11 points in that Period. Miami was looking to get that 100 point, by Ft Lauderdale Lions Shoknetria Parrish denied it by taking another 30 seconds to hit just 1 free throw and time already ran out. 

Miami Blows out Ft Lauderale 98-34, Miami Rain was Led By Jamie Skinner she finish the game 16 Points, she also grabbed 9 rebounds and contributed 4 assists, Cherelle George only scored 15 Points on the night, she also had a career high 9 assists. Telisha Quarles and Christina Rozier both finish with 13 points and Shardrecka Collins played her best Game in 2 years, she finished with 11 points her career high in a Miami Rain uniform. Scoring all 7 of those in the 3rd Quarter. Daphne Frieson scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds for the 2nd game in a row and she also have 3 straight game with at least one or more blocks and she had get her first steal in the post. Kirsten had a Double Double for the Lions in Defeat (18 points and 11 rebounds)

Field Goals: Miami shot 38 for 70 from the field (54%), Ft Lauderdale shot 11 for 62 from the field (18%) 
Turnovers: Miami 14  Ft Lauderdale 22
Assists: Miami had 29 assists as a team, Ft Lauderdale only had 7 
Rebounds: Miami Outrebound Ft Lauderale 51-29 
Steals: Miami 14 Ft Lauderdale 5

Miami will Improve to 6-1 While Ft Lauderale will Fall to 4-3
Up Next For Miami: Double Header Next Saturday at 4 pm vs Palm Beach (as a Make up of May 11 postpone) and 7pm vs Brevard Flame 

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Posted Jun 30/13 - Tough lost for the season
Jacksonville, FL: The Knighthawks Past Miami Last Night 73-66, It was the First Time That Miami Rain Ever Lost in a Regular Season since July 9, 2011, Miami Rain has only led as much as 5 in the entire game and that was in the 2nd quarter in which they have outscored the Knighthawks in that whole game, The Knighthawks took control in the Entire Game despite having 27 turnovers in the Entire Game, however they outscored Miami from the free throw line in which is the difference of the Game and plus Miami had a bad shooting night from mid range, lay-ups and 3 pointer's in which they couldn't fall in, As a Team Miami had a season low 6 steals that streak of double-digit Steals comes to a close and The Knighthawks attempt 30 free throws, to Miami's 13. Leading Score for Miami was Cherelle George 23 Points on 7/16 from the field and 5/11 from the 3 point rage along with a Tech Foul. Jamie Skinner and Arlande Cherizol each had double double for Miami. Jamie Skinner (14 Points and 10 Rebounds), Arlande Cherizol (12 Points, 10 Rebounds), along with 4 assists. As a Team Miami shot just 32% from the field

Next Game: Fort Lauderdale Lions July 6th at Miami Job Corps Center game time 7pm 

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Posted Jun 23/13 - Miami Goes to 5-0
Miami, FL: Miami Rain Defeats Tampa Ex-Factor 80-64. Despite a Very Slow Start. Tampa Opened The Game on a 8-0 Run before Miami Rain got on the Board with a 3 by Cherelle George, then She also scored on a 3 extra points on 1/2 Free and a 2 point shot to cut the lead to 2 , then the Scored was tied at 8 and Tampa scored on a pair of FG by Thomas and Phelps to go back up by 4, Then Miami will go on a Quick run because they take Advantage of Tampa's Turnovers in the First Quarter, Miami Will end the Quarter on a 15-3 run, And Charmaine Will Score 8 points during that Run, In the 2nd Quarter Both Teams could of barely found the Scoreboard, but Score was favoring Tampa but 3 points up, Tampa outscored Miami in Points in the Paint during the Quarter 10-6, but Miami Led at the Half 36-31. In the 3rd Quarter, Miami Will Start the Quarter on a 11-2 run again thanks to pretty much the turnover forced by Miami on huge take aways By Telisha Quarles and Cherelle George to score at least 8 points out of those 11 on fast breaks, and Tampa was right back in it after back to back Scoring by Adger and Thomas, But Miami continues to answer off of Tampa's Turnovers in the 3rd, Miami Will End the Third by a score of 59-44. In The 4th Quarter Tampa was on a 7-0 run to begin that Quarter on Phelps 3 pointer aling with back to back offensive rebounds by Adger and put backs before Coach Patterson called timeout, then after the timeout, Tampa just continue to turn the Ball and Miami Just continue to Take Advantage of all the Mistakes as They go on To Win 80-64. Miami was Lead by Cherelle George 24 points, Charmaine finish with 17 points and Christina Rozier also added 11 points for The Rain, Both Phelps and Adger had a double double each For the Visit Tampa Ex-Factor. Tampa outrebound Miami 51-36. Miami's Defense forced 34 turnovers and held Tampa to shooting under 40% 
Miami improves to 5-0 and They swept the Season Series from Tampa for the 3rd Year in a row 
Up Next: Palm Beach Sabers Monday June 24th 7:30 pm at MJCC 

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Posted Jun 23/13 - Miami Goes to 5-0
Miami, FL: Miami Rain Defeats Tampa Ex-Factor 80-64. Despite a Very Slow Start. Tampa Opened The Game on a 8-0 Run before Miami Rain got on the Board with a 3 by Cherelle George, then She also scored on a 3 extra points on 1/2 Free and a 2 point shot to cut the lead to 2 , then the Scored was tied at 8 and Tampa scored on a pair of FG by Thomas and Phelps to go back up by 4, Then Miami will go on a Quick run because they take Advantage of Tampa's Turnovers in the First Quarter, Miami Will end the Quarter on a 15-3 run, And Charmaine Will Score 8 points during that Run, In the 2nd Quarter Both Teams could of barely found the Scoreboard, but Score was favoring Tampa but 3 points up, Tampa outscored Miami in Points in the Paint during the Quarter 10-6, but Miami Led at the Half 36-31. In the 3rd Quarter, Miami Will Start the Quarter on a 11-2 run again thanks to pretty much the turnover forced by Miami on huge take aways By Telisha Quarles and Cherelle George to score at least 8 points out of those 11 on fast breaks, and Tampa was right back in it after back to back Scoring by Adger and Thomas, But Miami continues to answer off of Tampa's Turnovers in the 3rd, Miami Will End the Third by a score of 59-44. In The 4th Quarter Tampa was on a 7-0 run to begin that Quarter on Phelps 3 pointer aling with back to back offensive rebounds by Adger and put backs before Coach Patterson called timeout, then after the timeout, Tampa just continue to turn the Ball and Miami Just continue to Take Advantage of all the Mistakes as They go on To Win 80-64. Miami was Lead by Cherelle George 24 points, Charmaine finish with 17 points and Christina Rozier also added 11 points for The Rain, Both Phelps and Adger had a double double each For the Visit Tampa Ex-Factor. Tampa outrebound Miami 51-36. Miami's Defense forced 34 turnovers and held Tampa to shooting under 40% 
Miami improves to 5-0 and They swept the Season Series from Tampa for the 3rd Year in a row 
Up Next: Palm Beach Sabers Monday June 24th 7:30 pm at MJCC 

