2005 Naples Daily News Holiday Shootout (Girls) 

Naples, Florida
December 30, 2004 - January 3, 2005

Copyright 2005 Ron Harrison

This is the sixth year for this prestigious event and features some excellent teams and players for this edition of the tourney.  The teams entered are:  Archbishop Carroll (Radnor, PA), Barron Collier (Naples, FL), Bishop Verot (Ft. Myers, FL), Chaminade Madonna (Hollywood, FL), Community School of Naples (Naples, FL), Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, FL), Gulf Coast (Naples, FL), Jamestown (Williamsburg, VA),  Lakeland Evangel (Lakeland, FL), Lexington Catholic (Lexington, KY), Monsignor Pace (Miami, FL), North Allegheny (Pittsburgh, PA), North Clayton (College Park, GA), Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge, TN), The Peddie School (Hightstown, NJ), and Bradenton Southeast (Bradenton, FL).

There are 16 teams entered in this premier event and the games will be played at Barron Collier High School.  The tourney director Byrd Crawford’s 16 team format assures each team will play a minimum of three games.

December 30th, 2004 - Day 1

Oak Ridge

58

Gulf Coast

23

Lexington Catholic

86

Monsignor Pace

36

Deerfield Beach

66

Chaminade Madonna

31

Jamestown

66

Lakeland Evangel

25

North Clayton

58

Bishop Verot

23

The Peddie School

53

Community School

20

Archbishop Carroll

50

Bradenton Southeast

39

Barron Collier

57

North Allegheny

39

Monsignor Pace (7-3) vs. Lexington Catholic (9-0)

Monsignor Pace coach Clyde B. Glover started the following lineup:  5-11 Sr. Jameela Hayes, 6-0 Sr. Marquita Adley, 6-1 Sr. Whitney Fields, 5-5 Jr. Ionnie McNeill, and 5-9 Jr. Chantel Rivero.  Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 5-9 Sr. Adaeze Azubuike, 6-0 Jr. Anaris Sickles, 6-1 Sr. Shannon Novosel, 5-6 So. Keyla Snowden, and 5-8 Jr. Nikki Davis.

Lexington Catholic scored 58 points off 37 Monsignor Pace turnovers on their way to an 86-36 victory. Lexington Catholic shot 48.4% from the field, was 23 of 35 from the free throw line, and pulled down 41 rebounds.  Lexington Catholic held a 31-13 advantage in bench scoring. Monsignor Pace shot 32.6% from the field, connected on six of 13 free throws, and pulled down 30 rebounds.

Lexington Catholic was led by Nikki Davis with 19 points and six assists.  5-6 Fr. Briana Green added 14 points off the bench.  Keyla Snowden and Shannon Novosel added 15 and 11 points respectively.  5-9 Fr. Natalie Novosel chipped in with seven points and eight rebounds. Marquita Adley and Ionnie McNeill led Monsignor Pace with 11 and nine points respectively.

Monsignor Pace

13

12

7

4

-

36

Lexington Catholic 

20

28

26

12

-

86

Monsignor Pace

(36)

-

Hayes 2, Adley 11, Fields 1, McNeil 9, Rivero 0, Lightbourn 4, Coffie 2, Lamar 2, Jimeson 3, Lee 2.

Lexington Catholic

(86)

-

Azubuike 4, Sickles 6, S. Novosel 11, Snowden 15, Davis 19, Scordo 2, Rhule 2, Cash 4, N. Novosel 7, Elam 2, Green 4.

December 31st, 2004 - Day 2

Consolation Bracket

Monsignor Pace

65

Community School

43

North Allegheny

68

Lakeland Evangel

22

Gulf Coast

52

Bishop Verot

20

Bradenton Southeast

52

Chaminade Madonna

28

Quarterfinals

Oak Ridge

53

North Clayton

44

Lexington Catholic

59

The Peddie School

48

Archbishop Carroll

52

Deerfield Beach

40

Barron Collier

67

Jamestown

54

The Peddie School (4-2) vs. Lexington Catholic (10-0)  (Quarterfinal)

The Peddie School coach Sean Casey started the following lineup:  6-1 Bridgette Mitchell, 5-8 Karly Grace, 6-3 Crystal Goring, 5-8 Devon Carey, and 5-7 Ashley Hart.  Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 5-9 Sr. Adaeze Azubuike, 6-0 Jr. Anaris Sickles, 6-1 Sr. Shannon Novosel, 5-6 So. Keyla Snowden, and 5-8 Jr. Nikki Davis.

