Weaverville/Douglas City Parks & Recreation District Youth Basketball League sponsored by Velocity Communications continued its season this last weekend. Games started on Friday, Feb. 7, at the WDCPRD Rec Hall and continued on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Weaverville Elementary School gymnasium. Weekly scores and standings for Week 4 are as follows:

Mini Division (Pre-K), scoring was not kept as per league rules: The first game of the week took place in the “Minis” Division for Pre-K aged children. The two teams, coached by Cody Smith and Kimberly DeRemer, played 3-on-3 basketball.

Pee Wee Division (K-2nd graders), scoring was not kept as per league rules: The second game of Friday evening was in the Pee-Wee Division. The Knicks coached by Shyann Giddings hosted the visiting Warriors coached by Bobby Storckman. This was the only Pee-Wee action of the weekend because some teams had to forfeit their games due to the winter weather.

JV Division Girls (3rd-5th graders): The first JV Girls Division game on Saturday was between the Comets coached by Steve Biggs and the visiting Mystics coached by Roni Nugent. The first half of this game was a defensive battle. At half-time the score was 4-0 in favor of the Comets. The Comets were able to double their total leading 8-2 at the end of three. Then Claire Cox took over both offensively and defensively. In the closing minutes she had multiple steals that led to 6 straight points for the Mystics to tie the game with less than two minutes to play.

After forcing a turnover by the Comets, Braelynn Williams (Mystics) drove to the hoop and got fouled on the shot sending her to the free-throw line for the potential game-winning shots. She converted one of two to take a slim 9-8 lead. Unfortunately, it didn’t hold for very long. After the time out, the Comets ran one of their under-the-basket plays which got Khloe Kist wide open for the game-winning jump-shot with four seconds left. The Mystics were able to chuck up a buzzer-beater but it did not fall for them.

Khloe Kist led the Comets with four points in the game while three of her teammates each put in another basket of their own. Claire Cox led the Mystics with eight points, six of which came in the fourth quarter.

The final game of the weekend took place in the JV Girl’s Division. The Monarchs hosted the Comets coached by Steve Biggs. The Comets continued their momentum from their first game into this one for a 22-8 victory. The Monarchs battled hard in the first half, scoring half as many points as the Comets to trail 16-8. The Comets then made some defensive adjustments to told them scoreless for the rest of the game. The Comets had seven players score in this game, but Shea Storckman led the way with eight total points. Maggie DeLange of the Monarchs followed close behind with six points of her own.

JV Division Boys (3rd-5th graders): The first game on Saturday took place in the JV Boys Division and the Plotzke Ace Hardware Raptors coached by Jim Cook faced off against the visiting Sheen Photography Kings, coached by Ralph Dunlap. The Kings jumped out to an 11-0 halftime lead and never looked back on their way to a 16-4 win.

Jackson Poburko came out firing in the first quarter, scoring five of his game-high seven points. Jacob Willis tried to turn the tide in the second half scoring all four of his team’s points, but it unfortunately could not get the offense rolling for the Raptors.

The second game on Saturday was also in the JV Boys Division between the host Timberwolves coached by Katie Smith and the Lakers, coached by Tim Ritchey. The Lakers came out hot, jumping out to a 10-4 halftime lead in a game that appeared to be headed toward a blowout. But the Timberwolves were able to tighten up the defense in the second half holding the Lakers to just three second-half points on their way to a 14-13 comeback victory. Carver Dresselhaus led the way offensively for his team scoring a game-high six points. Tom Ritchey of the Lakers almost matched Dresselhaus’s total but only scored five points.

The Bulls had to forfeit their game against the Timberwolves due to the winter weather.

Standings

JV Boys Division........................W    L

Lakers......................................4    1

Timberwolves............................3    2

Bulls........................................2    2

Sheen Photography Kings..........2    3

Plotzke Ace Hardware Raptors....1    4

JV Girls Division........................W    L

Comets....................................5    1

Mystics.....................................3    1

Monarchs..................................0    6

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