Likely contenders for the third Phillip George Legacy Basketball title, Colts and Pacesetters made impressive starts to their campaign Saturday night when both offences fired on all cylinders, decimating the opposition on the Burnham Basketball Court.
Pacesetters were ruthless in a 99-61 demolition of Berbice side, Rockers. Point guard, Travis Burnett worked his usual magic with 30 points to lead Pacesetters, which also had forwards, Travis Williams with 14 points, Michael Turner and Randy Richardson with 12 and 10 points respectively.
For Rockers, Neil Wills scored 23 points and Jason Fraser had 14 points. Colts, who are hosting the tournament, had extended invitations to one Berbice team and a Linden unit to play in the Georgetown-based competition.
The Linden team, Victory Valley Royals, defeated Knights 74-63 in the second game of the night. Forward, Harold Adams dumped in 26 points to lead Royals while guards, Chris Williams and Marlon Pollydore scored 12 and 10 points in support.
For Knights, veteran guard, Jacob Lowe had 13 points with Omadele Phillips supporting with 10 points. Four players, Randy Aaron, Lloyd Bart, Kester Gomes and Kola Sandiford scored seven points apiece for Knights.
In the final and featured game of the night, host Colts, replicated the earlier offensive efforts of Pacesetters, when they thrashed Patriots 99-65 with guard, Dave Causway scoring 24 points and Shane Webster 21 points; Rayon Cummings had 18 points and Quacy Lindo 12 points for Colts on the night.
Floyd Arthur poured in 26 points and Sherlon Legal 20 points for Patriots that also had Ashton Adams in double figures with 12 points. The Ravens versus Nets game that was expected on the opening night as well was postponed owed to rain to a date to be announced.
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