Nuggets hosting AAU super regional

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Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 07:10 PM.

PANAMA CITY BEACH — The Florida Nuggets AAU girls basketball team will host a 55-team super regional tournament in both boys and girls divisions beginning on Friday.

Games will be played at six locations in Bay County. Among them are Rutherford High School and Gulf Coast State College, which can accommodate two games simultaneously, along with Arnold High School, Everitt and Surfside middle schools and Breakfast Point.

“Ballin on the Beach” will feature four age divisions for boys and three for girls. Teams will represent Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, but there also will be local and area entrants.

Among them are the host Florida Nuggets, based in Bay County, that recently won a state championship. The Nuggets won this event in 2012.

“It’s not going to be easy,” Nuggets coach Terry Booker said. “Last year we didn’t make it to the final.”

The team has a Mosley High School flavor with Minnya Ross, Niyah Grady, J’Nyiah Daniels and Hennessey Smith all members of the Dolphins. Lilyann Robinson is from Arnold and Amanda Paschal is a Class 1A all-state player from Chipley.

Other members of the Nuggets include Micala Fisanick, an eighth-grader from Holmes County, Justice Taylor, Karlisha Works and Mckenzie Perot. JoJo Booker, Anton Waters and Mike Howell also help coach.

Boys teams include the Poplar Springs Atomics in seventh grade, Marianna Elite and Lynn Haven Wildcats in ninth grade and Springfield Gladiators in 11th grade. 

Games begin Friday at 5 p.m. with championships in all age divisions sometime Sunday afternoon.

A daily pass is $10 and tournament passes are available for $25.

Schedule, by age group:

Boys

Seventh grade — Friday: 5 p.m., DCA Basketball vs. Rokstarz Elite (Rutherford A), Atomics vs. Alabama Hornets (Rutherford B). 7:30 p.m., DCA Basketball vs. Bama Hurricanes (Everitt), 8:45 p.m. Enterprise Thunder vs. Georgia Hoyas (Rutherford B). Saturday: 9 a.m., Bama Hurricanes vs. Georgia Hoyas (Surfside), DCA Basketball vs. Enterprise Thunder (Breakfast Point), 10:15 a.m., Alabama Hornets vs. Rokstarz Elite (Surfside), DCA Basketball vs. Atomics (Breakfast Point), 2 p.m., Bama Hurricanes vs. Enterprise Thunder (Breakfast Point), Georgia Hoyas vs. DCA Basketball (Surfside), 3:15 p.m., Alabama Hornets vs. DCA Basketball (Surfside), Rokstarz Elite vs. Atomics (Breakfast Point). Sunday: 11:30 a.m., Pool A 1 vs. Pool B 2 (Rutherford A), Pool B 1 vs. Pool A 2 (Gulf Coast B), 2 p.m., championship (Rutherford B).

Eighth grade — Friday: 5 p.m., Bama Saints vs. LaGrange Bruins (GC B), 6:15 p.m., LaGrange Warriors vs. Team Finese (Ruth. B), 8:45 p.m., Georgia Kings vs. Georgia Hoyas (Ruth. B). Saturday: 10:15 a.m., Enterprise Thunder vs. LaGrange Bruins (Everitt), Team Finese vs. Georiga Hoyas (Ruth. A), LaGrange Warriors vs. Georgia Kings (Ruth. B), 12:45 p.m., Crawford County vs. Bama Saints (Ruth. A), Georgia Hoyas vs. LaGrange Warriors (Ruth. B), 2 p.m., Georgia Kings vs. Team Finese (Ruth. B), 3:15 p.m., LaGrange Bruins vs. Crawford County (Ruth. A), Bama Saints vs. Enterrpise Thunder (Ruth. B), 5:45 p.m., Crawford County vs. Enterprise Thunder (Ruth. A). Sunday: 12:45 p.m. Pool A 1 vs. Pool B 2 (Ruth. A), Pool B 1 vs. Pool A 2 (Ruth. B), 3:15 p.m. championship (GC B).

Ninth grade — Friday: 5 p.m., West Florida Warriors vs. Spartan Elite (GC A), 6:15 p.m., Bama Hurricanes vs. Lynn Haven Wildcats (Everitt), LaGrange Warriors vs. Albany Elite (Ruth. A), 8:45 p.m., Bama Hurricanes vs. Marianna Elite (Everitt), 10 p.m., Crawford Co. Supersonics vs. Georgia Hoyas (Ruth. B). Saturday: 9 a.m., Georgia Kings vs. LaGrange Warriors (Ruth. A), Lynn Haven Wildcats vs. Marianna Elite (Ruth. B), Spartans Elite vs. Georgia Hoyas (Everitt), 11:30 a.m., Albany Elite vs. Georgia Kings (Ruth. A), Crawford Co. Supersoncis vs. Spartans Elite (Ruth B), Georgia Hoyas vs. West Florida Warriors (Everitt), 2 p.m., West Florida Warriors vs. Crawford Co. Supersonics (Ruth. A), 4:30 p.m, Pool C 2 vs. Pool A 3 (Ruth A), Pool A 2 vs. Pool B 3 (Ruth. B), 5:45 p.m., Pool B 2 vs. Pool C 3 (BP). Sunday: 10:15 a.m., Pool B 1 vs. TBD (GC A), Pool C 1 vs. TBD (GC B), Pool A 1 vs. TBD (Ruth. A), 2 p.m., semifinals (GC B), 4:30 p.m., championship (GC A).

