Cheer squad headed to Florida
Feb. 5, 2004
From Staff Reports




The Marlboro Mustang 8-and-under competition cheerleaders will head to the Cheerleaders of America Nationals in Orlando, Fla. in April after a successful first season together.

The squad was formed in September under the guidance of coaches Alexia Bossett and Tamika Blake. Most of the team members had little or no cheerleading experience, but the squad earned five first-place trophies. Marlboro won the Linganore Spirit Fest Nov. 1, the Friendly High Cheerleading Competition Nov. 15, the Patuxent High Competition Nov. 16, the Cheer Leaders of America event in Conyers, Ga., and the Cheer Explosion Cheer and Dance Competition in Lanham on Dec. 13. That list of accomplishments afforded the team the opportunity to compete in Florida in April.

Members of the squad are: Marissa Austin, Zarria Blake, Aniya Brooks, Joia Bullock, Briah Davis, Omoni Fields, Ph'antayzsa Glenn, Erica Gripper, Kalyn Jackson, Daryl Johnson, Constance Jones, Keli Joseph, London Lloyd, Dominique Mills, Imari Mills, Troi Newman, Michaela Scott, Endya Sharpe, Delores Sims and Alexa Wheeler.

CSBGC basketball tournament registration looms

Final registration for the 36th Annual Libby Southworth Basketball Tournament, hosted by the Camp Springs Boys and Girls Club, will be held tomorrow. The single-elimination event, scheduled for Feb. 13-16, is open for girls' 10-, 12- and 14-and under, and for boys' 9 to 16. Registration fee is $125 per team on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For information, call club president Mike McCauley at 301-856-8218, athletic director Terrance Bailey at 301-248-7007 or basketball commissioner Deon Givens at 301-248-7425.

Little League plans registration

Fort Washington Little League will hold registration for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 9801 Livingston Road in Fort Washington. Registration dates and times are as follows: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 20; 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21; 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27; and 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28.

Fort Washington Little League is open to players who live in Camp Springs, Clinton, Fort Washington, Morning Side, Oxon Hill, Temple Hills and at Andrews Air Force Base. New players must provide a copy of their birth certificate and proof of residence at the time of registration. Sibling discounts are available. For information on the registration, call 301-567-9799 or send an e-mail to fwll@email.com.

Angels move to 4-0

The Clinton-based Southern Area Angels girls' basketball team improved to 4-0 by defeating the Rolling Crest Lady Express, 24-21. The Angels took a 6-0 lead behind Tianna Hawkins, who had a game-high 13 points, 10 in the first half. The game was close all the way with the Angels leading 15-12 at halftime. The Diamonds adjusted in the second half by double teaming Hawkins, which opened the floor for Tiara Butler who was double and triple teamed much of the first half. With 10 seconds to play and the score tied 21-21, Butler made a key steal and hit a tie-breaking three-pointer to seal the victory. The Angels return to action Friday at the Bladensburg Community Center against the Lake Arbor Mystics.

Tucker Road rallies for another win

Adeyemi Davis, Devonte Dinkins, Najee Green, Pee-Jay Gunn, Carl Randall Jr. and Collis Walker rallied with a strong offense performance, lifting the Tucker Road Roadrunners 9- and 10-year-old basketball team to a 29-24 victory against Suitland's A team, Saturday in Southern Area Inter-Center Youth Basketball League action. They had trailed by as much as six points in the first half.

With the win, the Roadrunners improved to 4-0 this season. The team's remaining games this season will be played at Stephen Decatur Community Center in Clinton.

Spring break hoops tourney scheduled

The Oxon Hill Boys and Girls Club will host the Keep the Ball Rolling Spring Break Basketball Tournament April 2-4 for all teams ages 5 to 17-18.

Teams from B, AA, AAA, clubs, AAU B and AA teams will compete at their level. There will be a five-minute Peewee exhibition at halftime. Team enter fee is $100, and $50 for Peewees. Each team is guaranteed to play two games.

Cashier's checks, money orders and organizational checks should be made payable to the Oxon Hill Boys and Girls Club. Registration deadline is March 20.

For information, e-mail Arnita Foster at afoster@vfwdc.org (Monday thru Friday), or at eventsbyarnita@yahoo.com (anytime), or call 202-543-2239 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or 301-839-8685.

