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Delaware Lady Sharks Clinch AAU Division II National Title


NEWARK, DE, July 20, 2007—The Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club Girls Basketball Team won the AAU Division II National Championship last week, held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, FL.

The 16-and-under Lady Sharks compiled a perfect record of 9-0, competing against teams from across the United States. The girl’s stiffest challenge came in Game #4, a 79-72 victory over the Lenawee Magic of Michigan.

The girls, who hail from public and private schools throughout the greater Newark area, each played a crucial role in claiming the national title. Lady Sharks Jasmine Gibson, Alexandria Massado, and Telisha Turner were each selected to participate in the All-Tournament team. Turner, 16, from Glasgow High School, led all scorers with an average of 21 points per game.

“They earned this title by working hard and playing together as a team,” said co-coach Robbie Johnson. “Every girl on the team made an important contribution. We couldn’t be more proud of what they’ve achieved.”

About the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Newark
The Greater Newark (Route 40) Boys & Girls Club mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The club provides after-school and weekend programs to over 3,000 local youths. The 33,000 square foot facility includes swimming pool, games room, large gymnasium, art room, computer center, and library. The Club also includes athletic fields and a stand-alone Teen Center.



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