- Last Updated on 08:25 AM 12/05/12
- BY Doug Ford
A number of interesting story lines are developing this season in the South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League, including the emergence of United Steps/Felton Brothers and Presto/Halifax as contenders for the league title.
United Steps/Felton is the league’s lone remaining unbeaten team, improving to 7-0 Sunday with a forfeit win over Kajeah/Pathways, while Presto/Halifax improved to 6-1 on the season with a close 56-54 win over AW II.
Defending champion Dollar General/Unarco (6-1) rebounded from its first loss of the season last week with a 74-61 win over the 40 + Warriors on Sunday, dropping the Warriors to 4-3 on the season.
Other action saw SVHEC (4-3) get over the .500 mark with a 72-51 win over AW I (2-5), ABB improve to 2-5 with a 58-35 rout of Goodyear (1-6) and HRHS/Volunteers defeat Aquatics/Pacific Headwear (0-7) by a 56-46 margin.
AW II 54
Player of the Week Freddie Jeffress scored 13 points, nine in the first half as Presto/Halifax edged AW II.
Sterling Williams scored 14 points to lead Presto/Halifax, including three first-half 3-pointers, while Lymon Gregory and Eric Pounds each added 12 points in a balanced scoring effort.
Presto/Halifax led 30-29 at intermission and hit 6 of 12 free throw attempts in the second half to help it hold on for the win.
James Allen scored a team-high 13 points for AW II, while Clyde Waller (two 3-pointers) and Kevin Allen added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Presto/Halifax connected on five 3-pointers for the contest and was a combined 7-15 from the charity stripe, while AW II hit eight 3-pointers as a team and was 4-10 from the free throw line.
40 + Warriors 61
DG/Unarco rallied from a 28-25 deficit at halftime to get past the Warriors, connecting on eight of its nine 3-pointers of the game in the second half.
Tye Barksdale scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, including three of his four 3-pointers, while Jerail Howerton scored 15 of his 20 points after intermissio, including two 3-pointers.
Joey Barksdale (three 3-pointers) added 19 points for DG/Unarco, 13 coming in the second half to help key the comeback.
Calvin Chaney led the Warriors with 20 points and was 7-8 at the foul line, and Matthew McCargo added 17 points, including hitting five of eight free throw attempts.
Waverly Harris and Glen Barksdale each added eight points for the Warriors, who connected on three 3-pointers for the game and were 18-26 from the charity stripe.
DG/Unarco was 7-9 from the foul line for the game.
AW I 51
Deshon Dabbs scored a team-high 21 points, and SVHEC built a 35-21 lead at halftime on the way to a big win over AW I.
Dabbs hit two of his three 3-pointers before halftime among his 12 points, and teammate Kejuan Mayo scored eight of his 14 points before halftime.
Demetre Faulkner scored nine of his 13 points in the second half, and Robert Jackson scored six of his 11 points after intermission to help hold AW I at bay.
AW I lost despite connecting on 11 3-pointers, seven by Demond Pittman who scored a game-high 23 points.
Markese Jennings followed with 10 points for AW I, and teammate Darrell Smith counted two 3-pointers among his eight points, as did Jermaine Brown with two 3-pointers and six points.
SVHEC connected on six 3-pointers for the game and was 4-14 at the free throw line, while AW I was 0-4 at the charity stripe.
Player of the Week Jermaine Richardson scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, and ABB won its second game of the season with a rout of last season’s tournament runner-up.
Daniel Roller scored 12 points and Obie Coleman and Travis Foy each scored nine points for ABB, which led 28-10 at halftime and held onto its lead in the second half.
Jesse Lampkin led Goodyear with 15 points, all coming on 3-pointers, while Eric Ferguson added eight points and Lamonte Averette seven points.
Both teams connected on six 3-point baskets for the game, and both had similar success at the charity stripe, with ABB going 8-16 and Goodyear 7-12.
Aquatics/Pacific Headwear 46
Demetrius Burrell scored a game-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and HRHS/Volunteers held off a furious second-half rally by Aquatics/Pacific Headwear to claim a 10-point win.
Justin Long scored 13 points and Devin Walton added five points for HRHS/Volunteers, which led 27-10 at intermission, only to see Aquatics/Pacific rally in the second half.
Blaine Key scored 15 of his team-high 19 points in the second half for Aquatics/Pacific, while teammate Jarvis Hankins tallied all of his eight points after intermission.
HRHS/Volunteers connected on six 3-pointers for the game and were 6-11 from the foul line, while Aquatics/Pacific hit five 3-pointers, all in the first half.
Aquatics/Pacific was 6-15 from the charity stripe for the game.