Monroe Woodbury Basketball: News and Articles

Tuesday, February 26
Watson powers Fallsburg

Former OC Crusader Rakkir Watson posted 45 points, five rebounds and four steals to lead fourth-seed and host Fallsburg to a Section 9 Class C quarterfinal win.

“He was able to get to the hoop,' said Fallsburg coach Pete Dworetsky of Watson. “He kind of took over the game. He hit some outside shots. He didn't force it. He took what the defense gave to him.'



The 2012 TOM DOWD MEMORIAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS ARE NOW BEHIND US!

The 2012 Tom Dowd Memorial Basketball Tournaments ended on a great note as the mens division played some awesome basketball after the last tournament games on Sunday night.  The entire weekend was fantastic. From the girls weekend to the boys weekend, the tournament included 130 teams on 10 courts in 7 gyms.  Each game was officiated by certified referees, and the tournament provided staff to keep the book and clock.  Teams were in pools of four or six and all pool winners won large trophies and multi-colored championship shirts.

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A great feature of the Tom Dowd Tournament is the action photos that are taken by professional photographers.  1000’s of photos from Saturday’s games will be available to view on Sunday at the MW High School.  If you can’t make it over to the High School, you can visit our photographer’s website to view the tournaments photos!

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From the gallery page click on the "May" section and then the Tom Dowd Girls (or Boys) tournament. You will see the photo gallery and be able to order copies.  

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Sunday, May 15
Congratulations to the OC Crusaders 8th Grade Girls AAU Basketball Team for winning the "May Mania" tournament held at the Rock in Nanuet, NY.  The Crusaders looked sharp in this competitive tournament and went 4-0 winning two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday.  The team is looking forward to their next challenge! Also congratulations to the Crusaders 11th Grade Girls team who went 4-0 at the Hooperstown Tournament in Mt. Vernon.

Sunday, May 8
The Crusaders 8th Grade Boys team went 3-1 this weekend taking 3rd in the 8 team Hudson River Hornets tourney. The Crusaders beat the BC Eagles, Westchester Knights and Hudson Valley Wolves losing only to the champion Hudson River Hornets who they had down by 16 before losing by 3.  Great team effort and hustle!

Monday, June 15

 Congratulations to the Crusaders 16U Boys team coached by Eric Levine.  The team is really peaking at the right time and went 4-0 against some pretty good teams at the BBall Shootout (Mahwah) and won their age division.  The team also had great success at the Tom Dowd Memorial Tournament. Their last tournament is this weekend in Brewster!

Congratulations to the Crusaders 17U Boys team coached by Kevin Houston. The team continues to turn heads as it travelled to Hamilton College for a college showcase tournanment.  The boys went 6-0 and won the tournament and in doing so, turned some college coaches heads in their direction.  Good luck to the team, parents and coaches as they head to the Nationals in Orlando next month!



Crusaders Continue to March.....

The Passing of Liz Houston

Saturday, January 26
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 41, Roosevelt 18

Goodbye to Rosemarie Taravella

The Orange County Crusader and Monroe ...

Saturday, March 22

CRUSADERS WIN THE ONE DAY EASTER START-UP TOURNAMENT IN MT. VERNON!

The Crusader 17U Boys team is off to a fast start as they won their first tournament of the 2008 season. The boys played at the Hooperstown Facility and faced two Long Island Lightning teams and went 2-0. For the championship game they faced the G.O.S.H Warriors who were also 2-0. The Crusaders held on to win 59-56 and take home the championship trophy! 

Click on the photo of Marvin to view a video clip from the tournament



Friday, April 18
The Crusaders had another great weekend of tournament play! In the highly competitive Minutemen Tournament, our 17U Boys, 14U Boys, and 12U Boys (Alcide) teams each went 2-1 and our 15U Boys (McPike) team had a big win against the Long Island Lightning!  In the Rockland Rockets tournament, our 10U girls were one and one headed into Sunday play and we were still waiting for updates from our other teams. 

Friday, January 18
Monroe-Woodbury Boys 62, Washingtonville 48

Sunday, January 13
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 49, Middletown 15

Monroe-Woodbury Girls 41, Warwick 22

Friday, January 11
Monroe-Woodbury Boys 61, Port Jervis 49

Thursday, January 10
Jan. 8 Boys' Basketball Roundup: Warwick Tops M-W

Thursday, January 10
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 30, Arlington 17

Sunday, January 6
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 51, Clarkstown North 36

Friday, January 4
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 44, Newburgh 23

Saturday, January 5
Middletown 63, Monroe Woodbury Boys 55

Friday, January 4
M-W Guard Adds Smarts To His Tough Act

Cardinal Spelman 64, Monroe-Woodbury Boys 57

Tuesday, December 23
Seward Boys' Basketball Coach Receives Inaugural Taravella Award

Tuesday, December 23
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 51, Pine Bush 31

Tuesday, December 23
Monroe-Woodbury Boys 70, North Rockland 59

Tuesday, December 23
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 48, Kingston 42

Tuesday, December 23
Terrence Wright Memorial Tournament

Terrence Wright Memorial Tournament Day One

Tuesday, December 23
M-W Girls 42, Our Lady of Victory 30

Tuesday, December 23
Monroe-Woodbury Boys 57, Valley Central 32

Tuesday, December 23
Monroe-Woodbury Boys 66, Goshen 53

Tuesday, December 23
Monroe-Woodbury Girls 49, Valley Central

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Fall Basketball Showcase Tournament

FORMER CRUSADER COACH MAKES THE JUMP TO THE CBA
Just when you think our club has surpassed all our expectations, we get more great news! Lamont Moreno, our former ...

