2022 Team Overview
On August 8, 2022, the Flint Monarchs were crowned champions of the Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA) by defeating the top seeded Wisconsin Glo 72-70 at home to pull off the biggest playoff upset in GWBA history. Sparkle Taylor was named the Finals MVP of the national championship game after scoring 17 points and three rounds [click here to review article].
In addition, on July 17, 2022, the Flint Monarchs won its first FIBA United Cup tournament and international championship by beating Uprise Fenix Femenino 57-48 in Santiago, Dominican Republic [click here to review article]. Asia Boyd was named the tournament MVP in leading the Monarchs to the championship [click here to review article].
Flint finished with a 4-6 record in the GWBA but overall (including the FIBA United Cup tournament), finished with a record of 8-6 for the 2023 season.
League Affiliation: Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA)
Home Gym: Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI
Coaching Staff: Drey Wynn (General Manager & Acting Head Coach), Tedaro France II (Associate Head Coach) and Linnell Jones-McKenny (Assistant Coach)
Final Roster: See Below
Leading Scorer: Sparkle Taylor (27.1 points per game)
Leading Rebounder: Sparkle Taylor (7.1 rebounds per game)
Leading Assists: Ciani Cryor (3.6 assists per game)
Leading Steals: Ciani Cryor & Stasha Carey (1.5 steals per game)
Leading Blocks: Rachel Hollivay (1.0 blocks per game)
Timeline of key events:
- Saturday August 19, 2022- The Flint Monarchs captured its fourth GWBA national championship (sixth overall) by defeating the Wisconsin Glo 72-70 at home in Flint, MI.
- Sunday July 17, 2022- The Flint Monarchs won its first FIBA United Cup tournament and international championship by beating Uprise Fenix Femenino 57-48 in Santiago, Dominican Republic [click here to review article].
ROSTER for 2022 season
|Name||#||POS||Height||High School||College Basketball Exp||Professional||Hometown|
|Asia Boyd||22||F||6' 1"||Renaissance||University of Kansas||Flint Monarchs & International||Detroit, MI|
|Brandie (Baker) Cunningham||33||F||6' 2"||Hamady||Central Michigan University||WNBA Connecticut Sun, Flint Monarchs & International||Flint, MI|
|Caitlin Jenkins||11||F||6' 3"||Huntington||Rutgers University||Flint Monarchs & International||Shreveport, LA|
|Ciani Cryor||5||PG||5' 5"||Neumann-Goretti||Texas Southern University/Rutgers University||International||Philadelphia, PA|
|Crystal Bradford||23||F/G||6' 2"||Detroit Inkster||Central Michigan University||WNBA Los Angeles Sparks, Flint Monarchs & International||Inkster, MI|
|Jasmine McCall||3||G||5' 7"||CMA||Wayne State University/Bowling Green State University||Flint Monarchs & International||Detroit, MI|
|Jasmine Thomas||1||G||5' 9"||Hamady||Michigan State University||Flint Monarchs & International||Flint, MI|
|Maya Banks||10||C||6' 4"||Hamilton||Georgia Southern University||Flint Monarchs||Chandler, AZ|
|Rachel Hollivay||50||C||6' 4"||Heritage Academy||Rutgers University||WNBA Atlanta Dream, Flint Monarchs & International||Columbus, MS|
|Rebecca Harris||2||SG||5' 9"||Mascouta High School||University of Illinois||St. Louis Surge & International||Mascoutah, IL.|
|Sparkle Taylor||12||G||5' 10"||Northwestern||University of Texas at El Paso||WNBA Chicago Sky, Flint Monarchs & International||Flint, MI|
|Stasha Carey||4||F||6' 2"||Berea-Midpark||Rutgers University||Flint Monarchs & International||Cleveland, OH|
Photos of 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FLINT V. WISCONSIN GLO (AUGUST 7, 2022)
Photos of 2022 Playoff Game Flint v. St. Louis Surge (August 6, 2022)