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Scott’s All*Stars doing well in fall ball

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POSTED: October 11, 2013 10:16 a.m.
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Scott’s All*Stars youth-basketball team went 2-1 at a tournament Oct. 5 in Augusta.

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Scott’s All*Stars went 2-1 at a tournament Oct. 5 in Augusta.
All*Star founder and coach Marcus Scott said he has several players who prefer playing basketball over football, so the organization extended its mentoring and training program through the fall.
“This is our third year competing in the Fall League in Augusta,” Scott said. “We had an opportunity to play in a league in Richmond Hill, but we knew this league was organized and the competition level would be greater.”
Scott said all three games were challenging, even when they beat each of their first two teams by at least 20 points.
Their first win was against cross-town rival Coastal Crew Rebels, 62-41.
“If there is any game I don’t have to motivate the kids, it’s when we play a local team,” Scott said, adding his eighth-grade team has won its past five games against local teams.
“We beat the Rebels twice, the South Georgia Kings twice and the Liberty Blazers once.”
Scott said the competition against the local teams all took place outside of the county, something they are looking to change next year by hosting the tournaments in Hinesville.
The All*Stars then beat the Savannah Tigers, 58-38.
“During this game, we were fortunate to be able to start our bench and still be competitive,” Scott said. “They were able to log in key minutes, which were evident by eight out of 10 players scoring. The work they are putting in now will greatly help us during the regular season.”

 

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