Here are the latest results from the city of Destin's Youth Basketball League at the Destin Community Center:
•Ages 3-4: Wood and Associates came on strong in the second half for a 22-11 victory over Trustmark Bank. Gabriel Spears with seven and Maddox Mason’s five points led the way for Wood. Baker Giles also had a strong game for the victors. Mason Joiner scored four points and Max Whitaker chipped in three for Trustmark.
•Ages 5-6: Swoop poured in 23 against D. & D. Services who came up with 17 points. Hayes Wright had 12 points to go along with six from Tysen Camargo’s and Zackary Cheatwood’s four points. Carter Phillips once again paced D. & D. Services with six points, followed by five from Will Blanchard.
Buccaneer got 18 points from Mason Wetzel and four each from Jacob Magallanes and Jayden Freeman as they defeated Wood and Associates 28-24. Baylen Knox poured in 14 in defeat. Gunner Smith with six and Brody Harrell added four points in this hard fought battle.
•Ages 7-8: In a battle of the restaurants, Lenny’s Sub Shop came out on top of AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar by a score of 23-6. The height of Lenny’s proved too much for AJ's . The winners were led by Wyatt Wainright’s 11 and Greyson Smith’s six points. Jacob Castle and Merrick Laird led AJ's scoring in this hotly contested battle.
Southern Bullion Coin & Jewelry scored 30 points and held Fudpucker’s to 23 a real barn burner. Caleb Reeder had 13, followed by Jack Tenholder’s eight and Brick Larabee’s and Braxton Taylor’s four apiece. Leading the way for Fudpucker’s was Loel Chatman who had eight points followed by Noah Mason with seven.
Southern Star edged Goodyear Wingfoot 20-19 in the closest game of the week. Ryan Willis once again came up big for Southern Star with 16 and solid ball handling. Ayden Zepp and Joseph Jerzerick chipped in with two apiece for the winners. The Lukin brothers, (Alex and Addrey) had 11 and three points for Goodyear.
•Ages 9-10: Parker Seagle was high scorer for Emerald Coast Chiropractic in their win over Core Consultants. The score was 32-10 as Diego Perez also came up with eight points for the winners. Blake Forrester with eight and Max Moran’s two points carried the scoring load for Core Consultants.
Destin Water Users came out on top in their battle with Crust Pizza 47-12 this past Saturday. Will Rutland with 21 and Blake Rigdon with 12 points led the way for the winners. Hannah Koake and Sam Romair with eight and four points respectively added to the winning cause. Tre Rahilly’s and Kai Bailey’s four points were the main scorers for Crust.
Luke Edelman was a beast on the boards as he pulled down 19 rebounds to go with his 16 points in a 35-26 victory for Sinfonia over Fishing Machines. Maya Sherwood was equally as dominant for the winners as she pulled down 15 rebounds to go along with her 13 points. Kruz Watson once again had a solid performance for Sinfonia with eight points and eight rebounds. Hadleigh Wright had a hand full of rebounds and some nifty assists in the winning effort. Zeke Oswald poured in 14 points, including some long range bombs in the losing effort. Ethan Eubanks had his usual strong game for Fishing Machines with a 10 point performance.
•Ages 11-12: On the Coast Magazine proved too tough for Scuba Tech as they poured in 37 points. Scuba Tech could only muster up 18 in response to a tough defensive effort from the winners. The scoring was evenly distributed between Jackson Stanford, who had 10 points, John Hobbs with eight, Triston Davis seven, Wesley Schakelford five and Kobe Babin with five points. Austin Paugh with five, Zeke Oswald and Ethan Conerly with four points each shouldered the scoring load for Scuba Tech.
Destin Jets, began the second half of the season with a solid victory over Home Depot 22-16. Jacob Hunt led his team with 9 points, followed by Christian Parker with six and his brother Nick with two points. Matt Pierce had three points to go along with some fine ball handling in the winning cause. Jack Romair once again had a solid performance but this time in a losing cause. He scored 10 points to go along with two each from Brendan Turner, Wesley Turpin and Christian May.
•Ages 13-15: The Boys’ & Girls’ Club of the Emerald Coast got back to their winning ways after last week’s loss, (the only one of the season), as they put the hammer down on Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 53-29. The Boys Club had eight players sharing in the scoring victory. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., as always, was led by Brice Langston who came away with 18 points. Matthew Foster came up big with six points and Jacob Edelman added three in the losing effort.
GolfGarden couldn’t match the fire power of Romair Construction as they fell by the score of 48 to 24. Justin Winter continued his MVP type season with 16 points, followed by point guard Ryan Romair who had 12 points and controlled the tempo of the game. Gabe Hamilton continued to show improvement by scoring eight points and playing tough defense throughout the game. R.J. Perez once again led his team with 10 points but Golf Garden couldn’t match the firepower of Romair Construction. Brandon Kelly and Logan Massingill each put up seven points in the losing effort.