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Battle of the Best Showdown

By Jimmy Durkin
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 12:19 pm in Uncategorized.

The event previously known as the Sac vs. Bay Showdown, which is now the Best of the Best showdown to reflect the addition of an all-star team from Southern California, is coming up Saturday, June 13 at Laney College. It figures to be a great day of basketball with some talented athletes. Here’s the event schedule and local athletes participating:

12 Noon – Sac vs. Bay (Girls)
1:30pm – Sac vs. Bay (Boys)
3:15pm – 3-Point Shootout
4pm – “King of the Hill” One-on-One
5pm – Dunk Contest
5:30pm – North vs. South (Girls)
7:00pm – North vs. South (Boys)

Local athletes:


F Desmond Simmons (Salesian) 6-7 Jr.
G Brian Barbour (Monte Vista) 6-1 Sr.
G Will Cherry (McClymonds) 6-1 Sr.
F Damon Powell (McClymonds) 6-5 Sr.
G Chris Brew (St. Mary’s-Berk.) 6-4 Sr.
G Brandon Smith (De La Salle) 6-0 Sr.
F Kevin Greene (SH Cathedral/Oakland resident) 6-5 Sr.
F Eric Obeysekere (Miramonte) 6-9 Sr


F Niveen Rasheed (Monte Vista) 6-0 Sr.
F Robie Mayberry (Bishop O’Dowd) 5-11 Jr.
F/C Erica Payne (Carondelet) 6-2 So.
C Danielle Mauldin (St. Mary’s-Berk.) 5-11 Jr.
F Emily Allard (Deer Valley) 6-0 Sr.
F Marquetta Stokes (Oakland Tech) 5-10 Jr.

For more information and full rosters, visit

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