Lexington Catholic survived a third quarter rally by The Peddie School to capture a 59-48 decision  Lexington Catholic led 25-12 at halftime but The Peddie School went on a 22-12 run in the third quarter to trail 37-34 entering the final period.

Lexington Catholic shot 36.7% from the field, was 19 of 29 from the free throw line, and grabbed 35 rebounds.  The Peddie School shot 38.6% from the field, connected on nine of 15 free throws, and pulled down 34 rebounds.  Lexington Catholic scored 28 points off 28 Peddie School turnovers, while The Peddie School could only manage 15 points off 21 Lexington Catholic turnovers.  Nikki Davis led Lexington Catholic with 16 points and nine assists.  Anaris Sickles and Keyla Snowden added 10 and nine points respectively.  Bridgette Mitchell led The Peddie School with 16 points and 13 rebounds.  Crystal Goring added 14 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots.  Devon Carey added 13 points including three three point baskets.

The Peddie School 

4

8

22

14

-

48

Lexington Catholic 

12

13

12

22

-

59

The Peddie School

(48)

-

Mitchell 16, Grace 0, Goring 14, Carey 13, Hart 5.

Lexington Catholic

(59)

-

Azubuike 7, Sickles 10, S. Novosel 7, Snowden 9, Davis 16, Green 6, N. Novosel 4.

January 1st,2005 - Day 3

Consolation Bracket

Monsignor Pace

58

Gulf Coast

33

North Allegheny

51

Bradenton Southeast

41

The Peddie School

45

North Clayton

29

Jamestown

69

Deerfield Beach

55

Semifinals

Lexington Catholic

56

Oak Ridge

37

Archbishop Carroll

49

Barron Collier

34

Oak Ridge vs. Lexington Catholic  (Semifinal)

Oak Ridge coach Jill Prudden started the following lineup:  Fr. Kelcee Ramsey,  Sr. Colleen McConnell, Jr. Keke Stewart, Sr. Karmen Smith, and So. Dasjanae McClanahan.  Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 5-9 Sr. Adaeze Azubuike, 6-0 Jr. Anaris Sickles, 6-1 Sr. Shannon Novosel, 5-6 So. Keyla Snowden, and 5-8 Jr. Nikki Davis.  

Lexington Catholic scored 28 points off 25 Oak Ridge turnovers in a 56-37 victory.  Lexington Catholic shot 42.1% from the field, connected on seven of nine free throws, and pulled down 39 rebounds.  Oak Ridge shot 34.9% from the field, connected on seven of 17 free throws, and grabbed 30 rebounds.

5-9 Fr. Natalie Novosel led Lexington Catholic with 14 points, seven rebounds, and five steals.  Anaris Sickles added 12 points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots. Keke Stewart and Karmen Smith led Oak Ridge with 11 and nine points respectively.    

Oak Ridge 

11

8

8

10

-

37

Lexington Catholic 

14

17

12

13

-

56

Oak Ridge

(37)

-

Ramsey 6, McConnell 2, Stewart 11, Smith 9, McClanahan 0, Huddleston 2, Underwood 5, Jones 2.

Lexington Catholic

(56)

-

Azubuike 6, Sickles 12, S. Novosel 4, Snowden 8, Davis 6, Green 6, N. Novosel 14.

Archbishop Carroll vs. Barron Collier  (Semifinal)

Archbishop Carroll outscored Barron Collier by a combined score of 33-10 in the second and third quarters to take a 49-34 victory to advance to the championship game.  The victors were led by 5-9 Sr. Danielle Costantino with 17 points.  Barron Collier was paced today by 5-11 Jr. Courtney Jacob and 5-8 Sr. Nicole Blake with nine and eight points respectively. 

Archbishop Carroll

8

17

16

8

-

49

Barron Collier 

9

6

4

15

-

34

Archbishop Carroll

(49)

-

Stovall 4, J. Pearson 5, Holzer 4, Costantino 17, Lapetina 6, Gavin 3, McNight 1, M. Pearson 4, Keil 3, Klusek 2.

