- Last Updated on 08:15 AM 01/23/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
United Steps/Felton Brothers and Dollar General/Unarco, the top two seeds for the South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League Tournament, will meet for the tourney title after semifinal wins on Sunday.
Top seeded United/Felton, behind 13 points from Player of the Week Aaron, Hill, rallied from a 22-18 deficit at halftime to edge four seed AW II 45-42.
DG/Unarco, behind 23 points from Player of the Week Jerail Howerton, built a 37-21 lead at intermission and held off a second half rally by Presto to win 75-67.
Sunday is championship day for the industrial league, with SVHEC facing the 40 + Warriors at 2:30 p.m. for the Combined Teams championship.
At 4:30 p.m., United Steps/Felton plays DG/Unarco for the Industrial League championship.
AW II 42
Aaron Hill scored 13 points, 10 in the first half, and he connected on four 3-pointers as United/Felton got past AW II for a spot in the championship game.
Hill hit a trio of 3-point shots in the first half, but United/Felton trailed 22-18 after Anthony Moore and James Allen of AW II combined for 15 first-half points.
Moore counted two 3-pointers among his points, and teammate Dominique Griffin added another trey.
A 27-20 run after halftime gave United/Felton the win, with Donald Watson hitting two 3-pointers among his eight second-half points and Alexio Hargrave adding six points, including a 3-pointer.
Allen scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the second half for AW II, while teammate Anthony Moore added eight of his 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
United/Felton hit six 3-pointers for the game and was 10-16 from the foul line in the win, while AW II connected on five 3-pointers and was 4-8 from the charity stripe.
Jerail Howerton scored a game-high 23 points, including two 3-pointers, and teammate Tyrone Barksdale added 20 points, including four 3-pointers, as DG/Unarco held off Presto/Halifax to reach the title game.
The one-two scoring punch of Howerton and Barksdsale combined for six 3-pointers and 32 points in the first half, as DG/Unarco took a 37-21 lead.
The second half saw Presto/Halifax rally to make a game of it, with Eric Pounds scoring 16 of his team-high 21 points, including four 3-pointers.
Sterling Williams scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half, including one of his two 3-pointers, and Lymon Gregory added 13 of his 15 points for the game, but it wasn’t enough.
Clifton Terry added nine points, Joey Barksdale eight points and Kevin Ferguson six points for DG/Unarco, who enjoyed a phenomenal day at the free throw line, going 18-21 for the game.
Presto/Halifax was 5-11 from the charity stripe, and it connected on six 3-pointers, compared to seven for DG/Unarco.
United Steps/Felton Brothers 45 AW II 42
Dollar General/Unarco 75 Presto/Halifax 67
Championship Games Sunday
Combined Teams Championship Game
2:30 p.m. SVHEC vs. 40 + Warriors
Business & Industrial Championship Game
4:30 p.m. United Steps/ vs. DG/Unarco