The Association Series


The weekend of April 13th through the 15th brought a flurry of talent to the state of Indiana as The Crossroads Showcase went down in style at the sports and recreation center of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Teams ranging from grades 2-7 competed over the course of three days leading up to championship Sunday for the Crossroads Title.

Also taking place, was The Association basketball series.

Kicking off their first event, teams in the 14U, 15U, 16U, and 17U groups competed in bracket play as teams align themselves for tournament play in this three part series.

The Association is a basketball organization platform designed to provide youth with a foundation to showcase their athletic talents. The goal is to develop young men of character while exposing student-athletes to future athletic and educational opportunities at the next level. The Associations three part series will continue throughout the summer taking Indiana by storm with The Finals circuit taking place in Atlanta, GA.

Check out The Association online for more information and schedule details on how you can be part of this expanding organization, and to register your team for the next big event.

The Association II will kick off on Friday, May 25 and run til Sunday, May 27 in Westfield, IN, at the Pacers Athletic Center. Download the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center app on your Android or iPhone to view the schedule.

LeMoyne-Owen Visits Clark Atlanta in SIAC Doubleheader


Atlanta, Ga., — In what’s sure to be another action packed SIAC doubleheader, the LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians men’s and women’s basketball teams travel to Epps Gymnasium in ATL to take on the Clark Atlanta University Panthers.

Location: L.S. Epps Gymnasium, 650 Fair Street, Atlanta, Ga., 30314.

Gametime is set for 2 PM and 4 PM ET (WBB/MBB), on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Box score. The Lady Magicians (6-6, 4-3 SIAC) are coming off a 67-55 victory over Fort Valley State University, where LeMoyne shot 80% (12-15) from the charity stripe and outrebounded the Lady Wildcats, 45-35. LOC’s Tenesha Wright grabbed 11 of those rebounds – a game high – and finished with seven points, four assists, and three steals. Leading FVSU in scoring was Alicia Franklin with 15 points. LeMoyne’s Shaynn Nance, Lamontazia Blair, and Dana Gettis each finished in double-digits. Gettis led all scorers with 18 points.

The Lady Panthers (9-5, 7-0 SIAC) got the victory over Lane College, 63-55. Clark Atlanta will host LeMoyne-Owen Saturday, at 2 PM.

On the men’s side, LeMoyne-Owen went up against nationally ranked (#25) Morehouse College Thursday night. The Magicians and the Maroon Tigers had a competitive first half as Morehouse led by as much as ten. But LeMoyne refused to go away as they slowly cut into their lead. LOC’s Reshun Ellis knocked down a triple to end the half down one, 33-34.

To start the second half, the Maroon Tigers would show why they are undefeated as they came out strong to maintain the lead. Still fighting, the Magicians cut it to 12 at the 10:05 mark after a monstrous SLAM in traffic by Aston Morton. In the end, LOC would come no closer as the Maroon Tigers went on to win, 81-60.  Three Magicians finished in double figures, led by Ellis with 18 points. Morton added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Demba Konate was just shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine boards.

The Magicians (4-9, 1-7 SIAC) face the Panthers (13-1, 7-0 SIAC) next. Clark Atlanta defeated Lane College, 81-54. Saturday’s tip-off is immediately following the women’s game.

Follow CAU Athletics and LOC Athletics for updates.

Magicians Face an Undefeated Morehouse College


Atlanta, Ga., — After a close first half, in which the Fort Valley State University Wildcats trailed the LOC Magicians 33-28, FVSU would pull off the road win Saturday night, 76-72.

To open the second half, the Wildcats would make a statement off a steal by guard Jaylon McMillan who lobbed it up to Jamaal Garror for the slam. The Magicians would remain poised and answer as the two teams went back and forth in a game that saw three lead changes. The Wilcats would lead by as much as 11, halfway through the second half, but LOC hung on til the very end, forcing FVSU to make their free-throws.

The Magicians shot 42% from the field (27-65), 26% from three (5-19), and 72% from the charity stripe (13-18). Both FVSU and LOC had four players each finishing in double-digits. The Wildcats were led by McMillan with 18 points. LOC’s Jaequan Brown and Aston Morton each posted 11 points on the evening, while Rashawn Ellis added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Demba Konate led all scorers with 19 points, including a 3-PT shot on the last play of the game for LeMoyne. Box score.


LeMoyne-Owen (4-8, 1-6 SIAC) travels to Atlanta for a two-game road trip beginning at the unbeaten Morehouse College (11-0, 6-0 SIAC) followed by Clark Atlanta University.

Morehouse knocked off conference opponent Spring Hill College, 87-73 to ring in the new year on the road. Find out if the Magicians can pull an upset, when the Maroon Tigers host LeMoyne-Owen Thursday, January 4 at Forbes Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7 PM.

Be sure to follow LOC Athletics and Morehouse Athletics for updates.