LIONS DROP CLOSE ONE—The Faison Lions’ head coach Diane Davis, assistant coach Ms. Lee and manager Sidney Wilkes are shown with players Melajia Henderson, No. 23; Brandi Robinson, No. 22; Jasmine Myers, No. 21, Angela Williams, No. 13;, Alicia Collins, No. 3, Shyla Colvin, No. 12; Lashonda Burham, No. 30; Jamira Jacobs, No. 5; and Brittany Jackson, No. 4; after a very tough loss to Barack Obama Academy. WINNING TEAM—The Barack Obama International Studies Academy (formerly Frick Middle School) and the Helen S. Faison Arts Academy girls played Jan. 7 in East Liberty. Both teams played hard to keep the game close but Barack Obama Academy pulled ahead and ended up winning 23-17. Shown are Barack Obama Academy girls’ basketball head coach Ruth Walker, assistant coach Ray Walker, and intern Monique Sims sit with team: Alexandra Bowens, Kennedy Bowens, Evelyn Brazil, Cori Brooks, Torreonna Cash, Cheyenne Campbell, Alaina Cauley, Lexxus Charles, Sherri Johnson, Kayla Hitchcock, LaNia Latimer, Montana Moore, Simone Rainey, Kayona Smart, Dalese Stallworth and Cydnie Wadley after the win over Faison.