Patriots seek players

The Maryland Patriots are looking for basketball players to join their U-9 and U-15 teams. Players must be born on or after Sept. 1, 1994 for the U-9 teams and on or after Sept. 1, 1988 for the U-15 teams.

The Patriots' goal is to make a difference in the lives of youth by utilizing sports to improve their athletic, social, and academic development. The organization is committed to fundamental skill development as the foundation of its basketball program.

Players interested in enhancing their skills and competing at a high level in a positive environment can contact U-9 coach Gary Leonard at 301-856-2668 or send an e-mail to egary3@comcast.net; or U-15 coach Larry Reid at 301-203-1078.

Hillcrest defeats Potomac

Accokeek holds soccer registration

The Accokeek Sports and Recreation Council Community League spring soccer registration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in February, on the 10th, 17th and 24th, at Burroughs Middle School gym in Accokeek.

Marlboro U-13s win pair

The Marlboro Boys and Girls Club U-13 AA boys' basketball team kept its winning streak alive with a 32-26 victory over Peppermill Village on Jan. 22 at Walker Mill and a 40-11 victory against Silver Hill on Saturday at Shugart.

Shooting guard Isaac Fulwood Jr. led Marlboro with a combined 17 points and 5 assists in the two games, while point guard Jamahl Dowtin added 11 points and 7 assists.

Marlboro's other team members and their combined points in the two games are: Jeremiah Gant (10), Joshua Battle (8), Nick Deville (6), Carlo Mason (5), Tazz Thomas (5), Delonte Greenwell (5), Evan Clark (4) and Cameron Parker (1). Adrian Featherstone and KeAndre Trimble contributed both offensively and defensively to add to the team's success.

Marlboro's diamond press and aggressive defense enabled the team to improve to 5-0.

The Sky's the Limit holds hoops tryouts

If you are looking for a new organization to teach your child the skills of basketball, then consider The Sky's The Limit. Boys' tryouts are taking place for the 2003-04 season for the following age groups: 9-under through 11-under, 13- and 14-under and also 16-under.

For information, call Coach Perry at 301-674-9459, or e-mail perrycoach@msn.com or skysthelimitb_ball@msn.com.

Team Excel holding tryouts

Maryland Team Excel is conducting tryouts for the upcoming AAU basketball season. Team Excel will be looking for girls to play on its National level and developmental teams.

Team Excel will be conducting tryouts for the Senior Division (ages 13 through 18) on March 20 and 27 at the Riverdale Baptist High School gym at the following times: 13-and-under, 10 a.m. to noon; 14-and-under; noon to 2 p.m; 15-and-under, 2 to 4 p.m; and 16-, 17-, 18-and-under, 4 to 6 p.m.

For information about Team Excel or the tryouts, call Diane Richardson at 301-332-8018 or Hank Lloyd at 301-249-0429.

Allentown boys' win

The Allentown 13-and-under AA boys' basketball team defeated Forestville, 29-24.

Bryan Brooks led the team's offense. Brooks joined front-court players Mike Monroe, Curtis Chappel, George Latson, D'Angelo Gant and Anthony Williams with a strong defensive presence as well.

Guards Mike Gonzales and Lumar Lumpkin controlled the game's tempo.

Ryan Woodward came off the bench and contributed on both offense and defense. Brennan Botts showed solid ballhandling skills and outside shooting.

Kettering team defeats Clinton

Melvin Latney scored a team-high 10 points to lead the Kettering No. 3 boys' basketball team to a 36-26 victory over Clinton No. 2 last Saturday at Largo High. With the win, Kettering improved to 3-0 on the season.

Point guard Donald Moses, at 4-foot-9, added eight points and three assists while making several highlight passes. Shooting guard Stuart Laten netted six points, including a clutch three-pointer.

Mustangs' hoops tournament scheduled

The Upper Marlboro Mustangs Boys and Girls Club will hold its annual end-of-the-season basketball tournament March 5-7 for boys and girls ages 9 to 16.

No AAU, YBOA or select teams are permitted to participate. Prince George's County league rules apply.

Each team is guaranteed two games in the single-eliminated event. Individual trophies for first and second place will be awarded. A $150 entry fee is due Feb. 20.

For information, contact Vincent Williams at 240-398-6312 or by e-mail at vmiguel1@aol.com, or Al Watson at 301-257-9314 or by e-mail at ethen.watson@andrews.af.mil, or call Wayne Frye at 301-627-6134.