Cincinnati Enquirer Basketball All-Stars

Syd, along with several Angels players, was named to the Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star Team.  The paper on April 26 listed their picks for each division’s coach and player of the year along with a first team and honorable mention.  Syd made first-team for Division II-IV.

Here’s a copy of the article.

Syd Honorable Mention All-Ohio

Today’s Wilmington News-Journal carried this article on Syd being named Honorable Mention All-Ohio. Here’s the article:

Clinton-Massie sophomore Sydney Brackemyre was given honorable mention All-Ohio Division II Monday night by The Associated Press.

Brackemyre averaged 17.7 point and 9.1 rebounds per game for the Lady Falcons, who finished 19-4 on the year.

She also handed out 1.7 assists and grabbed 1.5 steals per game. She shot 49.3 percent from the field, including 38.2 percent on three-pointers. She made 72.4 percent of her free throws.

Brackemyre was a first team All-SCOL selection in addition to making the District 15 underclass all-star team for the second straight year. Brackemyre was a second team All-SCOL selection last season.

Among her top games this season, Brackemyre had 19 points and 19 rebounds against Blanchester and 18 points and 17 rebounds against McClain. She also had 24 points and 13 rebounds against North Adams and 21 points and 13 rebounds against Waynesville.

Angels Shots for Shelter

This post best applies to those who live in or near Wilmington and it has a very quick expiration date.  Syd’s AAU Team, the Cincinnati Angels, is responding to the needs of those affected by the recent tornadoes by sponsoring an Angels Shots For Shelter.

Here’s what the Angels sent out: The Angels will hold a fundraiser to help the recent tornado victims in our area.  Prasco will be donating up to $1,000 for tornado relief efforts.  Our goal is to make 1000 shots during the two training sessions at $1.00 per shot. If you would like to get additional sponsors you are welcome to as we will keep track of each players shots.  We will need to collect the money no later than March 10th so we can present the donations to one of the local relief agencies in the area

Syd will be participating in it on Wed., March  7.  If you would like to donate, you can either sponsor an amount per shot that Syd makes or just a specific dollar amount.  As I said, it has a quick expiration date.  Money needs to be turned in by March 10.

If you want to help out, you can send an email to bigiufan29 at

Post-Season Honors

Now that the regular season has concluded, the post-season honors are being handed out.  Below are a couple of articles from the Wilmington News-Journal.  Sydney was also named 1st Team SCOL, but that hasn’t appeared in the paper yet.

Brackemyre second team All-Southwest District

Clinton-Massie sophomore Sydney Brackemyre was named Thursday to the second team Southwest District Division II girls basketball team by The Associated Press.

Brackemyre averaged 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists per game for the 19-4 Lady Falcons.

Brackemyre named to Dist. 15 all-underclass team

Clinton-Massie’s Sydney Brackemyre was named to the District 15 girls basketball all-stars underclass squad.

Brackemyre, who averaged nearly 18 points per game this season for the Lady Falcons, was the fourth overall vote-getter among freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Other underclassmen on the team were Elizabeth Haley of Oakwood, Erin Dorn of Bellbrook, Susan Wollenhaupt of Carroll, Breanna Ball of Belmont, Emma Bockrath of Alter, Autumn Worley of Eaton, Janae Curtiss of Thurgood Marshall, Hannah Collins of Valley View and Ciara Poppa of Carroll.

Members of the senior District 15 all-star team are Kelley Austria of Carroll, Raytea Long of Chaminade-Julienne, Allison Bockrath of Alter, Leisha Crawford of Bellbrook, Kendra Moss of Thurgood Marshall, Emily Michael of Chaminade-Julienne, Sharae Grandberry of Meadowdale, Claire Davis of Oakwood, Simmone Gage of Chaminade-Julienne and Shelby Sigman of Bellbrook.

Visit to Vandy

Last week included a trip to Nashville to check out Vanderbilt’s campus.  Syd had already been there, but this was my first time to make the trip.  We had the opportunity to have lunch with the coaches in The Commons on campus, met with another coach, watched shoot around, got information about the academic side of things and took in a very entertaining game against Florida.

