Dunn youth All-Stars in SWAC basketball regionals

by | Mar 9, 2018 | Dunn, News & Features

Four all-star teams from the Dunn youth basketball leagues are entering regional play in Statewide Athletic Council (SWAC) tournaments tonight (March 9) and Saturday.

UPDATES: The 10-and-under boys were eliminated with a 32-30 overtime loss to Tarboro. … Nash County knocked out the 12-U girls, 41-25 on Saturday. … The 12-U boys went out with a 49-33 loss to Holly Springs. … The 10-U girls were ousted with a 28-11 loss to Lee County.

The Dunn 10-and-under boys, coached by Nathan Plata, play tonight at 6:30 in Selma against Cleveland.

That team roster includes Emmanuel Cook, Malachi Cooke, Demarbiaz Devane Jr., Everett Jackson, Romello Pegues, Kobe Plata, Jailen Smith, Brandon Surles Jr., Kole Thompson, Kyrese Williams, Travis Williams and Khaleb Worth.

The 10-and-under girls, coached by Wesley Johnson, take on Carteret County in Spring Lake on Saturday at 10 a.m.

That team includes Reagan Adams, Kara Benton, Berkley Campbell, Bailey Decarmine, Ramsey Decarmine, Peyton Herring, Emery Johnson, Kaitlin Roberts, Julia Scott, JaNiah Smith, Avery Strickland and Aubrie Wise.

In the 12-and-under boys, Dunn plays Zebulon at 7 tonight in Nashville. The 12-U team is coached by Vincent Pressly. It includes Jaylen Chrisp, Shyheim Cooke, Jamil Dixon, Avery Ellington, Andre Harps, Wyatt Herring, Zecorey McNeill, Matthew Strickland, Gavin Warren, Sabine Wheeler, Juelz Williams and Qua’Shaun Williams.

The 12-and-under girls take on Duplin County at Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School at 7:15 tonight. David Horne is the coach. Team members are Aubree Bass, Zion Cameron, Marley Colville, Unique Cooke, Perri Caroline Ennis, Harmony Horne, Carmyn Ivey, Evyn Johnson, Lana Rhoads and Jazmin Rummel.

The tournaments are double-elimination. Admission will be charged. The cost is $5 for 13-and-above and $3 for 12-and-under at all sites except the 10-and-under in Spring Lake, which is $3 for 13-and-up and $1 for 12-and-under.

Dunn youth tournaments held

Boys youth basketball tournaments held by the Dunn Recreation Department have been completed with Team One topping Team Seven 23-22 for the 10-and-under championship and bottom seed Team Five taking the 13-and-under final with a 38-15 triumph over Team Two.

Romello Pegues led Team One in the 10-U final with 20 points and Demarbiaz Devane was the leading scorer for Team Seven with 11.

Elijah Holmes paced Team Five in the 13-U with 12 points. Marquis Wheeler had six points for Team Two.

Dunn’s 10-and-under boys basketball tournament champions, Team One, are pictured above. On the front row (starting second from left) are Owen Bruce, Carson Tew, Kole Thompson and Wesley Tew. On the second row are coach Glenn Bruce, Romello Pegues, Joshua Cameron, Chase McAllister, Jonathan Honeycutt, Austin Wise and assistant coach Brian Thompson.

Team Seven, pictured above, was the runner-up in the regular-season and tournament in the Dunn 10-and-under boys basketball league. On the front row from left are Brendon Lindsay, Kobe Plata, Jailen Smith and Connor Wood. On the second row are Lionel Poindexter, Brady Wilson, Demarbiaz Devane Jr., Kash Perry, Everett Jackson and coach Nathan Plata.

Team Five, champions of the Dunn youth 13-and-under boys basketball tournament are pictured above. Kneeling from left are Soloman Woods, Qua’Shaun Williams, Carson Britt, Sergio Dominguez and Ben West. Standing are assistant coach Tyrone Williams, Ezekial Dixon, Eligah Holmes, Vincent Washington, Alexander Johnson, coach William Surles and Ross Stevens.

Team Two was runner-up in the boys 13-U tournament. Kneeling from left are O’mari Smith, Gilbert Cody and Torrey Williams. Standing are coach Torrey Williams, Logan McLamb, Sabine Wheeler, Andre Harps. Samuel Warren, Syn’cere Jones, Zaibryion Smith and assistant coach Hosie Smith.



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