Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Mustangs boys’ teams, Assault victorious

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The Marlboro Mustangs U-9 AAA boys’ basketball team improved to 5-0 with a pair of wins last week against Oxon Hill. Prentiss Hubb had nine points and five steals and Paul Brown-Taylor had four points as the Mustangs won, 18-10, on Jan. 23. Brent Pegram and Mark Woods each had two points and Kollin Smith had one point.

Pegram and Hubb each had nine points and five steals as Marlboro beat Oxon Hill again, 30-6, on Saturday. Cameron Dasher added six points and two steals. Ashton Reid, Trent Dixon and Brown-Taylor each had two points. Korey Fennell, Chase Young and Marquis Mathis all had steals in the game.

Assault wins pair

The D.C. Assault U-11 boys’ basketball team won games over the weekend in both the Potomac Valley League and Metro Sixers League against the Ivey 23 U-12 Terps, 40-33, and U-11 Team Turner, 32-14. Aaron Thomas, Adam Hamilton, Develle Phillips, Isaiah Martin, Jamal Wright, Jamar Arrinbell, Jiar Watson, Jordan Barr, Justin Route, Michael Jackson, Ra’mond Hines and Stevon Douglass led the Assault in both games.

U-10 Mustangs win

The Marlboro Mustangs U-10 No. 2 boys’ basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 19-4 win against District Heights on Jan. 22.

Markelle Fultz led Marboro with six points. Dionte Payton and Christopher Blair added four points each, Daquon Payton had three points and Coleman Scott had two points. Kevin Scott-Woods, Sean Montgomery, Todd Mackall and Jabari Williams contributed with strong defensive play that paced Marlboro toward a 10-2 halftime lead and continued control in the second half.

Marlboro beats Clinton

The Marlboro Mustangs U-13 No. 1 boys’ basketball team beat Clinton, 45-16. Matthew Paul scored a game-high 13 points for Marlboro. RaShawn McCalaster added 11 points and Mark Anderson eight points. Marcel Mathis, Darrell Burrell, Wesley Smith, Michael Powell and Erick Brown were solid defensively and forced many turnovers. Jermaine Carter, D'Angelo Niler, Kai Wilkinson and Joshua Blackmon had strong rebounding games.

Baseball camps planned

The Riverdale Baptist Baseball Academy is accepting applications for ages 9 to 18 that are interested in taking part in four Saturday camps in February. Contact Riverdale Baptist Athletic Director Terry Terrill at 301-249-1717 or 301-249-2127.

Basketball events planned

The Maryland Ruff Riders are hosting the Hoops Explosion youth basketball tournament the weekend of Feb. 22-24. The tournament is open to all boys and girls basketball teams in the U-8 through U-14 age groups. Registration is $250 per team. There will be a DJ, raffles, fish fry, and free entertainment. Call Steve Jiggetts at 240-463-5577.

The first March Madness Challenge Tournament for U-10 through U-12 boys will be held March 1-2 in Forestville. AAU age qualification rules apply. Call James Knox at 240-765-9132 or send an e-mail to juzrite4ever@yahoo.com or futureplayersbasketball@yahoo.com. The registration deadline is Feb. 18.

The Maryland Invitational Basketball Tournament seeks U-9 through U-14 boys’ teams to participate Feb. 15-18 at the Capital Sports Complex, 6417 Marlboro Pike in District Heights. Call 301-366-5404 or visit www.mithoops.org.

Basketball players sought

The Maryland Ruff Riders are holding tryouts for three basketball teams: U-13 girls, a new U-8 boys’ team and a U-14 boys’ team. For the U-13 girls’ team, players must be 13 or in seventh grade and should call Mike Briscoe at 301-752-1463. For the U-8 boys’ team, players must be 8 or in second grade and should call Bob Cunningham at 240-604-6905. For theU-14 boys’ team players must be 14 or in eighth grade and should call Harry Howerton at 202-369-5834. Log on to the club Web site at www.marylandruffriders.com.

The Maryland Stallions boys’ travel basketball team is seeking players for its U-10, U-11, U-13, U-14 and U-16 programs. Call John Lewis at 301-466-3818 or send an e-mail to johnlewis2000@comcast.net.

Cheerleaders sought

The Maryland Ruff Riders are holding tryouts for their cheerleading squad for girls ages 11 through 14. Call Lisa Davis at 202-538-6469.

Bishop McNamara High School has rescheduled its Cheer With No Fear competition for 2 p.m. March 8 in the school’s main gymnasium in Forestville. Call 240-417-1724 or visit www.eteamz.com⁄bmhscheer.

Track clubs seek athletes

The Vision Elite Track Club is enrolling youth athletes ages 5 to 14 for the upcoming indoor track and field season. Call coach Tonya Manago at 202-494-4377 or send an e-mail to TManago@aol.com.