Story courtesy of the
St. Kitts Amateur Basketball Association
The SKABA 2008 Digicel/National Bank/KFC League continued over the weekend with some keenly anticipated and exciting match-ups. The most significant of the weekend match-ups was the clash between the Horsford’s Ghetto Roots and the Cayon Lions in the Digicel Premier Division.
Newly acquired players Troy “Jasbo” Wattley with 17 points and a massive 18 rebounds and Anthony Jabal Joseph with 11 points and 10 rebounds led the Ghetto Roots to an impressive victory 76-67 victory over the always dangerous Cayon Lions. Ghetto Roots led from start to finish as they enjoyed a comfortable 46-33 lead at halftime. The second half was all Ghetto Roots as they kept Cayon at bay throughout. Berlie Francis and Rymal “Bally” Browne had excellent contributions as Francis had 15 points and 7 rebounds before fouling out late in the fourth quarter. Browne led the team with 3 assists to go with 14 points.
Tyrone “O Loughlin led the way for Cayon with 17 points while teammate Jamone Isaac had 9 points and Bruce Jeffers had 11 rebounds.
“I am very pleased with the game and the performance of the guys’” said Ghetto Roots team manager Wallis Wilkin. “This is the first time we have played in an organized setting as a team. The new additions in Jabal and “Jasbo” have greatly enhanced the quality of the team.” Wilkin
This year the Ghetto Roots Basketball Club is featuring two teams in the Digicel Premier division. It has been well over 12 years since a club has been able to achieve this feat. Early predictions have already penciled at least one of the two teams as early favorites for the Divisions final four playoffs.
In other games a local national Junior select team played against a St. Croix under 15 team in the last of a 3 game tour by the St. Croix youngsters. The Cruzan boys lost all three games including a 71-50 lost on Sunday evening. In Sunday nights game the Kittitian juniors was led by Randy Taylor with 20 points and Daryl Lewis and Quincy Fraser with 11 and 13 points respectively.
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