Official Post Event Press Release

Across Border Global Games May 11-13, 2018

The stars were shooting May 12th, 2018 at the RISE Centre.TRC Academy hosted the second annual Across Border Global Games in Brantford-ON, pitting Canada vs the United States in a trio of all-star basketball games, featuring some of the best high school and prep players in North America. The ABGG is the first women’s all-star game in Canada that can be compared to the McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand events. And the Canada vs USA matchup put a lot more pride on the line, especially since there were 17 States and four provinces represented over the three games.
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Adding to second annual #ABGG Showcase is an exciting Futures Game. The USA Selects take Canada with a 98-86 victory with a super talented American squad, featuring many top D1 recruits. ABGG Futures Game
In the Futures Game, that kicked things off, Ta’Niya Latson (2022 Honolulu, Hawaii) led the way for the USA, scoring 26 points to earn her team’s Most Valuable Player award in its 98-86 victory. Shayanne Day-Wilson (2021 Toronto, Ontario) led the Canadians with 26 points to earn MVP honours for her team.
Futures #ABGG MVP honours: BallN’Prep USA Select Ta’Niya Latson (2022 – Honolulu, Hawaii) presented by TRC Academy Alumna Jama BinEdward (Ryerson). RISE CANADA Select Shayanne Day-Wilson (2021–Toronto, Ontario) presented by TRC Academy Alumnus Eliel Nsoseme (Cinncinatti).
ABGG 2018 Futures Champions BallN’Prep USA Select Futures Team: #1 Karoline Striplin 6-2,F,Geneva County AL | #2 Chaniya Clark 6-2,P,Fort Myers HS FL | #3 O’ Mariah Gordon 5-6,G,Braden River HS FL | #6 Janay Outten 5-6,G,Fort Myers FL | #7 Ta’Niya Latson(22’) 5-7,G,Hawaii | #8 Jada Williams 5-6,G,Kansas City MO | #10 Darnisha Farris 6-1,F,Carolina Prep NC | #11 Saniaa Wilson 6-2,P,Rochester, NY | Sania Caldwell(22’) 5-9,G,New Jersey | Coaches: Lawson Team
ABGG 2018 RISE CANADA Select Futures Team: #1 Dominique Ennis 5’4”-PG-2022 Brampton, ON | #4 T’yana Todd 5’11”-G-2022, Vaughan, ON | #6 Lisa Tesson 5’7”-SG-2022, Montreal, QC | #10 Lemyah Hylton 5’10”-G-2022 Mississauga, ON | #11 Abigail Jegede 5’9”-G-2022 Toronto, ON | #14 Helena Lasic 6’4”-F-2021 Brampton, ON | #15 Izabella Zingaro 6’3”-C-2021 Bolton, ON | #20 Hailey Woods 6’0”-SG-2021 Windsor, ON | #21 Isaline Alexander 6’3”-F/C-2021 Keswick, ON | #23 Shyanne Day-Wilson 5’6”-PG/SG-2021 Toronto, ON | #30 Shantavia Dawkins 5’6”-SG/SF-2022 Brampton, ON | #33 Latasha Lattimore 6’5”-SF/PF-2021 Toronto, ON | Coaches: Rob Angione, Laeticia Amihere


In the Underclassmen Game, the Canadians earned its first-ever ABGG win, thanks to a 109-96 win over a very impressive USA squad, featuring a handful of the top players in the country.  ABGG Underclassmen Game
In the Underclassmen Game, the Canadians earned its first-ever ABGG win, thanks to a 109-96 win over a very impressive USA squad, featuring a handful of the top players in the country. Many USA Canadian National team hopefuls played in both 2017 and 2018 Across Border Global Games.
Merissah Russell (2020 – Ottawa, Ontario) had a huge game in red and white, scoring 36 points to earn her team’s MVP honors.  At the other end, Jordan Horston (2019 – Columbus, Ohio) paced the USA with 27 points in a losing effort.
ABGG 2018 Underclassmen Champions RISE CANADA Select Team: #3 Donna Ntambue 5’7”-SG/SF-2019 Lucien Page | #5 Merissah Russell 6’1”-G-2020 Capital Courts | #10 Mide Oriyomi 6’0”-SF-2019 King’s Christian | #12 Roxane Makolo 5’9”-G-2019 Dawson College | #14 Deanna Tuscherau 6’1”-PF-2019 G.W Graham | #15 Makayla Ennis 6’1”-G-2019 TRC Academy | #21 Kayla Drummond 6’3”-F-2020 Crestwood Prep | #22 Aerial Wilson 5’10”-PG-2019 TRC Academy | #23 Micah Dennis 5’9”-PG-2019 | Coaches: LeeAnna Osei, Aprille Deus
ABGG 2018 Underclassmen BallN’Prep USA Select Team:  #2 Chloe Chapman 5-9,PG,2019,Good Counsel (MD)| #3 Sean Kelly Darks 5-8,G,2020,Walnut Hills HS (OH)| #4 Sydnei Caldwell 5-10,W,2019,Gil St. Bernard’s (NJ)| #5 Rickea Jackson,6-3,W,2019,Detroit Edison (MI)| #6 Samantha Brunelle 6-3,F,2019,Monroe HS (VA)| #8 Jala Johnson 5-8,G,2019,Notre Dame (OH)| #9 Zia Cooke 5-8,G,2019,Rogers HS (OH)| #10 Jordin Horston,6-0,W,2019,Africentric (OH)| #11 | Kaydan Lawson 5-11,PG,2020,Orange HS (OH)| #13 Jordan Isaacs 6-3,F,2019,St. Francis (GA)| #22 Sydney Parrish 6-0,G,2020,Hamilton SE HS (IN)| #23 Leilani Otuafi 5-9,W,2019,Churchhill County (NV)


