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The Baltimore's Charm AAU Basketball Club has been designed to help female student-athletes who seek a rigorous basketball experience to develop skills to compete on a regional and national level.  We combine the basketball with our knowledge of the educational process on the secondary (high school) and post-secondary (collegiate) levels to produce educational solutions for our student-athletes. We work with student-athletes from the age 8-17. We are a proud member of the Maryland District of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) which covers all countiess in Maryland except Prince Georges and Montgomery. Each year selection to our teams s is based on an open tryout system where all interested players are encouraged to attend. 
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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - Dixon continues to impress with 12 point, 5 rebound game in loss

A big run at the end of the second half allowed Virginia State to win big, 81-57, against the Wilmington University women’s basketball team to cap the Chick-Fil-A Classic hosted by Virginia State on Saturday at Daniel Gymnasium.

Senior Cari Callaway led the Wildcats (1-6) with 19 points off the bench on Saturday, shooting 7-of-14 from the floor and 4-of-6 from the foul line. Virginia State (5-1) broke a 49-49 tie with 9:37 left in regulation and never looked back.

The Trojans extended their five-point halftime lead to 39-30 with back-to-back buckets to start the second half before the Wildcats started their comeback.

Jocelyn Rodriguez hit a jumper to start a 7-0 run, capped by a Tenicia Spence three-pointer to bring the Wildcats to within a pair, 39-37, with 15:41 remaining. Jasmine Lee tied the ballgame moments late with a layup with 13:18 to play before the teams went back and forth.

Ebonee Dixon tied the game at 43-43 with a layup before Lee retied the game at 45-45 with another layup with 11:29 showing on the scoreboard. Dixon gave the Wildcats their first lead of the game with yet another layup with 11:06 to play, but the Trojans came right back and tied the game with a jumper.

Jennifer Carr helped the Wildcats retake the lead, 49-47, with a jumper but Virginia State again retaliated with a bucket of its own to tie the game for the fifth time with 10:16 remaining in regulation. The Carr bucket would be the last lead of the game for the Wildcats.

The Trojans took the lead for good with a layup from Tiffanie Adair with 9:37 left. Leading 55-53, the Trojans went on a 10-0 run which continued as a 19-2, and eventually a 26-4 run to end the contest and take the victory.

Dixon and Spence were the only other Wildcats in double digits, finishing with 12 and 10 points respectively. Spence also finished with seven rebounds while Dixon added five. Carr led the Wildcats with 10 rebounds in the game. The Wildcats shot 36.4 percent from the floor but only went 3-of-13 from beyond the three-point arc. The Wildcats went 14-of-18 from the foul line, however.

The Trojans’ offense was led by Adair’s 20 points and 11 rebounds while Kasuela Cooper also collected a double-double with 16 points and a game high 14 rebounds off the bench. The Trojans shot 42.5 percent from the field for the game, including a 51.3 percent performance in the second half, hitting eight three-pointers in the game.  

The Wildcats return to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action and to the WU Athletics Complex for their next contest, as they host CACC South Division foe Chestnut Hill on Wednesday. The women will be the nightcap of the CACC doubleheader as the men will open the night up at 6 p.m. The women will tip off at 8 p.m. 

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Ebonee Dixon chips in 16 points to help Wilmington to first victory

Finding itself down at the end of both regulation and overtime, the Wilmington University women’s basketball team battled back in both periods to overtake Elizabeth City State, 73-70, to open the Chick-Fil-A Classic hosted by Virginia State on Friday afternoon at Daniel Gymnasium.

The victory snapped a seven game losing streak for the Wildcats (1-5) dating back to the end of last season. Elizabeth City State (1-3) led by five points with 1:36 to play in regulation and by four points with 1:51 to play in the overtime period before the Wildcats came back.

