- Last Updated on 08:32 AM 10/24/12
- BY Doug Ford
Defending South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League champion Dollar General/Unarco found itself on the losing end of a 64-63 score against the Rec. Volunteers on Sunday on the opening day of the league season.
The 12-team league kicked off its season with six games, with last year’s non-conference champion 40 + Warriors also losing on opening day, also by one point with a 48-47 setback to Presto/Halifax.
In other action, United Steps/Felton defeated AW II 70-61, Goodyear beat Aquatics/Pacific 38-34, SVHEC routed ABB 56-34 and AW I defeated Kajeah/Pathways 65-50.
The 2012-2013 industrial league schedule features 11 rounds of games played at the South Boston Recreation Center each Sunday starting at 2 p.m.
The post-season tournament is scheduled to start Jan. 13.
Rec. Volunteers 64
Dollar General/Unarco 63
Ty Barksdale of Dollar General/Unarco scored a game-high 24 points, but the Rec. Volunteers put three players in double figures to help them edge the defending champions by one point.
Tyriq Glenn scored 18 points, Deshon Dabbs scored 17 points, and Kejuan Mayo added 15 points for the Volunteers, who led at halftime 32-30.
Joey Barksdale added seven points, including a pair of treys, and JeRail Howerton chipped in six points for DG/Unarco, which hit five of 12 free throw opportunities.
Eric Edwards and Tyler Bostick scored eight and six points, respectively for the Rec. Volunteers, which hit six of 13 free throw chances.
40 + Warriors 47
Balanced scoring made the difference, as Presto/Halifax edged the 40 + Warriors in another one-point game on Sunday.
Sterling Williams and Eric Pounds each scored 13 points to lead Presto/Halifax, while Lymon Gregory added 11, all but two coming after halftime.
Calvin Chaney scored a game-high 24 points for the Warriors, including a six-for-eight game at the foul line, and he connected on two three-pointers.
David Garner added eight points for the Warriors, who trailed at halftime 26-23 and hit nine of 14 free throw opportunities.
Presto/Halifax won the game despite connecting on only three of 12 free throws, hitting only two of 10 in the second half.
United Steps/Felton 70
AW II 61
James Allen of AW II scored a game-high 25 points, but United Steps/Felton built a 30-19 halftime lead on the way to a nine-point win on Sunday.
Aaron Hill scored 21 points and Cordaro Boyd scored 10 points for United Steps/Felton, which also got seven points from Donald Watson and six from Andre Clark.
Anthony Moore scored 12 points, including two treys for AW II, while Clyde Waller and Eric Smith added nine apiece.
Each team had a good day at charity stripe, with United Steps/Felton connecting on seven of 10 free throw opportunities and AW II hitting 12 of 16 from the line.
The lowest scoring game of the day saw Goodyear get past Aquatics/Pacific, despite a game-high 23 points from Blaine Key of Aquatics/Pacific.
Larry Warren scored 10 points, nine in the second half for Goodyear, which led 16-15 at halftime.
Lamontz Avarette and Travis Fuller added six points apiece for Goodyear, which hit 15 of 26 free throw attempts as a team, a key factor in the win.
Wayne Watson scored seven points for Aquatics/Pacific, which hit six of 11 free throw attempts as a team.
SVHEC 56 ABB 34
A 40-21 run in the second half allowed SVHEC to pull away to a 56-34 win over ABB.
John Dabbs scored 14 points (two three-pointers) and Robert Jackson and Demetre Faulkner added 10 apiece for SVHEC, which led 16-13 at halftime.
Jackson hit two treys among his eight second-half points and Faulkner scored all of his 10 points after intermission to help SVHEC pull away.
Jermaine Richardson scored a team-high 12 points for ABB, while Michael Jackson added six and Obie Coleman and Thomas Logan four points each.
Neither team had a good day at the foul line, with SVHEC hitting only four of 12 opportunities and ABB one of 13 from the charity stripe.
AW I 65 Kajeah/Pathways 50
Demond Pittman scored a game-high 18 points, all coming on three-pointers, and AW I scored a 65-50 win over Kajeah/Pathways.
Aundray Harrington scored 15 points for AW I, while Markese Jennings added 11 points.
Torrence Dunkley scored 12 points for Kajeah/Pathways, which trailed at halftime 30-21.
Jermaine Thaxton added 10 points and Morgan Brown nine points for Kajeah/Pathways, which hit four of 12 free throw opportunities.
AW I connected on five of 12 charity tosses for the game.
Rec. Volunteers 64 DG/Unarco 63
Presto/Halifax 48 40 + Warriors 47
United Steps/Felton 70 AW II 61
Goodyear 38 Aquatics/Pac. 34
SVHEC 56 ABB 34
AW I 65 Kajeah/Pathways 50
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Oct. 28 Schedule
2 p.m. 40+ Warriors vs. United/Felton
3 p.m. Rec. Volunteers vs. Presto/Halifax
4 p.m. SVHEC vs. Aquatics/Pacific
5 p.m. AW I vs. ABB
6 p.m. AW II vs. Kajeah Pathways
7 p.m. Goodyear vs. DG/Unarco