Pitbulls, Colts march on after entertaining Albouystown
- Competition in Mahaicony, Berbice Zones on tonight
Two of the clear favourites in the Georgetown Zone of the Mackeson Smooth Moves 3-on-3 Basketball Competition, Pitbulls and Colts entertained the Albouystown community Thursday night with a keen contest on the Independence Boulevard Basketball Court.
Both teams, having easily dismissed McDoom Kings and Eagles in the group, set up a riveting battle among them to decide who will top the group. Pitbulls and Colts brought the community of Albouystown alive with some pulsating street-ball.Pitbulls, born out of the Ravens Basketball Club and composed of Akeem ‘The Dream’ Kanhai, Ryan Stephney, Ryan Gullen and Jermaine Slater had to work overtime for their victory against the Colts that only came after both teams ended 20-20 after regulation.
But the real drama unfolded when a downsized Colts owed to
Shelroy Thomas being fouled out managed to hold off the raging Pitbulls, forcing an overtime game. Thomas, Tyrone Hamid and Stephon ‘Penny’ Henry gave Pitbulls a real test.With Thomas fouled out, Henry landed a big jumper from just inside the arc to tie the game up at 20-20 with Colts playing with just two men. However, Pitbulls took the win with Stephney ensuring that he scores the tie-breaking free-throw as opposed to Colts’ Henry.
The competition continues tonight in Mahaicony and Berbice respectively; Cool Down, Above the Rim, Cregan, Line Freestyle, Tresevevra All-Stars, Eldorado Heats and Dream Tream will be the teams playing in Mahaicony.
Meanwhile, Black Shark, Ballin Kings, Street Ballerz, Team Four, NA Giants, Full Clip and NA Prison will battle in Berbice. Teams in the nation-wide competition are vying for the $1M first place prize that is up for grabs in the event.