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Local team fares well
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Scott’s All-Stars fifth-grade basketball team placed second in pool play and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the championship bracket at the AAU Nationals, held July 1-4 in Hampton, Va.
The team went 3-2 at the tourney.
“I think coach Khari Collins and the fifth-grade team did a great job in their first year as a fifth-grade team,” All-Stars founder Marcus Scott said. “The current fifth-grade team was composed of fifth-graders that last year had to sit the bench because they were playing on a fifth-grade team with older players.”
Scott said they had enough interest to form a fifth- and sixth-grade team this year.
This year’s fifth-grade squad advanced to the same spot as the last year’s team and finished its season with an 11-11 mark.
“The kids had a great year playing in 22 games, earning 50 hours of community service and they visited seven colleges,” Scott said.
The sixth-grade team will leave Thursday for nationals and will compete in the Division II and Division III tournaments.
The All-Stars’ fifth-grade roster includes:
Ronshen Lawson, Khy Collins, Simon Steele, Isaiah Scott, Deven Merchant, Timothy Powell and Albert Dock.

AAU Nationals results
SAS 39, Chesterfield Jayhawks 24
SAS 54, Club Heat Blue 37
SAS 47, Double R Lakers 43
Legend Sports 51, SAS 48
Delaware Finest Stars 59, SAS 28

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