The Vikings converted an old fashioned three-point play with 2:02 remaining in regulation to give them a 59-54 advantage. The Wildcats’ Jasmine Lee started the comeback with a pair of free throws with 1:35 to play before earning a steal and a layup on the ensuing inbounds play to cut the deficit to 59-58 with 1:31 to play.

Jocelyn Rodriguez stole the ball on the Vikings next possession and Ebonee Dixon was fouled with a chance to tie and take the lead with a pair at the free throw line. The freshman missed the front end but hit the second foul shot to tie the game, 59-59, with 48 seconds to play. The Vikings missed a three-pointer with 29 seconds remaining before Patricia Miranda missed her three-pointer to give the Wildcats the win in regulation.

The Vikings jumped out to a four-point lead on three separate occasions in the overtime period, the last with 2:02 to play in the period. Dixon put home a layup with 1:50 remaining and again hit the second of two free throws to bring the Wildcats to within one, 68-67, with 1:32 to play. Lee laid one in on the Wildcats next possession to give the visitors the lead for the first time since 17:55 left in regulation.

Elizabeth City State came back with a layup of its own with 45 seconds remaining to give the Vikings a one-point lead 70-69. But the Wildcats scored on their next possession again, as Dixon converted a layup for the 71-70 lead with 32 seconds to play.

Jennifer Carr grabbed an important rebound with five seconds to play as the Vikings missed a go-ahead shot. Dixon then hit both of her shots from the charity stripe to force the Vikings into making a three-pointer at the buzzer, but their attempts was off the mark to give the Wildcats their first victory of the season.

The Wildcats sprinted out to a 10-point lead with 12:33 to play in the first half before going into the halftime break with a 24-21 lead. The Vikings came out and scored the first 11 points of the second half and then held a 10-point lead with 14:24 to play in the second half before the Wildcats started chipping away.

Lee led the Wildcats with a career best 26 points and nine rebounds off the bench, shooting 8-for-11 from the field. The sophomore also hit 10-of-11 from the foul line and picked up three steals. Dixon finished with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting off the bench while Tenicia Spence chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds to round out the double digit scorers.

The Wildcats shot 46.6 percent from the floor (27-of-58) for the game while holding the Vikings to 37.3 percent from the floor. The Wildcats force the Vikings into 25 turnovers, earning 17 steals for the contest.

The Wildcats close out the Chick-Fil-A Classic on Saturday with a contest against host Virginia State starting at 3 p.m. 

