Bishop's Robinson named to USA post
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sue Phillips, head coach at Archbishop Mitty High School and for the San Jose Cagers AAU program in California, Wednesday was announced as head coach of the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team, and named as assistant coaches were Mary Coyle Klinger (Rutgers Preparatory School, N.J.) and Brian Robinson (Bishop McGuinness). The coaching selections were made by the USA Basketball Women’s Developmental National Team Committee and approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors.
Phillips, Klinger and Robinson will lead the USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which will be played June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico.
All three coaches boast of prior USA Basketball experience. Phillips led the West Team to a 2-3 record and a bronze medal in the 2003 USA Basketball Youth Developmental Festival, and Phillips and Robinson served together on the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s Developmental National Team Committee. Robinson also led the Blue Team to a 2-3 record and a silver medal in the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Developmental Festival. Klinger played for USA Basketball in the 1979 U.S. Olympic Festival, capturing a gold medal with the East Team, and she was an assistant coach for the 1991 Junior Select Team that recorded a 5-1 record in Mexico and for the 1985 U.S. Olympic Festival West Team that finished in fourth place.
“This is a tremendous honor and one that won’t be taken lightly,” Robinson said. “Working in the past for USA Basketball in different roles was an enlightening and educational experience, and there is no doubt that this role will do the same if not more. It is definitely a dream to coach for USA Basketball, something that is being looked on as a privilege with a high level of responsibility. The challenge to help shape a team in the short-term to possibly affect USA Basketball positively in the long-term is exciting. It is really great knowing that you have an opportunity to contribute to the continued success of USA Basketball.”
HPCA 9, GREENBRIER CHRISTIAN 0
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Stephen Hemrick tossed six innings of three-hit baseball with four strikeouts as High Point Christian Academy blanked Greenbrier Christian of Chesapeake, Va. in the Mingo Bay tournament at North Myrtle Beach High on Wednesday.
Levi Gesell completed the shutout for the Cougars (10-3), who close pool play today at 5:30 p.m. against a club from S.C.
Brian Young went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for HPCA, while Boston New finished 1-for-3 with an RBI double. Ben White went 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI, while Luke Gesell was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.
HP CENTRAL 4, SW RANDOLPH 0
ASHEBORO — Ryan Kahny got the win as High Point Central blanked Southwestern Randolph 4-0 in the Asheboro Copperhead Classic late Tuesday night.
Kahny struck out two in three innings. Will Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double and triple for the Bison, while Like Bean was 1-for-4 with a double.
Central plays Providence Grove today at 5:30 p.m.