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Wolfpack slides by Deacons in double overtime SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Recently at the Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center, in the 6-to- 10-year-old age basketball championship game, the Wolfpack and Deacons went down to the wire in a double overtime shootout. The Wolfpack, coached by Ashlee Johnson and Ashlee Ware (pre-law students from Wake Forest) gained a 23-20 win over the Deacons. The Wolfpack were led in scoring by the man in the middle, big man Even Dunlap (9 points) and led the team in rebounds. A big blow to the Wolfpack was when Dunlap fouled out of the game in the first overtime. Coach Ashlee Johnson was able to bring her team together and fight hard for the rest of the first overtime to tie the game up and take it to another overtime. In the second overtime, Nicholas "Big Play" Paige (6 points) took over the game and willed his team to a win. Backing Dunlap and Paige were Legend with 4 points and many key blocks and rebounds, Zaire Friend with 2 points ? he hit a key mid-range jumper to seal the game ? Jayden Coleman with 1 point and Omari Hunder with 1 point to help push the Wolfpack to victory. Other standouts for the Wolfpack were Zachary Motsinger, Montrel Austin, Samorian Kuirby, Curtis Scales and Kenar Hinkson. All made some big hustle plays and key defense stops to also contribute to the Wolfpack's championship win. Even though there had to be a losing team, the Deacons deserve a tip of the hat for their hard-fought play. They were coached by Christian Dorsmond (a pre law stu dent from Wake Forest). Submitted Photo Hanes Hosiery Director, Coach Art Blevins, in the back, and other coaches stand by their winning team, the Hanes Hosiery 2015 10 and under Winter League champions. Submitted Photos QEA in action during the last game of the regular season. QEA team prepares for tournament in Kentucky SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE While most high school basketball players are bidding their teammates farewell, Winston-Salem's Fighting Pharaohs of Quality Education Academy are gearing up to Fight on at the Mid America National Championship held in Paducah, Kentucky, on Monday through Wednesday, March 23-25. -Practices are still underway as The Fighting Pharaohs prepare to bring another victory home to Winston-Salem. Excitement filled the air as QEA recognized its sen iors, honoring them as well as their parents for the final regular season home game. Parents and family members as close as Charlotte and as far away as Las Vegas traveled to be a part of the half time honors. Although the first quarter was touch and go, The Fighting Pharaohs reigned victorious over Shooting 4 Greatness (S4G Prep) with a score of 93-45. The Pharaohs put on quite a show from dunks to alley oops, fakes and spins from beginning to end. QEA's sen iors went out with a bang with high point man Jerron Love scoring a whopping 40 points with 12 assists. Nate Grimes followed up with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Bamba Jaye put up 4 points with 7 rebounds. Derrick Farquharson hit 14 points and Andrien White scored 15 points, with 5 assists and 4 steals. The Fighting Pharaohs season ends with a record of 27-5. QEA is putting the finishing touches on its annual Bestowal of Blessings ceremony scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. It is a time when family members and friends of stu dents pack the house to let the students know how important they are to both the present and the future of the school, the city, our community and the world. For more information, go to www.qeschools.org or call 336-744-7138. L 1 Seniors and their parents are honored during halftime. MDA Muscle Walk set for Saturday SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE More than 500 people from the Northwest Piedmont Triad area are regis tered to take a small step to fund powerful progress at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the fourth annual MDA Muscle Walk to raise critical funds and awareness that will help the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The NW Piedmont Triad Muscle Walk is scheduled to be held at Proehlific Park, 4517 Jessup Grove Road in Greensboro. The MDA Muscle Walk is the largest, most inspiring event of its kind, bringing communities together ? donors, families, partners, sponsors and volunteers? to fight back against muscle disease. Approximately 150 walks throughout the nation are scheduled throughout the year and the local walk expects over 500. Funds raised through the Muscle Walk program build on decades of research progress, helping push science to its limits in the search for treatments and cures. The dollars raised from the Muscle Walk also helps support MDA's life enhancing programs such as state-of-the art support groups and clinics, including the MDA Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Brenner's Children, Duke Medical Center, UNC, and CMC. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle disease can enjoy "the best week of the year" at YMCA Camp Hanes in June 2015. Last year, more than 40,000 people participated in 140 MDA Muscle Walks across the country that raised a record breaking $8.5 million. More than $26 mil lion has been raised since the Walk's incep tion in 2011. To start a Muscle Walk team or to join a team, visit the link below:' http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/Walk/Gener al?pg=entry&fr_id=16129 to register, or call the local MDA office at 336-856 1591. Three former UNC athletes join McAdoo in lawsuit against school CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A former women's basketball player at the University of North Carolina has joined in a lawsuit which alleges the school failed to provide athletes a quality education by guiding them toward sham classes. Kenya McBee has joined the class-action lawsuit filed by ex-football player Michael McAdoo in federal court last November. Another former women's basketball player, Leah Metcalf, and former football player James Arnold have filed a similar class-action lawsuit in state court. McAdoo's lawsuit said he was guaranteed a good education while being recruited, but was ultimately directed toward three options, one of which was African-American Studies- the curriculum that formed the basis for the long-running academic scandal. UNC spokesman Joel Curran said in a text message that the school wouldn't com ment on pending litigation. Hanes Hosiery Director, Coach Art Blevins stands with the 2015 MVPs of the 10 and under Winter League. From left are Antwon Mitchell, Nick Paige and Zahki Mitchell. IN MEMORIAM TONEY Junius D. Toney the son of the late Junius T. Toney and Wessie B. Toney was born on November 23, 1955. He departed this life on March 6, 2015. At an early age he joined St. John C . M . E . Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He later joined Hamlet Chapel C.M.E. Church where he served on the Steward Board and was a member of the Christian Men Organization. He was also a member of the Male Chorus which he loved being a part of. He worked at UNC Hospital for 28 years before retiring. He was currently employed with Biogen, Inc. He is survived by his wife Eva Toney, his sis ter Sandra T. Mcllwain (brother-inrlaw Roger Mcllwain), one step daughter Amy Green (Apex), one step-son Justin Green (Greensboro), five aunts: Blanche B. N e s m i t h (Florence, SC.), Josephine Steele (Baltimore, M . D . ) , B e r t h e n i a Potts (Washington, DC.), rostina West and Shirley Sadler (Melton) of Winston-Salem; one uncle William Toney (Bernice) of Winston Salem; and a host of other beloved family and friends. Services were held Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Hamlet Chapel C.M.E. Church in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Rev. Charles E. Robertson officiated.