Pee-Wee Basketball Highlights
Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 15, 2004
The Jr. NBA/WNBA Pee Wee Basketball League organized by the Demopolis Parks and Recreation Department opened its 2004 season schedule Saturday, January 10. This program is opened to boys and girls ages 7-15. Games will be played every Saturday at U.S. Jones Gym through February, 28. Games begin at 9:00 am with 5 games scheduled for the day. Age divisions are broken down as follows: 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds and 13-15 year olds. I would like to thank the following businesses for their continued support as sponsors for this season. Sponsors include Colony Office Products (Team Xerox), Regions Bank, AMA Designs, Clear Mountain Spring Water, Windwood Inn, Holiday Inn Express, The UPS Store and Cemex. I need at least 2 more sponsors.
If you are interested please contact Johnny Brooker at 289-2891
Games from Saturday January 10
7-8 Boys and Girls
The UPS Store – 8
Clear Mountain Spring Water –
Although this was not a high scoring game it wa filled with a lot of excitement. Both teams connected for 4 points in the 1st quarter. The UPS Store wrapped up 2 more in the 2nd to take a 6-4 half-time lead. Clear Mountain was unable to fill the bucket in the 3rd as The UPS Store sealed the scoring with another 2 points
to pull ahead by 4, 8-4. Clear Mountain tapped the iron for 2 in the final period but it was not enough as The UPS Store held on to win 8-6. Braden Spiller led The UPS Store as he shipped 4 of the 8 followed by Tripp Perry and Daniel Lewis each with 2 points.
Other players for The UPS Store included Stephen Stewart, Jordon Williams and Sam Renner. Tyler Merriweather led Clear Mountain as he sank 4 followed by Ron’Recus Lawson with the other 2. Other on the team included Chandler Stuedeman, William Tutt, Charlie Parten and Alexis Jones.
9 year old Boys
Red Team – 19
Regions Bank doubled the Reds interest as they led 6-3 at the end of the 1st quarter.
Region’s Bank stayed hot as they deposited 7 more in the 2nd to stretch their lead to 13-5.
The Red team finally got hot
with 8 points in the 3rd to close the gap to 2 at 15-13. The Red team trailed by 3 as time was ticking away when Xavier Johnson put up a 3 point attempt just before the buzzer. As the buzzer sounded the ball slipped through the nylon tying the game at 19.
Tommie Reese Jr. led Regions as he calculated a total of 10 points followed by Devin Burrell with 7 and Rodney Harris adding 2. Other members included Rob Boutwell, Payne Hasty, Vicotria Dickie, and Chris Foster. Xavier Johnson led the Red team with 8 points followed by Kadarius Ingram with 6, William Stewart with 2 and Malcolm Merriweather. .Other members included Louis Stuedeman
and Sydney Hill
10 year old Boys and Girls
Windwood Inn – 14
Blue Team – 10
Windwood Inn secured the nylon with 6 points in the 1st to take a 6-1 lead. The Blue Team managed to put 5 on the board in the 2nd quarter to tie the game at 6 all. Neither team’s offense did well in the 3rd as Windwood Inn sank one free throw to take a 1 point lead, 7-6 going into the final quarter. Windwood Inn fared a little better in the 4th as they rallied for 7 while the Blue team managed 4 points for a final score of 14-10. Pierre Thomas led Windwood Inn as he reserved the iron for 9 points followed by Teryl Ratliff with 4 and
Tyler More connecting for 1 point. Other members included Jarius Rembert, Justin Durant and Myles DeGraffenreid. The Blue team had five team member contribute to the scoring as Parker Coleman led the team with 4 followed by Jacob Roemen and Justin Harris each with 2 points whiled Timothy Williams and Darius Benison each added one.. The other team member was Theophis Gilmore
11-13 Boys and Girls
Team Xerox – 19
Corporation – 16
This game was close from start to finish. Team Xerox took a 1st quarter lead 6-4. Cemex took a 2 point lead, 10-8,
at half-time as they dumped in 6 2nd quarter points while Team Xerox tallied 2 points. Cemex maintained the lead at the end of the 3rd
but it was only by one, 14-13, as they dropped in 4 while Team Xerox zapped the iron for 5. Team Xerox
took back the lead in the final quarter as they slipped in 6 points while Cemex could only mange 2 points. Team Xerox was led by 3 players as Delton Rhodes led his team with 7 net busters followed by Tyler Smith and Tre Jones each with 6. Other team members included Brandon Hay and Delanee Reid. Cemex was led by Jalen Armstead with a game high 10 points followed by William Hill as he added the other 6. Other team member included James Dickie, Bill Holemon and Joel Coddington.
13-15 year old Boys and Girls
Holiday Inn Express – 20
AMA Designs – 15
This age group played 2, 10 minute halves. Holiday Inn Express scored in double figures as they tacked on 10 points to lead by 3 at halftime, while AMA Designs stenciled the nylon with 7. Holiday Inn matched their scoring output in the 2nd half with another 10 while AMA Designs added 8 but was not enough to overtake Holiday Inn’s lead. Adrian James led Holiday Inn with 11 points followed by brother Anthony James with 4, Rick Boone with 3 and Chris Jones with 2. The other team member was John Scott.
Five players scored for AMA. Walter Evans led the team with 6 points followed by Laura Bates with 4, Conrad Murdock and Justin Hardy each adding 2 and Kelvin Wilson with 1. The other team member was David Moore.
All age groups drew for teams this past week. Next Saturday the 9&10 year olds will combine to make 4 teams while the other age groups will draw each week.