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Posted Jun 23/13 - Miami Goes to 5-0
Miami, FL: Miami Rain Defeats Tampa Ex-Factor 80-64. Despite a Very Slow Start. Tampa Opened The Game on a 8-0 Run before Miami Rain got on the Board with a 3 by Cherelle George, then She also scored on a 3 extra points on 1/2 Free and a 2 point shot to cut the lead to 2 , then the Scored was tied at 8 and Tampa scored on a pair of FG by Thomas and Phelps to go back up by 4, Then Miami will go on a Quick run because they take Advantage of Tampa's Turnovers in the First Quarter, Miami Will end the Quarter on a 15-3 run, And Charmaine Will Score 8 points during that Run, In the 2nd Quarter Both Teams could of barely found the Scoreboard, but Score was favoring Tampa but 3 points up, Tampa outscored Miami in Points in the Paint during the Quarter 10-6, but Miami Led at the Half 36-31. In the 3rd Quarter, Miami Will Start the Quarter on a 11-2 run again thanks to pretty much the turnover forced by Miami on huge take aways By Telisha Quarles and Cherelle George to score at least 8 points out of those 11 on fast breaks, and Tampa was right back in it after back to back Scoring by Adger and Thomas, But Miami continues to answer off of Tampa's Turnovers in the 3rd, Miami Will End the Third by a score of 59-44. In The 4th Quarter Tampa was on a 7-0 run to begin that Quarter on Phelps 3 pointer aling with back to back offensive rebounds by Adger and put backs before Coach Patterson called timeout, then after the timeout, Tampa just continue to turn the Ball and Miami Just continue to Take Advantage of all the Mistakes as They go on To Win 80-64. Miami was Lead by Cherelle George 24 points, Charmaine finish with 17 points and Christina Rozier also added 11 points for The Rain, Both Phelps and Adger had a double double each For the Visit Tampa Ex-Factor. Tampa outrebound Miami 51-36. Miami's Defense forced 34 turnovers and held Tampa to shooting under 40% 
Miami improves to 5-0 and They swept the Season Series from Tampa for the 3rd Year in a row 
Up Next: Palm Beach Sabers Monday June 24th 7:30 pm at MJCC 

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Posted Jun 23/13 - Miami Goes to 5-0
Miami, FL: Miami Rain Defeats Tampa Ex-Factor 80-64. Despite a Very Slow Start. Tampa Opened The Game on a 8-0 Run before Miami Rain got on the Board with a 3 by Cherelle George, then She also scored on a 3 extra points on 1/2 Free and a 2 point shot to cut the lead to 2 , then the Scored was tied at 8 and Tampa scored on a pair of FG by Thomas and Phelps to go back up by 4, Then Miami will go on a Quick run because they take Advantage of Tampa's Turnovers in the First Quarter, Miami Will end the Quarter on a 15-3 run, And Charmaine Will Score 8 points during that Run, In the 2nd Quarter Both Teams could of barely found the Scoreboard, but Score was favoring Tampa but 3 points up, Tampa outscored Miami in Points in the Paint during the Quarter 10-6, but Miami Led at the Half 36-31. In the 3rd Quarter, Miami Will Start the Quarter on a 11-2 run again thanks to pretty much the turnover forced by Miami on huge take aways By Telisha Quarles and Cherelle George to score at least 8 points out of those 11 on fast breaks, and Tampa was right back in it after back to back Scoring by Adger and Thomas, But Miami continues to answer off of Tampa's Turnovers in the 3rd, Miami Will End the Third by a score of 59-44. In The 4th Quarter Tampa was on a 7-0 run to begin that Quarter on Phelps 3 pointer aling with back to back offensive rebounds by Adger and put backs before Coach Patterson called timeout, then after the timeout, Tampa just continue to turn the Ball and Miami Just continue to Take Advantage of all the Mistakes as They go on To Win 80-64. Miami was Lead by Cherelle George 24 points, Charmaine finish with 17 points and Christina Rozier also added 11 points for The Rain, Both Phelps and Adger had a double double each For the Visit Tampa Ex-Factor. Tampa outrebound Miami 51-36. Miami's Defense forced 34 turnovers and held Tampa to shooting under 40% 
Miami improves to 5-0 and They swept the Season Series from Tampa for the 3rd Year in a row 
Up Next: Palm Beach Sabers Monday June 24th 7:30 pm at MJCC 

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Posted Jun 8/13 - Miami Rains Hangs On To Defeat The Knighthawks After A Poor Start
Miami Gardens, FL: Miami Hangs On To Defeat The Florida Knighthawks 70-69 Tonight, Game was Played in Miami Job Corps Center: The knighthawks Scored First on a Lay Up by Sabrina Johnson and Then A shot by Jamie Skinner put the Rain on the Board, The Knighthawks went on a mini 5-2 run on a pair of By Sabrina Johnson and Nyesha Simms plus a Free Throw on a Foul by Cherelle George put the Knighthawks on top 7-4 but Charmaine and Jamie scored on Back to back FG to put The Rain back up by 1 then the scores continue to go Back and Forth The Rain will Lead the First Quarter 15-14, In the 2nd Quarter both Teams was struggling to get any offense on. Miami Shot 6 for 20 in the 2nd Quarter and on the other side The Knighthawks was 3 for 13 from the Floor in the 2nd Quarter. Miami Rain lead in the Half. The knighthawks outscored the Rain in 3rd Quarter after too many miss shots by Miami, by a count of 31-24 to lead after 3 55-52 but in the 4th Mwith the Game tied at 68 a piece, Miami Rain was trying to Run the clock, but a late Turnover by Quarles had give the knighthawks a chance to Win but a Turnover by Nyesha Simms stolen by Cherelle George and she scored on a fast break to put Miami 70-68 with 30 seconds remaiming, then a foul by Cherelle George putting Angelina Williams at the Free Throw line and made the 1st miss the 2nd and then gets a offensive rebound before a timeout 4.6 second left in the game, Then It was knighthawks who get it but then as number 50 Varisia Raffington lay up attempt was missed and Miami Had a team Rebound to end the Game and They hang on against a Tough Knighthawks. Miami Rain was led by Jamie Skinner who 20 points, Cherelle George also had 19 to add the scoring. The Rest of Miami Rain didn't scored in Double Figures, Arlande was 2 points short off her 2nd double double of the season. Angelina Williams with 14 points for the Visiting Knighthawks, Up Next For Miami Rain, The Other Miami team thats wear Bikini's. The Miami Spice 

