Hoop Hijinks

PHILIPPI – Everyone went home a winner Sunday when the Harlem Superstars took on the Barbour County All-Stars in a fundraiser for the Philip Barbour Junior Class.

Although the guests earned a 74-61 victory, the audience enjoyed the spirited antics of the travelling troupe.

Following the game, members of the Harlem team hosted a meet and greet for the audience. Team members signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans.

Kevin “Showboat” Jackson said the team enjoys traveling to various towns and performing. He added the squad is currently touring the area with stops in Morgantown and Keyser, among others.

“Everyone has greeted us with open arms,” Jackson said. “We visited a few schools on Friday and met lots of kids. We’re excited to play in front of the crowd. I love seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces. I’ve been doing this for the past 14 years, and I love travelling around the country and meeting people. I love to see the kids enjoying themselves and seeing it in their faces.”

PBHS teacher Danny Wagner said proceeds from the event helps the junior class fund the prom and their senior trip, next year. Wagner refereed the game.

“Its a wonderful fundraiser for the junior class,” Wagner said. “We have a nice crowd. It seems like the kids like These guys have been here before and they do a great job with the kids. It’s a lot of fun. These guys are very talented and they have a lot of fun playing basketball. It’s a great event for the entire family.”