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Red beats White in all-star tilt

The “Red” team, behind 31 points from MVP Tye Barksdale, defeated the “White” team 87-84 Sunday in the annual South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League all-star game.

A perennial all-star, Barksdale connected on nine shots from behind the arc, six in the second half where he scored all but nine of his points.

Team Red led 39-38 at halftime, with Sterling Williams scoring half of his 20 points for the game before intermission, and with teammates Jermaine Thaxton and Justin Long both scoring four points each.

Hakeem Ager had five of his eight points for the game in the first half for Team Red.

Team White got balanced scoring from several players in the first half, with Aaron Hill scoring 10 points, and teammates Cordaro Boyd, DeShon Dabbs and Kevin Allen scoring eight points apiece.

Dabbs carried the scoring load for Team White in the second half with 14 points, Clyde Waller added two 3-pointers, and Hill, Waverly Harris and Allen added six points apiece.

Williams and Eric Pounds each scored eight points in the second half for Team Red, with both players hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

In addition to Barksdale’s 31 points, Williams’ 12 points and Ager’s eight points, Pounds had 12 points, Demeterius Burrell had six points Thaxton and Long finished four points each and Jermaine Richardson two points.

Dabbs finished with 22 points for Team White, Hill had 16, Allen had 14 and Boyd had 10 points.

Waller finished with eight points and Harris with six points for Team White, while Robert Jackson added four points and Matthew McCargo and Donald Watson chipped in with two points apiece.

Team Red connected on 17 3-pointers for the game, with Barksdale hitting nine, Williams three, and Burrell and Pounds two apiece, while Ager added one.

Waller hit two 3-pointers for Team White, and Harris and Allen had one each.

Team Red was a combined 6-9 at the free throw line for the game, while Team White was 8-17.


Industrial Awards handed out

Individual and team awards for the South Boston Business & Industrial League were announced recently, with Tiffany Tillerson named Coach of the Year.

Marcus Duncan of HRHS/Volunteers was named Sportsmanship Award winner for the regular season, and Donald Watson of United Steps/Felton Brothers was named regular season MVP.

Calvin Chaney of the 40 + Warriors won the scoring title after averaging 25.27 points a game (based on a minimum of eight games).

James Allen of Aw II was named Free Throw champ after shooting 79.71 percent (55-69) from the charity stripe (based on a minimum of eight games and 17 free throw attempts).

United Steps/Felton Brothers was the regular season champ with a 10-1 record, and Dollar General/Unarco was regular season runner-up with a 9-2 record.

United Steps/Felton Brothers also was the tournament champion, with Watson being named Tournament MVP.