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Posted May 18/13 - Miami Rain 3rd Victory in 2013
Tampa, FL: Miami starters came up the Biggest when it matter most as Telisha Quarles scored a season points and added 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals to Spark the Rain to a 84-68 Win Over Tampa at Brandon YMCA. Cherelle George lead the Team with 18 points, she also had 3 assists and 4 steals and Jamie Skinner lead the way for the Bench with 10 points, as Miami will improve to 3-0 and Tampa will fall to 0-2. Tampa was lead by Shanika as she scored 23 points and 10 rebounds double double 
The Game Started off with Tampa Scoring first an a lay up By Kimani and she will hit her first 2 shots to give the Ex-Factor a 4-3 lead, then Arlande Cherizol who only scored 6 points have hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie the Game at 4 at piece, since then both team struggled on offense for the rest of the period But Miami will eventually led 12-10 After the 1st Quarter, in the 2nd Quarter Miami picked up what they left off in the 1st Quarter, Miami led the game 16-12 but turnovers and Fouls Helped The Ex Factor as they went on a 8-0 run to regain the Lead to 4 20-16 then Telisha Quarles will hit 2 free throw to cut the lead to 2, Rainy will mike a 3 pointer to extend Tampa's lead to 5, then Cherelle George will hit a 3 of her own to cut the lead back to 2, then from there Miami will Finish the Quarter on a 13-7 run Thanks to the 3 points by Cherelle George and Telisha Quarles. Miami had a poor half shooting 11/38 in the 1st Half However they only lead by 4 because they forced 18 turnovers on Tampa. In the 3rd Quarter Michelle (Tampa) made a 2 point shot to cut the lead back to 2, but Miami Rain will go on a 18-2 run to Extend the Lead to 18, then Tampa went on another Run of there own 10-0 run to cut the lead to 8, Shanika scored 5 points during the run, then Kelyna Robin Will Make a 3 pointer to an a pass from Jamie Skinner to silenced Tampa's Run, but a 3 pointer by Shakilah will have a answer back to cut Miami lead to 8. Miami will close the Quarter on a 9-4 run. Then From There Miami Much took control the rest of the Game as they Win the Game 84-68

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Posted May 4/13 - Miami Rain First Victory in 2013
Miami, FL: Miami Rain get their First Victory to start off 2013 Season as they knock off Georgia Line Hurricanes 73-68 at Miami Job Corps Center. Miami Rain had the same type of run in the 1st Quarter like what they did last season. Miami Started off on a 8-0 run before Georgia called for the 30 second timeout and as Georgia got in the Game, Miami had every answer for the Georgia Hurricanes. Miami was pretty much in control the entire game and Georgia Hurricanes never once took the Lead in the Ballgame. Miami Rain was Led by Cherelle George 18 points she got hot in the 1st Half scoring 10 points. Arlande Cherizol 5th year player out of North Miami Beach and her 2nd season with the Miami Rain had a double double 11 points and 12 rebounds, Charmaine Clark from University of Miami also had a double double 13 points 10 rebounds and 4 assists to seal the win for Miami Rain. The Georgia Hurricanes was led by La Coya Terry she had 20 points hitting 3 3 pointers and Eboni Fields also had 19 points for Georgia hitting 4 3 pointers, Shay Rawls also had 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the visiting Hurricanes. 
The Previous Game vs Palm Beach Sabers was Forfeited, So Miami Rain Next Game will be in Tampa in May 18th at 3pm 

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Posted Aug 8/12 - WBCBL National Tournament Results

Miami Lakes, FL: The 2012 National Tournament was Hosted by City of Miami This Year and it was held at the New Don Shula Gymanism right Behind Miami Lakes Tech,

National Tournament Results

Game 1: Saturday Aug 4, 2012 (8am) Ft Lauderdale Lions Defeated Florida Knighthawks 91-84

Ft Lauderdale: Lashonda Gaines had 21 Points on 5/10 from 3 point rage, she also had 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, Mellisa Caplan also had 21 points and 9 rebounds

Florida knighthawks: Denise Lewis Scored a Tournament Record 36 points in the loss

Game 2: Saturday Aug 4, 2012 (10am) Louisiana Bayou Angels Defeated Winston Salem Warcats 98-77

Louisiana: Louisiana had 5 Players Scoring in Double Figures Lead by Hannah Kador (19), TK Lafleur (17), Alendra Brown (15), Lori Nero (14), and Roshaunda Barnes (11), Alendra Brown had a Double-Double 15 Points and 12 Rebounds and Roshaunda Barnes added 8 assists and 3 steals for the Angels

Winston Salem: Shayla Finish with 24 Points on 6/6 FT in the Loss

Game 3: Saturday Aug 4, 2012 (12am) St Louis Serge Defeated Dallas Diesel 90-75

St Louis: Jalessa Butler and Shakara Jones each had Double-Doubles for the Serge, Butler (24 Points and 10 Rebounds) and Jones (18 Points, 13 Rebounds, 4 steals)

Dallas: 4 Players scored in Double Figures. Taylor Wencis and Chantoya Hawkins each Had 18 Points, Chantoya Hawkins also had a Double Double 18 Points and 11 Rebounds, Charity Ford also added 15 Points and Jill Duffey finish 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Game 4: Cancelled Due to Orlando Extreme Forfeiting

Game 5: Saturday Aug 4, 2012 (4pm) Ft Lauderdale 97 Fayvettville Rush 94 in OT

Ft Lauderdale: For the Second time in the Tournament, Ft Lauderdale Wins Again. Ericka Haney Lead the team with 26 points she also had 11 rebounds and 4 steals, Dawna Wright also added 18 Points and 12 Rebounds for the Lions

Fayvettville: Loreal Price Play Pretty Well, but it wasn't enough she had 24 points, 12 Rebounds, 9 assists (Tournament Record) and 4 Steals all of those in the loss

Game 6: Saturday Aug 4, 2012 (6pm ) Louisiana Bayou Angels Blows Out Columbus 101-76

Louisiana: Lots of Offensive Production is the Reason Why Angels Win again, This team made 13 3's in this one and they also forced 31 turnovers on Defense to help Blow out the Wings, Lori Reid finish with a Double Double 16 points and 17 Rebounds, 4 Blocks (2012 Tournament Record) , TK Lafleur also added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, Roshaunda Barnes added 16 points and 7 assists, Alendra Brown and Felicia Gray Each added 10 Points for the Winning team

Columbus: M Myrick Finish with 22 Points, on 8/22 Shooting with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals in the loss

Game 7: Saturday Aug 4, 2012 (8pm) St Louis Serge Defeats Miami Rain 86-73

St Louis Serge: Outscored Miami 58-40 in the 2nd Half alone to Win yet another game in the Tournament, Jalessa Butler Scored 26 points and Shoot a Career best 70% from the Field (12/17) she also had 15 Rebounds, Bianca Beck had made her only 3-pointer from half court (The was the number 1 top 10 play of the Tournament), Shakara Jones added 19 points and Rita Adams added 16 points on 6/7 shooting from the Free-throw Line, St Louis Upsets yet Another Seed

