Brevard Flame Fall To Tampa X Factor

By  //  June 11, 2012

Still Seeking First Win Of Year

The Brevard Flame women's semi--pro basketball squad fell to the Tampa X-Factor in Melbourne and dropped to 0-3 on the season. (Image by Bill Kelly)

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.

Kristen Dixon led Brevard with 16 points against Tampa. (Image courtesy Brevard Flame)

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.