Sampson County Parks and Recreation ended their basketball season in February. In all, there were 17 developmental basketball teams of youngsters ages 7-9; four 10-12 girls basketball teams, 11 10-12 boys basketball teams, and four 13-15 boys basketball teams throughout SCPR’s county-wide districts.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the 10-12 girls basketball team bracket, the No. 1 seed Northern Shock and the No. 3 seed, Northern Sting, met at Hobbton Middle School for the championship game. The game ended with the Northern Shock keeping their undefeated record by beating the Northern Sting.
The, on Thursday, Feb. 20, the No. 3 seed Northern ECU and the No. 1 seed Southern Maryland met at Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School to play for the championship title. The game went basket for basket and became a close game in the fourth period. Southern Maryland held their undefeated title, winning the game over the hard fighting Northern ECU.
Also on Feb. 20, the No. 1 seed Northern Jazz and the No. 3 seed Northern 76ers traveled to Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School to play for the championship. The game was well played and each team showed a great deal of over-all season improvement . The Northern Jazz held on to their undefeated season as well with the win over the Northern 76ers.
Sampson County Parks and Recreation would like to thank the players, parents, and the volunteer coaches for doing a great job this season and coming out and participating, said Katrina Powell, with the Rec’s Western District Park.
Softball and Baseball registration ended Saturday; the season is set to begin at the end of April.