Mar 18, 2013 Sports
By Edison Jefford
Trinity Grid Holdings (TGH) Pacesetters reversed Colts’ curse with an impressive win Saturday night when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League continued on the Burnham Basketball Court.
TGH Pacesetters reversed the curse that was casted late last year when they slipped to 2-0 versus the new-look Colts in two separate competitions at the Division I level. Pacesetters won 75-61 to continue their unbeaten run the Division I League.
Forward, Royston Siland helped dominate the fourth quarter, as is the trend with Pacesetters thus far in the tournament, to finish with 20 points while shooting guard, Steffon Gillis had 16 points and guard, Travis Burnett 13 points. Keith ‘Bull’ Tute also pitched in with 11 crunch-time points that helped Pacesetters seize the initiative.
For Colts, who completely froze offensively in the fourth quarter after coming back from a huge first half deficit to lead at halftime, guard, Shelroy Thomas put up 26 points with brother Sheldon Thomas adding 10 points for their first Division I loss of the League.
Gillis fired a clinical shot from downtown and Siland completed a put-back in the paint to get the offensively efficient Pacesetters off to a great start. Burnett completed an And1 play, and shot for a flagrant foul that gave Pacesetters a 10-2 lead early in the game.
Gillis fired again from three-point range, nailing his target to completely obliterate Colts for the first five minutes of the game. However, Shelroy Thomas went to work with three straight three- point jumpers that jump-started Colts’ offensive momentum.
TGH Pacesetters held on for a 22-16 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The two teams had brief offensive exchanges that kept the game in the balance in the second quarter. Dave Causway landed a big three-pointer for Colts that tied the game 29-29 in the second period.
Forward, Marvis Hilliman completed an And1 finish to give Colts their first lead. Gillis landed a dagger from downtown and Thomas answer right back to recapture the lead before Colts burst on an 11-3 run that gave them a 40-32 points’ lead at halftime.
Colts’ press defence and excellent offensive rotation, finding Hilliman low in paint was excellent as they took a 46-34 points lead, leaving TGH Pacesetters seemingly out of the contest. Colts had their run extended when Thomas banged one hard off the glass for two points.
But four straight turnovers allowed Pacesetters to score six unanswered points in the third period. However, Colts held on for a 52-44 points’ lead at the end of the penultimate period of regulation time. It was all Pacesetters in the fourth quarter.
Two free-throws for a technical foul that should have been called at the beginning of the game, gift-wrapped momentum for Pacesetters that went on an 8-0 run to tie the game at 52-52 before Colts literally froze offensively in the important battle that could decide how they are seeded in the League.
Tute finished a lay-up to return the lead to TGH Pacesetters before a complete annihilation was initiated as Colts spent the first five minutes of the last quarter stuck on 52 points. Gillis landed another dagger from downtown before Siland led his team to the win.
In the other Division I game, Jason Squires landed a buzzer-beating three-pointer to give Pepsi Sonics a 45-44 points’ win against Republic Bank Nets. Trevor Smith had 14 points and Squires nine points for Sonics while Darrion Lewis scored 17 points for Nets.
Meanwhile in the opening Division III encounter, Colts defeated Plaisance Guardians 67-49 with Evans Johnson scoring 27 points and Teon Joaquin 12 points. Solomon Matthews had 15 points and Kelvin Yorrick 13 points for Guardians.
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