- Last Updated on 08:18 AM 12/18/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
SoBo Tees and Dollar General/Unarco remain tied at the top of the South Boston Business & Industrial Basketball League standings after Sunday’s games.
SoBo Tees defeated ABB 58-48, while DG/Unarco beat Goodyear 70-54, with both improving to 7-1 on the season.
Halifax Regional and United Steps/Felton are one game behind at 6-2, with Halifax Regional beating Dollar General II 52-47, and United Steps/Felton getting past AWNC 49-35.
The final game played Sunday saw Presto/Halifax County defeat Benchmark Bankers 61-46.
Cordaro Jones of United Steps/Felton, Robert Ross of
SoBo Tees and Keon Gutrich of Halifax Regional were each named Players of the Week for their performances on Sunday.
Jones scored 17 points in his team’s win over AWNC, Ross scored 21 points as SoBo Tees defeated ABB, and Gutrich also scored 21 points, as Halifax Regional defeated Dollar General II.
SoBo Tees 58 ABB 48
SoBo Tees led 28-19 at halftime and went on to a win over ABB.
Robert Ross was 5-5 at the free throw line and scored 21 points for SoBo Tees, and Andre Sims added 10 points, including three 3-pointers.
Dre’ Tucker led ABB with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and he was 3-3 at the foul line, while teammate Obie Coleman finished with seven points, including a 3-pointer, and he was 2-2 at the charity stripe.
SoBo Tees canned six 3-pointers and was 10-14 at the foul line, and ABB hit eight 3-pointers and was 6-9 at the free throw line.
DG/Unarco 70 Goodyear 54
Goodyear connected on 10 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough as DG/Unarco claimed a 70-54 win.
Tyrone Barksdale scored a game-high 28 points for DG/Unarco, including three 3-pointers, and teammate Joey Barksdale added 12 points, including four 3-pointers.
DG/Unarco led at halftime 43-25 and finished with almost that same margin.
Faron Osbourne led Goodyear with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Darryl Jones added six points.
DG/Unarco hit a total of seven 3-pointers and was 3-7 at the charity stripe for the game, while Goodyear was 2-4 at the free throw line as a team.
Halifax Regional 52 Dollar General II 47
Halifax Regional withstood a strong challenge from Dollar General II in winning its sixth game of the year on Sunday.
Keon Gutrich of Halifax Regional led all scorers with 21 points, and Demetrius Burrell added 17 points, including three 3-pointers and a 6-7 game at the charity stripe.
Halifax Regional led 32-24 at halftime and had to fend off Dollar General II in the second half to get the win.
Devin Beck led Dollar General II with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and LaQuinton Johnson added 14 points, including two 3-pointers.
Halifax Regional connected on four 3-pointers and was 10-15 from the free throw line, while Dollar General II hit five 3-point attempts and was scoreless from the foul line (0-8).
United Steps/Felton Brothers 49 AWNC 35
Defending champions United Steps/Felton pulled away from a 22-20 halftime lead in beating AWNC.
Cordaro Jones scored 17 points for United Steps/Felton, and teammate Aaron Hill added 13 points, including a 3-pointer.
Demon Pittman led AWNC with 11 points, including two 3-pointers, while Kelvin Eldridge added seven points.
United Steps/Felton connected on three 3-point attempts and was 5-9 at the foul line, while AWNC also finished with three 3-pointers and was 3-6 at the charity stripe.
Presto/Halifax County 61 Benchmark Bankers 46
Sterling Williams scored a game-high 21 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Presto/Halifax County to a win over Benchmark Bankers.
Eric Pounds added 12 points, and Marquis Walker chipped in10 for Presto/Halifax, which led 36-18 at halftime and cruised home to the win.
Justin Saunders led Benchmark Bankers with 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Jason McBride added 10 points, all in the second half.
Johnny Wilson added nine points for Benchmark, which connected on four 3-pointers and was 4-10 from the foul line.
Presto/Halifax County hit six 3-pointers and was 7-14 at the charity stripe.