Crusaders Compete In The Big East Elite Tournament

CRUSADERS WIN IN MAHWAH

11U and 12U Boys Win At Chase The Game Tournament

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE TOM DOWD TUNE UP

TOM DOWD TUNE-UP A BIG SUCCESS!

Tuesday, April 15
16U TEAM WINS CHAMPIONSHIP - CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS FOR APRIL 21/22

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE ROAR TOURNAMENT
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CRUSADERS COMPETE IN SUPER REGIONALS

CRUSADER BOYS COMPETE IN THE ROCKETS “DTH” TOURNAMENT

2007 MONROE-WOODBURY BASKETBALL DINNER RECAP

Sunday, April 9
The Orange County Crusaders sponsored the first tournament of the season on April 1st and 2nd.  The event was planned for the age divsions of 10U thru 13U and more then 30 teams participated in this pre-season event held at Monroe High School ( 4 courts).  When all the dust settled the tournament champions were:

10U - The Minutemen (Coach Raimondi)
11U - Yorktown Huskers (Coach Steinmetz)
12U - The Long Island Lightning (Coach Sullivan)
13U - The Rockland Rockets White (Coach Felder)


Tuesday, March 21
Boys JV
BOYS JV COACHES AWARD WINNER

The Monroe Woodbury Basketball Brunch was held on March 5th at the Central Valley Inn. All of the school basketball teams were represented  and each coach had to chance to talk about his/her team, and then recognize the individual members.  Honors included the announcing of each teams "Coaches Award" winners along with various other award winners.  To view more pictures from this event you c an check out our "Albums" link in the menu to the left! 



The Tournament Directors would like to thank all of the people who gave a GREAT effort to help support our three tournament weekends.  Some of the people who went the extra mile inlcude Terry McPike, John Coffey, Josh and Amber, Eric and Ashley, Mike and Alexis and Sara, Stevie, the School Custodians, Mala Beyar, Karen and Paul Taphorn, Brian and Matt Murphy, all of the referees including Tom M., Otic C. and Bill S. and many many others.......a special thanks for Sharon for once again proving that our tournament has the best concessions!  Lastly a thank you to the Queen of AAU Basketball, Cindy, for doing everything!!!!



2005 12U Pool Champions
12U Pool Champions - The BC Eagles
For more pictures from the Girls Tournament, Mens Tournament and Boys Tournaments, click on our "Albums" link in the menu to the left.  Congratulation to Keith, Sara, Kevin, Cheryl and Ryan on being awarded the 2005 "Tom Dowd Scholarships".  We are very proud of all five of you and we know Tom would be proud of you also! TO VIEW TOM DOWD PHOTO ALBUMS, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PHOTO ALBUMS

THE TOM DOWD TOURNAMENT INCLUDED A MENS DIVISION WITH SIX TEAMS.  EACH TEAM PLAYED TWO GAMES AND.....WELL.....YOU HAD TO BE THERE AS THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS WILD EVENT!

CHECK OUT OUR PHOTOS FROM THE 2005 MENS TOURNAMENT, THE GIRLS TOURNAMENT, AND THE 2005 OLDER BOYS TOURNAMENT.  ALL CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING ON THE "ALBUMS" LINK IN THE MENU TO THE LEFT OR THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT......



16U Bull Dog Hoops Team
16U Bull Dog Hoops Team

This is the home of the Orange County Crusaders AAU Basketball Program. We are located n Orange County, New York (near the Woodbury Commons Outlets). The Crusader’s have been a registered member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) since 1997. In 2005 the Orange County Crusaders will consist of 13 competitive travel teams (3 Girls and 9 Boys) with ages ranging from 10U thru 17U. All of our coaches teach teamwork and good sportsmanship. We welcome you to explore our site and to sign our guestbook below!



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Crusaders Enjoy the Overnight Tournaments

Our AAU club is unique in that all of our players are from the same local area, and most attend the same schools.  We have no "all-star" teams with the best players from different towns yet we have had great success!  From our 11U team winning the Slam Fest I tournament to our local High School Varsity Team winning the NYS Section 9 Class AA basketball championship in 2005.  We have great support from our local School Districts, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Parents.



Tom Dowd Pool Champions Hudson Valley Pr
Hudson Valley Pride Tom Dowd Pool Champions

Minisniink Girls Champions
Minisink Tom Dowd Pool Champions

COACH FAZIOS 17U BOYS TEAM GOES 4-0 AT SIENA!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS ON THE 17U BOYS TEAM BIG WEEKEND IN ALBANY!

YOU COULD TELL THE 17U BOYS TEAM ...


ADDED BENEFIT MEMBERSHIP - WHAT IS IT?

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Okafor's Success Started with AAU - Click Here

LET US TELL YOU ABOUT OUR OUR AAU CLUB...CLICK HERE!

Sunday, March 28
ORANGE COUNTY CRUSADERS PUT 16 TEAMS ON THE COURT
The Orange County Crusaders announced that they will have 17 teams in their club during the 2004 season. This includes ...

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TOM DOWD AAU TOURNAMENT ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS
CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THE 2003 TOM DOWD MEMORIAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Thank you to all of the teams ...