LVBR Basketball News & Updates
Former UMBC Head Coach- Randy Monroe will be the opening guest speaker at the Show Me the Money Showcase! Monroe coached at UMBC for 19 years and will be sharing his unequivalent knowledge to our audience. In 2008 Monroe led a UMBC team featuring Valley legends- Ray Barbosa (Allen) and Jay Greene (Whitehall) to the NCAA tournament where they played Big East power Georgetown.
Due to overflow of interest, EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY 9AM-1230 SUNDAY!!!
The premier D2 & D3 evaluation event of PA is back! THIS SUNDAY OCT 13TH. 9am-1230pm @ Kutztown University. This is an INVITE ONLY event. Rosters will be released by Thursday Oct 10th. Every D2 AND D3 midatlantic region conference were represented last year. Any participants that would like to be considered, email us! email@example.com. Click here for more information!!
9/27 The 5th Annual Muhlenberg Shootout is this Saturday! The Muhlenberg staff has done a monstrous job puttting together some of the best talent in our region. LVBR LIVE! will be giving all the updates throughout the day. Click here for teams and marquee players in the event.
9/25 SLASHER INVASION!! Former Muhlenberg Asst Coach- Ryan "Slasher" Finch is the new director of Hoop Group Skills. He will be back in the Valley this Saturday to orchestrate a clinic at the Eastside Youth Center. In addition Finch organizes the Hoop Group Jr Elite Top100 (Oct 12th Competitive Edge) and the Turkey Tip off (Nov 30-Dec 1). During his time as an Assistant to Muhlenberg's Scott McClary, Ryan established himself as one of the top upcoming basketball personalities in the Lehigh Valley as the lead director with the popular McHoops Camp (Muhlenberg College).
Next Level Basketball Training Starts Sept 22nd at Broughal Middle School 630pm-8pm. Middle School and High School Girls.
No area team has played better lately than Phillipsburg. They were looking to cap off a perfect summer in Lehigh Valley action. The Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks are a seasoned group and they certainly weren't going to go down without a fight in the Forks Summer League Divaz Finals. Click here to check out all the playoff action in Forks, the final championship of the summer.
Most of the Divaz summer action has concluded. The Forks Summer League finished up their regular season this week and LVBR was on hand for some of the games. The Phillipsburg Stateliners were missing a number of key pieces, but still continued their impressive run. They finished the league up undefeated after sweeping through the Holy Family Tournament a month ago. Nicole Pritchard stepped her game up for the Stateliners this week. Here is a recap of this week's action.
The Dunmore Bucks won the Battle of Scranton in the Sportsfest Divaz Finals. Although there weren't any Lehigh Valley teams battling for the crown, there was still plenty of our local teams in action at Cedar Beach throughout the weekend. Our busy LVBR staff took in 22 games in the Divaz tournament over the last 4 days. Check out our coverage here.
7/19 The Liberty Hurricanes were looking for two titles in one day in Divaz action on Wednesday. The Northampton Konkrete Kids had something to say about the matter though at the Catasauqua Summer League Finals. Easton is off to a strong start in Sportsfest. Check out our coverage of action from Catasauqua, Cedar Beach and also Holy Family!
The Northwestern Tigers have been busy this weekend, playing the Stellar "Catch a Rising Star" Tournament, as well as the Holy Family Tournament. They went undefeated at Stellar to capture the crown, but things haven't been as easy in Nazareth. They are battling for a playoff spot and need some big wins on Tuesday to make it that far. LVBR was on hand most of the day Sunday as well as Monday afternoon, to bring you Divaz action.
What can Brown do for you? Parkland's Olivia Brown delivered in a big way as the Trojans survived in the consolation bracket of the Stellar "Catch a Rising Star" Tournament on Saturday. The second Holy Family Tournament of the summer got underway as well this weekend. LVBR was there to take in Divaz action at both events.
The weather is heating up and so is the action with tournaments all throughout a busy July. Check out our Divaz coverage featuring action from the Stellar "Catch a Rising Star" Tournament as well as AAU coverage of the USA Invitational. Sabrina Mertz of Northwestern led a balanced attack as the Tigers advanced at Cedar Beach.
Phillipsburg's Jess Kovatch tells everyone, "I got this!" As she leads the Stateliners to the Holy Family Invitational Championship and MVP. Extensive Divaz coverage of the Holy Family Invitational including All Tournament team and updates from the Splash Shootout in Blue Mountain. Click here for the Divaz season coverage.
District 11 3A Champions (Divaz): Bethlehem Catholic Lady Hawks.
District 11 2A Champions: Notre Dame Green Pond
Vincent "The Big" Eze defensively overwhelms gamed Catty for District Gold
District 11 1A Champions: Mahanoy Area Golden Bears
"Ebo" Marbury comes close, but Mahmod and McNeil lead Mahanoy to Gold.