Bulldogs end tamed tour with another defeat
The Brooklyn/Queens Bulldogs ended their tamed tour to Guyana Monday night with another defeat at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall when the Washington D.C. Jammers warmed up for last night’s Grand Finale against Guyana with a comfortable 84-60 win.
The Brooklyn/Queens Bulldogs were introduced to the competitive nature of local basketball in their first game when the National Community Basketball League (NCBL) All-Stars blew them away Saturday night. The Guyana national team also dismissed any challenge from the team that was on their first competitive tour Sunday night, before their third straight loss.
Kerron McKenzie cleaned his sharp-shooting weapon for last night’s Guyana showdown with a game-topping 16 points for the D.C. Jammers against the Bulldogs. Guard, Glen Stokes scored 14 points and Mouktar Fawehinmi 13 points for the Jammers as well.
Kerwin Blades tormented the D.C. Jammers with his aggression in the first quarter to lead scoring for the Bulldogs with 16 points. Warren Butts scored 14 points while Marlon Thornton added 12 points with Richard Mohandatt also contributing 12 points.
The Bulldogs managed to remain competitive in the first half of the game, squeezing to a 38-24 deficit at halftime. However, the D.C. Jammers raised their intensity and pushed the ball up-court in the second half to completely bewilder the already tamed Bulldogs.
Kerwin Blades kept the Brookly/Queens New York-based team in the game with fast-break that helped them to 34-44 deficit with five minutes to play in the third quarter. But Stokes would not let up for downtown, nailing a big three-pointer to start a Jammers run.
Fawemhi then finished an up and under baseline layup to give D.C. Jammers their biggest lead of game at 62-43. Veteran Jammer, Dexter Martin got in on the action with back-to-back jumpers to give them a 74-50 lead that more or less drove the final nails in the coffin.
The NCBL International Weekend wrapped up last night when Guyana played the D.C. Jammers in what was expected to be a keen contest between the two long-time rivals. The NCBL will then resume with its semi-finals following last night’s International tour completion. (Edison Jefford)