Monarchs return to City of Flint; 2022 schedule & roster release
FLINT, MI – The Flint Monarchs women's professional basketball will return for another season and play their home games in the City of Flint at Mott Community College.
“The Covid-19 pandemic limited our options for a home venue, which resulted in us playing our home games outside of the City of Flint,” said Drey Wynn, Flint Monarchs president and general manager. “This was not an easy decision but Macomb Community College in Warren, MI opened up their doors and accommodated us, we are forever grateful to them.”
Flint's roster will include local returnees Sparkle Taylor, Brandie Baker, and Jasmine Thomas. Returnees also include a quartet of players from Rutgers University; Stasha Carey, Caitlin Jenkins, Ciani Cryor and Rachel Hollivay. A key newcomer is Allazia Blockton she is the all-time leading scorer at Marquette University, 2018 Big East Player of the Year and 2019 Sixth Woman of the Year.
Flint competes in the Global Women's Basketball Association (GWBA) and ended the 2021 regular season 4-4 overall. Flint also lost their playoff semifinal game against the Wisconsin Glo 84-97.
Flint has scheduled eight regular season games and open with back-to-back home games Saturday, June 4 at 6pm against the Wisconsin Glo and Sunday, June 5 at 3pm against the St. Louis Surge.
Additionally, Flint is one of six international teams that have accepted an invitation to compete in a FIBA tournament, the United Cup of Champions July 13- 18 in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
“Playing our home games in the City of Flint and competing on an international level are big changes from last year but were necessary for the improvement and longevity of the Flint Monarchs,” said Wynn.
Here is the full 2022 Flint Monarchs schedule:
• Saturday June 4 vs Wisconsin Glo @ Mott Community College, 6pm EST Tip off
• Sunday June 5 vs St. Louis Surge @ Mott Community College, 3pm EST Tip off
• Saturday June 18 vs Detroit Queens @ Mott Community College, 6pm EST Tip off
• Saturday June 25 at St. Louis Surge 6:05pm CST Tip off
• Saturday July 9 at Wisconsin Glo 7pm CST Tip off
• Sunday July 10 at Wisconsin Glo 3pm CST Tip off
• July 13- July 18 at Santiago, Dominican Republic, United Cup of Champions
• Saturday July 23 at Detroit Queens 3pm EST Tip off
• Saturday July 30 at St. Louis Surge 7:05pm CST Tip off
Playoffs (at Mott Community College)
• August 4- First round, Playoff seeding TBD
• August 5- Championship game, Playoff seeding TBD
All home games and playoff games will be played at Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI, 48503.
“I am looking forward to playing in the City of Flint and I thank Mott Community College President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, Director of Athletics Almon Perry and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Schmidt for reaffirming their support and allowing the Flint Monarchs to play on campus at Ballenger Field House,” said Wynn.
UBCTV will be broadcasting the Monarach's game globally on major streaming platforms. This will expand the GWBA and Monarach's viewership via PPV, Live TV VOD and other platforms. Ms.Peggy Dodson, CEO of UBCTV says, "I am beyond excited at UBCTV's relationship with the GWBA and The Flint Monarchs Basketball Team. It is the beginning of something really great! You can check out where to see the Monarchs basketball season games on UBCTV PPV channel and on other outlets by going to www.ubctvnetwork and liking UBCTV social media. Instragram: UBCTVNETWORKS and UBCTV_NETWORK. Facebook: UBCTVNETWORKS.
Regular season general admission price for single game tickets is $15.
For more information, visit www.flintmonarchs.com or call 989-545-0569.