The South Boston Recreation Department hosted their fifth week of games for the Junior Teen basketball league on Thursday with the 0-2 Celtics taking on the 3-0 Knicks. 

The Celtics defeated the Knicks with a final score of 53-51 to pick up their first win of the season. 

With the Celtics picking up a slim two-point victory, it was clear that 3-pointers were the difference in the game. The Celtics made eight 3-pointers totaling 24 points while the Knicks could only convert two 3-pointers for six points. 

Kohl Orendorf scored a game high 25 points in the win, 12 points coming from behind the arc and 12 coming from inside the paint while also converting one of his four free-throw opportunities.

The Knicks were led by Mason Gano who scored 17 points, 10 coming from inside the paint and six from behind the arc while also converting one free-throw. 

Although the Knicks suffered their first loss of the season, they still hold sole possession of first place in the Junior Teen league with a record of 3-1. 

The Celtics and Hornets are deadlocked for second place both with records of 1-3. 

On Thursday, the Hornets will take on the Celtics at 8 p.m. for the last regular season game of the season.  

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com. 

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com.