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Industrial hoops tough at the top

It’s tough at the top of the South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League with four teams within one game of each other at the top of the standings.

SoBo Tees stands at 6-1 after a 75-39 win over AWNC, and Dollar General/Unarco also improved to 6-1 after routing Dollar General II by a104-56 margin.

Only one game behind in the loss column are Halifax Regional and defending champion United Steps/Felton, both 5-2 after Sunday, with Halifax Regional beating Presto/Halifax County 52-42 and United Steps/Felton defeating Goodyear 53-33.

Benchmark Bankers and ABB remain in the mix, both with 4-3 records after Benchmark’s 52-40 win over ABB on Sunday.

Keon Gutrich of Halifax Regional and Rodney Mosley of Benchmark Bankers were named Players of the Week for their performances on Sunday.

Gutrich scored a game-high 20 points in his team’s win over Presto/Halifax County, while Mosley scored a game-high 14 points, 12 in the second half to lead his team to the win over ABB.


SoBo Tees 75 


The one-two scoring punch of Clyde Waller and Robert Ross carried SoBo Tees to the win over AWNC, with Waller scoring 23 points and Ross 22 points.

Waller canned four of his team’s five 3-pointers in the win, scoring all but two of his points before halftime to help give SoBo Tees a 36-25 lead.

Ross added 14 points after halftime, and Thomas Carrington scored 10 of his 12 points after intermission to help SoBo Tees get the win.

Kelvin Eldridge led AWNC with 18 points, including two 3-pointers and Clifton Miller added 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

SoBo Tees connected on five 3-point attempts and was 6-10 at the foul line for the game, and AWNC hit five 3-point attempts and was 4-6 at the charity stripe.


DG/Unarco 104
Dollar General II 56

Dollar General/Unarco connected on 19 3-pointers, nine from Joey Barksdale, in a rout of Dollar General II.

Joey Barksdale finished with 37 points for DG/Unarco, while Tyrone Barksdale scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers.

Brian Thomas counted three treys among his 21 points, and Demario Guy hit four 3-pointers for 12 points for DG/Unarco, which led 53-22 at halftime.

Devin Beck led Dollar General II with 18 points, including a pair of treys, Terrence Boyd added 12 points, and Terrell Venable chipped in 11 points.

Dollar General II connected on eight 3-point attempts for the game and was 2-4 at the free throw line, while DG/Unarco was 3-5 at the charity stripe.


Halifax Regional 52

Presto/Halifax Co. 42

Halifax Regional bolted to a 31-16 halftime lead and coasted home to a win over Presto/Halifax County.

Keon Gutrich scored 20 points to lead Halifax Regional, 10 in each half, and Demetrius Burrell added 11 points, including two 3-pointers.

Keith Gutrich chipped in six points for Halifax Regional, which connected on four 3-pointers and was 6-11 at the free throw line.

Presto/Halifax County hit three 3-point shots and was 3-6 at the foul line.


United Steps/Felton 53

Goodyear 33

Aaron Hill scored a team-high 14 points, including two 3-pointers, and Cordaro Jones added 12 points as United Steps/Felton got past Goodyear.

Hill hit two 3-pointers among his eight first-half points, and Jones scored eight of his 12 points before intermission, where United/Felton held a 28-19 lead.

Jamil Davis added six of his seven points before halftime to help United/Felton to its 9-point lead.

Faron Osbourne led Goodyear with 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Eric Ferguson added seven points and Terry Bowe chipped in five points.

Goodyear finished with five 3-pointers for the game and was 6-10 at the foul line, while United Steps/Felton connected on four 3-pointers and was 1-6 from the charity stripe as a team.


Benchmark Bankers 52

ABB 40

Rodney Mosley and Johnny Wilson combined for 22 points in the second half, as Benchmark Bankers defeated ABB.

Mosley finished with a game-high 14 points and Wilson added 12 for Benchmark, which found itself tied at 20-20 with ABB at halftime before rallying in the second half.

Three players finished with nine points apiece for ABB, including Michael Jackson, Jermaine Richardson and Stacey Majors.

ABB connected on seven 3-pointers for the game, and was 1-5 at the foul line, while Benchmark connected on two 3-point attempts.

Benchmark was 6-14 from the charity stripe as a team in the game.