Sixers prepare for tournament with win

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 23, 2003

A second-half surge allowed the Sixers to overtake the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) 25-17 in Parks and Recreation midget basketball league action Saturday at Birdsong Recreation center.

After the first half ended with BGC holding an 11-8 lead, the Sixers outscored them 14-6 in the second for the win.

The victory, which got the Sixers on the high side of .500 with a 4-3 record, gave them momentum for next weekend’s league championships.

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Shane Doherty scored his fourth point of the afternoon with a free throw to open the second half, cutting the BGC lead to two.

Antonio Eley scored for BGC, but Doherty and King’s Fork Middle School student Antoine Dildy scored six consecutive points to give the Sixers their first lead since being up 1-0.

&uot;We needed to hustle more,&uot; said Doherty, a student at John F. Kennedy Middle School. &uot;I was getting open so my teammates could get me the ball more.&uot;

He hit a layup and Denzel Glover broke away to up the lead to 19-14, and Chris Beale swished a free throw for BGC. Dildy then scored his team’s last six points, and BGC could only manage two. Beale led BGC with six points

&uot;I played so good to make up for the first half,&uot; said Dildy, who sat out the first period. &uot;I was just thinking about scoring.&uot;