Lodge/Meadowbrook remain unbeaten
- Clash of the Titans on tonight
By Edison Jefford
Lodge/Meadowbrook continued to establish itself as the team to beat when they easily dismissed whatever little challenge South Ruimveldt had to offer, remaining unbeaten in the 2012 National Community Basketball League at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Lodge/Meadowbrook drubbed South 77-35 Tuesday night that gave them the number one seed in Group ‘A’ having now defeated the three other teams in the group; they have been indomitable at the inaugural event, and looks to be one of the sure title contenders.
Drumson McCulley was back to his usual dominance in the paint with a game high 13 points and 12 rebounds. Darrian Lewis continued to be a major part of the team’s offence with his 13 points to support McCulley, who was basically unstoppable off high feeds.
Clarence Blackman and Ruel Ritch scored nine points each for South that has been booted from the Championship. Albouystown/Charlestown and Plaisance/Vryheid’s will face off for the other Super Eight qualification spot that is up for grabs in the group.
The feature game was an offensive craze for Lodge/Meadowbrook from the sound of the whistle and continued with that momentum throughout. It was clear that the group leaders were not giving any chance to South and wanted to make a statement against the minnows.
McCulley combined with the other forwards, Fabian Johnson and Mortimer Williams to outclass any opposition from South. Lewis supported the trio well with Pelham Doris controlling the pace of the game, as usual, and making most, if not all, the offensive decisions.
Before the contest, Sculpture Craft BV/Melanie secured its first win of the event against the New Amsterdam side that features two former national ballers. BV/Melanie won 57-52 with Kurtleigh English putting up 17 points and Haslyn Hooper adding 11 points and 13 rebounds.
For New Amsterdam, Randy Richards scored 24 points and pulled down a mammoth 21 boards with Carlos Crandon adding 13 points in their second straight loss. The competition continues at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall tonight with two top-of-the-table games.
In Group ‘D’, Georgetown’s Wortmanville/Werk-En-Rust will play Linden’s Wismar as the two unbeaten teams in the group collide. The Naylon Loncke, Royston Siland and Clement Brusche-led Wortmanville face the team that last won a national club championship.
Meanwhile, in Group ‘B’, the Ryan Stephney, Rodwell Fortune, Travis Burnett, Jermaine Slater and Horace Hodges-led Diamond/McDoom come up against Central Mackenzie that features the likes of Akeem Kanhai, Kevin Joseph, Jason Alonzo and Neil Marks.