Miami: Kiesha Alexander Finish the Game with 21 points, on a perfect 7/7 from the free-throw line, Sudanne Stewart also added 16 Points on 4/8 from the 3-point line and Charmaine Clark Finish with a Double-Double 12 Points, 10 Rebounds and 4 assists for the Rain in a Losing cause

Game 8: Saturday Aug 4, 2012 (10am) Kansas Nuggets defeats Lowcountry Fire 80-79

Kansas: Who Rank # 1 in the WBCBL this Year by Standings have also ranked Number 1 in Defense, Teams are only scoring 50 Points per Game vs the Nuggets this season, Not A Whole of Scoring for Kansas, only 3 Players in Double Figures lead by Ashley Jappa she finish with 13 points and 12 rebounds, Dayon Hall added 12 Points, 5 assists and 5 steals and Dana Olsen Scored 10 Points from off the Bench

Charleston: Syndei Moss and Markeisha Grant Each had Over 20 Points in the Loss

Syndei Moss 23 Points, 3 assists and 5 steals  Markeisha Grant 22 Points, 8 Rebounds, 4 assists

Game 1: Sunday Aug 5, 2012 (9am) St Louis Serge 75 Fort Lauderdale 70

St Louis: Jalessa Butler has been a offensive threat again in the post, she combined to make over 10 FG in all 3 games in this Tournament, she finish with 23 Points and 11 rebounds (her 2nd straight Double Doubles) and Rita Adams again Contributed for the Surge (18 Points)

Ft Lauderdale: Ericka Haney is also 50% of the reason why the Lions have won 2 games in a row on Saturday, But On Sunday She scored 36% of the Teams Points (24 Points) The Rest of the team only scored 64% of the Time in the Loss

Game 2: Sunday Aug 5, 2012 (11am) Louisiana Bayou Angels Defeats Kansas 106-92

Louisiana: Scoring 106 Points against the Number 1 Defensive Team in the Country

Louisiana: 6 Players scored in Double Figures: Roshanda Barnes 10 Points, 8 assists. Tillishia Givens 18 Points and 5 Steals, Alendra Brown 18 Points on 7/14 From the Field and 11 Rebounds.  Lori Nero 14 Points, 15 rebounds and Hannah Cador 17 Points on 9/12 from the free-throw Line.

Kansas: Dayon Hall Jones Second person in the Tournament with a 30 point scoring, she finish with 30 points on 12/25 shooting along with 4 assists and 6 steals in the loss for the Nuggets

Game 3: Championship Game SUN 8/5/2012 (2pm) Louisiana Bayou Angels 90 St Louis 80

Louisiana Bayou Angels wins their First National Championship for the WBCBL

Louisiana: Had 5 Players in Double Figures: Roshanda Barnes 14 Points, 5 Assists. Alendra Brown 13 Points, 13 Rebounds, Hannah Kador 14 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 assists and 4 Steals, TK LaFleur 16 Points on 6/6 from the FT line and Lori Nero 15 Points and 9 Rebounds

St Louis: Jalessa Butler finsh with 23 Points and Grabbed 12 Rebounds in the Loss  

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Posted Jul 30/12 - 2012 Suncoast Championship Game Result

Tampa, FL: The Miami Defeated Orlando 90-77 Yesterday in Tampa, The win for Miami is their first ever championship win in 4 year history, Miami and Orlando was really creating more of a battle of challenge in the first half, During the first quarter Orlando started off on a run 8-2 after the game was tied at 4, but then Miami Rain ended the first quarter on a 6-0 run after the Orlando lead 17-10 and cutting Orlando's lead to one. Miami will started the 2nd Quarter with a 3 point lead to break the tied after Jade Leitao hit a 3 pointer and then from there Both teams started to score back and forth. And at the Half it was 38-37. In the 3rd Quarter orlando outscored Miami by a count of 25-20 due to the fact that Miami kepts on fouling Orlando and kept putting on the Free-throw line must of that 3nd Quarter, but in the 4th, coach always says the more you make your free-throw. the better chances you will have to WIN, and that one was true. Miami was making free-throws in the 4th while Orlando was missing theirs and Miami outscored Orlando 32-15 in the 4th Quarter put this game away, Leading the Way For Miami Rain It was Kiesha who finish with 21 points, Melissa Dalembert, Arlande Cherizol and Sudanne Stewart who finsh with 11 each, and Christina who had 13 points, Charmaine Clark also added 11 rebounds and Kiesha, Christina, Ce-Ce and Charmaine each had 3 assists too add. Arlande lead the team with 3 steals and Melissa Dalembert had 3 blocks to also lead the way for the Rain

                                                                   Miami Rain

                                                     2012 Suncoast Regional Champions

 

Next Game: WBCBL National Tournament to take place at Don Shula Athletic Center

Date: August 3-5 

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Posted Jul 29/12 - Regional Tournament

Tampa, FL: Miami Rain Defeats The Knighthawks in the Regionals 71-56, The Game Started out with the knighthawks taking control for the whole 1st Quarter and Then the next 3 quarters the head coach designed a defensive play in the zone to help Miami to outscored the Knighthawks the rest of the way, During The Game both teams were very physical and very heated especially #10 Gigi Thomas of the Knighthawks who received 2 techs and a ejection. Also receiving techs was the coach of the Knighthawks and Princess Bailey of Miami, The Bench of Miami looks like they was ready to play more than the starters, because when we put in the bench, they were all over the knighthawks on both sides of the ball. Varisia Raffington finish with 17 points for the knighthawks and Charmaine Clark Finish with 20 for your Miami Rain

Next Game will be Today at 3:30pm vs. Winner of Game 1 between Orlando and Ft Lauderdale (Championship Game)

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Posted Jul 14/12 - Sweep of the Knighthawks