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Harding leads UVA-Wise with 17.4 scoring average through five games
Back­to­Back Road MEC Wins. Cavalier Women Knock off Falcons
Darrell­Dingus Ely
Women's Basketball
Posted: 11/24/2014 6:37:00 PM
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – Boosted by a 16­6 run to close the first half, UVa­Wise scored a 78­71
Mountain East Conference victory over Notre Dame College on Monday. The victory was the second
consecutive MEC win for the Cavaliers who are 2­0 in league play for the first time since 2005­2006.
UVa­Wise (2­2, 2­0 MEC) swapped the lead with Notre Dame College (2­2, 1­1 MEC) four times over
the first 8:30 of the game before a 9­2 run by the Cavaliers gave the visitors a 24­18 advantage.
The Falcons would get as close as three points in the first half after a pair of foul shots by Molly Ritz
made the score 28­25 with 5:35 to play.
From there, UVa­Wise would take over the remainder of the half as back­to­back buckets by Kehanna
Grayer and Naya Williams would give the Cavs a 36­26 lead as part of a 6­0 run by the visitors.
Notre Dame would get it back to six at 37­31 after Martha Nagbe connected on a pair of foul shots only
to see UVa­Wise end the half on a 7­0 run to take the big halftime lead.
Coach Kristin Kunzman's squad would maintain a double­digit lead for the majority of the second half.
Notre Dame would put together one last run late in the game to try and steal the victory.
Trailing 64­53, the Falcons would go on a 8­0 run to cut the lead to three at 64­61 with 4:32 remaining.
After each team traded baskets, UVa­Wise would keep Notre Dame at arm's length for the final four
minutes of the contest.
Three consecutive free throws by Taylor Sandidge gave the Cavs a 71­65 with 1:52 to play. After a pair
of defensive stops, fellow guard Makenzie Cluesman would knock down three of four foul shots to put
the game out of reach at 74­65 with 1:16 to go.
Notre Dame would get the game back within five points in the final 20 seconds but, two more free
throws by Cluesman would provide the winning margin of seven at 78­71
UVa­Wise's Blair Harding led all players with 21 points on 6­12 shooting. She was 7­8 at the line and
grabbed four boards. Cluesman scored 14 points and corralled nine boards off the bench while Allison
Ball netted 11 points in 13 minutes.
As a team, the Cavs shot 50 percent from the floor while making 24 of 30 free throw attempts.
Nagbe led the Falcons with 16 points while teammates Mollie Ritz and Celine Mangan chipped in 15
each.
The game was the fourth of five consecutive to start the season on the road for UVa­Wise. The team will
complete its five game road trip on Saturday when the team visits former Mid­South Conference rival
Back­to­Back Road MEC Wins. Cavalier Women Knock off Falcons
Darrell­Dingus Ely
Women's Basketball
Posted: 11/24/2014 6:37:00 PM
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – Boosted by a 16­6 run to close the first half, UVa­Wise scored a 78­71
Mountain East Conference victory over Notre Dame College on Monday. The victory was the second
consecutive MEC win for the Cavaliers who are 2­0 in league play for the first time since 2005­2006.
UVa­Wise (2­2, 2­0 MEC) swapped the lead with Notre Dame College (2­2, 1­1 MEC) four times over
the first 8:30 of the game before a 9­2 run by the Cavaliers gave the visitors a 24­18 advantage.
The Falcons would get as close as three points in the first half after a pair of foul shots by Molly Ritz
made the score 28­25 with 5:35 to play.
From there, UVa­Wise would take over the remainder of the half as back­to­back buckets by Kehanna
Grayer and Naya Williams would give the Cavs a 36­26 lead as part of a 6­0 run by the visitors.
Notre Dame would get it back to six at 37­31 after Martha Nagbe connected on a pair of foul shots only
to see UVa­Wise end the half on a 7­0 run to take the big halftime lead.
Coach Kristin Kunzman's squad would maintain a double­digit lead for the majority of the second half.
Notre Dame would put together one last run late in the game to try and steal the victory.
Trailing 64­53, the Falcons would go on a 8­0 run to cut the lead to three at 64­61 with 4:32 remaining.
After each team traded baskets, UVa­Wise would keep Notre Dame at arm's length for the final four
minutes of the contest.
Three consecutive free throws by Taylor Sandidge gave the Cavs a 71­65 with 1:52 to play. After a pair
of defensive stops, fellow guard Makenzie Cluesman would knock down three of four foul shots to put
the game out of reach at 74­65 with 1:16 to go.
Notre Dame would get the game back within five points in the final 20 seconds but, two more free
throws by Cluesman would provide the winning margin of seven at 78­71
UVa­Wise's Blair Harding led all players with 21 points on 6­12 shooting. She was 7­8 at the line and
grabbed four boards. Cluesman scored 14 points and corralled nine boards off the bench while Allison
Ball netted 11 points in 13 minutes.
As a team, the Cavs shot 50 percent from the floor while making 24 of 30 free throw attempts.
Nagbe led the Falcons with 16 points while teammates Mollie Ritz and Celine Mangan chipped in 15
each.
The game was the fourth of five consecutive to start the season on the road for UVa­Wise. The team will
complete its five game road trip on Saturday when the team visits former Mid­South Conference rival

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – Boosted by a 16-6 run to close the first half, UVa-Wise scored a 78-71 Mountain East Conference victory over Notre Dame College on Monday. The victory was the second consecutive MEC win for the Cavaliers who are 2-0 in league play for the first time since 2005-2006.

