PAPA basketball crowns champions

Photo by Barry Taglieber DeAndre Gadsden of Philly Fades Barbershop handles the basketball against Damien Davido of Devlin Rosmos Kepp Gatcha during the 17 & under championship game Aug. 17. Julian Wilkerson is also in on the play.
Photo by Barry Taglieber Bethel Baptist's Joe Flagg works inside against Phoenixville Police Association defenders James Latrechiano (2) and Conner Grieves.

PHOENIXVILLE - Three age group team champions were crowned in Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA)/Board of Recreation (PBRD) basketball action for boys and girls on Aug. 17 at Reservoir Park.

In the 10 & Under Division, Bethel Baptist Church defeated Phoenixville Police Association, 29-21.

In the 13 & Under Division, Frees Insurance, Inc. downed Angelo’s Carpet Cleaning, 47-18.

In the 17 & Under Division, Philly Fades Barbershop stopped Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gotcha Funeral Home, 58-29.

For Bethel Baptist, Ali Green was high scorer with 10 points, followed by Niles Vinson (eight), Jeremiah Rockemore (five), Joseph Flagg (three) and Zeric Allen-Brown (three). Flagg was chosen as league Most Valuable Player for the age bracket.

Other players on the roster who saw action were Jackson Ford, Aliah Rockemore, Fallon Martin and Liam Smith.

For the Police, Jackson Kuranda led the way with 10 points while Christopher Jahn had five, Josh Little four and James Latrechiano and Conner Grieves rounded out the scoring.

Other Police players were Tre Anderson, Angelica Ortiz, Eric Palena and Stefan Schaible.

Rhadir Hicks paced Frees Insurance with 16 points while Sion Allen also reached double digits with 13. Samuel Dowling had six, Jordan Ford four, Jake Boylin four, Brody Boylin two and Summer Walker two. Alex Martin, Dylan Tezak and Jordan Boychuck completed the roster.

Joel Peck topped Angelo’s with eight points while Corey Cottman and Donovan each canned four. The rest of the roster included Tianna Martin, Neina Hunter, Gabriel Puleo, Sammie Gilliam, Tony Anderson and Tyree Jeffcoat.

Steven Hamilton was named MVP for the middle age division.

Philly Fades got 18 points from DeAndre Gadsden, who was also named the age group MVP. Julian Wilkerson had eight, Jackson McCausland seven, Brennigan Myers six, Nomi Washington six, Bryan Monroe Jr. four, Dorian County four, and Colin Hook two. The roster also included Khalil Martinez and Colton Desimone.

Damien Davido led Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha with 14 markers, followed by Thomas Peck (seven), Eddie Kerper (five) and Christian White (three).

The roster also included Justan Gennaro, Nasir Green, Brandon O’Shea, John Coleman, Dan Murphy, John Murphy and Simon Jahn.

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