East Canje Knights made their entry into the ongoing NPG Packaging First division
Basketball competition with an emphatic 60-40 whipping of Rose Hall Town Jammers when play continued on Sunday at the Fyrish basketball court.
East Canje Knights came out ready for battle and did not disappoint as they quickly jammed the hapless Jammers early with a 16-10 lead after the first quarter.
By the end of the first half the Knights were in full flow as the completely swamped the Jammers with a runaway 34-17 lead. The trend continued in the third stanza with Knights cutting the Jammers attack and defence to pieces with their thigh defence, quick counterattacks and sharp shooting to lead 44-29. As the game went on the Knights were all over the Jammers for the blow out 60-40 win.
Top scoring for the Knights were Steve Roopnarine with a game high 28 points, while Rayon Emmanuel 14 and Cledwin Cort had 8. For Rose Hall Jammers Kevin Wiggins scored 14 with Emon Wiggins 8.
The competition continues on Sunday with Fyrish Black Sharks taking on Ithaca Hardliners at the Ithaca Basketball Court, West Bank Berbice.
The tournament, which is organised and coordinated by sports enthusiast Vibert Garrett, has seven teams participating with the teams being placed into two groups. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinal stage where they will engage the top two teams from the other group in the semifinals on the 14th and 21st June.
The winner will meet in the final on the 28th June at the Port Mourant Basketball Court.
The participating teams in Group A are Rose Hall Jammers of Corentyne, Hope Town Stealers of West Berbice and Canje Knights of East Canje. Group B is made up of New Amsterdam Warriors and Smythfield Rockers of New Amsterdam, Fyrish Black Sharks of Corentyne and Ithaca Hardliners of West Berbice.
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