Featured Event: Motor City Roundball Classic

By MGBR Insider
November 07, 2013
Seven years ago Randy Williams had an idea.  His idea was to create a big girls multi-team scholastic basketball tournament in the Detroit area just like the boys have every year.  "This was just something I thought there was a need for on the girl's side in the Detroit area" said Williams.  To get things rolling on the girls side of the Motor City Round Ball Classic, Williams trusted Erik Lindsey to seek out, recruit and invite top girls teams to the event.  "I started to reach out to these schools in state and out of state.  I always try to get nationally ranked teams to play" said Erik Lindsey.  Together Williams and Lindsey have established the Motor City Roundball Classic as the top girl's basketball event in Michigan each and every year, and one of the finest scholastic events in the Midwest region.
The Motor City Roundball Classic has featured a few McDonald's All-American's, hundreds of All-State players and a treasure trove of college prospects in previous years.  This year will be no different.
The event will be held December 26th-30th at Detroit Edison Public Academy School in Michigan.  Division I colleges will be able to attend the event after December 26th, when the NCAA Division I dead period comes to a close.  All other divisions can attend the entire event to watch the college prospects.
Numerous college coaches are already confirmed to be in attendance at this event.  College coaches from the Big Ten, Big East, MAC, ACC, GLIAC, WHAC, and Horizon conferences have confirmed to MGBR they will be in attendance. 
"This is one of the best multi-team events in the Midwest.  There are a ton of high school tournaments every year, but this one is special because it has talent at every level for college coaches.  Games are competitive and all in one location for coaches and fans to watch" said Amanda Rainsberger, director of the MGBR.
So while everyone plans for the upcoming holidays, make sure to schedule time to head down to Detroit to support and watch a plethora of girl's high school basketball in late December.  After all, its only at the Motor City Roundball Classic you can see this much talent in five days. -- MGBR Insider
Grand Ledge  vs  Detroit Martin L. King
Grosse Pointe South  vs  Chicago Crete Monee (IL)
Flint Southwestern  vs  Toledo Rogers (OH)
Arbor Prep  vs  Goodrich
Flint Powers  vs  Flat Rock
Detroit Country Day  vs  Port Huron Northern
St. Ignace  vs  Reese
Flat Rock  vs  Detroit Country Day
Fairmont (OH)  vs  Southfield Lathrup
Oak Park  vs  Williamston
Detroit Renaissance  vs  St. Ignace
Detroit Martin L. King  vs  Fairmont (OH)
Birmingham Marian  vs  Chicago Crete Monee (IL)
Eaton Rapids  vs  Toledo Notre Dame (OH)
Sterling Heights  vs  Chandler Park
Southgate Anderson  vs  Eaton Rapids
Archbold (OH)  vs University Liggett
Chandler Park  vs  Farmington Hills Harrison


  9:20 AM        Detroit Cody  vs River Rouge

11:00 AM        Warren Cousino  vs Royal Oak Shrine

12:40 PM        Highland Park  vs Romeo

  2:20 PM        Flint Southwestern  vs  Toledo (OH) Rogers

  4:00 PM        McBain  vs Detroit Edison

  5:40 PM        Freeland  vs Waterford Kettering

  7:20 PM        Grosse Pointe South  vs  Chicago (IL) Crete Monee

  9:00 PM        Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes  vs  Grosse Pt. Woods Uni. Liggett



  9:20 AM        Ferndale  vs Allen Academy

11:00 AM        Howell vs  Southfield

12:40 PM        St. John vs  McBain

  2:20 PM        Dayton Carroll (OH)  vs  Romulus

  4:00 PM        Detroit Country Day  vs  Port Huron Northern

  5:40 PM        Williamston  vs Frankenmuth

  7:20 PM        St. Ignace  vs  Reese

  9:00 PM        Flint Powers  vs  Flat Rock



  9:20 AM        Dearborn Henry Ford Academy  vs  Woodhaven

11:00 AM        Okemos vs  Warren Fitzgerald

12:40 PM        Detroit Cass Tech  vs Dayton (OH) Carroll

  2:20 PM        Waterford Kettering  vs  Detroit Renaissance

  4:00 PM        Flat Rock  vs Detroit Country Day

  5:40 PM        Fairmont (OH)  vs Southfield-Lathrup

  7:20 PM        Oak Park  vs Williamston

  9:00 PM        Avondale  vs  Harper Woods



11:00 AM        Detroit Renaissance  vs  St. Ignace

12:40 PM        Kalamazoo Loy Norrix  vs  Warren Regina

  2:20 PM        Detroit Martin L. King  vs  Fairmont (OH)

  4:00 PM        Birmingham Marion  vs  Chicago (IL) Crete Monee

  5:40 PM        Eaton Rapids  vs  Toledo (OH) Notre Dame

  7:20 PM        Sterling Heights  vs  Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy

  9:00 PM        North Farmington  vs  Woodhaven



  9:20 AM        River Rouge  vs Clintondale

11:00 AM        Chicago (IL) Crete Monee  vs  Romulus

12:40 PM        Southgate Anderson  vs Eaton Rapids

  2:20 PM        Archbold (OH)  vs Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett

  4:00 PM        Arbor Prep  vs Goodrich

  5:40 PM        Grand Ledge  vs Detroit Martin L. King

  7:20 PM        Saginaw  vs Cass Tech

  9:00 PM        Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy  vs Farmington Hills Harrison



Questions regarding the event, please contact event director Randy Williams at 313-283-4618.

Rank Pos Hgt Player
1 WF 5'9" Arike Ogunbowale
Notre Dame
2 PG 5'10" Ali Patberg
Notre Dame
3 PG 5'8" Tenyia Page
Penn State
4 SG 6'0" Faith Suggs
5 PG 5'8" Kalabrya Gondrezick
Michigan State
6 PF 6'1"5" Dominique McBryde
7 PF 6'1" Victoria Gaines
Michigan State
8 PF 6'1" Brittany Ward
9 SG 5'8" Lamina Cooper
10 PF 6'2" Eternati Willock
North Carolina
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