11th grade — Friday: 7:30 p.m., Springfield Gladiators vs. Rokstarz Elite (Ruth. A), Gainesville Storm vs. Columbus Warriors (Ruth. B), 10 p.m., Georgia Kings  vs. Spartans Elite (Ruth. A), Enterprise Thunder vs. Georgia Hoyas (Everitt). Saturday: 11:30 a.m., Georgia Kings vs. Georgia Hoyas (Surfside), Spartans Elite vs. Enterprise Thunder (BP), 12:45 p.m., Columbus Warriors vs. Springfield Gladiators (Surfside), Rokstarz Elite vs. Gainesville Storm (BP), 4:30 p.m., Georgia Hoyas vs. Spartans Elite (BP), Enterprise Thunder vs. Georgia Kings (Surfside), 5:45 p.m., Gainesville Storm vs. Springfield Gladiators (Ruth. B), Rokstarz Elite vs. Columbus Warriors (Arnold). Sunday: 12:45 p.m., Pool A 1, vs. Pool B 2 (GC A), Pool B 1 vs. Pool A 2 (GC B), 3:15 p.m., championship (GC A).

Girls

Eighth grade — Friday: 7:30 p.m., Blazers Xposure Silver vs. Georgia Jazz (GC B), 8:45 p.m., Blazers Xposure Gray vs. NWF Dream (GC B). Saturday: 9 a.m., West Georgia Takeover vs. Blazers Xposure Silver (GC B), NWF Dream vs. Enterprise Thunder (Arnold), 11:30 a.m.,West Georgia Takeover vs. Georgia Jazz (GC A), Blazers Xposure Gray vs. Enterprise Thunder (GC B), 2 p.m., Pool A 2 vs. Pool B 3 (GC B), 3:15 p.m., Pool B 2 vs. Pool A 3 (GC B). Sunday: 10:15 a.m., Pool B 1 vs. TBD (Ruth. B), 11:30 a.m., Pool A 1 vs. TBD (Ruth. B), 2 p.m., championship (Ruth A).

10th grade — Friday: 6:15 p.m., Blazers Xposure vs. Fair City Wildcats (GC A), Kenner Angels vs. Georgia Jazz (GC B), 10 p.m., LaGrange Warriors vs. Fair City Wildcats (GC B). Saturday: 9 a.m., Kenner Angels vs. Blazers Xposure (GC A), 11:30 a.m., Georgia Jazz vs. LaGrange Warriors (Arnold), 2 p.m., Fair City Wildcats vs. Kenner Angels (Arnold), Blazers Xposure vs. LaGrange Warriors (GC A), 4:30 p.m., LaGrange Warriors vs. Kenner Angels (GC A), Fair City Wildcats vs. Georgia Jazz (Arnold). Sunday: 9 a.m., Georgia Jazz vs. Blazers Xposure (GC A), 2 p.m., Pool winner vs. Pool runner-up (GC A).

11th grade — Friday: 7:30 p.m., Blazers Xposure Red vs. NWF Dream (GC A), 8:45 p.m., LaGrange Warriors vs. Alabama Aces (GC A), 10 p.m., Blazers Xposure Black vs. Enterprise Thunder (GC A). Saturday: 10:15 a.m., Rokstarz Elite vs. Blazers Xposure Red (GC A), Alabama Aces vs. Mississippi Sixers (GC B), Florida Nuggets vs. Blazers Xposure Black (Arnold), 12:45 p.m., Florida Nuggets vs. Enterprise Thunder (Arnold), LaGrange Warriors vs. Mississippi Sixers (GC A), NWF Dream vs. Rokstarz Elite (GC B), 3:15 p.m., Pool C 2 vs. Pool A 3 (Arnold), Pool A 2 vs. Pool B 3 (GC A), 4:30 p.m., Pool B 2 vs. Pool C 3 (GC B). Sunday: 9 a.m., Pool B 1 vs. TBD (GC B), Pool C 1 vs. TBD (Ruth. A), Pool A 1 vs. TBD (Ruth. B), 11:30 a.m., Semifinal (GC A), 3:15 p.m., championship (Ruth. A).

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