Half Mile Bulls recovered after losing steam in the second and third quarters of play to come away with a thrilling 54-50 win over the Amelia’s Ward Jets, while the Victory Valley Royals chalked up another win by hammering Bankers Trust Falcons 89-44 when the Malta Supreme / Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) Christmas championship continued at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court on Wednesday night.
National players Terron Welch with the game high 20 points and Michael turner with 15 were the principal scorers for the Bulls who led at the end of the first quarter 11-10 but trailed at half time 28-21.
When the third quarter ended they were adrift 31-37, before they rallied to win 54-50 behind the combined efforts of Welch and Turner. The principal contributors for the Jets were Parrish Cadogan with 14 points and national player, Orin Rose who had 10.
Royals took full control of their clash with Bankers Trust Falcons with scores of 27-7, 49-21 and 68-30 before romping home, 89-44. Leading Royals was national player Haorld Adams who poured in a tournament high 34 points; Marlon Pollydore tipped in 14, Akeem powers 11 and Nevin Glen 10.
Thornton Wilson and Lawrence Simon were the best shots for the losing Falcons with 15 and 14 points respectively. Preliminary round play continues with another double header tonight as Block 2 Flames take on Falcons, both teams seeking their first win. The feature game at 21:00hrs pits Bulls and the Royals.
Tomorrow night two games will be played, the first game at 19:00hrs brings together Jets and Flames with the main event featuring Raiders and Royals.
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