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March 2018

Red Bank Middle School Lady Rockets
Basketball Champions 2018 

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The Red Bank Middle School Girls Basketball Team continued the RBMS championship streak by
taking the division title for the first time in 24 years. The girls finished the season including
playoff games with a record of 12-2 in the Shore Athletic League and overall record of 13-2.
This was a Cinderella season for the Lady Basketball Hoop
Rockets who proved that you can never count out the underdog. 

The team of fourteen 6th through 8th grade girls worked hard to train and learn new skills. Over half
of the players were new to the game of basketball. Knowing they had their work cut out for them,
the team and coach committed to working hard at two-a-day daily practices. Additional training and
support was provided to the girls team through a community partnership with Jersey Fusion Elite Trainers.
The Lady Rockets set a long term goal to win the championship, but with the focus
of handling it one game at a time. 

Throughout the winning season the efforts, commitment, and dedication were led by 8th grade
Co-Captains,Taniya Morris and Mandy Zheng. A breakout performance by 7th grade student
Claudia “The Wall” Garcia was strong when coupled with Tyasia Cooper’s constant
crashing at the boards. Bringing it all together was the suffocating defense from Lillian Wooley.
By working together, these young women rose to victory and captured the hearts of the school community.
 The strong season helped the Lady Rockets earn home court advantage for the playoff and
championship games. The enthusiasm and pride for the team was evident as both games brought
in a packed house. Special fan appearances were made by members of the
Monmouth University Women’s’ Basketball Team who have served as role models for the Rockets.
Throughout the championship game, the Lady Rockets played their best to beat Henry Hudson 32-11.
Coach Amy Campbell summed up the season by saying: “I am so proud of how the girls came
together to accomplish their goal. They played with heart, class, and passion, which is an
unstoppable combination”. In this Cinderella story the Lady Rockets did not need
a glass slipper to fit, but the basketball sneakers sure did!!!

Congratulations Girls!!!!