F.A.C.E.S.: Exciting News!

Tuesday, July 12
Killer Bees represent NJ District AAU at Nationals
Tuesday, August 17
2010 AAU Accomplishments

12U F.A.C.E.S. Boys Basketball Team: 2009-2010

Basketball Spotlight "GRANDE FINALE "Dec. 09: Champs

Kwanzaa Klassic Invitational Dec. 09: Champs

KSK "NEW YEARS BRAWL" Jan. 2010: Runner-Up

Jersey Shore Hoops "MLK Classic Jan. 2010: Champs

Basketball Spotlight "Clash 4 The Cup" Jan. 2010: Final 4

MIT President's Day Weekend Feb. 2010: Final 4

F.A.C.E.S. 3rd Annual  "SHOW ME Invitational" Feb. 2010: Champs

Baltimore Panthers Invitational March 2010: Champs

Basketball Spotlight "AC Showcase April 2010: Runner-up 

 NJ AAU District Championship 12U Div 1 March 2010: 4th place 

 NJ AAU District Championship 13U Div 2 April 2010: 3rd place

Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest Phase 2  May 2010: 13U Champs

Hall Of Fame NorthEast "BEST OF THE BEST" May 2010: Champs 

12U AAU "NATIONALS " July 2010: 17th place IN THE COUNTRY

Albany Dream Team "Joyce E. King ALL OR NOTHIN " August 2010: Champs 

11U F.A.C.E.S. Boys Basketball Team: 2009-2010

KSK "NEW YEARS BRAWL" Jan. 2010: Champs

Jersey Shore Hoops "MLK Classic Jan. 2010: Final 4

F.A.C.E.S. 3rd Annual "SHOW ME Invitational" Feb. 2010: Champs

Basketball Spotlight "AC Showcase April 2010: Champs 

 NJ AAU District AAU Championship 11U May 2010: Runner-Up

Job well DONE!!

Tuesday, July 21
12U Season Ends!

Thanks to the 12U student-athletes for a great season! We wish a safe return from Nationals to all and a wonderful rest of the summer. Work on your game until we meet again! To the parents thanks to all for your commitment and support. Keep in touch. 

Coach and VeCee

Tuesday, June 23
F.A.C.E.S. 12U wins Linden Ballers Tournament!

Congratulations to the 12U team as they won the Linden Ballers tournament! As we have said before hard work will always pay off!! Let's keep it going!


Tuesday, June 23
F.A.C.E.S. fundraiser winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the F.A.C.E.S. fundraiser:

Prize 1: Byrne's

Prize 2: Lubischer's

Prize 3: Montilus's

Thanks to all who supported us!

Sunday, June 14

F.A.C.E.S. 11U and 12U team competed in an action packed weekend at the MIT in Maryland, this weekend. Both teams were productive as they both reached gold and silver brackets, respectively. The 11U team went 5-0 before falling in the semi-final game of the gold braket to the talented and quick Rytes Warriors of Texas 54-39. The 12U team was 2-1 in pool play and loss to Virginia Cardinals in the quarter-final game by 4 points 52-48.

Good games this weekend by all! What a way to end as we approach AAU National's this summer! 



Wednesday, June 3
Championship Sunday at the boys' "Best of the Best" as reported by New England Hoops News

11u - F.A.C.E.S. over MABC, 50-47
A team effort by a deep F.A.C.E.S. (NJ) outlasted and finally wore down the newly crowned Massachusetts State Champions, MABC. A back and forth game that changed leads numerous times throughout, was fittingly tied after the first 16 minutes. A late charged in the second half allowed F.A.C.E.S. to build enough of a lead to escape with a 50-47 win.

Jamal Allen was the catalyst of the MABC attack and the lanky lefty was able to get into the lane at will scoring 26 points from all over the floor. However, a balanced F.A.C.E.S. attack, led by the timely shooting of MVP Robert Cole (18 points) proved to be the difference. Cole was deadly from deep with five 3’s, two of which were the biggest as they helped his team build an 8 point lead that proved to be too much for MABC.

MVP of the Game

RJ Cole
Summary of Game: RJ Cole, MVP of the 11U division in the inaugural "Best of the Best" event, played with much more poise and composure than his 9-year old age warrants. The lefty handles the ball, sees the floor and can shoot from beyond the arc.  We look forward to watching his development in the future.

Sunday, May 31
F.A.C.E.S. 11U Makes Noise at "Best of the Best" Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to F.A.C.E.S. 11U team as they went 5-0 to become the 2009 Champions of the "Best of the Best" tournament held in Springfield, Mass at the Basketball Hall of Fame. They showed and proved that being big doesn't always win games. It was their tenacity and team effort that persevered even when faced with adversity. This is their first Championship win of five championship game appearances during this AAU season.

We would also like to commend the 12U F.A.C.E.S. team for a great weekend! Teamwork and hardwork will prevail. Keep playing and believe in yourselves that you are winners each and everytime you step on the court.

Thank you to all parents and family members for your support this weekend!



Sunday, April 26
F.A.C.E.S. 12U & 11U teams are runner-ups in the NJ AAU 12U Div 1 and Div 2 Championship!

Congratulations to both teams as they both advanced to the NJ AAU State Championship game!! Both teams went undefeated throughout the two weekend tournament.