Miami, FL- Miami Rain Defeated the Knighhthawks 83-64 on the Campus of Florida Memorial University where our home games are taking place, in the first quarter, both teams started off cold shooting from the field, Florida Knighthawks were stuck at 2 points for about 7 minutes and they were cold shooting 1-9 and things will continue to get worst for them during those other quarters, Miami Rain meanwhile only scored just 12 points, their lowest of the quarter since June 9th, when they scored that same result against Orlando, But Miami been having some big quarter scoring throughout this year, the most they ever score was 32 and that was against these knighthawks in jacksonville and that was in the first quarter, Although Miami commited to many fouls in the 1st half, they only held the knighthawks to only 21 points, which is the lowest of any half this season by Miami Rain Opponents, in the 3rd Quarter, Miami Rain keep on Scoring with what is become a 3 point shootout, with Sudanne and Kiesha on the team together, it seems that Miami 3-point shooting has been successful because of these 2, and they allowing Telisha, Yvonne and Christina to also shoot 3's, and speaking about 3 point shooting, The Miami Rain has outscored the knighthawks 75-3 from the 3-point line, they make a total of 25 3's against the knighthawks this season and Sudanne Stewart had 40% of the team 3's against Jacksonville, part of the reason why the Miami Rain has swept the Knighthawks. At Half Time it was only 30-21 Miami, Miami wasn't done in the 3rd, that's where the 3 pointers come from scoring 15 out of 29 points resulting from 3 point rage and the Knighthawks had no answer for the Rain, but in the 4th quarter, Miami commited to many fouls and they continue to give up free-throws for the knighthawks, but then i believe after 2 minutes, the knighthawks stopped playing all of a certain and Miami Rain kept Running and Running

Miami Rain Leaders

Points: Kiesha Alexander 23, Sudanne Stewart 14, Jamie Skinner 10

Rebounds: Arlande Cherizol 11, Christina Rozier 8

Assists: Sudanne Stewart 5, Yvonne Houston, Arlande Cherizol with 3 each

Steals: Melissa Dalembert, Arlande Cherizol with 2 each

Turnovers: Sudanne Stewart 4

Juliemay Suquio finish with 19 for the knighthawks on 10 of 11 from the free throw line

Next Game: Saturday July 21st vs. Ft Lauderdale (Chesrer Robinson Gym) 7pm

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Posted Jul 9/12 - Victory in Tampa

Tampa, FL- Miami Rain Defeats Tampa Ex-factor 80-72 at Thomas Jefferson High School on Saturday Afternoon, Miami Rain Had a Cold Shooting Start, They couldn't score in the first 3 minutes of action, Miami Rain shot 0-9 from the field to begin the game and after Coach let the subs came in then the shots started to Fall, Tampa Played the Miami Rain Tough in the first quarter, after they scored the first 6 points of the ballgame then Miami started to get back in riddim, with 2 minutes remaining in the first quarter,after Miami took a time-out, Miami was down by 2 (8-10), then Kiesha hit a 3 point shot to take the lead for the rain, Then a basket by Kimani Thomas regained the lead for Tampa and then Kiesha scored a lay-up after a miss shot to end the first quarter 13-12

In the 2nd Quarter, Miami started off on a 11-6 run on baskets by Kiesha who had scored 7 points during this run, to take the lead by 8 (24-16) but back to back 3 points by tampa and bad defense by Miami, provided the run by Tampa and they will hit 6 of the next 7 shots, to regain the lead on a 11-1 run and the score was 27-25 Tampa, but after 2 minutes, Tampa will start to play sloppy turning the ball over about 6 times and Miami had scored about 8 points off of those turnovers and Miami will continue to score on Free-throws

In the 2nd half, Tampa will Dominate Miami in the Paint, while Miami outscored Tampa 15-3 in the 3 point rage, Tampa just continue to Foul Miami more times than they did in the first half and Miami Made them pay at the free-throw line but at the end Miami realize that Tampa was about to come back after Tampa was down by as many as 12, and Tampa forced 17 Miami Turnovers and They scored 24 out of 39 points in the 2nd Half off of Turnovers, but at the end Miami came out Victorius 80-72 even though both teams have played sloppy basketball Saturday.

For the Miami Rain Kiesha Alexander Finish with 23 points, Melissa and Arlande each added 10 points to score in double figures

For Tampa, Kimani Thomas finish with 20 points in the loss

Miami will host Florida Knighthawks at Chester Robinson Gymanism this Saturday July14 as they looking to continue to play very well on the court

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Posted Jun 23/12 - Miami Rain Sweep Brevard

Melbourne, Florida- The Miami Rain Defeats Brevard by a score of 94-79 despite being outscored in the 3rd Quarter. This Game started late because of late arrival of the referees, but we still manage to play all 80 minutes of basketball, In the Quarter, Brevard started off scoring 4-0 on pair of baskets by both Burnett and Martin and Kiesha Alexander hit a 3 poinger to put us down 1 since then Miami Outscored Brevard for the rest of the half 41-25. In the 3rd Quarter was a ugly quarter for the Miami Rain. They was outscored 30-16, they give up 6 3 pointers and they also receive two technical fouls out of 3 total, and brevard kept the game close by hitting 3 pointers and free throws and they was down by only 1 entering towards the 4th quarter but in the 4th quarter Miami Rain will keep on adding more balance scoring and they went back up by 13 78-65 before brevard call timed out and then the rest went the Miami Rain's way at the End. Miami Rain Now Improve to 5-0, Brevard Will Fall to 0-5. Miami Rain had 6 players scored in double figures. Melissa had 16, Kiesha 14, Christina 10, Yvonne 13, Telisha and Sudanne each added 11. Melissa Dalembert finish with double double 16 points and 11 rebounds, Jaime and Kiesha each added 8 rebounds, Christina had 5 assists, Arlande, Sudanne and Christina combine to stole the ball 15 times out of 24 for the team, For the Home Lynisha Nelson had a career high 13 free throws made out of 15 attempts in a losing cause.

 

Miami Rain Next Game will be in Jacksonville on Saturday 6/30/2012 at 5pm as they play the Florida Knighthawks.

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Posted Jun 9/12 - Battle of Unbeatens

Miami, Florida: Todays contest Features Unbeaten Miami Rain vs Unbeaten Orlando, Top 2 teams in the Suncoast League and the Miami Rain defeated Orlando 74-65 despite thrilling at the Half, Miami Rain had the Orlando scoreless to begin the game but Orlando came back to tied the game at 8, after the Miami Rain lead 14-11 at the End of the First Quarter they been outscored 13-2 in the first 5 minutes in the Second Half to be down 27-16, then in the last 5 minutes, Miami Rain went on a 12-6 run to cut Orlando's lead to 5, In the 2nd Half, The Miami Rain's Defense will take over the Game with 17 turnovers forced and a couple of techs call against Orlando really helped the Miami Rain to outscored Orlando 46-32 in that 2nd half and Miami Rain came back for all their struggles and turn them into a dominance. Miami Rain will improve to 4-0 and Orlando will drop to 3-1 on the Season

Christina Rozier had a great performance tonight, she finish the game with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists , 5 steals and 1 block

Kiesha Alexander had 13 points, on 7/9 free throws, 6 rebounds , 5 assists and 2 steals, Charmaine Clark added  9 points and Cantina Graham and Jamie Skinner each added 8 points to sealed the Win

