Young Warriors get second in local league

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Nansemond River basketball team continued its tradition of victory in the Boo Williams Futures League, winning the Southeastern-Eastern district and snaring second in the league overall, with competition ending this weekend. King’s Fork took fourth in the district, Lakeland sixth. The league is for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders.

Andre Jones and Nick Wright, both of whom started for the Warriors’ Southeastern District regular season and tournament champions last season, made the All-Tournament team. Jones averaged 24 points a game, with Wright providing 15 points and 13 rebounds.

After charging to 8-2 in the regular season, the Warriors defeated Bayside and Salem before falling to Green Run in the tournament final last weekend.

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Also on the team were Doug Edwards, Tommy Arrington, Magaret Barnes, Calvin Mason, Jordan Jones, Brandon Newsome, Qwame Jordan, Tyrell Green, Ronald Pope, Alphonso Wright and Dontrell Silver.

Jones, Wright, River senior Vaughn Wilson and junior Mark Brown were invited to the Five Star Basketball Camp, one of the nation’s top summer camps, at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh in July.