Hoops, hoops and

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It’s been a busy week for round­ball around the Tri-Cities, and Progress-In­dex staff writer Sean Jones has been on hand for all of the ac­tion, from Vir­ginia State Univer­sity’s game against Bar­ton Col­lege on Mon­day to Hopewell’s re­match against Prince Ge­orge on Wed­nes­day to Peters­burg’s match against Mead­ow­brook at Peters­burg High School’s Wil­liam W. Law­son Jr. Clas­sic on Satur­day.

Sopho­more Wil­liam Ved­der drives into the paint and ends with tak­ing a foul. Ved­der to­taled 9 points and pulled in 5 re­bounds against Bar­ton.

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Se­nior Isiah Richard­son drives at the bas­ket for Mead­ow­brook against Free­dom High School at Peters­burg High School’s Wil­liam W. Law­son Jr. Clas­sic on Satur­day.

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Le­mondie Gregg drops a three point shot for Mead­ow­brook against Free­dom at Peters­burg High School on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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Ta­vian Mor­ris throws the ball back above the three point line for an open Royal to hit a 3-point shot against Hopewell.

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Dar­ion Har­ris de­fends his marker in a lively open­ing half for Mead­ow­brook.

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Christo­pher Allen pulls down a de­fen­sive re­bound for Prince Ge­orge in the Roy­als’ 58-57 loss to Hopewell.

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Mon­archs sopho­more James Pat­ter­son sinks his sec­ond free throw af­ter draw­ing a foul on an in­bound pass.

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Ar­mond Griebe takes a two-point shot for VSU in the first half against Bar­ton Col­lege. Griebe grabbed 6 re­bounds and 6 points on Mon­day.

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Elvin Ed­monds IV is in­tro­duced to the crowd ahead of Hopewell’s 48-47 re­venge over Prince Ge­orge. Ed­monds ended the game with 16 points, 5 re­bounds, 4 as­sists and 5 steals.

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Alphonzo Ma­son goes up and puts the ball off the back­board for two points against Free­dom on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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Cedric Wig­gins crosses be­hind his back in front of the Bar­ton de­fender. Wig­gins moved the ball ef­fi­ciently for Vir­ginia State in the 95-78 win over Bar­ton on Mon­day.

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Hopewell’s cheer squad mo­ti­vates the bas­ket­ball team and home fans dur­ing the win on Wed­nes­day night.

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