Next Game: Saturday June 16th

Location: Florida Memorial University Gym

Game Time: 7pm

Opponent: Palm Beach Storm

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Posted Jun 2/12 - First Home Victory of 2012
Miami, FL-Miami Rain Defeated the Brevard Flame 94-72 Saturday Night on the Campus of Florida Memorial, Miami Rain outrun the Flame from Start to Finish, We are Excited to Have Charmaine Clark back on the team again as she started off her 2012 season on the right track, she did a excellent on the scoring and crashing the boards, Miami Rain still Win despite giving up too many 3 pointers to #10 Kristen Dixon and #11 Laquita Curry too small forwards for Brevard and too many offensive rebounds to Brevard

Charmaine Clark had a double double 15 points and 12 rebounds and Christina Rozier also had 12 points, 6 assists and 5 steals, Kiesha Alexander also had 14 points  and Cantina Graham added 11 points to Lead the Rain Past the Flame on the First Home Victory 

Next Game: vs Orlando Extreme, Saturday June 9th, 2012 
Game Time: 7pm
Location: Florida Memorial Gym

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Posted May 19/12 - 2nd Miami Rain Victory for 2012

West Palm Beach, FL- Miami Rain defeats The Palm Beach Storm 80-55

Palm Beach Storm started off with 2 baskets early putting them up 4-0, but the Rain came back with 4 consecutive baskets to take the 8-4 lead with 6:15 left in the 1st quarter, since then the miami rain end that quarter with a 13-9 run to put them up by 8 and they never trailed after that,

Yvonne Houston lead the Rain with 14 points on 5/6 shooting, Sudanne Stewart also had 10 points and Jade Leitao finish with 12, Christina Added 5 assists and Princess Bailey added 7 rebounds. Miami Rain has a season high 26 steals with Princess Bailey had a career high 8, Palm Beach as a Team commit a season high 41 turnovers, Since Miami Rain has acquired Christopher Garcia as assistant coach, They had improved very much defensively in 2 games, Miami Rain's Defense has held opponents to around 54.5 points per game thru 2 and Miami Rain already has 40 takeaways this season, and for the 2nd consecutive game Opponents Free-throw percentage has been 50% or worse.

Miami Rain has improved to 2-0 this season,

Next Game for the Miami Rain will be on Saturday June 2nd at Home vs. Brevard Flame

Game Location: Chester Robinson Athletic Center (on the campus of Florida Memorial University )

Game time: 7pm

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Posted May 12/12 - First Victory of 2012
Ft Lauderdale- Miami Rain Defeats Ft Lauderdale Lions 70-54 In a 2pm contest at Joseph C Carter Park this afternoon 
Both Teams had a sloppy Start to the Game, but it was the defensive pressure of the Miami Rain under the First year assistant Christopher Garcia that help win the Game for the Rain. The Rain only trailed twice in the game that was 2-0 and 4-3, after that the Rain went on a 9-2 run midway in the first quarter and they never trailed since then they outscored Ft Lauderdale 52-40 in the next 3 quarters
Yvonne Houston finish with 13 points on 5/10 shooting in her Miami Rain Debut she also had 5 boards. Sudanne Stewart and Kiesha Alexander both Florida Memorial alumnus each added 10 points For the Miami Rain, Christina Rozier had 7 points and 6 assists and Princess Bailey had a career high 4 steals in the Win

Miami Rain is now 1-0 on the season and have won 4 straight season openers 
Next Game: Saturday May 19, 2012 2pm vs. The Palm Beach Storm @ West Palm Beach

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Posted Jun 26/11 - road victory

Melbourne, FL-Miami Rain continues there winning ways by a score of 92-68 win over Brevard College, Miami Rain improves to 7-0 while Brevard falls to 2-5

Next Game for the Miami Rain Will be on Saturday July 9th in Orlando, to take on Orlando Extreme

 

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Posted Jun 18/11 - Last Minute Victory

Miami Gardens, FL- The first time these two teams met on May 21 in Jacksonville, it was a great overtime game. On Saturday, June 18, Miami Rain continue there victory over the Florida Knighthawks 91-90 once again the game starting off with the knighthawks taking control of the Lady Rain's defense. In the first quarter the Lady Rain did not start off well in the beginning. In the second quarter, Lady Rain started to pick up there game by outscoring the Knighthawks by 12 points. They continue to hold onto the lead going to into halftime with the score of 44-38. In the third quarter, Lady Rain offense started to fall apart but they held onto the lead with the Knighthawks come back within 5 points, 65-60. In the 4th quarter, it was a show to see with the two teams battling for the victory. In the last 3 minutes of the game, fans and players was on the edge of their seats with the Knighthawks and Miami Rain playing a great offensive and defensive game. Within the last 2 minutes of the game the Knighthawks and Lady Rain was tied 85-85. Knighthawks player Juliemay Syquio knock down 2 free throws after begin fouled by Keisha Alexander putting the Knighthawks up 87-85. With the two great teams going back and forth putting up points in the last seconds of the game, Christina Rozier was fouled by the Knighthawks sending her to the line to shoot 3 which put the Lady Rain up by one, 91-90. Once again the Miami Rain pulled out the victory over the Florida Knighthawks.

Christina Rozier who knock down a game winning free-throw finish with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals, Lashonda Gaines had 18 points and 5 assists, Charmaine Clark had her first double-double of the season finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds, including a season high 14 free-throws and The rookie Sudanne Stewart finish with 11 points and 4 assists, and last but not less Cantania Graham had 6 rebounds including a game-saving rebound to help win the game. Miami Rain advance to 6-0.

Miami Rain next game will be on Saturday, June 25, 2011 as they travel to Brevard County to take on The Brevard Lady Flame, game time at 7pm.

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Posted Jun 5/11 - Miami Rain Remains Undefeated

Miami Gardens, FL- Miami Rain Defeated Tampa Ex-Factor 88-71, To Improve their record to 4-0, Miami Rain had some share of thrills and thrill as many as 5 in the first quarter, but with 3:00 minutes remaining in the first half Miami Rain Regain the Lead and they never trailed again, even though the first half started off Sluggish, The Miami Rain team was stay able to stay in the Game and played well as a team defensively, The Second Half was pretty much better than the first half as Miami Rain was able to run pretty much on transition and score very well in the paint and get to the free throw line and keeping Tampa out of the paint pretty much of the night, Kiesha Alexander and Jamie Skinner pretty much dominated the 2nd Half by themselves and they held tampa to only 28 points in the second half.

Miami Rain was Lead By Kiesha Alexander she finish with 20 points, Charmaine Clark finish with 13, Lashonda Gaines finish with 10, Jamie Skinner finish with 10 (all in the 2nd half), Alysha Harvin Finish with 11, Mellissa Dalembert Finish with 9 points. Mellissa Dalembert also had 7 rebounds, Charmaine Clark also had 6 rebounds, Lashonda Gaines had 4 assists and Mellissa Dalembert had 4 blocks.