UVa-Wise (2-2, 2-0 MEC) swapped the lead with Notre Dame College (2-2, 1-1 MEC) four times over the first 8:30 of the game before a 9-2 run by the Cavaliers gave the visitors a 24-18 advantage.

The Falcons would get as close as three points in the first half after a pair of foul shots by Molly Ritz made the score 28-25 with 5:35 to play.

From there, UVa-Wise would take over the remainder of the half as back-to-back buckets by Kehanna Grayer and Naya Williams would give the Cavs a 36-26 lead as part of a 6-0 run by the visitors.

Notre Dame would get it back to six at 37-31 after Martha Nagbe connected on a pair of foul shots only to see UVa-Wise end the half on a 7-0 run to take the big halftime lead.

Coach Kristin Kunzman's squad would maintain a double-digit lead for the majority of the second half. Notre Dame would put together one last run late in the game to try and steal the victory.

Trailing 64-53, the Falcons would go on a 8-0 run to cut the lead to three at 64-61 with 4:32 remaining.

After each team traded baskets, UVa-Wise would keep Notre Dame at arm's length for the final four minutes of the contest.

Three consecutive free throws by Taylor Sandidge gave the Cavs a 71-65 with 1:52 to play.  After a pair of defensive stops, fellow guard Makenzie Cluesman would knock down three of four foul shots to put the game out of reach at 74-65 with 1:16 to go.

Notre Dame would get the game back within five points in the final 20 seconds but, two more free throws by Cluesman would provide the winning margin of seven at 78-71

UVa-Wise's Blair Harding led all players with 21 points on 6-12 shooting.  She was 7-8 at the line and grabbed four boards.  Cluesman scored 14 points and corralled nine boards off the bench while Allison Ball netted 11 points in 13 minutes.

As a team, the Cavs shot 50 percent from the floor while making 24 of 30 free throw attempts.

Nagbe led the Falcons with 16 points while teammates Mollie Ritz and Celine Mangan chipped in 15 each.

The game was the fourth of five consecutive to start the season on the road for UVa-Wise.  The team will complete its five game road trip on Saturday when the team visits former Mid-South Conference rival Pikeville.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Ebonee Dixon has solid start to college career with 9 points off the bench

A layup from Wilmington University women’s basketball freshman Ebonee Dixon with 13:46 remaining in regulation brought the Wildcats to within one, but Lincoln University (Pa.) went on a 15-1 run to carry them to a 76-66 victory on Thursday night at the WU Athletics Complex.

The Wildcats (0-3) fell in their season opener after going into the halftime break with a 39-39 tie.  It was a 3:36 stretch in the middle of the second half in which the Lions (3-0) separated themselves from the Wildcats for the victory.

Jennifer Carr gave the Wildcats a 41-39 lead immediately after the halftime break after putting home an offensive rebound but the Lions came back and scored the next two buckers and five straight points to take a 44-41 lead and never look back.

Dixon made a move on the baseline with 14:11 to play to score a bucket to bring the Wildcats to within 44-43, but the Lions came right back and scored on a Zephrah Pam layup at the other end. Dixon again got in the paint for a second straight layup for the Wildcats, again bringing them to within a single point. But that would be the last bucket the Wildcats would receive in a span of 5:14 on the scoreboard.

The Lions would go on a 15-1 run, getting baskets from Pam, Lisa Saunders, and six foul shots from Teira Pendleton. Tashea Plummer ended the run with a layup with 8:32 showing on the scoreboard.

Taylor Carter cut the deficit to 10 with a three-pointer with 7:26 to play but the Wildcats missed a few key opportunities on the offensive end to cut any closer after earning big stops defensively over the next two minutes.

