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”.
P.O. Box 1724
Columbia, SC 29202
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
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
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
On the Trail Spotlight
Ashley Williamson - Class of 2019
Heathwood’s Wilson & Team USA U19 are golden
August 2, 2013 - USA Basketball via
ColumbiaStar.com - Read the
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
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.
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.
- Source USA Basketball
Coach Jerome Dickerson and the Palmetto 76ers Legacy of
July 28, 2014 - By
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.
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