23 Nov 2003 (U13 Girls) AAU-Division I National Champions
CONGRATULATIONS TO 13 YEAR OLD GIRLS FOR WINNING 2003 AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!
In a remarkable display of basketball skill and knowledge, the Fairfax Stars 13 year old girls entered the 2003 AAU Nationals as the 13th seeded team, and put on a performance indicative of their commitment to the goal they set at the beginning of the season. After 75 games and a 70 – 5 record, the Stars proved that they were the best team in America! Of those 5 losses, 3 were to nationally ranked 14 year old teams and 2 were to 15 year old teams, including one that finished in the 2003 national sweet sixteen.
The Fairfax Stars 13 year old girls gold team claimed the program’s 2nd 2003 AAU National Championship in a week, as they joined the 15 year olds by winning the 13 Year Old Girls 2003 AAU National Championship in Dayton, Ohio.
Behind a total team effort and a stifling defense, the Stars defeated the defending national champion and tournament #1 seed Fencor from Philadelphia by a final score of 51 – 47 in the Championship game on July 31st. The championship game was played at the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University.
Along the way, the Stars defeated teams that eventually finished 2nd ( Fencor ), 3rd ( Kenner ), 4th ( Illinois ), 5th ( Central Kentucky ), 6th ( Tulsa ), 7th ( Wichita ), and 8th ( Tennessee Lady Stingers ) among their opponents.
Congratulations to this outstanding group of young student-athletes: Robin Colbert, Brittany Carlock, Courtney Hamner, Denay Wood, Jasmine Thomas, Lauren Reinshuttle, Doreena Campbell, Kiki Williams, Chandler Cochran, Laren Robinson, Domonique Stroman, Allison Flaherty, and Chay Shegog.
This is the 1st National Championship for this group of student-athletes and the 4th for the Fairfax Stars AAU basketball program since its inception. As the 13th seed entering the tournament, the Stars went 9 – 0, the only team in the 96-team field to go undefeated, to claim the gold championship trophy. Congratulations to all of the outstanding players, and to the coaches, parents and fans of this extraordinary team!