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Barons edge Colonial Heights in preseason play scrimmage / November 24, 2021

Bluestone boys varsity and jayvee basketball teams traveled to Colonial Heights last week to begin preseason competition.

Coach George Lancaster said after a 2020 season that saw no basketball at all, his team didn’t look too bad.

The teams played quarters with the score being reset at the end of each period. The varsity squad played five quarters with Bluestone winning three.

Lancaster said both teams brought good energy to the practice game.

“Outstanding players were Petey Jones, T.T. Tucker, and Akim Simmons,” Lancaster said of his varsity roster.

The defense was solid the entire game and was one of the areas Lancaster said is shaping up as a team strength. “Good defense by all who played; looked like in mid-season form,” Lancaster noted.

Lancaster, who also coaches the jayvee squad, said the Junior Barons also played decently. Though their offense wasn’t as strong as the varsity team, they still played sound defense.

“Leading scorers were freshmen Jabarri Pamplin, and Cameron Smith and Dashwn Adams,” Lancaster said. “The JV won one of the four quarters.”

Lancaster said as the team prepares for its Nov. 29 regular season opener against Park View, players and coaches will continue to work on shoring up any areas of concern.

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