Middlesex Youth Basketball League’s top teams
|Brent Carter (#2) of Harrow’s Home Center shoots between defenders Robbie Pitts (left) and Jonathan Shearin of EASI Printing in Saturday’s Senior Boys Division title game. With two seconds left in the game and EASI ahead 30-29, Carter drove the length of the floor and made a layup to give Harrow’s a 31-30 victory. (All photos by Larry Chowning)|
|Members of Harrow’s Home Center (8-0), Senior Boys Division tournament and regular season champions, include, front from left, Eder Sosa, Nicholas Dixon, Jacob Self, Brent Carter and Josspin Sosa; standing, coach Corey Keeling, Chris Chewning, Zachary Belcher, Malik Green, Phillip Hart, Jimmy Brown and head coach Stanley Gresham. Not pictured is Bryant Gresham.|
|The Allen Group (8-0) won both the regular season and tournament championships of the Girls Division in the Middlesex Youth Basketball League. Team members include, front from left, Sidney Pitts, Breniah Hart and Katie Hodges; second row, Ashley Peters, Abby Loftis, Taylor Atkinson, and Courtney Kimble; and standing, coach Cathy Hodges, Jasmine Faucett, Hannah Loftis, Elisabeth McCarthy, Madison Thomas, Corinna Hart and head coach Tony Kimble.|
|Ryman’s AC and Heating (7-1) won the Junior Boys Division regular season and tournament championships. Team members include, front from left, Trevone Hooks, Marquez Holmes, Elijah Darnell, Trip Hurley and Michael Epps; second row, coach Mike Epps, Trey Blankenship, Demonte Sutton, Marty Bristow, Jamel Reed, Wayne Taylor, Roquan Marshall and coach Mike Reed.|
Ryman’s AC & Heating rallied from an 8-point halftime deficit to edge Pitts Lumber in overtime, 20-18, and capture the Junior Boys Division tournament title in the Middlesex Youth Basketball League Saturday at Middlesex High School.
Third-seeded Pitts Lumber (4-4) dominated the first half and opened an 11-3 lead.
In the second half, Marquez Holmes scored 7 points for Ryman’s, including 5 in the fourth quarter. Holmes scored the winning basket in overtime.
For Ryman’s, Holmes was high scorer in the game with 9 points, Trevone Hooks had 5, and Demonte Sutton, Jamel Reed and Michael Epps each scored 2.
Ryman’s (7-1) had also won the regular season title.
Kendrick Reed tallied 7 points to lead Pitts Lumber, Garrett West had 5, Sean Johnson 4 and Kenneth Reed 2.
The Senior Boys Division title game was another thriller as Brent Carter made a shot at the final buzzer to lift Harrow’s Home Center past EASI Printing 31-30.
EASI (5-3) led 13-10 at the half and Harrow’s, the undefeated regular season champion, couldn’t seem to get untracked. But in the second half, Harrow’s (8-0) came alive and outscored EASI 21-17.
Just as it appeared EASI was going to take home the championship trophy with just seconds left to play, Carter made his game-winning shot that brought the entire Harrow squad to the middle of the floor in celebration.
For Harrow’s, Chris Chewning and Carter were high scorers with 8 points apiece, Malik Green, Zachary Belcher and Nicholas Dixon each scored 3, and Phillip Hart, Jimmy Brown and Josspin Sosa had 2 each.
Wesley Moody led EASI with 5 points, Jawan Morris had 4, Robbie Pitts 3, Clayton Hogge and Kyle McNamee 2 apiece, and Avery Lefevre 1.
In the Girls Division title game, The Allen Group (8-0) continued its domination and downed Hurd’s Hardware 32-13.
The Allen Group was paced by Elizabeth McCarthy with 9 points, Katie Hodges had 7, Abby Loftis 6, Hannah Loftis and Madison Thomas 4 apiece, and Taylor Atkinson 2.
For Hurd’s (4-4), Nicole Liberato was high scorer with 7 points, and Brianna Dunlevy, Rachel Crews and Alison Bibee each had 2.
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