7 Cities Pro Am League opens with wins from Harvey Lindsay, Next Season, Rich Lyfe, Playmakers – The Virginian-Pilot
On opening day of the Hampton Roads 7 Cities Summer Basketball League Pro-Am at Norview High, Harvey Lindsay beat the Hampton Roads Warriors 82-62 on Sunday behind 10 points each from Kris Bankston and Jahn Hines, as well as nine each from Jaylani Darden. and From Shaun Wade.
Next season beat the Langley Raptors 94-87 behind Ben Stanley’s 27 points, Jermaine Marrow’s 23 and Greg Heckstall’s 21. Johnathan Thomas scored 35 for the Raptors.
Rich Lyfe defeated Love Yours 77-59 despite Jaleel Nelson’s 22 points, BJ Jenkins 16 and BJ Stith’s 10 for Love Yours.
The Playmakers managed Team Push 102-92 behind Christian Ings’ 27 points, Mike Christmas’ 16 and George Beale’s 14. BJ Fitzgerald scored 24 and Andre Bottoms 22 for Team Push.
The Peninsula Drivers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-5 win Sunday night over the Tri-City Chili Peppers in front of a sold-out crowd at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights.
Peninsula (12-16 in the Coastal Plain League, 1-4 in the second half) avenged a 6-5 loss to Tri-City (16-12, 3-2) the previous night in Hampton.
The drivers will be home at 7 p.m. Monday night to take on the Morehead City Marlins at War Memorial Stadium and hope to lead a fireworks display.
York County and Warwick have advanced to the finals of the District 7 Little League 10-12 Baseball Tournament, which will be played on Tuesday night. The champion will advance to the state tournament.
On Saturday, York beat Poquoson 14-3 and Warwick overcame Hampton-Wythe 13-2. On Sunday, Warwick eliminated Poquoson 16-5.
York are 3-0 in the table, while Warwick have won three games in a row after losing 6-3 to Poquoson on June 30. Warwick must beat York twice to win the championship.
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Lionsbridge FC strengthened their hold on top spot and went unbeaten with a 2-1 win over Virginia Beach United on Sunday night in Game 3 of this year’s Coastal Virginia Challenge Cup.
The Lions (12-0-2, 8-0-2 in USL League Two) delighted most spectators at Christopher Newport’s TowneBank Stadium by taking a 1-0 lead from a Charlie Elliott header in the ninth minute.
VBU (4-5 in the league) fought back with a goal in the 14th minute, but Maxi Hopfer netted the winner in the 45th minute thanks to an assist from Andrew Bennett.
Lionsbridge, which leads the Chesapeake Division of the Eastern Conference, has five regular season games left to play. The next one is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at CNU against Christos Baltimore FC.
Julian Gutierrez (Men’s 4.5), Randall Lawson (Men’s 4.0), William McNicholas (Men’s 3.5), Michelle Cloud (Women’s 4.0) and Meredith Woodruff (Women’s 3.5) won singles titles at the Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association Fourth of July Classic in Huntington Park in Newport News.
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