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910 Vengeance learns lessons through hoops

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Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:16 pm

910 Vengeance basketball represents Onslow County proudly. The 910 Vengeance squad grows local basketball talent in Onslow County. The travel basketball team is successful on and off the court this season because they are taught valuable life lessons. They work hard to achieve greatness.

For example, the boys maintain discipline throughout their practice, running sprints up and down the court.

910 Vengeance is led by Coach Kent Fields, who is hard on his players. However, at the end of the day, he is turning these boys into men. Fields says his team embodies values such as integrity, hard work and perseverance. When Fields teaches his players values like these, they can use the lessons for a lifetime. Coaches like this are needed for these young athletes to grow, and quite frankly, they deserve all of the credit in the world.

As the players on the team use these lessons, they grow together as a well-run machine. There is a reason these basketball players are close. Most of the players grew up together, and Fields has coached them for about five or six years, since the players were in middle school.

Aaron Oates and Daymon Beckwith have known each other for a long time. Oates is at Northside High School, while Beckwith attends Liberty Christian. Rivals in high school, they now compete together on one team, the 910 Vengeance squad.

When looking at the team dynamics, take a look at the uniqueness of this team. Four 910 Vengeance players are members of two military affiliated rival high school basketball teams. Everett Lewis plays for Dixon High School while Jarrod DeBose, Jaylon Armstrong and Malachi Borders play for Lejeune High.

You wouldn’t know they are high school rivals when watching 910 Vengeance play. They are teammates, brothers and friends.

The harvesting of local talent also showcases community building. 910 Vengeance has been a team for three years. Fields said without community support and love, there would be no team and no gym in which to practice.

That says something about how communities can support athletics. Parents support their kids playing basketball at such a young age. Fans, players, coaches and parents make 910 Vengeance what it is — a supporter of local high school basketball and of boys who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

For more information, follow @910Vengeance on Twitter.

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