Sitting that close to a D1 women’s game showed how physical the game can be.  I really see why the strength coaches are on staff.  You need to be able to take the hits once you get in the lane.

The campus was beautiful and the facilities are nice. Looking forward to seeing it when it is warmer outside.

The game went into OT with a nice win for the Lady Dores.

Good Win Today Against Trace

The Lady Falcons stayed unbeaten in the SCOL with a good win today against Miami Trace.  It was a pretty intense game against an opponent that has had the upper hand the last few seasons.  Massie had several players contribute and then hit some crucial free throws to put the game away at the end.

It will be a tough game when we go to Trace’s gym later in the season, but for now we’ll take the win.

Go Falcons!

Lady Falcons are now 2-0

The Massie girls have started good out of the gate, winning their first two games by double digits. The goal is to “go for the gold” and win the league, which I guess all teams shoot for that at the start of the season. Nevertheless, we are off to a good start.

The girls played well together, especially in the half. Syd had a good game with 24 points and some nice assists, along with a dozen rebounds.

Dayton Daily News posts box scores. Below is from Saturday’s game.

Go Falcons!

North Adams
Clinton-Massie Falcons
Game Date: 12/03/2011
Start Time: 7:30 PM

Score by QUARTERS Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final
North Adams (0-1) 13 9 3 12 – 37
Clinton-Massie (2-0) 16 15 15 15 – 61
Davis 3.00 1 3 1 1 – – –
Downs 1.00 1 1 – – 1 2 –
Fite 16.00 1 16 5 – 6 6 –
Gast 2.00 1 2 1 – – – –
Pertuset 9.00 1 9 2 1 4 6 –
Sparks 4.00 1 4 2 – – – –
Totals – – 35 11 2 11 14 –

Sydney Brackemyre 24.00 1 24 10 – 4 4 12
Kylie Davis 3.00 1 3 1 1 – – –
Logan Frederick 2.00 1 2 1 – – – –
Brittni Holman 2.00 1 2 1 – – – –
Breanna Machado 13.00 1 13 6 – 1 2 11
Mary Moyer 7.00 1 7 3 1 – – –
Brittany Smith 1.00 1 1 – – 1 2 –
Hannah Smith 3.00 1 3 1 1 – – –
Kasey Uetrecht 6.00 1 6 3 – – – –
Totals – – 61 26 3 6 8 23

Good Preview For Massie Girls

Basketball practices have started and the first scrimmages are on the schedule.  The Clinton-Massie girls are looking forward to a good season.  As my daughter said, they are ready to “do work.”

Jim Dabbelt covers girls basketball in our area and offers his preview for each division in girls basketball.  He had some good things to say about out Falcons.

5 (tie). Clinton Massie- The Falcons should have some fun this season, and should be a big factor when it comes to progressing through the post-season tournament.  The kid who has exploded onto the scene last summer is 6-0 sophomore Sydney Brackemyre, who has gotten a lot better from her freshman year.  Mary Moyer, a 5-10 junior, joins Sydney as the major  threats for the Falcons. Other key players should be Brittany Smith (5-3 junior), Brianna Machado (5-8 junior) and Kasey Uetrecht (6-0 sophomore).

You can check out his preview on The Dabbelt Report.

First Unoffical Visit

If you have been reading much of this blog, I’ve posted a number of things from my daughter’s basketball endeavors and accomplishments.  She experienced a successful summer with her Cincinnati Angels teammates and from that, had exposure to college coaches.  Playing in the OGBR Top 64 also gave her the opportunity to get in front of college scouts again.

This weekend we make our first unofficial visit to a college basketball program.  We have another one lined up for next weekend and a few coaches are coming to watch her at her high school practices or games.

This is all brand-new for us and obviously, pretty exciting. Syd’s desire is to play at the next level and she has been working hard toward that.  We are looking forward to seeing what doors open up for her.

For now we will get as much info as we can and she will continue working on her game.  Be interesting to see what the next few months have in store.