- Last Updated on 07:56 AM 11/15/13
- BY Joe Chandler
When Sunday’s round of games started in the South Boston Recreation Department’s Business & Industrial Basketball League there were three unbeaten teams. Now there is only one.
South Boston Tees kept its unbeaten streak alive Sunday with a 53-42 win over previously unbeaten DG/Unarco and holds sole possession of first place in the league standings.
Meanwhile, ABB, which was also previously unbeaten, lost its first game of the season, falling to United Steps/Felton 57-48 in an overtime thriller.
At the end of last week’s round of games, South Boston Tees held a one-game lead over ABB, DG/Unarco and United Steps/Felton, all of whom are deadlocked in a tie for second place in the standings.
Player Of The Week honors went to Niven Baskerville who led United Steps/Felton with 17 points in the team’s win over ABB and Savaughn Bailey, who led Presto/Halifax County with 15 points in the team’s win over Dollar General.
Presto/Halifax County 46 Dollar General 41
Presto/Halifax County snapped its three-game losing streak with a 46-41 win over Dollar General.
Dollar General led 23-18 at halftime with the help of 13 points from Brandon Boyd, but Presto/Halifax County rallied with 28 second-half points to take the win.
Bailey led Presto/Halifax County with 15 points and Eric Pounds, who scored 12 points in the second half, followed with 14 points. Earnest Boxley scored eight points, Aaron Holloway had four points, Aaron Chandler and Jermaine Hill scored two points each and Brian King added one point.
Boyd led Dollar General with 18 points and was followed by LaQuinton Johnson with nine points, Keith Delaware and P.J. Boyd with six points each and Terrence Boyd with two points.
Benchmark Bankers 54 Goodyear 51 (OT)
Sunday’s second game of the day was a close one as well with Benchmark picking up its second win of the season with a 54-51 win over Goodyear in overtime. The loss was Goodyear’s fourth in as many games.
Benchmark led 25-21 at halftime with the help of Geoff Grant’s nine first-half points. Goodyear rallied in the second half with the help of 10 points from Larry Warren and nine points from Sean Poole to deadlock the game in regulation.
In the overtime period, Benchmark outscored Goodyear 6-3, with four of the six points coming from the free throw line to get the win.
Johnny Wilson led Benchmark with 14 points and was followed by Grant with 13 points, Rodney Mosley with 12 points, Ace Bohannon and Jason McBride with six points each and Rodney Mosley with three points.
Goodyear had 10 players in the scoring column with Warren leading the team with 10 points. He was followed by Poole with nine points, Antonio Waddell with six points, Terry Bowe, Chauncey Jones and Bruce Wilson with five points each, Lamont Averett with four points, Rahiem Venable with three points and Marlo Jones and William Gross with two points each.
United Steps/Felton Brothers 57 ABB 48 (OT)
United Steps/Felton Brothers took control in overtime and downed ABB 57-48, handing ABB it’s first loss of the season.
The two teams were tied at 20-20 at halftime and were deadlocked at 45-45 at the end of regulation. But, United Steps/Felton Brothers got the upper hand in the overtime period and outscored ABB 12-3 in the extra period with the help of three-point shots from Baskerville and Alexio Hargrave to seal the win.
Eight United Steps/Felton Brothers players scored in the game with Baskerville leading the team with 17 points and Aaron Hill following with 14 points. Baskerville and Hill were followed by Hargrave with nine points, Donald Watson with seven points, Shumane Terry with four points and Cordaro Jones, Trumane Terry and Kevin Coles with two points each.
ABB had six players to score in the game with Jonathan Fields leading the team with 14 points. Obie Coleman was next in line with 11 points and was followed by Dre’ Tucker with 10 points, Bryon Hunt with six points and Michael Jackson with five points.
Halifax Regional Hospital 49 AWNC 33
Halifax Regional Hospital picked up its second win of the season, defeating AWNC 49-33.
The game was close at halftime, with Halifax Regional leading 24-19 at the break. In the second half, it was all Halifax Regional, which pulled away to a 19-point win.
Six Halifax Regional players scored in the game with Demetrius Burrell leading the team with 16 points. Alex Gambino followed with 12 points, Keon Gutrich scored 11 points, Keith Gutrich added five points, Grant Merrill chipped in four points and DIQuan Penick scored two points.
AWNC was led by Lymon Gregory with 13 points. He was followed by Kelvin Eldridge with eight points, Keena Williams with five points, Clifton Miller with three points and Dominique Griffith and Carlos Tankard with two points each.
South Boston Tees 53 Dollar General/Unarco 42
South Boston Tees kept its unbeaten strIng intact and took sole possession of first place in the league standings with a 53-42 win over Dollar General/Unarco.
Dollar General/Unarco led 32-25 at halftime, but scored only 10 points in the second half as South Boston Tees rallied to score a come-from-behind win
Robert Ross led South Boston Tees with 19 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Andre Sims chipped in 12 points and was followed by Clyde Waller with eight points, Waverly Harris with seven points, Shai Jones with six points and Thomas Carrington with one point.
Tyrone Barksdale led Dollar General/Unarco with 18 points, 10 of which came in the second half. Joey Barksdale scored 12 points and was followed by Clifton Terry with five points, Demario Guy with three points and Chris Murphy and Kendrell Totters with two points each.