Colts ‘B’, Shelroy Thomas went berserk on offence Saturday night at the Alberttown Basketball Court to lead his team to an unlikely upset of Slash and a place in Mackeson’s ‘King of the Rim’ 3×3 Basketball Competition Super Eight final.
Colts ‘B’, Pacesetters ‘A’ and Colts ‘A’ secured the final three spots in the Georgetown zone to join Pitbulls as the four teams that will represent the Capitol City on December 19; Colts ‘B’ ran through Slash 10-7 to advance. Slash had impressively dismissed their earlier opponents and was favoured to win against Colts’ second-string team.
Thomas was high on offence with five points, which included several almost impossible plays that had the vocal crowd in Alberttown in complete awe as the scoring machine went to work on his opponent.
Pacesetters ‘A’ held off Pacesetters ‘C’13-12 to secure their berth in the national playoff round in their final knockout fixture. Pacesetters ‘A’ got a scare in the final seconds when their ‘C’ teams’ Shawn Gillis scored five unanswered points. However, the effort was too late as the ‘A’ team exhausted the three seconds left for the win.
Meanwhile, Colts ‘A’ defeated Rim Kings in their deciding encounter 11-4 to also advance out of the first Georgetown group.
In other results enroute to the national Super Eight, Colts ‘B’ downed Eagles 11-9 while in the tenth game, Pacesetters ‘A’ defeated ‘De Four Ah Dem’ 9-7 with Colts ‘A’ edging National All-Stars 11-8 in their opening match of the night.
Colts ‘B’ in their earlier group game, edged Eagles 12-10 with Thomas showing his intention for the night early when he nailed a walk-off two-point jumper with four seconds remaining on the clock to seal the win.
Pacesetters ‘A’ then inflicted a beating on Headshots 15-8 with Stephon Gillis leading the way with sublime shooting from beyond the arc. Travis Burnett then entertained the crowd with his crossover moves and finishes to separate Pacesetters ‘A’ team.
Pacesetters ‘C’ dismantled ‘De Four Ah Dem’ 9-4 while Slash outshot Target 15-8 as Rim Kings beat Future Setters 7-6 on the night.
Pacesetters ‘C’ overcame Headshots 9-6 in the eleventh game while Slash thrashed Rising Colts 11-4 in the twelfth fixture. Rising Colts beat Target 9-8 in overtime after normal time ended 7-7; ‘De Four Ah Dem’ ousted Net Warmers 6-4 in a defensive game.
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