- Let's Go Black ICE!!!
- Black ICE Defeat Baltimore Bullets, Move On to Second Round of Tournament!!!
- No Excuses!!!
- CONGRATULATIONS Black ICE 2016-17 EDRECO Boys Basketball 8-10 CHAMPIONS!!!
- #2 Caleb Richardson Named 8-10 Most Improved Player 2017!!!
Welcome to Black ICE Basketball!
Hello to all of our Black ICE supporters and Welcome to our new supporters as well! Black Ice consists of two basketball teams (boys and girls) that compete in the EDRECO basketball program. We are very proud of our student athletes and do our best to reinforce the positive social, academic, and moral ethics that our parents teach at home. Although we are an athletic group and we strive to help the players be at their best on the court, we put sportsmanship, digntiy, respect, and that "never give up" mentality at the top of our priorities.
Throughout the years I, Coach Gerald, have had the pleasure of coaching some of the most talented young ballers in the local area. Along the way, they have grown both as players and young citizens. And I'd like to think that I've had a positive influence on them. I can admit that they have taught me quite a bit as well. This website is my way of thanking them. I only regret that I did not start this in my first year of coaching.
So to all of you, players, parents, and Black ICE supporters, I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me this grand opportunity to be a part of your young athlete's life. And I truly hope that you are satisfied with my efforts.
Black ICE Head Into Playoffs on Back-to-Back Wins!!!
We are heading into March and everyone knows that it's playoff time at EDRECO Boys Basketball. The playoff intensity has already hit Black ICE as they end the regular season with two convincing wins over NIKE Elite and the Warriors in less than 24 hours. Also taking the Number 1 Lakers to the brink with seconds to go and a chance for the win. Although they weren't able to pull off the upset, they did manage to put the rest of the league on notice that they may be the team that no one wants to play. Coach Gerald is no stranger to this scenario. In fact, all of his teams are geared towards getting stronger as the season approaches the end. "I feel that this is what coaching is all about," says coach Gerald. "Our job is to bring out the best in players and help them improve in every aspect of the game. Each kid wants to get better. It's up to us to not only help them with their skill sets, but to elevate their basketball IQ as well."
This strategy makes for strong finishes for Black ICE. Most noted was a couple years ago when they started out in last place with a 1-5 record, but ended the season as the fourth seed with a 5-5 record. That year they ran through the fifth seed, dominated the first seed, then went on to upset the second seed in the championship game. This year they started off with a 1-4 record and ended the season with a 4-5 record (1 game Canceled) and have claimed the fourth seed. Is this Deja Vu?
That year Black ICE was under sized, had no team chemistry, but was full of talent and desire. This season looks to be the same. But the end result for the previous team was a Championship. Will this season end the same? Similarities in records don't automatically mean the same results. Especially not at EDRECO. Every team is gunning for the crown, and every team gets better at the end of the season. Is Black ICE up for the challenge? Will they pull their talents together and focus on one common goal? Or will they let another team bounce them out of the tournament and send them home early only to dream about what could have been? All these questions can only be answered one game at a time. For Black ICE, their first test will be NIKE Elite this Saturday. LET'S GO BLACK ICE!!!
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