Paint Branch and Long Reach win the 2016 CKA Holiday Invitational Tournament

December 27

COLUMBIA, MD -- The Paint Branch Lady Panthers won their 4th CKA Holiday Invitational Tournament Championship with a win over the BCC Lady Barons 59-46. Alayna McFadden was named Tournament MVP. In addition, Katerra Myers of Paint Branch, Caitlyn Clendenin of BCC, Satori Valentine of Mt. Hebron, and Charlotte Brown of Urbana were also named to the All-Tournament Team. In the consolation game Mt. Hebron defeated Urbana 49-46.

The Long Reach Lightning won their 2nd CKA Holiday Invitational Tournament Championship with a win over the BCC Barons 64-47. Tre’von Morgan was named Tournament MVP. In addition, Brandon Dix of Long Reach, Cameron Galic of BCC, Lonnie Lesane of Parkdale, and Tim Peterson of Cristo Rey were also named to the All-Tournament Team. In the consolation game Parkdale defeated Cristo Rey 73-45.


Upcoming Events:

CKA/Panther Holiday Invitational December 28 and 29, 2015

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2015 CKA/Panther Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament will take place December 28 and 29, 2015 at Paint Branch High School.

Paint Branch High School

14121 Old Columbia Pike

Burtonsville, Maryland 20866

The Game schedule is as follows:

*Monday December 28, 2015 *

Game 1 - 10:00 Boys Game: Huntingtown vs. Watkins Mill

Game 2 - 12:00 Boys Game: Surrattsville vs. BCC

Game 3 - 2:00 Girls Game: Mt. Hebron v. Kennedy

Game 4 - 4:00 Girls Game: Urbana v. Paint Branch

Game 5 - 6:00 Boys Game: St. Andrews v. Chapelgate

Game 6 - 8:00 Boys Game: Long Reach v. Paint Branch

*Tuesday December 29, 2015 *

Game 7 - 10:00 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (Consolation Game)

Game 8 - 12:00 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (Consolation Game)

Game 9 - 2:00 Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (Consolation Game)

Game 10 - 4:00 Winner Game 1 v. Winner Game 3 (Boys Championship)

Game 11 - 6:00 Winner Game 3 v. Winner Game 4 (Girls Championship)

Game 12 - 8:00 Winner Game 5 v. Winner Game 6 (Boys Championship)

This year’s tournament provides a number of compelling match ups that should make for an exciting two days of basketball. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance on our main webpage or at the door.

*CKA All Star Game*

The 3rd annual CKA SAVE Project Academic All Star Game to be played on *Monday March 14, 2016 at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, MD *with the Girls game beginning at 6pm followed by the Boys game at 8pm.

*CKA Academic Scholarship*

The CKA SAVE Project Scholarship Award is open to any senior student athlete who has matched the following criteria:

· Played or managed at least 2 years on high school athletics

· Maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

· Completed at least one AP or IB class

· Have a minimum of 100 documented community service hours

If you would like an application please email for more information.

*Educational Research*

I am in the proposal stage of my research on college student-athlete motivation. My goal is to conduct research during the winter of 2016 and complete my dissertation by the spring of 2016. I want to thank the various colleges and universities who have agreed to assist me in conducting research on student-athlete motivation.

Again if you have questions about any of our events please email at

Thank you for all you do and I hope to speak with you soon.

All the Best,

Keith Adams
CKA SAVE Project
























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