Brevard Flame Fall To Tampa X Factor
By Bill Kelly // June 11, 2012
Still Seeking First Win Of Year
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Tampa X Factor denied the Brevard Flame their first win of the Womens Blue Chip Basketball League season, 82-72, at Melbourne Central Catholic High School on Saturday night.
Despite earlier loses to the Miami Rain and Fort Lauderdale Lions, Flame coach Reuben Williams had hoped the visiting X Factor would leave Melbourne with a loss.
Williams said his goal is to see his team play as one unit and he is not looking for star power.
“We want to play as many as possible,” Williams said.
Against Tampa, the Flame were topped in scoring by Kristen Dixon’s 16 points and Marshay White’s 15 points.
Dixon played college basketball for Florida Tech, while White played for the University of Central Florida.
It is the first women’s semi-professional basketball team ever in Brevard.
Williams said aside from winning basketball games, the Flame want to be good role models to young girls.
“The organization’s charter says we intend to influence youth through clinics, helping with basketball skills, learning about conditioning and gaining spiritual education,” he said.
Brevard next game is June 23 when the Flame host the Miami Rain at 7 p.m. at MCC.