The Fairfax Stars U15 Girls Elite Premier Showcase team participated at the Georgetown University Women's Basketball Team Camp tournament on Saturday, playing three games at McDonough Gymnasium.
The Stars opened their day with a convincing victory over McKinley Tech. With full court man to man pressure and unselfish offense, the entire roster contributed to a strong win.
Their second game of the day was against New Jersey Flow. The Stars got off to a strong start and never looked back in claiming another convincing victory.
In their third and final game of the day, the Stars would meet the Team Sol U16 Elite team. Team Sol is a talented, well-coached team featuring a stront inside and outside game. The Stars matched up and the intensity of the game grew on each possession. The Stars would take a slim 22 - 18 lead into halftime.
The second half was more of the same with ties and lead changes as the game went back and forth and both teams battled on every possession. With the clock ticking down in regulation, Team Sol led by 4, but the Stars fought back. They scored with under 30 seconds and then created a turnover and scored to tie and send the game into overtime.
In overtime, Sol would take the lead with a free throw as both teams were reaching deep to make a play. With the clock running down, the Stars would dig the ball out of a scramble to put up at shot that found net with 3.2 seconds to play. With a steal on the inbounds play, the Stars would complete an exciting 47 - 46 overtime victory to finish their day with three wins.
Congratulations to Kiki; JT; Misha; Genesis; Princess; Maegan; Chandler; Katie; Naiyah; Bianca; and Kate, as well as Jasmine and Briana on a strong day as they prepare for their upcoming July showcase journey.
The Stars improved to 29 - 1 on the season.
Next week they will compete at the George Washington University Women's Basketball Team Camp tournament.