Tar heels top Deacons, 32 to 29, in championship game

Tar heels top Deacons, 32 to 29, in championship game
March 24
00:00 2016
The Tar Heels show off their championship trophy. In the front row (L-R) are:
Antwon Mitchell, Brylen Williams, Christian Moss and Elijha Williams. In the
second row (L-R) are: Elijah Smith, Kegin Southerland, Joshiah Mabry and
Zikhi Mitchell. In the back row (L-R) are: Coach Jalen Peoples, Coach K. J.
O’Neal and Coach/Director Art Blevins.


In a thrilling game before a packed gym, the tar heels nipped the Deacons 32-29. this was played in the Hanes Hosiery 6 to 10- year-old’s winter basketball championship game.

Behind the win was the outstanding play and hustle of the “Mitchell twins” (Zakhi and antwon) and sharp shooting by guard Kegin Southerland, who ripped the nets for 15 points on “5 treys.”

The “Mitchell brothers,” whose father, Antwan (Sr.) used to play basketball at the old Hanes Hosiery for director/coach Art Blevins in the late ’90s, were all over the court and sparked the tar heels, combining for 13 points, 8 steals and 12 rebounds. Isiah Smith added 4 points for the “heels” in their big win.

The Deacons were led by the league’s leading scorer, rebounder evan Dunlap with 17 points; Tira Sims had 7 and Mitrend curry and Imoni Moore combined for 5 more.

Hanes hosiery Director/coach art Blevins was again pleased with this year’s turnout, in which over 100 children were involved.

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