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).
Art Blevins, in
the back, and
stand by their
10 and under
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,
-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
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
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
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:'
al?pg=entry&fr_id=16129 to register, or
call the local MDA office at 336-856
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.
Junius D. Toney the
son of the late Junius T.
Toney and Wessie B.
Toney was born on
November 23, 1955. He
this life on
early age he
C . M . E .
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
He is survived by his
wife Eva Toney, his sis
ter Sandra T. Mcllwain
Mcllwain), one step
daughter Amy Green
(Apex), one step-son
N e s m i t h
M . D . ) ,
B e r t h e n i a
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
Services were held
Tuesday, March 10 at 2
p.m. at Hamlet Chapel
C.M.E. Church in
Carolina. Rev. Charles
E. Robertson officiated.