TriRivers district has East-West game

Published 12:20 pm Friday, April 24, 2015

By Brenon Artis/Contributing Writer

The very first senior showcase basketball game was played Friday night at the Greensville County Gymnasium, the game featured the graduating class of 2015 basketball players from TriRivers District schools. This game gave the seniors an opportunity to showcase their talent and play one last game against their peers. It was great to see the kids in this environment, the game featured East seniors from Park View, Greensville and Southampton versus the West seniors from Windsor, Sussex, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School and Fraklin.

The game was close until the third quarter, when the East seniors pulled away and held on for the victory. The East MVP was Greensville County Senior Kijuan Harding, who led all scorers with 25 points and six rebounds. Jaylon Meredith, also from Greensville County, had 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Southampton’s Shane Agunzo had 10 points and two assists. Daron Lundy, also from Southampton, had nine points. Tyler Grant from Southampton had four points. Michael Patrick from Greensville had two points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Cedric Parham from Southampton and Antoine Wilson from Park View had two points apiece.

The West MVP was Alonzo Scott from ARGS. He led his team with 18 points and shot 8 of 12 from the free throw line, he also contributed six rebounds. Tranance Ricks from Sussex Central had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Kebra Jackson from Sussex poured in 12 points and pulled down six rebounds. Windsor’s Malcolm Greene had 11 points and six rebounds. Quinten Winnegan from Windsor had three points, and Chris Funai from Windsor and Domique Gainey from Franklin each contributed two points. The coach of the West was Franklin’s boys basketball head coach Robby Cutchins. Cutchins said, “Both teams looked as though they had fun, and I was honored to have been asked to coach the West Team.”

After the game, Coach Young of the Greensville program was asked about the showcase and where he got the idea. He said, “Smaller schools have to be able to raise money for their programs. I thought this would be a great idea, also an opportunity for the boys from different schools to play together. We hope that this can be a yearly thing. It is always fun to get together outside of the regular season to play.”