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South Carolina's Premier Girls' Basketball Team

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Welcome to the Palmetto 76ers girls' basketball team web site.


As part of the GA/LINA Lady 76ers basketball club organization, we are traveling girls’ AAU basketball teams that offer young female athletes of various ages the opportunity to play basketball at a highly competitive level around the country. 


For more information about our team, our mission, and history; please see “About Us”.


Contact Information

Palmetto 76ers

P.O. Box 1724

Columbia, SC 29202

Jerome Dickerson

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Current News

Malayah Montgomery: Ben Lippen Floor General


February 8, 2015


Eastside Athletics - Speed is an asset that most basketball coaches would love to have. Fortunately for Kristen Dickerson, Head Girls Basketball Coach at the Ben Lippen School, she has all the speed one would want in Malayah Montgomery.

Malayah Montgomery (2015) is a 5'4" point guard from Columbia, SC. She has displayed leadership and premier athletic ability for as long as her family and friends can remember. Over the years Malayah has played the quarterback position for her little league football team, was a stand-out athlete in track and field and is one of the toughest on ball defenders you will find in the game of basketball.



Palmetto 76ers at USC Fan Night

October 20, 2014

Palmetto 76ers at USC Fan Night - EBA Fab Five Blog

August 30, 2014

Williamson From Deep

Ashley Williamson, a 2019 from Elgin, S.C., was getting buckets from beyond the arc. Her shooting percentage is high because of her ability to knockdown consistently.

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Palmetto 76ers Turning the Page

August 7, 2014


The PALMETTO 76ers has turned the page and began a new Chapter for South Carolina's upcoming girls basketball athletes. The 76ers has assembled a promising young and potentially talented group of 13 and 14 year old girls from many towns and cities throughout the state to play on the 8th grade team for the 2014 season.

8th Grade Team

2014 - 8th Grade Team

Front Row (L to R) - #21 Essence Marshall (7th) 5’-8”, #4 Naomi Matthusen 5’-6", #5 Ebony Graham 5’-6”, #14 Ashley Williamson (7th) 5’-7”, #24 Regan Dargan 5”-10”

Back Row (L to R) - #3 Sharita Godfrey 5’-10”, #15 Shaterra Ferrell 5’-11”, #20 Kayla Bennett-Schaffer 6’-0", #32 Caitlyn Barkins 6’-0", #42 Katelyn Cudd 6’-3”, #23 Carla Brown 6’-0", #34 Hannah Trawick 6’-0".


After participating in April and May, several of the players began receiving letters of interest from Mid to High Division 1 universities. The 76ers coaching staff (Coach Dickerson and Coach Dargan), “believes that this year is only the beginning for this young group. It is important that each player continues to improve their skill and understand that growth is a process.”

9th Grade Team

2014 - 9th Grade Team

Front Row (L to R) - Coach Kristen Dickerson; Ania Waiters-Cheraw MS; McKenzye Whitman-Chapin HS; Jenna Mills-Dutch Fork HS; Noelle Jackson- Dutch Fork MS; Malayah Montgomery-Spring Valley HS
Back Row (L to R) - Jenna Bishop-Dutch Fork HS; Perriyona Smith-Westwood HS; Kayla Palmer-Brown-Lower Richland HS; MacKenzie Currie-Chapin HS; Chelsea Wilson-Dreher HS

On the Trail Spotlight

Ashley Williamson - Class of 2019


Heathwood’s Wilson & Team USA U19 are golden

August 2, 20133 - USA Basketball via - Read the Full Story HERE


Aj'a Wilson - USA U19 TeamWilson led the team in scoring twice. She scored 20 points against the Netherlands in the second round. Then, in the quarterfinals, she finished with 19 points for Team USA in a 108-67 victory over Japan. She also had 11 rebounds in that game.

Team USA beat Australia 77-54 in the semifinals

July 27. Wilson finished with four points, one rebound, one assist, and one block in eight minutes of action.

Aj'a Wilson - USA U19 TeamIn the gold medal final, Team USA led France 27-20 at halftime and then held France to eight points in the second half. Wilson finished with four points, a steal, and four rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

Breanna Stewart (Connecticut, North Syracuse, N.Y.) led Team USA. She averaged 16.9 points per game, and her 152 total points set a new USA U19 scoring record. She also has the highest 3-point shooting percentage in USA U19 history at 58.3 percent. Stewart was named the tournament MVP.

Wilson’s 71 rebounds lists her at No. 3 all-time for USA U19. Her 15 blocked shots ties her with Stewart’s 15 in 2011 for the No. 3 spot.

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Coach Jerome Dickerson and the Palmetto 76ers Legacy of Greatness


July 28, 2014 - By Eastside Athlethics


Eastside Athletics -- What do players such as A'ja Wilson (Top ESPNW Basketball Recruit - 2014), Alaina Coates (SEC Freshman of the Year - 2014), Kaydra Duckett (#32 ESPNW - 2014) and Jatarie White (Top Ranked ESPNW Post Player - 2014) have in common? They are fierce competitors, they each play basketball for the University of South Carolina and they have all been trained by the great Jerome Dickerson of the Palmetto 76ers.