May 08, 2013 Sports Comments Off on UG wins thriller in NSBF Country Conference
The University of Guyana (UG) won a thrilling game against the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) on Monday at the Mon Repos Primary School Hard Court when the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) continued with its Country Conference.
UG won 29-27 in the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) event that is currently underway across Guyana. UG trailed for most of the game as GSA dominated the board to create lots of second
opportunities to score.
GSA had an eight-point advantage in the last four minutes, but saw that dwindle against a stiff full-court pressure defence from UG. The tactic helped UG level the scores at 27-27 with under a minute to play in the game.
The University’s Centre, Shaka Codrington collected a big rebound in the context of the game and was fouled on the put back. However, he missed both shots.
Guard, Jonathan Pooran made up for Codrington’s default when he collected a rebound and dished an outlet pass to Quincy Easton, who finished an easy lay-up to put UG ahead for the win in their first game of the 2013 competition.
Easton was leading scorer for UG with 9 points, while Pooran contributed 6 points with the ‘big man’, Codrington dropping 4 points and six rebounds. Emmanuel Archibald dropped a game high 15 points for GSA while Keilon Sullivan grabbed 15 rebounds.
In the Under-17 game, Plaisance Academy routed Bladen Hall Secondary 32-10 to open their account in the East Coast Conference (Country). The game was nippy with Terrence Daniels scoring 11 points to lead Plaisance to victory.
Omar Rose and Jamaal Garnett led Bladen Hall in an abysmal shooting effort with four points apiece.
Meanwhile, the East Bank or Diamond Conference tipped off with Grove Cluster dropping three point jumpers to route Covent Garden 35-12. Shamar Thomas had an all-round game with 10 points, three rebounds and three assists.
The Forde brothers, Keith and Ruel were also influential in the win with 9 and 8 points respectively. Covent Garden’s Trevon Gaskin had 4 points. The Ancient County Conference in the YBG event will tip off in Berbice this weekend.
Digicel, Beharry Group of Companies and Banks DIH are the major sponsors of Guyana’s premier schools’ basketball competition.
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