Miami Rain Improves to 4-0 and the only undefeated team Left in the Suncoast League

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Posted May 30/11 - Way To Go, Three and 0

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Miami Rain defeats hometown rivals, Fort Lauderdale Lions, 74-71, and improves to 3-0 on the season. This game stayed close all 40 minutes. Charmaine Clark came out with a burst of energy in the 1st quarter to lead the Miami Rain in scoring and rebounding. The second quarter belonged to Telisha Quarles, lighting up the cylinder with three pointers. In the third quarter, Jamie Skinner and Christina Rozier helped the Rain continue their fight against the Lions. But the fourth and deciding quarter was taken over by Lashonda Gaines. Her ability to get the basket and create plays enabled her to get to the free throw line and to put easy points on the board. Lashonda finished the night with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. At the end of the game rebounding became the key to Miami Rain's success. Christina Rozier grabbed a game changing rebound with a little over one minute left in the game to swing the momentum into the Lady Rain's favor. Jamie Skinner finished the afternoon with 11 rebounds followed by Melissa Dalembert with 10. Join us next at home on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 7:00pm as the Miami Rain takes on the Tampa X-Factor at Florida Memorial University (15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054).

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Posted May 23/11 - The Lady Rain Pull Through In OT

Jacksonville, FL- Miami Rain gets its second win of the season on the road as they defeat the Florida Knighthawks 81-76 in overtime. The Lady Rain came out swinging as they outscored the Knighthawks 16-6 in the first quarter. LaShonda Gaines hit two three-pointers followed by Alysha Harvin and Kiesha Alexander in, what looked like, a shooting clinic. But the second and third quarters went to the Lady Knighthawks as they went on a 41-25 run. Miami Rain was down 31-47 at the start of the fourth quarter, and it looked like they would take their first loss of the season, but they fought back with Melissa Dalembert and Telisha Quarles leading the charge. Melissa collected her second double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and snatching 11 rebounds. Telisha came alive in the fourth quarter scoring 8 straight points, including a game tying “And-1.” Late in the quarter the Rain and the Knighthawks traded fouls and free throws as both teams were in the penalty. Christina Rozier jumped over Florida’s post players to collect an offensive rebound with eight seconds remaining in regulation which lead to a Miami Rain timeout. Unfortunately, the Rain did not make a basket from the play designed by Coach Patterson, and the game went into overtime. Proving to be too much for the Florida Knighthawks, the Miami Rain, lead by Kiesha Alexander and Lashonda Gaines with 4 points a-piece, pulled off the “W.” Congratulations to the Miami Rain on a nail-biting victory. Now they will prepare to take on hometown rivals Ft. Lauderdale Lions next Saturday.

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Posted May 15/11 - Miami Rain's Victory
Miami Gardens, FL- Miami Rain blows out Orlando Extreme 134-46 during yesterday's home contest. The Miami Rain team started out on a 20-0 run, and they have never look back. They outscored Orlando 26-2 in the first quarter and then dominated the entire game. Miami Rain played nothing but defense the entire night, holding the Orlando Extreme to 46 points. The 88 point margin of victory is the largest in WBCBL history. As a team, Miami Rain produced 30 assists and 31 steals. Leading the way for Miami Rain was Alysha Harvin. She scored 27 points including four 3-pointers. Harvin also had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. Mellissa Dalembert recorded her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Kiesha Alexander, Cantina Graham, and rookies Christina Rozier and Sudanne Stewart all scored double figures. Kristin Green had 8 rebounds. Telisha Quarles and Charmaine Clark both had 5 assists, and Telisha Quarles made 7 steals. Miami Rain improves to 1-0 on the season while Orlando Extreme falls to 0-1. Miami Rain will be on the road next Saturday as they play the Florida Knighthawks in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Posted Apr 25/11 - Mission Statement:

Miami Rain’s mission is to foster opportunities and provide an exciting environment in which women can come together as a team and enjoy the competitive sport of BASKETBALL.

In 2007, Miami Rain was established and has grown tremendously.  We are not only making great strides on the basketball court, but we are uplifting the community, building relationships, and strengthing families. 

Our goal is to help rebuild women’s basketball in this country.  We can accomplish this goal by making a difference in our community and impacting the lives of others. We are honored to say that we are currently the talk of the town and rapidly becoming recognized in other states. Basketball is not just a sport to us, it's our way of life. We can show the community how our discipline, dedication, hard work, and loyalty can transfer from the court to our everyday lives. That is what basketball means to us, and we hope it means the same to you.

Last year, we had the distinct honor of hosting the Regional and National Tournaments in South Florida. Miami Rain would like to thank all the teams in WBCBL that participated and supported our efforts to make these events run as smoothly as possible.

 

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Posted Aug 2/10 - "You Win Some & You Lose Some"

On Saturday, July 31 at Strawberry High School in Tampa, Miami Rain concluded their season with a lost to the Tampa X-Factor. There were multiple lead changes throughout the game, but Tampa X-Factor had a scoring streak during the 4th quarter and never looked back. Angela Smith dished out 27pts, 6rebs, and 3stls, while Cantina Graham had a double-double with 17pts and 11rebs. Brittany Parker (15pts, 4assts, and 3stls) and Ashley Sanders (10pts, 8rebs, and 6stls) immensely contributed as well. It’s not over yet, Miami Rain plans to seek revenge at the Regional Tournament this Saturday at Florida Memorial University. Come out and support Miami Rain!!!

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Posted Jul 25/10 - "You Gotta' Luv Us"

On Saturday, July 24th Miami Rain defeated the Lauderdale Lions at home. Telisha Quarles led Miami Rain with 16pts and 4 assts, while both her teammates Cantina Graham and Jamie Skinner contributed 13pts and 7 rebs each. The tension and aggression between the two rivalries commanded the crowd’s attention as they fought to the final quarter. In spite of winning this game, Miami Rain also accomplished a team goal, which was to win all of their home games. I must say, “Job well-done Miami Rain!”

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Posted Jul 23/10 - Miami Rain storms pass Palm Beach!!!

Miami Rain went to Palm Beach this past Saturday with one thing on their mind, which was to pull out another VICTORY.  Despite the adversity and shortage of players, this well-rounded team played hard, strong, and together. Angela Smith shot everyone out of the gym with 37 pts, while Telisha Quarles (9 pts, 13 assts, and 7 stls) and Tina Graham (10pts and 5 rebs) also contributed tremendously. Holding on to that #1 spot must be tough, but once again these ladies have proven themselves and finished with another WIN. Way to go Miami Rain!!!

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Posted Jul 12/10 - Miami Rain Defeats Rival Team the Lauderdale Lions

On Saturday afternoon, Miami Rain defeated the Lauderdale Lions 77-68. During the 1st quarter and first half of the 2nd quarter, the Lauderdale Lions kept a lead of 10 points. The Rain fought back to take the lead ending the the half in the lead by 4 points. Kiesha Alexander led the team with 19 points, Brittany Parker with 14 points & Jamie Skinner with 13 points! Miami Rain will now prepare as we take on the Palm Beach Storm at their home court!

