Feb 05, 2013

Lady Chargers Basketball Squad Signs Four

New Lady Chargers Head Coach John McGraw has signed three new recruits for the upcoming 2010-2011 Lady Chargers Basketball Season.

Tieara Burks

Burks is from Memphis,TN. She attend Hillcrest High School, where she was starting point guard for the Lady Vikings. The 5'4" Burks also lead her team to their first appearance in the District Championship, and Second round of Regionals. Throughout her high school career, Tieara was recognized with All-Tournament Team, Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year and Best Female Athlete honors. Burks averaged 16 points, 5 steals, and 8 assists per game her senior year.

Rebecca Romeo (pictured above)

Romeo is from Mill Park, Victoria, Australia where she attended Mill Park Secondary College. She currently plays center/forward for the Diamond Valley Eagles Youth League women's team.

Kendra Jones

Jones, a 5'5" guard from Brownsville, TN, scored 1,345 points and racked up 446 rebounds, 259 steals and 80 assists as a four-year starter at Haywood High School. She won Team MVP Awards in 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2009-10, as well as All-District honors all four years, All-Regional honors in 2008 and 2009 and All-Tournament honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Courtney Cayard

Courtney Cayard, a 5'9" Guard and four-year Letter winner for national powerhouse H.D. Woodson High (D.C.), averaged 15.5 ppg, 5.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals, and 3 assists for DCIAA Champions. She hit seven threes vs. Ballou including four consecutive en route to a season high 33 points. She is an excellent defender and scorer, who played at H.D. Woodson with several current Division I players including Bernisha Pinkett (Kentucky) and Tia Bell (N.C. State), and Patrice Johnson (Wake Forest).

Her accomplishments include:

  • 2007, 2008, 2009,2 010 DCIAA League Champion
  • 2008,2009 D.C. City Title Champion
  • East Division Champions four consecutive years
  • 2010 First Team All-DCIAA
  • 2010 DCIAA Tournament All-Tournament Team
  • 2010 Capital Classic All-Star Nominee
  • 2010 H.D. Woodson Most Valuable Player- Girls Varsity Basketball

Cayard was part of a senior class that went undefeated in league play for four consecutive years with four consecutive league titles, part of a 74 game league winning streak.

Mark Lewis and Lisa Bodine of ESPN had the following to say about her - "When Courtney Cayard is on the basketball court, you can expect to find her hanging around the 3-point line. But unlike other long-range shooting specialists who need time to set their feet or wait for a screen, the H.D. Woodson guard has quick feet, a quick release and a solid off-the-dribble game. She has the ability to move without the ball and lose defenders because of her speed. When receiving the ball, Cayard is always ready to shoot in triple-threat position. If played too closely, she has the ability to shoot or put it on the floor and create."