PSB Summer Invite Live

PSB Summer Invite Live
Anaya PeoplesAnaya Peoples

EMERSON, Ga. -- The 2016 Peach State Basketball Summer Invitational got off to a great start with 160 teams hitting the floor at LakePoint Sports indoor complex.


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As bracket play advances to Monday, the third and final day of the PSB Summer Invitational, divisional championships are on the line.

The Alabama Southern Starz 8th squad had a terrific three days at the Summer Invite.  Doug Bush's squad capped off the event with a sudden death overtime win on a slick give and go play to beat teh Arkansas Banshees 8th grade team.  It was a battle of two unbeaten teams and lived up to the hype.  Elizabeth Hill of Birmingham, Ala., hit to free-throws in the closing seconds to send the game into overtime and Keiera Griffin of Birmingham, Ala., rolled off a ball screen perfectly to get open and win on the first possession of sudden death.

Nicole Chan came up huge for ECBA Swish Black Hines in the third place game.  After her team struggled with the stingy zone defense it was Chan, a 2019 prospect from Bellevue, Wash., that drained three 3-pointers, two from the right corner, to pull All-Alabama out of zone.  It triggered a big second half run that ultimately supplied a big enough cushion to weather the late run.

The Alabama Southern Starz Looney won the @ChrisHansenPSB bracket after a hard fought match up with the West Virginia Thunder. Class of 2018 guard Karleigh Sledge of Tuscumbia, Ala., led the Southern Starz Looney with 13 points while Erin Daniels of Portsmouth, Ohio led all scorers with 15 points. 

In what was a hotly contested game from wire to wire, Team Elite Hubbard managed to pull out a narrow victory over the Northside Swish 45-41.  Foul trouble was a story in this one as the Northside Swarm had several players plagued with early fouls forcing their coach, Dan Oda to have to shuffle his lineup for a majority of the game.  For team Elite Hubbard, Victoria Saxton was key in the middle as she managed to score 13 points while blocking and changing a number of shots around the rim.  On the perimeter, Paisley Morrison of the Northside Swarm used her crafty feel for the game and smooth perimeter jumper to fuel her team's offensive attack. Morrison, who finished with 14 points before fouling out, is headed to BYU next year. 

In a tremendous finale of the Any Gym Is Home division, San Antonio's Finest Cee Lou, behind the 16 points from Louisville commit Nyah Green, outlasted Central Florida Elite EYBL 47-45 for a bracket championship.  Nalyssa Smith, the No. 5 player in the 2018 ELITE 60, added 10 in the win.  Kari Niblack, a 6-1 prospect from Ocala, Fla., scored 14 points.

The summer of 2016's giant slayers, the Northside Swarm, came up just short in their upsdet bid against Team Elite Hubbard.  Team Elite, arguablythe top U15 team in the country, got 23 combined points from Victoria Saxton and Robyn Benton.  Swarm, who had to sit star 2018 forward Shalyse Smith due to foul trouble, got 14 points from Paisley Johnson and another 11 points from Allie Morrison. The Atlanta based Team Elite got the championship behind a 45-41 win on the SUVtv live stream.


With trips to the semifinal round on the line in the early games Sunday and a chance to set up a Monday championship bout.  

San Antonio's Finest Cee Lou came to their 8:30 a.m. showdown with Alabama Southern Starz Bush ready to roll.  A surge before halftime pushed Finest to a double-digit lead and in the second half the crew from Texas answered every run that the Starz threw their way.  With players committed to ACC and SEC schools on the floor for both teams and multiple ranked prospects as well, the sideline was packed with coaches from across the country. 

ECBA Swish 2019 overcame a two game losing streak dating back to last season against the Indy Gym Rats 2019, with a down to the wire finish.  Free-throws from Kelsey Lenzie and Grace Sarver provide the three-point cushion late to earn the much need streak-breaking win.

She goes by the nickname "Snoop" which must translate into shooter as Katlyn Ghavidel can flat out stroke it from deep.  Th 5-6 guard from Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, is a player that you can't let get a clean look.  If she gets 10 toes to the rim, even from well behind the arc, there's a goo dhcance it's going in.  She hit a corner three just before halftime to keep SA Finest Tay Bo within striking distance of a talented and big Tampa Thunder Team Dupree.  This squad leans on the 3-ball as Vanessa Oyola conntected on multiple bombs as well.

Sahara Jones does a lot of the little things well. That, matched with her athletic ability, make her an asset to her SA Finest Team Mirez squad. She tracks the ball with intensity and pushes it out quickly in transition.

Nehaa Sohail of Team Fusion Elect is filling it up from the perimeter. The 6-2 forward from El Paso, Texas, has range has range from well beyond the arc.

Maddey Moyer of Toledo Thunder Black had 30 points, 21 of which were from beyond the 3-point line. For the Mentor High School rising senior and her teammates it just wasn't quite enough to hold off a tough Missouri Phenom team.

The Fresno Lady Heat had a good showing Sunday afternoon.  Led by the 3-point barrage from 2017 guard Janelle Sumilong, the Lady Heat cruised to a win in the second half.  Talented 2019 guard Aunjona James, a 5-10 prospect from San Joaquin Memorial, brings length, the ability to create and impact on d




Saturday evening the #PSBSummerInvite progressed from showcase matchups to bracket play.  First round games tipped off at 4:40 p.m. and the action only got more intense.

ECBA Swish Black PSB post Taryn Shelley showed her versatility by grabbing defensive rebounds and hitting trail threes.  The 6-3 post from Shorline, Wash., has committed to Washington State.

