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Vidalia youth basketball coach wins two championships

VIDALIA — A Miss-Lou Youth Basketball coach won two out of the five championships on Thursday night at Vidalia Junior High School.

Frank Duson was the head coach of the Johnny’s Pizza 12 and under girl’s team and Delta Bank 13 and under boys’ team.

This was Duson’s 27th year of coaching.

“I love coaching and I love kids,” Duson said. “Any chance I get to mentor kids is a plus. I treat each one of the players like their family. It doesn’t matter whatever your color of your skin and your gender.”

In the 12 and under girls’ championship game, Johnny’s Pizza won 15-0 over Reed Insurance.

Duson then coached Delta Bank in the 13 and under boys’ championship game against the No. 2 seed Johnny’s Pizza. Delta Bank won 27-22 over Johnny’s Pizza. Landon McGuire led Delta Bank with 18 points in the game and Elmari Lewis scored five points. Jack Magoun led Johnny’s Pizza with 14 points.

In the 8 and under boys’ championship game, the No. 1 State Farm took on the No. 3 seed Craft’s Tree Service. State Farm won 48-28 over Craft’s Tree Service.

Jaxon Braisher led State Farm with 33 points. Braisher made 11 3-pointers in the game.

The No. 1 seed Weeks Furniture took on DTI in the 9 and under girls’ championship game. Weeks Furniture won 22-8.

Meredith Shirley led Weeks Furniture with 10 points. Madelyn Marleaux led DTI with four points.