Destin Youth Basketball tips off season

Special to The Log
Wyatt Wainwright and Maddox Hayles wait on the bench for the Donut Hole, alongside Coach Ernest Firth. Donut Hole defeated Coastal Cruisers 31-5. SPECIAL TO THE LOG

The city of Destin Youth Basketball League tipped off its season with 36 teams participating in a weekend long event at the Destin Community Center.

Here’s a look at some of the results in the various age groups.

Ages 3/4

Jayden Hall’s 5 points, along with Jax O’Dell and Nik Baturynwith 2 apiece proved too much for Bote as the McGovern/O’Dell & Associates team came away with the win by a score of 9-6. Drew Tedder with 4 and Lilly Tedder with 2 points were the lone scorers for Bote as defense was the theme of the day.

Bubba Gump and Frankfurt Law battled to the very end for a 19-19 tie. This high-scoring game came down to the last shot, but tough defense would not let either team pull away in the end. Henry Frankfurt led Frankfurt Law with 8 points. He was assisted by Jackson Hohn with 4 and Joseph Cope with 3 points. Bubba Gump had Nash Fosdyck pouring in 8 while Thatcher Sommerville chipped in 5 points and Nolan Holstein had 4 points.

Ages 5/6

Bubba Gump came away with a 22-10 victory over Kidz4Kidz. Ethan Thomas had 9 points while Anthony Kirby and Harper Warren did their part for the victors with 5 points each. James Espy had 6 and Jack Harrell tossed in 4 for Kidz4Kidez.

ALP Lawn and Landscaping turned on the scoring with a 28-11 victory over Payne Chiropractic with Zai’s Shawn Brown scorching the nets with 13 points. King Clemons added 6 in the winning cause. Payne had an even distribution of scoring load with Michael Mims scoring 4 points followed by Jayden Rigsby and Kane Terry leading the way with 2 points each.

Frankfurt Law continued their winning ways with a 17-15 victory over Wild Willy’s. Lucas Harrington had 9 points for the winning team, followed by Logan Smith with 5 and Lucille Frankfurt with 2 points. Wild Willy’s was led by Bentlee Bailey 10 points. Coloton Romeo and Parker Bloom played tight defense and chipped in with 2 points each.

Age 7/8

Defense was the theme as Fudpucker's defeated Wood and Associates, PA 12-6. The scoring load was shared by Ethan Holstein and Javarious Snipes who scored 4 points each for the victors. Wood & Associates was led by Carter Dallman who had 4 points.

N. W. Florida Fair poured in 18 points as they pulled away from, who scored 5 points. had Eli Scharf and Anthony Hearn with 2 points each, while Florida Fair’s shared the scoring load with Caden Job with 6 followed by Brody Harrell, Griffin Cann and Tristan Cooper all scoring 4 points.

Ages 9/10

Signchick Signs proved too strong for Seaside Spine as they prevailed 20-10. The scoring was evenly spread out with Addison Taylor and Brandon and Christian Harnish scoring 4 points each. Liam McNeil and Jacob Castle chipped in with 3 points each. Seaside Spine was led by Hunter Barber’s 6 points. Brady Kelly and Noah Llanos each had 2 points.

Fudpucker’s was edged out by Goodyear Wingfoot 22-21. It was a tight game throughout, with Baylon Knox leading Goodyear with 8 points. James Boykin chipped in with 6 points in the winning cause. Garrett Jacobs was high scorer for Fuds while Noah Mason added 5 points.

In another nail biter, Wood & Associates edged out Golf Garden 26-20. Kace Gould had 10 to lead Wood & Associates, while Noah Lynch pumped in 8 points. Golf Garden was led by Robert Pankratz with 10 points followed by 8 from Eisley Ingram.

Donut Hole whipped Coastal Cruisers 31-5. Wyatt Wainwright led Donut Hole with 13 points. Aiden Mohr scored 8, while Kadon Chapman and Zachary Clark each chipped in 4. Erik Scott added 2 points. Brick Larabee scored all 5 point for Cruisers.

Ages 11-13

The steady leadership of Zeke Oswald led Bubba Gump to a 29-17 victory over Gameday Pizza. In addition to his 12 points, Zeke played tenacious defense on the opponents point guard. Hudson Cook came to play with 8 points of his own. Ian Thomas had 6 points including a 3 pointer for the runner ups. Campbell DeBra had 4 and Michael Coppola had 3 points for Gameday.

Executive Air poured it on to post a 35-12 win over Blanken Management. Braxton Taylor led Blanken Management with 6 points, while Jaxson Steffen put in 4 points. Ian Mollihan and Trey Rahilly shared the scoring honors for Executive Air with 10 points each. Chris Garland added 7 in the winning effort.