December 17, 2013 4:17 PM

Playing for more than just a win

Sweat poured down the face of 12-year-old Justyn Newman. The go-to point guard for the KC Junior Pioneers was in the middle of a three-on-three scrimmage with his teammates at the North Kansas City Community Center. His body ached. His muscles screamed. But the fiery young athlete ignored the pain as he made a quick spin, shook his defender and drove the lane for two.

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