The 2013/2014 TBA season got off to a roaring start this past Saturday with all 39 teams seeing action. In the first and second grade co-ed division, victories were posted by Ship On Site, Say It Loud Designs and Giggles Drop-In-Childcare. Blake Fisher of Say It Loud Designs led all scoring in the co-ed division by dropping in 8 points.
In the girls grade 3-5 division, Englese’s Family Restaurant upended Element Technical Services, LLC 23-16; in a nail biter, Beaman Turf & Irrigiation, LLC nosed out Pierpan Family Dentistry 26-25. Shelby Parker led Beaman with 14 points and was matched by Aiden McGuire with 14 points for the Pierpan aggregation.
In the boys 3rd/4th grade sector, Healthy Boundaries, LLC were victors over Halley White Pediatric Dentistry 25-22; Carolina Scratch Repair over Prism Custom Painting. Evan Perry led the Prism club with 16 counters, while Brett Adams Homes won out 30-21 over Halley White.
In the high school division, Sport Shots eked out a narrow 29-27 victory over Hilton Garden Inn of Mayfaire. Alex Hicks of the Hilton squad led all scorers with 10 points. Second Wind Fitness Center were the 36-32 winners over Cherubini Orthodontist. Logan Moore poured in 18 points for the Second Wind Fitness boys.
Girls 6th-8th grade had Thomas Construction Group over Pender Pines Garden Center, 20-14; while Nash Equipment Company topped Hampstead Women’s Club 35-10. Lauren Caveness poured in 19 points for Nash Equipment.
In the largest division of TBA, boys grades 5th-6th saw the Bagel Bakery defend last year’s championship with a 32-24 opening day victory over Discovery Place. Jackson Sullivan tossed in 17 points for the Bagel Bakers. Surf City Tire & Auto, with David Gardner chipping in 20 counters, upended Surf City Dental 34-11; LAIFinancial squeaking out a close one 22-21 over Canady & Son Exterminating with Jamison Long helping the financial guys with 13 points; Aidan Dillion helping Davis Fence top Ogden Tap Room 34-9; and 84 Lumber starting the season right with a 25-15 win over the Darden Insurance Agency 25-15. Cade McGrady topped the scoring parade for Darden with 11 points.
Finishing out the day’s slate were the 7th and 8th grade boys. Dick’s Sporting Goods toppled Lisa Mathews Re/Max Essential 42-19 with Cameron Barras and Jarris Long leading the scoring for Dick’s. Scott’s Hill Hardware over SPI 45-30 with Jacob Floyd hitting the nets for 18. Ending the first big day of TBA play, we saw Hwy 55-Hampstead outscore AllKIndOfStuff.Biz 32-24. Jordan Holloway led the Hwy 55 scoring attack with 14 points.
TBA resumes play Dec. 14 with games starting at 9 a.m. in both the Topsail Middle School and its auxiliary gyms. Come out and pull for the youth of our great community. Concessions are available throughout the day.