From left: Assistant coaches Stanley and Jermaine, players Jaxon Souser, Kurtis White, Kyzie Council, Dymir White, Sean Clay, Jaquez Lee, Elijah Marks, Braeden Evans, Jakob Smith, Spencer Fisher, assistant coach Navy Jones and head coach Demichael Lee pose for a team picture.

Two groups of student athletes from Altavista and North Carolina came together for a recent travel basketball tournament in Durham, NC.

After being down 13-14 at the half, Virginia Carolina United, or VCU, clamped down defensively against the Person County All Stars, going on a 24-5 run in the second half.

Spencer Fisher hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Jordan White of North Carolina hit a 3-pointer to take the momentum and win 38-18.

“The team had been through so much, losing in championship games four times throughout the year, and finally winning one, it was a good moment for the kids to get championship rings,” said Coach Lee.