Class of 2017 post Aaliyah Johnson from the Missouri Phenom is a value recruit with her ability to finish around the rim and hit the spot up jumper. The 6-2 prospect will be a senior at Lee's Summit this fall.

Alabama Starz Sophomore and Fresno Lady Heat just went down to the wire.  This one was filled with a lot of young talent from both teams. The Southern Starz held on for a 59-55 victory.

In what is becoming a regular occurance, the Northside Swarm from the Greater Seattle Area, is taking on a celebrated EYBL team and taking it to the brink.  Led by BYU commit Paisley Johnson and four-star 2018 forward Shalyse Smith, the Swarm took a five point lead into the fourth quarter in the opening round of bracket play.  Johnson hit a pivotal 3-ball with 4:20 to play, a deep shot from top of the key extended, to squash an All Ohio run and give the Swarm a 42-32 lead and they held on to a 45-42 win.

Eylia Bruce is showing well for Missouri Phenom White. The Kansas City, Mo., native has a nice mid-range jumper and soft touch around the basket. She will be one to watch from the class of 2020.

Nicole Chan came out hot for ECBA Swish Black 2019  The 5-8 guard from Bellevue, Wash.  The rising sophomore at Newport High School was in full knock down mode, hitting multiple threes off of early spotups in transition as well as when point guard Kelsey Lenzie would penetrate and kick.


The day one morning matchups were ripe with high profile showcase games across divisions.  Those highly competitive games set up terrific individual matchups as well.

Georgia Red Storm rising sophomore guard Chellia Watson showed she has an elite skill in the opening round of games.  The 5-6 off-ball guard from Winder, Ga., hit five threes in the first three quarters to help her squad take control in the second half.  Her long-range ability stretched the zone defense of West Michigan Drive and allowed the Red Storm posts to get one-on-one touches on the blocks.

Class of 2017 forward Danielle Sanderlin of Books and Basketball 17U is versatile and skilled. She showed touch and footwork while working the hi-low game.  The 6-0 rising senior is from Williamstown, N.J. and Glouscester Catholic High School.  

The Books and Basketball U15 team also had an eye-catcher Saturday morning.  Jaylyn Spalding of Lawrenceville, N.J., was active on both ends of the floor.  The left-handed wing player looks to score both inside and out.  The Books and Basketball program had a great start to the #PSBSummerInvite as a whole.

Nikki Ezeh for West Michigan Drive uses her size well to get straight to the rim on her drive game.  The 5-11 rising senior guard from Grand Rapids, Mich., had a great start to her #PSBSummerInvite.

DaKiyah Sanders of the Alabame Southern Starz 2020 Select plays with a lot of poise for her age. The 5-11 point guard from Bremen, Ala., and Cold Springs High School makes things happen with the ball in her hands.

Arkansas Banshees 2019 group is a young group on the rise. They walked away with a 20-plus-point victory in today's exhibition opener. Braelyn Rhodes of Piggott, Ark., and Dasia Young of Jonesboro, Ark., are two to watch.

Alabama Southern Starz 2018 Looney started on the right foot with a victory in front of schools like Georgia State, Chattanooga, Furman and several more. Guards Zippy Broughton of Wetumpka, Ala., and Skyla Knight of Birmingham, Ala., are skilled shot makers.

Lauren Brocke of Idaho Hoop Dreams Black is a versatile player at 6-2. The Boise native is able to defend the post as well as out on the perimeter. Brocke shot the ball well from the perimeter and has range beyond the arc.

Northside Swarm is getting a solid performance from Shalyse Smith. The 6-1 small forward has a knack for tracking the ball with her athleticism.

Sylvia Bruce is showing well for Missouri Phenom White. The Kansas City, Mo., navie will be one to watch from the class of 2020.

ECBA Swish Black wing Jade Loville has some great moments in helping fuel the comeback win over Indy Gym Rats Silver EYBL PSB.  The lefty has a quick first step and a smoothness to her change of direction moves.  

Destanni Henderson of Florida Future was electric in a game versus Team Fusion Elect. With Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw watching, she slashed to the bucket and was efficient at scoring. The No. 11 prospect in the ELITE 60 hails from Myers, Fla., and showcased a willingness to dump to the open teammate which was equally impressive as her scoring.

Put Georgia Hoopstars forward Kimberly Forbes of Buford, Ga., on the list for good athletes. She is a versatile defender who can also mix it up on the offensive end.


Day One In Photos -- Slideshow

Danny Riego works his bench during a time out during the @KeilMoorePSB Exhibition Session of the PSB Summer Invitational. *Photo by Larry Rhinehart.

Florida Future coach Robert giles draws up a play during a win tight over Best Choice United in the @KeilMoorePSB Exhibition round of the PSB Summer Invitational. *Photo by Larry Rhinehart.

Jennifer Coleman of Richmond, Va., steps to the line for her Cross-Over Hoops Premier team.  *Photo by Larry Rhinehart.

Nyah Green, a Louisville commit in the 2019 class, looks for an angle to attack in her San Antonio's Finest matchup with All Ohio Black. *Photo by Larry Rhinehart.

Anaya Peoples of Best Choice United out of Indiana helped her team split two highly competitve games on day one of the #PSBSummerInvite tournament. *Photo by Larry Rhinehart.

Stan Delus addresses his So Cal Select Valley Elite team in their matchup with Best Choice United. *Photo by Larry Rhinehart.

Breyenne Bellerand of Emerson, N.J., and the NJ Sparks Gold, gets ready to knock down a free-throw at the PSB Summer Invitational *Photo by Ty Freeman.

Scott Johnson gives directions Saturday night to his West Virginia Thunder PSB team. *Photo by Ty Freeman.

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