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Despite Friday Shooting, Hoops Games Go On

The Department of Housing Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball weekend action started Friday night with two games at the Castle Burke Recreation Center Basketball Court in the U-15 and U-18 Divisions. Game one in the 15-and-under division saw the Hoyas beating the Hawks, 41-34. The Hoyas were led offensively by Jose Cerrillo, who finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and two block shots. The Hoyas also got eight points from Rashawn Wyre and 10 rebounds from big man Lizanell Pelier.
Dylon Stevens led the Hawks with a game-high 16 points but got little else from the rest of his team. Gregory Emmanuel did chip in with eight points in a losing cause.
Friday’s game two, in the U-18 division, saw the older Hoyas also coming away with a victory as they walloped the Magic Circle 93-57. The Hoyas, who trailed 13-4 after the first quarter, outscored the Circle 38-12 in the second period to lead 42-25 at the half. Things would not get any better for the Magic Circle in the second as the U-18 Hoyas ran away to the 93-57 victory.
Asha George led the Hoyas with a game-high 27 points. He was ably supported by Melvin Adams and Horace Matthews with 20 and 18 points respectively. The Hoyas also got 16 rebounds from Adams. For the Magic Circle, Dornel Walters netted 17 points and Kevin Timothy finished with 13.
A day after a shootout at the D.C. Canegata Recreation Center left three innocent bystanders with gunshot wounds, the Department of Housing Parks and Recreation Youth basketball league was back in action with two games contested at the D.C. Canegata Basketball Court on Saturday, one each in U-15 division and the U-18 division. It was a strong message that the community will persevere.
In the U-15 contest, the Hoyas got their second win of the weekend with an 18-point blowout of the Heat. Three Hoyas scored in double figures led by Jaheem Lee with a game-high 22 points. Lizanell Pelier and Jahmari Lee were the other two Hoyas in double figures with 13 and 12, respectively. The Heat also had three players in double figures led by Everson Davis with 13, while Jeron Albert and Tekoy Felix both finished with 10 apiece.
In the U-18 contest, the Lakers edged the Magic Circle U-18 squad 43-39. For the winners, Radel Dennis scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Jamal James finished with 12 points. For the Magic Circle, Dornel Walters was the game’s high scorer with 18 points. Teammate Kevin Timothy dropped in eight points while pulling down eight rebounds.

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The Department of Housing Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball weekend action started Friday night with two games at the Castle Burke Recreation Center Basketball Court in the U-15 and U-18 Divisions. Game one in the 15-and-under division saw the Hoyas beating the Hawks, 41-34. The Hoyas were led offensively by Jose Cerrillo, who finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and two block shots. The Hoyas also got eight points from Rashawn Wyre and 10 rebounds from big man Lizanell Pelier.
Dylon Stevens led the Hawks with a game-high 16 points but got little else from the rest of his team. Gregory Emmanuel did chip in with eight points in a losing cause.
Friday's game two, in the U-18 division, saw the older Hoyas also coming away with a victory as they walloped the Magic Circle 93-57. The Hoyas, who trailed 13-4 after the first quarter, outscored the Circle 38-12 in the second period to lead 42-25 at the half. Things would not get any better for the Magic Circle in the second as the U-18 Hoyas ran away to the 93-57 victory.
Asha George led the Hoyas with a game-high 27 points. He was ably supported by Melvin Adams and Horace Matthews with 20 and 18 points respectively. The Hoyas also got 16 rebounds from Adams. For the Magic Circle, Dornel Walters netted 17 points and Kevin Timothy finished with 13.
A day after a shootout at the D.C. Canegata Recreation Center left three innocent bystanders with gunshot wounds, the Department of Housing Parks and Recreation Youth basketball league was back in action with two games contested at the D.C. Canegata Basketball Court on Saturday, one each in U-15 division and the U-18 division. It was a strong message that the community will persevere.
In the U-15 contest, the Hoyas got their second win of the weekend with an 18-point blowout of the Heat. Three Hoyas scored in double figures led by Jaheem Lee with a game-high 22 points. Lizanell Pelier and Jahmari Lee were the other two Hoyas in double figures with 13 and 12, respectively. The Heat also had three players in double figures led by Everson Davis with 13, while Jeron Albert and Tekoy Felix both finished with 10 apiece.
In the U-18 contest, the Lakers edged the Magic Circle U-18 squad 43-39. For the winners, Radel Dennis scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Jamal James finished with 12 points. For the Magic Circle, Dornel Walters was the game’s high scorer with 18 points. Teammate Kevin Timothy dropped in eight points while pulling down eight rebounds.