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Posted Jun 28/10 - Miami Rain DEFEATS #1 Seed Orlando Extreme

What a Beautiful win this past Saturday by the Miami Rain. The Rain came out & Played Hard, Smart & Together to beat the top seed team "Orlando Extreme" to take over the 1ST PLACE SEED in the Suncoast Region! Leading the team with 14pts, 7rebs & 3 asts, Jamie Skinner came prepared to give nothing less than 100%. In addition to that, we also had 3 other players in double figures including Telisha Quarles & Yolanda McCormick with 12pts each and Kiesha Alexader with 10pts! The ladies of Miami Rain closed out the game with a score of 81-53! Great Job Ladies! We'll be back in action after July 4th weekend to play Lauderdale Lions in Ft. Lauderdale, FL!

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Posted Jun 21/10 - Miami Rain Defeats Jacksonville Cougars for the 2nd Time!
Miami Rain has defeated the Jacksonville Cougars for the 2nd time this season(79-64)! Even though the Rain had players that were out due to injuries, sickness and planned trips, the Rain was still able to come back with the WIN! Leading scorers were Kiesha Alexander with 29pts, 6rebs, 3stls & 3asts, Jamie Skinner with 15pts, 8rebs, & 2stls, Telisha Quarles with 11pts, 5rebs, 5asts, & 5stls, AND Cantina Graham tallied up 8pts, 7rebs, 5asts, 4stls, and 2BIG BLOCKS! Great Job Ladies! Now its time to avenge our first lost of the season as we prepare to take on the Orlando Extreme at Florida Memorial University June 26 @7pm! Come out & show ALL the SUPPORT you CAN!!! LETS GO GET EM LADIES!!!

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Posted Jun 14/10 - Miami Rain Defeats Tampa X-Factor

Miami Rain storms over Tampa X-Factor! The Rain was down by 16 in the 2nd quarter and fought back ending the 2nd half Miami Rain 30 to Tampa 34 with the AWESOME DEFENSIVE EFFORT from Brittany Parker. She entered the game in the 2nd quarter with the speed and enthusiasm needed to pick up Rain's defense! Angie Smith led the team with 25pts, Tina Graham with 14pts & Yolanda McCormick with 10pts!

The ladies of Miami Rain HIGH INTENSITY ON DEFENSE caused the Rain to pull out this Great Victory! Next, the Rain takes on the Jacksonville Cougars in Jacksonville, Florida! Time to PREPARE!!!

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Posted Jun 7/10 - Miami Rain Defeats Palm Beach Storm
On Saturday, June 5, 2010 Miami rain defeated Palm Beach Storm 108-53 while playing hard, smart & together played a huge part in this WIN. Everyone on the team scored. Miami Rain had 4 players in double figures: Kiesha Alexander leading the team with 17pts, 4rebs, 4stls & 2asts, Angela Smith tallying up 14pts & 3asts, Brittany Parker with 13pts, 3asts & 2stls, and last Cantina Graham with 13pts & 6rebs! Next week Saturday we take on Tampa X-Factor so time to buckle up ladies because the game is gonna be a long ride!

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Posted May 24/10 - 1st Home Game was a WIN

After the first game lost, the ladies of Miami Rain went through some tough practices with Coach Patterson, working tremendously hard on DEFENSE and YES it paid off against the Jackonville Cougars as the Miami Rain WON our 1st HOME GAME this past Saturday.

This WIN was a team effort as Miami Rain had 5 people in double figures. Kiesha Alexander lead the team with 16pts, Cantina Graham following behind with 14 pts, Telisha Quarles & Yolanda McCormick both put up 13pts, and Angela Smith with 10 pts. We have Memorial Day Weekend off but will be back in action June 5, 2010 against Palm Beach Storm!

 

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Posted May 17/10 - Miami Rain 1st Lost to Orlando Extreme

The Ladys of Miami Rain fought hard in the season game opener against the Orlando Extreme. The game was intense throughout the 40 minutes of playing with several lead changes but in the end, Orlando Extreme came out with the Victory. Leading the Miami Rain in the fight of a tough lost were Kiesha Alexander with 23 points, 7 rebounds & 4 steals, Jamie Skinner with 13 points & 8 rebounds and Cantina Graham with 10 points and 5 rebounds.

The Ladys of Miami Rain look forward to seeing the Orlando Extreme again on our Home Court! Coach wasn't pleased with this Lost AT ALL!!! Practice will much Tougher this week as we prepare to play the Jacksonville Cougars Saturday, May 22 @Florida Memorial University!

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Posted Jul 16/11 - Miami Rain vs Fort Lauderdale Lions

Miami Gardens, FL- Lady Rain bounce after their first lost of the season to Orlando Extreme by winning over the Fort Lauderdale Lions 75-65 at home saturday night.

Suncoast Regional start July 23-24 @ 12 noon come out and support the Women's Regionals Basketball Tournament at Florida Memorial University. 

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Posted Jul 9/11 - Tough lost for the season

Eatonville, FL- Miami Rain took their first tough lost of the season to Orlando Extreme 92-88.

Next Game, Saturday, July 16 @ 7pm at Florida Memorial.

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Posted Aug 10/10 - The WBCBL Sun-Coast Regional Tournament hosted in Miami, Florida

The WBCBL Sun-coast Regional Tournament was hosted in Miami, FL at Florida Memorial University this past Saturday, Aug 7th and Sunday, Aug. 8th and turned out to be a success for the Orlando Extreme. Opening night, Tampa X-Factor played Palm Beach Storm at 4pm and came out with a tough victory. The Orlando Extreme’s 6 player team surpassed the Ft. Lauderdale Lions at 6pm, which moved them to the semi-finals on Sunday at 2pm against Tampa X-Factor. Miami Rain had the advantage of playing the final game Saturday night against the Brevard Flame and managed to finish with another win.

The top 3 teams, Miami Rain, Orlando Extreme, and Tampa X-Factor advanced to the Semi-final and Championship games on Sunday, Aug. 8th. At 2pm, Orlando defeated Tampa vigorously as they both battled to the end. Shortly after, Miami Rain and Orlando Extreme played in the Championship game at 5pm. Orlando’s PERSEVERANCE and PRIDE allowed them to conquer Miami Rain with a final score of 83 – 79.

Now it’s time to look forward to the WBCBL National Tournament in Miami, Fl Aug. 21st and 22nd at Florida Memorial University. The host, Miami Rain is honored to have the privilege to welcome all members who are participating in Nationals to South Florida. For more information or questions, please call 1.800.521.7123. Thank you!!!

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