Jets fuel pass opposition in Linden
- Action shifts to Den Amstel tonight
Jets comfortably fuelled pass its opposition in Linden Friday night when competition in the Linden Zone of the Mackeson Smooth Moves 3-on-3 Basketball tournament got underway at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Court.
Unknowns and Ghetto set the right atmosphere for a competitive first zone in Linden in the first game of the night when they played to a 13-13 stalemate after the 15-minute game time expired, setting up a sudden-death shootout to determine the winner.
Unknowns with former national junior sharp-shooter, Orin Rose
and national senior forward, Neil Marks, entered the shoot-out as clear favourites to win. Rose and his support cast made their shots, but Marks missed to give Ghetto the tie-breaking win.
Marks and company then played Jets in their second game. Ivor Blair, Javon Nelson, Allistair Webster and Joel Webster ensured that Jets registered their first win of the group with their 15-11 win that eliminated Unknowns from qualifying for the next round.
To decide who gets the advantage in the next round with a top qualification in the group, Jets took on Ghetto in the final game of the night in the Mining Town. Ghetto with much more guards than Jets was at an immediate disadvantage in the paint.
Anson Durant, Keon Cameron, Dennis Anderson and Travin Dryden could not find any answer for the might of the Websters in the paint. Jets went on to win 12-9. Competition continues with 12 games Wednesday night at the MSC in Linden.
Meanwhile, the competition shifts to Den Amstel, West Demerara tonight for the commencement of that zone in the nationwide competition. Several teams across Guyana are vying for the $1M winner-take-all first place purse. (Edison Jefford)