A pair of free throws from Katara Pressley brought the deficit to 64-55 with 4:48 to play, but the Lions held the Wildcats at bay, extending the lead back out to 12 points a couple more times. A Cari Callaway layup brought the Wildcats to within eight with 46 seconds to play, but it was too little too late for the home team.

Tenicia Spence paced the Wildcats with 21 points, shooting 7-of-18 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the foul line for the game. Callaway scored 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the floor. Dixon chipped in with nine points off the bench, shooting 3-for-5 from the floor and 3-for-6 from the foul line.

The match was won at the foul line on Thursday night, as the Lions went 30-for-36 from the charity stripe while the Wildcats shot 18-of-24.

Wilmington forced 23 turnovers with 12 steals, led by Spence’s game high five thefts. Spence also led the team with four assists. Jennifer Carr and Taylor Carter led the rebounding effort for the Wildcats with five each, but the Lions out-rebounded the Wildcats, 60-37, for the game.

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday as they head to Mercy College for another nonconference contest. The opening tip is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

Blair Harding (Class of 2012) averages 19 ppg in her debut at University of Virginia at Wise
Blair Harding a Class of 2012 Charm Alumnae as well as a Baltimore Polytechnic graduate scored 18 points in her first game with the UVA-Wise Cavaliers. Blair spent the previous two years at Iowa Western Community College where she has a main cog in IWCC's nationally ranked squad. She followed up her debut with a 20 point effort against #6 ranked Edinboro.
 
Haley Riebling (Class of 2013) scores 14 in St. Mary's College of Maryland's Opener

Lynchburg, Va. – Sophomores Nina Haller (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and Haley Riebling (Ellicott City, Md./Seton Keough) each tallied 14 points Saturday afternoon as the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought 71-62 decision to Randolph College.

Haller was 4-of-8 from the field while going 6-of-11 from the free throw line for her 14 points. Riebling did her damage from the perimeter as she went 4-of-5 from downtown.

The Seahawks (0-1) came out strong and posted a 15-7 advantage at 10:57 as Riebling knocked down a layup. Randolph (0-2) responded with its dominant outside shooting and reclaimed the lead with a 23-8 run for a seven-point lead at 2:03. A pair of free throws by sophomore guard Brie Holdren (Bedford, Va./Staunton) sent the Wildcats into the locker room with a 32-24 lead.

Randolph (1-0) shot nearly 43% from long range in the first half as junior guard Abigail Bullins (Asheboro, N.C./Asheboro) paced her squad with 12 points. Riebling and first-year guard Christine Morin(Kensington, Md./St. John's College [D.C.]) led the Seahawks with five points each.

The Wildcats stretched their advantage to 46-35 for their biggest lead of the game. St. Mary's put on a solid defensive stance and picked up several stops to turn the tide, knotting the game up 48-48 at 6:44 on a 1-of-2 effort from the line by senior captain Maddie Hook (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase).

Riebling kept the Seahawks on pace with Randolph, equaling Holdren's bomb with a three-pointer of her own and tying the game for the third time at 53-53 at 5:58. The Wildcats got their lead back up to seven at 4:20 before St. Mary's worked it back down to 60-56 at 3:13. The Seahawks, however, would get no closer in falling in their first game of the 2014-15 season.

Haller led the team on the boards with eight while senior captain Mattie Vagnoni (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge School) added six and six.

Bullins finished with a game-high 27 points while three other Wildcats scored in double figures. Senior forward Allie Druffel (Centreville, Va./Westfield) helped Randolph outrebound the Seahawks by a 47-39 margin with 10 boards.

The Seahawks return to the hardwood on Monday, November 17th, traveling to Washington, D.C. to battle The Catholic University of America at 6:00 p.m.



Tasha MaGruder (Class of 2014) scores 14 point in collegiate debut
Tasha MaGruder a 2014 Charm Alumnae and Winter Mills graduate scores 14 points in her debut at Walters State Community College in Tennessee.
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