In the finale, both Upperclassmen teams were stacked with players heading off to post NCAA DI ball in the fall. Despite that, the Americans cruised to an easy 111-61 victory. ABGG Upperclassmen Game
Rhyne Howard (2018 – Cleveland, Tennessee), who is heading to the University of Kentucky, scouted 15 points and was named MVP was named MVP for the USA. Niyah Becker (2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba), who is going to play for the University of Utah, had a great game despite the loss and scored 16 points to be the Canadian MVP.
ABGG 2018 Upperclassmen Champions BallN’Prep USA Select Team: #1 Jazmine Massengill 6-0,G, Tennessee @ladyvol_hoops | #2 Caitlin Hose 5-10,PG, Georgia @uga_wbb | #5 Aquira DeCosta 6-2,W, Baylor @baylorwbb | #4 McKenzie Forbes 6-0,W, California @calwbball | #5 Marissa Mackins 5-8,G, Temple @tuwbbrecruiting | #6 Joanne Allen-Taylor 5-9,G, Texas @texaswbb | #9 Zipporah Broughton 5-9,G, Rutgers @rutgerswbb | #10 Brooke Moore @moore_5 5-6,G, Auburn @auburnwbb | #22 Elizabeth Dixon 6-3,F, Georgia Tech @gtwbb | #23 @rhyne.howard 6-2,G, Kentucky @kentuckywbb | Coach: Corey Hairston
ABGG 2018 Upperclassmen RISE CANADA Select Team: #4 Xianna Josephs 6’1” F TRC Academy |#7 Keishana Washington 5’7” PG @drexelwbb |#10 Julia Chadwick 6’2” SF @rmuwbasketball Robert Morris| #11 Justina King 5’9” PG Longbeach State |#12 Kylee O’Hara 6’0” G/F Florida International @fiuwbb |#13 Eleanore Marciszewski 6’0” SG James Madison @jmuwbasketball |#14 Niyah Becker 6’2” SF University of Utah @utahwbb |#15 Laura Donovan 6’0” SG @queenswomensbasketball | #18 Savannah Day 6’1” PF TRC Academy |#23 Christina Morra 6’3” F/C Wake Forest @wfuhoops |#32 Andrea Torres 6’2” F University of Utah @utahwbb | Coaches: Agnes Borg, Jodi Gram

The Across Border Global Games and their partners have come together to deliver a premier post-season high school basketball event on a global stage. The Second Annual Across Border Global Games (ABGG) at The RISE Centre Friday May 11th, 2018-Saturday May 12th, 2018 @theRISEcentre is excited to host the BEST High School Girls Basketball Talent in Wayne Gretzky’s hometown of Brantford, Ontario, CANADA. The Red Carpet Social –Basketball BeaUtiful Social Media @aerialpromotions Friday May 11th, 2018. Three games will be featured on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 as follows: 2:00 pm ABGG Futures Game| 4:00 pm ABGG Underclassman Game |6:00 pm ABGG Upperclassman Game

#RISEUP! THANK YOU to all who participated, cheered, volunteered, worked, sponsored, coached & played in the 2nd Annual Across Border Global Games (#ABGG). We can’t do it without our sponsors THANK YOU: @AAUbasketball @jamonitbasketball @JamOnItEvents @balln_prep @DreamAthletics @BonesBallNPrep @ALSouthernStarz @PetronEnergy @kahunaverse @PureMist @therisecentre IG @trcacademy Twitter @TRCwolfpack Enjoy the photos Please Tag @abggshowcase #ABGG @therisecentre @aerialpromotions | Rogers Live Feed: TRC ACADEMY – RISE PREP Live YouTube Channel: HERE

Across Border Global Games May 11-13, 2018

ABGG Futures Game   |   ABGG Underclassmen Game   |   ABGG Upperclassmen Game

Ball’N Prep USA Selects & RISE Canada Selects

Across Border Global Games est. 2017
ABGG – Canada Select Director: Jim Wilson –
ABGG – USA Select Director: Prentice Beverly –
#ABGG @ABBGShowcase (Twitter, Instagram & Facebook)
@theRISEcentre | @Balln_prep | @aerialpromotions
@TRCacademy (Instagram) | @TRCWolfpack (Twitter)
ABGG Red Carpet Social:
Basketball BeaUtiful Photoshoot-Media Credentials:
The RISE Centre: 411 Elgin St, Brantford, ON N3S-7P5 |
Phone: 1-844-4 weRISE (93-7473)

Across Border Global Games 2018

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