F.A.C.E.S. 12U team came out and proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in their 3-pt loss to KSK! The team showed great pride and sportsmanship in a hostile arena of players and fans. We commend you for your effort and all of your hard work on and off the court. As always keep up that hard work and you will continue to be successful.

11U F.A.C.E.S. were undoubtedly the underdogs if you compared their size to that of Pure Basketball! But this resilient group of 9-11 year olds proved that size doesn't matter. They have the heart and will to WIN! They set out to do just that after being down by 6 during the first qtr. We overcame hard fouls and jolly but not so gentle giants to take the game into triple overtime before losing to Pure Basketball 12U team by just 2-pts. It's not over as you approach the 11U NJ AAU tournament, keep up that same intensity and will to win!

I am always proud of you all !!!

Coach Cole

Sunday, April 5
10U AAU State Champs!

We are the back-to-back State Champions 08-09 (9U/10U). With their core group of players returning this year they added 4 additional athletes to round out their team. With just a few short weeks together they came out to play and win. Congratulations on your win! Keep practicing and working hard!

Coach Cole

Sunday, December 28
Basketball Spotlight "Holiday Classic"

Job well done to F.A.C.E.S. 11U team by going undefeated in pool play, quarter final, and semi-finals before falling short in the Championship game against the NY Gauchos 11U. F.A.C.E.S. 11U played hard and fought until the end! Congratulations team and Coach Cole for 2nd place in the Basketball Spotlight "Holiday Classic". Keep up the hard work it will pay off!!!!

F.A.C.E.S. 12U also did a good job by going undefeated in the tourney until losing to the NY Gauchos 12U team in the semi-final round. Remember hardwork will always prevail!


Sunday, July 13
2008 10U AAU National Boys Basketball Tournament-New Orleans
New Jersey was represented by 3 teams at Nationals (F.A.C.E.S., Team Battle, & KBR Raptors)! The tournament has been competitive through and through. Team Battle placed 2nd in their pool and is competing in the National bracket for a chance to place in the top 12 in the country. F.A.C.E.S. and KBR Raptors both advanced to Classic bracket for chance to place in top 4. F.A.C.E.S. is currently playing in the quarterfinals hoping to advance for one of the top 4 spots in the Classic bracket. KBR raptors loss in a win or go home game yesterday against the Cardinals of Potomac Valley. Congratulations to all teams from New Jersey!

Sunday, April 27
9 & Under AAU NJ District Champions!

Conratulations to the F.A.C.E.S. 9U division on becoming 2008 AAU State Champions! F.A.C.E.S. defeated Playtime in a rematch of their first pool play meeting. The 9U team went undefeated 4-0 to make F.A.C.E.S. NJ State Champions for the third consecutive year (3-PEAT). We are very proud of all of you for your hard work and dedication. Coach Cole, Coach Gibbs and Coach Monique you are appreciated for all you do. Thanks to all the parents for you committment to the program. You are all WINNERS!

Mrs. Cole

Sunday, April 13
NJ AAU Runner-Ups

Congratulations to F.A.C.E.S. 10U boys' basketball team on placing 2nd in the NJ State AAU District tournament. F.A.C.E.S. gave up a 10 point first half lead in their 10-point loss to Team Battle. Good luck in your remaining tournaments as you continue representing F.A.C.E.S. and the Garden State. Keep your heads up on the road to the AAU National Tournament. You are all winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Cole

Friday, April 11
Another trip to the NJAAU Championship!
Congratulations to F.A.C.E.S. 10U team as they placed #1 in pool play and won a hard fought game against KBR in the semi-final round. These boys are on their way to the championship game against "Team Battle" on Sunday 4/13/08. F.A.C.E.S. is looking to get a back-2-back title for the 10U division. This match-up will be the second for the two teams this year. Good luck to both teams in the championship game.

Monday, March 10
Congratulations F.A.C.E.S. 10U & 11U teams!

We would like to congratulate the 10U & 11U teams that played in the Metro Sixers basketball tournament this weekend.

The 10U team won 2nd place in this tournament, they lost a hard fought game to the Maryland Bulls. This was their second meeting with this team in 3 weeks and both teams were ready. Look forward to seeing them again in the near future. Great job boys!

The 11U team played a hard fought game in the semi-finals against DC Blue Devils. Keep up the hardwork and you will succeed. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize!

Thanks to all parents for your participation and support this weekend.


Sunday, January 20
Congratulations F.A.C.E.S. 10U/4th grade team!

F.A.C.E.S. 10U/4th grade team has won their first tournament of the year at the Jersey Shore Lightening (JSL) Hoops MLK Classic tournament this weekend. Despite winning against two 5th grade teams (Manchester Heat and JSL Hoops), a true test of their will and determination was against Battle Basketball team in a game that determined whether we would go to the SHIP! We were outsized from the start, but that didn't stop our boys from playing big. After winning that game we moved on to the championship game and defeated New Heights of New York. All players were instrumental in this weekend's win. Keep working hard and stay focused. Coach

Friday, January 11
Arts High School Volunteer work!
THe F.A.C.E.S. athletes and parents would like to thank the Jaguars cheerleaders of Arts High School of Newark, NJ for their commitment to volunteer work in the community. We look forward to our next tutoring session with this group of student-athletes. A special thanks to Ms. Shelley Pettiford for her assistance in coordinating process.