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Industrial League prepares for post-season hoopla

SoVaNow.com / January 10, 2013
The postseason hoopla for the Business & Industrial league will begin Sunday.

There’s a full slate of postseason games, starting with a matchup of the 40-plus Warriors (7-4) against the HRHS Volunteers (6-5) at 2 p.m.

That’s followed by SVHEC (7-4) vs. AW I (2-9) at 3 p.m.; Presto (7-4) vs. Kajeah/Pathways (3-8) at 4 p.m.; Goodyear (3-8) vs. Dollar General/Unarco (9-2) at 5 p.m.; AW II (7-4) vs. ABB (3-8) at 6 p.m.; and Aquatics/Pacific Headwear (2-9) vs. United Steps/Felton Bros. (10-1) at 7 p.m.

United Steps/Felton Bros. and Dollar General/Unarco have the two top seeds in the tournament.

United Steps/Felton Bros. won the regular season title after a 48-33 win over Presto/Halifax. Aaron Hill and Cordaro Boyd had nine apiece for the champions, while Donald Watson had seven.

Eric Pounds had 15 and Sterling Williams 12 for the losing club, Presto/Halifax.

The 40-plus Warriors downed ABB, 70-61. Calvin Chaney blistered the nets with 31 points for the winners, while Waverly Harris had 14.

Jonathan Fields had 19 for ABB, while Jermaine Richardson had 17 for the losing team.

Dollar General/Unarco wrapped up second place in the league by defeating Kajeah Pathways, 102-76. The winners got 35 from Tye Barksdale and 14 from Jerail Howerton. Hakeem Ager led the losing team with 21 points and Torrence Dunkley had 20.

AW II defeated Aquatics/Pacific Headwear, 58-42. AW II got 19 points from Clyde Waller and 11 from Kevin Allen. Blaine Key led the losers with 17 and Thomas Barksdale had 11.

HRHS/Volunteers defeated SVHEC, 72-65. The winners ended the season at 6-5, while the losers are 7-4.

Demetrius Burrell led the winners with 19 points, while Devin Walton had

18. Deshon Dabbs paced SVHEC with 24 and Robert Jackson had 17. AW I forfeited the game to Goodyear. Goodyear finished the season 3-8, while AW I was 2-9.

The players of the week were Chaney, from the 40-plus Warriors, and D. Burrell, from the HRHS/Volunteers.

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