Basketball awards presented


Weekly basketball play awards to participants in the Youth Winter League play of the Mount Olive Parks and Recreation Department have been announced.

The weekly awards go to the league play’s most valuable player and the teammate of the week.

Carver Elementary School third-grader Maddrey Long is the Teammate of the Week recipient.

Sixth-grader at Greenwood Elementary School in Goldsboro Aliya Brown is this week’s Most Valuable Player of the Week winner.

Long, a shooting guard with the Lakers team, is the son of Joey and Ashley Long of Mount Olive.

Brown, a point/shooting guard with 12U Lady Diamonds, is the daughter of Nereida Cruz of Goldsboro.

The awards are presented on a weekly basis and will continue through the end of league play at the end of February.

They are aimed at promoting leadership, sportsmanship, and talent.


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