The South Boston Recreation Department hosted two All-Star Games Saturday against the Halifax County Recreation Department Basketball Leagues.

A matchup between the city’s All-Stars for the PeeWee and Midget leagues left the South Boston Recreation Department teams victorious.

The PeeWee All-Stars of both leagues hit the ground running for the first game of the night as South Boston beat Halifax 41-15.

The difference in the game was due to South Boston’s success inside the paint, scoring 34 points under the basket.






The South Boston Recreation Department hosted PeeWee League All-Star games against long distance rival Halifax County Recreation Department in which South Boston took the win with a final score of 41-15 on Saturday. Members of the South Boston All-Star Team are (front row, left to right) Trazairiion Lipscomb, Colt Franklin, Jeremiah Tucker, Johnathan Ragsdale, Declan Willis and Makya Wyatt; (second row) Jackson Grant, Trevor Pumphrey, Eli Brown, Brady Grant, Nazir Williams and Jordan Best; (third row) Head Coach Justin Saunders and Assistant Coach John Horne.




While their offense was strong, it looked like the defense was even more dominant as they held Halifax to 15 points.

Jackson Grant and Jeremiah Tucker led the way for the South Boston All-Stars by scoring 12 points apiece, leading their team to victory.

The Halifax PeeWee All-Stars were led by Kendall Richardson who scored seven points.

Game 2 was between the South Boston Midget League All-Stars and the Halifax County Midget League All-Stars in which South Boston was again victorious with a final score of 40-32.







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The South Boston Recreation Department staged a Midget Basketball League All-Star game against rival Halifax County as South Boston took the narrow 40-32 victory over Halifax on Saturday. Members of the South Boston All-Star Team are (front row, left to right) Timothy Pounds, Ethan Conner, Ty Throckmorton, LeMan Richardson, Will Payne and Drew Morgan; (second row) Dejuan Faulkner, James Martin Jr., Layne Satterfield, Griffin Bryant, Javion Hamlett, Nathaniel Clary and Antonio Smith; (third row, from left) Head Coach Barry Chandler, Assistant Coach James Martin Sr. and Assistant Coach Derrick Ragsdale.




The game was close throughout, however, South Boston held on to the lead for all four quarters.

The difference in the game came down to free throws as South Boston converted 14 of their 27 free throws shooting 52% from the line while Halifax converted just three of their 15 free throws shooting an abysmal 20 % from the free throw line.

The ball was split evenly for South Boston as everyone seemed to enter the scoring column, but Griffin Bryant led the way with seven points in the win.

This seemed to be the case for Halifax and everyone entered the scoring column. However, Zymere Walker led the way for Halifax with five points.







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The South Boston Recreation Department staged a Midget Basketball League All-Star game against rival Halifax County as South Boston took the narrow 40-32 victory over Halifax on Saturday. The Halifax County Midget All-Stars are (front row, from left) Drew Ratliff, Jahrieq Williams, Jeriandre Marrero, Zymere Walker, Felleone Ballou and Javion Lacks; (second row) Assistant Coach Michael Stovall, River Bomar, Casper Large, AJ Smith, Javion Tucker, DeVaughn Brown, Langston Chism, Detrick Barksdale and Head Coach Darrell Guthrie.




All proceeds raised went to the Brad Ballou Scholarship Fund.

The two All-Star Leagues will square off again Thursday at the Mary Bethune Complex as Halifax seeks redemption on its home turf.

The PeeWee All-Star game will start at 6 p.m., while the Midget All-Stars is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.