The FBC Blue team, made up of girls basketball players throughout Southern California, took out its competition at the fourth annual Summertime Invitational last week in Las Vegas, winning all five of its games in front of approximately 100 different college coaches according to Calhisports.com.
FBC Blue got its share of contributions from local junior players, as incoming seniors Cierra Windham, (Norco) and Meghin Williams (Summit), along with incoming juniors Chloe Wells (Miller) and Rhema Gardner (Ayala) all starred at times for the team. Windham, a 6-foot-3 forward, had 14 points and eight rebounds in a semifinal win over Team Xpress Black from San Antonio.
Wells was lauded for her point guard work, especially her 14 points, six assists and five steals in the 68-51 championship game over Las Vegas Elite. The 5-7 guard had 20 assists and 22 steals in the five games.
The 6-2 Williams had her best game in pool play against a team from Calgary, Canada, scoring nine points, while the 6-1 Gardner had five points and four rebounds in a pool play victory over Oregon Elite Navy.
Los Osos senior Tara Roenicke and Serrano graduate Caitlin Ledoux will be heading out to The Hague, Netherlands Sunday, as they will represent the United States in the Under-19 Beach Volleyball World Championships. The tournament will run from July 30-Aug. 3.
This will be Roenicke’s second go-round representing the United States, as she played in the U-19 Worlds last summer in Poland. This will be her first tournament with Ledoux, who will report to Long Beach State a few days after the tournament concludes next Sunday. However, Roenicke, 16, and Ledoux. 18, were teammates in club volleyball, something that has helped them jell.
“We’ve been practicing a lot over these last three weeks,” Ledoux said. “It’s been hard work, but I feel like we have a good rhythm going right away. I’m just excited to fly over there and get playing.”
The Sun and Bulletin will be running a more in-depth story about the duo in the next couple of days and will also be keeping tabs on how Roenicke and Ledoux do in The Netherlands.
I just got off the phone with Los Osos quarterback Richard Brehaut, who dazzled at the Elite 11 quarterback camp in Mission Viejo over the past four days. Brehaut, who verbally committed to UCLA in May, dazzled an Elite 11 staff that included Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, Bengals wide receiver and Barstow native T.J. Houshmandzadeh and USC quarterback Mark Sanchez with his accuracy – winning the camp’s Golden Gun Award in a competition between 12 of the best high school senior quarterbacks in the nation.
“It was one of the best experiences of my life,” Brehaut said. “Just meeting all these guys and hanging out with them for a few days was awesome. I’m definitely proud of the way I competed.”
Brehaut set the camp record for accuracy points today with a score of 27, besting the previous-best mark of 24, which he tied Wednesday. Brehaut, the MVP runner-up to Georgia commit Aaron Murray, was also named the quarterback most likely to fit in any college system and the player most likely to start first in college.
Look out for a longer story detailing Brehaut’s week in Friday’s Sun and Daily Bulletin.