The South Boston Recreation department held its annual Substance Abuse Prevention Basketball tournament for the boys and girls ages 13-16, July 26-28. The tournament for many years was sponsored by Mental health of America, and the local Recreation Dept. in an effort to reiterate the importance of making positive life decisions early on in life, especially in our fight against abusive substances that are readily available.
Recreation director Matt McCargo spoke with the teams briefly about making good sound decisions, and solid grades in classroom to support their athletic dreams. A Thirty for Thirty ESPN video “Without Bias”, featuring former Maryland star Len Bias life.
Saturday and Sunday was spent playing competitive games with family and friends watching. There was four boys team's with forty players, there was two girls team's with only ten girls participating. The number of participants were down, but our motto remains the same, “if we can reach just one, the time and money was well worth spending”.
We would like to thank all the kids for being a joy to be around all weekend, and to thank our volunteer coaches for their support.
Boys Basketball teams
1st Row (left to right): Ivan Edmonds, Semaj Jeffreys and Xzavion Brooks
2nd Row (left to right): P. J. Logan (Coach), Kameron Brigham, Zyshareck Watkins and Nasir Word
Bulls (2nd Place)
1st Row (left to right): Montre’el Claiborne, KeQuan Newton and Deandre Gregory
2nd Row (left to right): William Dixon, Kanya Caddle, Jhamad Lawson, Jordan Ross and Terrell Venable (Coach)
1st Row (left to right): Javion Morris, Terrell Medley, Xzavier Leigh and Ta’Shawn Medley
2nd Row (left to right): Antwain Bailey, Diontre Martin, Drew Russell, Trey Jones and Anthony Anderson (Coach)
Lakers (1st Place) Tournament winners
1st Row (left to right): Josh Miller, Shymel Brooks and Tylik Jones
2nd Row (left to right): Adam Palmer, Malik Jones, Kameron Roberts, Zyleik Perkins and Ramon Perkins (Coach)
Girls Basketball Teams
Lady Storm Blue Squad
1st Row (left to right): Kendra Hamlette and Jimiyah Vass
2nd Row (left to right): Maurice Miller (Coach), Kimee Johnson, Kierra Hamlett and Hannah Sutphin
Lady Storm White Squad
1st Row (left to right): Chloe Miller, Amiracle Palmer and Malashia Claiborne
2nd Row (left to right): Lawrence Palmer (Coach), Tyjae Watson, and Syreeta Hunter
1st Place — Lakers
1st Row (left to right): Adam Palmer, Tylik Jones, Josh Miller and Shymel Brooks
2nd Row (left to right): Zach Carter, Kameron Roberts, Zyleik Perkins, Malik Jones and Ramon Perkins (Coach)