Friday, January 20, 2012

Show Down On Waller

Douglass And Power House Face Off
Douglass started off struggling to score with Power House going on a 6 to 1 run with 2 min. left in the 2nd quarter.  With a Spark from Power House Cornelius and McCoy the Panthers ended the half with a 34 to 16 lead.  Douglass seemed confident coming in to the game but in 2nd quarter slowly started to self destruct.  The scoring stopped and the defense began to lack.  In the second half Douglass started off like a new team going on a 3-0 run against Power house.  With a spark from William Heard(34 points), and Robert Guthrie(10 points) combining to hit 3 ,3 pointers in a row. With 3 min. left in the 3rd quarter the Tigers pull to with in 4.  A huge Defensive spark from David Hill keeps the Tigers in the game.  Power House stayed in the game with the help of free throws scoring 10 of there 14 points in the 3rd quarter from the charity line.  At the start of the 4th quarter Douglass comes out scoring with the same intensity.  2 early free throws to start the 4th quarter gives the Tigers the lead. But not for long as Cornelius of Power House returns with a quick lay up changing the lead once again.  JoJo Fuquay (14 points) returns the favor hitting a 3 point and a two point shot back to back, putting the Tigers up by 4.  There were 5 lead changes in the 4th quarter.  With a 3 point shot from David Hill of Douglass and tough defense he put a spark to his team mates keep the Tigers fighting. But Power House keeps fighting hitting free throws to stay in game.  But with 45 seconds left Power House starts to self destruct and puts Douglass on line numerous times.  Douglass takes advantage and ends the game 80-76.  Coach Ely says the key to there success was never giving up.  He stated at half time he had to put a fire under his boys telling them the history of Douglass and at that point to change it.  


 Members & volunteer staff of the Israylite Heritage Research & Fellowship Center, 5422 W. North Ave., serve free breakfasts to community residents every Wednesday. They are: Yohoyah, Vickiyah, Karl, Wanda, Shem, Sariyah, Zuri, Amaziyah, Rezillanceyah, Carol, Enduriyah, Obadiyah, Ben Yahuda & Floyd. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)

The Israylite Heritage and Fellowship Center is a not-for-profit organization providing a place for enriching the mind and spirit while feeding the body. Located at 5422 West North Avenue, the Center serves free breakfasts of eggs, turkey ham, grits, potatoes, coffee, and orange juice every Wednesday from 10:30 AM until the food is gone.
The mission of the Israylite Heritage Research and Fellowship Center is to increase the knowledge of the African American historical Biblical heritage by educating and assisting those in the community affected by barriers such as unemployment, prison records, emotional distress, and homelessness.
The Center has been operating since June 4, led by founder and President Obadiyah Ysrayl. For information on the Center and its programs, stop in or call 773/466-8213.

 Founder & President of the Israylite Heritage Center Obadiyah Ysrayl greets guests and helps serve breakfast each Wednesday morning. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
 The Israylite Heritage Center is attracting capacity crowds of diners for free breakfasts each Wednesday morning. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
 Amaziyah welcomes West Side residents to the Israylite Center, 5422 W. North Ave. 
(Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
 A happy young man enjoying breakfast at the Israylite Heritage Center. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)

Members of the Israylite Heritage Research & Fellowship Center serve free breakfasts to West Siders every Wednesday at 5422 W. North Ave. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)