Two-time defending champions Bounty Colts of the National Club Championships/ Road to Mecca V, followed up their 99-50 victory against Half Mile Bulls on the opening night with a comfortable72-59 win over Ravens, a match contested between two Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA) clubs at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) on Sunday night.
It was a step back for Ravens who made light work of Plaisance Guardians the previous night in Group A round-robin action at the same venue and Darcel Harris scored a game-high 18 points for them but they couldn’t overcome the mighty Colts team who have been in superb form for three-seasons now in the feature game of the night.
After upsetting last year’s Mecca IV third place finishers Kobras on night one, Eagles were given a taste of reality after succumbing to a narrow 68-66 loss against Republic Bank Nets. It was the opposite for Nets that lost to last year’s runners up Victory Valley in their opening round-robin match which Drumson McCullay (22 points) assisted Pellam Doris with 13 points ensured they won.
Eagles’ Travis Belgrave continued to prove that he is a class above with another game-high performance of 30 points in his team’s loss. The Twenty-year-old Belgrave who had the highest individual points for the entire night one’s play, was again the top scorer after all four matches were completed on Sunday, taking his tally to 58 points from two games.
In the all-Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) matchup, Half Mile Bulls got the better of Retrieve Raiders 74-64. Terron Welch netted 20 points and Devon Thompson had 17 points for the winners, while Selwyn Henry was the high-point man for the Raiders with 14 points.
GABA’s Pacesetters began their campaign in the National Club Championships with a good 90-79 win over LABA’s Amelia Ward Jets.
Nathan Saul sunk 24 points, while Stephon Gillis’s contribution of 17 points, tallied with Sherlon Legal’s effort of 15 points guided the city club to victory. Dennis Niles had 18 points in the loss for the Jets.
The competition, which continues this Wednesday with three more matches at CASH, will see the champion cash in on $600,000, 2nd place finishers $400,000 and 3rd $300,000. Meanwhile, the MVP will pocket $200,000, player with the most points, most rebounds and most improved player each receiving $100,000 each. (Calvin Chapman)
Feb 17, 2020Two months after she snatched gold at the Caribbean Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean champion junior boxer, Alesha Jackman, will have her second overseas engagement. This weekend, the...
The incident described below is the kind of thing the media should report on. But there are so many open secrets in politics... more
Editor’s Note, If your sent letter was not published and you felt its contents were valid and devoid of libel or personal attacks, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]