Barron Collier 

(34)

-

Jacob 9, Taricska 2, Molina 2, Blake 8, Ward 1, Will 3, Gatz 6, Johnson 1, Zampell 2.

 January 3rd, 2005 – Day 4

Consolation Bracket

Bishop Verot

49

Chaminade Madonna

34

(Guaranteed 3rd game)

Deerfield Beach

50

North Clayton

32

(Eleventh Place)

Bradenton Southeast

56

Community School*

27

(Ninth Place)

Monsignor Pace

48

North Allegheny

45

(Seventh Place)

The Peddie School

55

Jamestown

45

(Fifth Place)

Barron Collier

58

Oak Ridge

46

(Third Place)

*Lakeland Evangel chose to forfeit the 3rd game Guarantee contest and Gulf Coast chose not to play in the 9th Place game.  Therefore, Community School was the opponent for Bradenton Southeast in this contest.

Championship Game

Lexington Catholic

54

Archbishop Carroll

44

 

Lexington Catholic (12-0) vs. Archbishop Carroll (8-0)  (Championship) 

Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd started the following lineup:  5-9 Sr. Adaeze Azubuike, 6-0 Jr. Anaris Sickles, 6-1 Sr. Shannon Novosel, 5-6 So. Keyla Snowden, and 5-8 Jr. Nikki Davis.  Archbishop Carroll coach Barry Kirsch countered with 5-11 Sr. Enonge Stovall, 5-7 Sr. Jessica Pearson, 6-2 Katie Holzer, 6-2 Jr. Tara Lapetina, and 5-9 Sr. Danielle Costantino

Lexington Catholic led 33-30 at the end of three quarters before pulling away in the final quarter for a 54-44 victory.  The score was tied 23-23 at halftime mainly due to the hot shooting of Danielle Costantino who tallied 16 points by the intermission.  The victors were 36.5% from the field, connected on 14 of 22 free throws, and pulled down 46 rebounds.  Archbishop Carroll shot 28.1% from the field, connected on eight of 13 free throws, and grabbed 34 rebounds. 

Lexington Catholic was led by Anaris Sickles with 11 points and 14 rebounds.  Keyla Snowden and Nikki Davis each added 11 points.  Shannon Novosel only recorded two points but she pulled down 10 rebounds, blocked four shots, and recorded three steals.  Danielle Costantino led Archbishop Carroll with 24 points.  Archbishop Carroll was hampered during the tournament by the loss of Florida-bound 6-4 Sr. Kelly Cornish who is out with a broken foot.

Lexington Catholic

11

12

10

21

-

54

Archbishop Carroll

8

15

7

14

-

44

 

Lexington Catholic

(54) -

Azubuike 1, Sickles 11, S. Novosel 2, Snowden 11, Davis 11, Green 9, Rhule 2, N. Novosel 7.

Archbishop Carroll

(44) -

Stovall 0, Pearson 3, Holzer 3, Lapetina 6, Costantino 24, McKnight 4, Keil 4.

 

All Tournament Team  

Nikki Davis

Lexington Catholic

  MVP

Keyla Snowden

Lexington Catholic

 

Natalie Novosel

Lexington Catholic

 

Anaris Sickles

Lexington Catholic

 

Enonge Stovall

Archbishop Carroll

 

Danielle Costantino

Archbishop Carroll

 

Tara Lapetina

Archbishop Carroll

 

Courtney Jacob

Barron Collier

 

Karady Gatz

Barron Collier

 

Nicole Blake

Barron Collier

 

Keke Stewart

Oak Ridge

 

Bridgette Mitchell

The Peddie School

 

Rachel Divosevic

North Allegheny

 

Conclusion

Congratulations to Coach Greg Todd and the Lexington Catholic Lady Knights for capturing the championship in this star-studded field.  Also, congratulations to the tourney director, organizers, and sponsors for putting together an event of this magnitude.  Coach Mike Hamburger and the host school Barron Collier also made quite an impact in this tourney.  The Lady Cougars culminated an excellent week by capturing Third Place in the tourney.

Acknowledgments

A special thanks to Glenn Gentry and Gary Long of Lexington Catholic for sending me the statistics and info for this tourney

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the tournament, teams, or players to me at  prephoops@yahoo.com .
Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky/prephoops.