- Last Updated on 08:25 AM 11/20/13
- BY Doug Ford
SoBo Tees is off to a hot start in its rookie season in the South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League, sporting an undefeated record after five games.
SoBo Tees’ latest win was a Sunday victory over Goodyear by a 51-45 score.
Two other teams stand at 4-1 after wins on Sunday, DG/Unarco after a 62-52 win over Presto/Halifax County, and United Steps/Felton after a 78-21 rout of Dollar General.
Other game saw AWNC improve to 3-2 with a 55-52 win over ABB and Halifax Regional improve to 3-2 with a 61-39 win over Benchmark.
Robert Ross of SoBo Tees and Lymon Gregory of AWNC were named Players of the Week for week five of the season.
Ross scored 15 points and was 3-4 from the foul line in his team’s win over Goodyear, and Gregory also scored 15 points in his team’s win over ABB.
SoBo Tees 51 Goodyear 45
A balanced scoring attack added up to a win for SoBo Tees over Goodyear.
Robert Ross scored 15 points and Clyde Waller and Waverly Harris added 10 apiece for SoBo Tees, which led 27-16 at intermission and held off a Goodyear rally in the second half.
Eric Ferguson scored a game-high 18 points for Goodyear, which also got 12 points from Faron Osbourne.
SoBo Tees connected on two 3-point attempts, both from Waller, and they were 11-21 from the foul line, and Goodyear connected on three 3-point attempts, all from Osbourne.
Goodyear was 9-13 from the foul line, with Ferguson going 6-7 at the charity stripe.
United Steps/Felton 78 Dollar General 21
United Steps/Felton bolted to a 31-11 lead at intermission on the way to a 78-21 rout of Dollar General.
Four players for United Steps/Felton hit double figures, Aaron Hill finishing with a game-high 17 points, followed by Alexio Hargrave with 14.
Donald Watson and Cordaro Jones scored 11 and 10 points, respectively for United Steps/Felton, which enjoyed a big advantage at the foul line, hitting 15 of 20 free throw opportunities.
Laquinton Johnson and Terrence Boyd each scored six points for Dollar General, which went scoreless at the foul line (0-6) and connected on two 3-pointers, both by Johnson.
United Steps/Felton also hit a trio of 3-pointers, two by Hargrave and one by Hill.
DG/Unarco 62 Presto/Halifax County 52
DG/Unarco got a scare from Presto/Halifax County before pulling away in the second half to a 62-52 win.
Clifton Terry scored 17 points while hitting seven of 10 free throws for DG/Unarco, and Joey Barksdale added 15 points, including three 3-pointers.
Tyrone Barksdale added 11 points, including one 3-pointer for DG/Unarco, which held a 27-26 lead at halftime.
Eric Pounds scored 16 points, Earnest Boxley had nine and Nicklous Thaxton six points for Presto/Halifax County, which connected on one 3-point shot and was 13-17 at the charity stripe.
DG/Unarco hit five 3-point shots and was 9-20 at the free throw line, with Terry going 7-10 at the charity stripe.
AWNC 55 ABB 52
In the closest game of the day, AWNC rallied from a 32-23 deficit at intermission to defeat ABB.
Lymon Gregory scored 11 of his team-high 15 points in the second half to help the comeback, while teammate Kelvin Eldridge added seven of his 11 points in the second half.
Demon Pittman scored nine of his 13 points in the first half for AWNC, all of his first-half points coming on 3-point baskets.
Jonathan Fields scored 17 points to lead ABB, including a trio of 3-point baskets in the first half, and Obie Coleman added 13 points, including a 3-pointer.
Stacey Majors scored eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers for ABB, which hit six 3-point baskets and was 3-9 from the free throw line.
AWNC also connected on six 3-point attempts and were 4-9 at the charity stripe as a team.
Halifax Regional 61 Benchmark 39
Three players finished in double figures for Halifax Regional in a win over Benchmark.
Demetrius Burrell scored a game-high 19 points for Halifax Regional, which led 23-11 at intermission and continued to pull away in the second half behind four 3-pointers from Burrell.
Keon Gutrich added 16 points for Halifax Regional, including one 3-pointer, and Alex Gambino chipped in 14 points.
Justin Saunders led Benchmark with 10 points, including two 3-pointers, Johnny Wilson added seven points and Ace Bohannon chipped in six points.
Halifax Regional connected on six 3-point attempts, five by Burrell, and they were 7-13 from the foul line.
Benchmark finished with four 3-point baskets and was 1-3 from the foul line.