- Last Updated on 08:14 AM 01/22/14
- BY Doug Ford
The South Boston Business and Industrial Basketball League’s top-two teams all season will battle it out Sunday for the league tournament title.
Defending tournament champion United Steps/Felton Brothers and this year’s regular season champion Dollar General/Unarco both advanced to the finals last Sunday after winning semifinal games, United Steps/Felton defeating Halifax Regional 51-23, and DG/Unarco beating Presto/Halifax County 52-41.
Sunday’s tournament consolation game is set for 4 p.m., followed by the championship game at 5:30 p.m.
Tyrone Barksdale of DG/Unarco was named Player of the Week for his performance in the semifinal win over Presto/Halifax County, after scoring 23 points, including three 3-pointers.
DG/Unarco 52 Presto/Halifax County 41
DG/Unarco used a solid defensive effort to reach the finals, holding Presto/Halifax County to 18 points in the first half.
Tyrone Barksdale scored 15 of his points before intermission and Clifton Terry scored seven of his nine points before intermission, as DG/Unarco built a 26-18 lead.
Joey Barksdale hit two 3-pointers in the second half, and Tyrone Barksdale added eight points as DG/Unarco kept Presto-Halifax County at bay.
Gary Jones and Demario Guy each scored four points for DG/Unarco, which connected on five 3-pointers and was 13-24 at the free throw line.
Eric Pounds led Presto/Halifax County with 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and Sterling Williams added nine points, all in the first half.
Savaughn Bailey added six points, and Aaron Holloway chipped in four points for Presto/Halifax County, which hit a trio of 3-pointers in the game and was 4-7 from the charity stripe.
United Steps/Felton 51 Halifax Regional 23
United Steps/Felton Brothers also put forth a solid defensive effort in defeating Halifax Regional, holding its opponent to 14 points in the first half.
Aaron Hill scored six of his team-high 14 points in the first half, and Trumane Terry, Niven Barksdale and Cordaro Jones each added four points, as United/Felton led 22-14 at intermission.
A 29-9 run in the second half put the game out of reach for United/Felton, with Jones adding nine of his 13 points and Hill eight points in the second half.
Donald Watson chipped in five of his seven points after intermission for United/Felton, which failed to connect on a 3-point attempt but was 7-12 from the free throw line.
Keith Gutrich led Halifax Regional with 14 points, including two 3-pointers, and Demetrius Burrell added 13 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Keon Gutrich added three points for Halifax Regional, which was 3-6 at the charity stripe.