Brown begins tourney, community event

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 26, 2005

According to Suffolk Council-man Charles F. Brown, communication can be a great help to stopping crime and improving education.

&uot;We want to bring the community together and make things better,&uot; he said Friday evening after tossing up the opening jump ball at the Suffolk Booster Future League basketball tournament at Booker T. Washington Recreation Center. &uot;This is our sixth year, and it just keeps getting larger and larger.&uot;

He was referring to the East Suffolk Community Day, which culminated Saturday afternoon with a picnic at Lake Kennedy Park.

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&uot;We don’t have any guest speakers,&uot; said Brown. &uot;We just let people sit down and talk about good things. I’m very grateful to the people that saw fit to come and help us.&uot;

The Nansemond River squad went perfect in the mini-tourney, defeating King’s Fork 62-39 and Lakeland 53-27 (in an earlier game, Fork beat Lakeland 48-39). Nick Wright, who made the All-Southeastern District team as a freshman on the Warriors’ regular season and tournament champion teams, got the event’s Most Valuable Player award.

&uot;If anything, the whole team should have gotten this,&uot; Wright said. &uot;We all played great.&uot;