Jr. NBA/WNBA recaps
7-and-8 year olds: Warriors 16, Wizards 10
The first quarter ended with the score tied at 4. The Wizards matched their first quarter score and lead 8-6 at halftime. Both teams’ defense stiffened in the third quarter as the Warriors scored the only bucket tying the score at 8. The Warriors slashed the nylon for 8 fourth quarter points to pull away with a 6-point win, 16-10. Ron Recus Lawson knows how to score as he connected for all 16 of the Warriors points. Darian Mackins and Trey Haskins led the Wizards with 4 points each followed by Timmy Alston with 2.
9-and-10 year olds: Rockets 19, Heat 14
The Heat led 4-2 at the end of the first quarter. The Rockets smoked the nylon for 6 points in the second quarter took an 8-6 lead at halftime. The Rockets slipped in 4 more in the third to lead 12-8 going into the final quarter. The Heat had their best quarter scoring 6 but the Rockets topped that with 7 to take a 5-point win, 19-14. Antonia Mackins led the Rockets with a game high 8 points followed by Michael Brooker with 5, William Tutt with 4 and Charlie Parten with 2. The Heat was led by Tyler Merriweather, Braden Spiller and Stephen Stewart each with 4 and Tripp Perry added 2.
9-12 year old girls: Silver Stars 31, Monarchs 21
The Silver Stars held a slim 5-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Silver Stars slipped in 6 in the second quarter to lead 11-8 at halftime.
The Monarchs added 6 in the third but the Silver Stars answered with 8 to maintain their lead at 19-14.
The Silver Stars hit the jackpot in the fourth quarter scoring 12 points to pull a way with a 10-point win 31-21. The Monarchs had their best quarter with 7, fourth quarter points. Jonneice Collins led the Silver Stars with 20 points followed by Breanna Jones with 11 points. Corneshia Perkins led the Monarchs with a game high 21.
11-12 year olds: Hawks 24, Trailblazers 17
The Hawks held a slim lead, 4-3 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams connected for 6 in the second quarter, allowing the Hawks to hold their one point lead, 10-9 at halftime. The Hawks soared in the third quarter with 8 points to increase their lead to 18-13 as the Trailblazers scored 4. The Hawks added 6 more in the fourth quarter to take the win by 7, 24-17 while the Trailblazers repeated with 4. Jaylin Scruggs led the Hawks with a game high 14 points followed by Kole Thrasher and Devin Burrell each with 4 and Corneshia Perkins added 2. Terryl Ratliff led the Trailblazers with 13 followed by Rodney Harris with 4.
Pistons 36, Sixers 26
The Sixers missed 7 of 8 free throws in the first quarter and found themselves trailing the Pistons 8-5 at the end of the quarter. The Pistons exploded in the second quarter for 15 points and cruised to a 23-8 halftime lead. The Sixers had their best half offensively as they scored 7 in the third and 11 in the fourth but could not get closer than 10 points as the game ended with the Pistons on top 36-26. Brothers Jalen and Jamal Lewis led the Pistons with 13 and 11 points respectively followed by Terryl Ratliff with 10 and Devin Burrell with 2. Taylor Polk led the Sixers with 11 points followed by Xavier Johnson with 7 and Avery Duckworth and Jamarcus Alvis each with 4.
13-15 year olds: Rockets 23, Raptors 18
The Raptors ripped the nets for 9 first quarter points, as the Rockets were unable to score.
The Rockets outscored the Raptors 5-4 in the second quarter but still trailed by 8, 13-5 at halftime. The Rockets improved their score by 8 in the third to close the gap to 6, 19-13. The Rockets again bettered the Raptors in the final quarter 5-4, but fell by 5, 23-18. Harold Scott led the Raptors as he ruptured the nylon with a game high 15 points followed by Christian Adams with 4 and Cortez Oglen and Wiley Isaac each with 2. Jarius Rembert led the Rocket with 8 points followed by Darian Benison with 6 and Delton Rhodes and Bill Holemon each with 2.