The Whit Weekend at Basketball City brought many intriguing and interesting match-ups as the SKABA “A” and Premier divisions continued.
On Thursday evening the Antioch Baptist Redeemed Brothers recorded there first win of the season as they narrowly defeated Trotters in a memorable and exciting overtime thriller.
The Redeemed Brothers kept close throughout the game ending the first half down 29-24.
Trotters continued to lead the way well into the fourth quarter when technical and foul calls cost them the lead in the dying seconds of the game when the Redeemed Brothers tied them 53-53 at the end of regulation forcing a 5 minute overtime.
With the momentum in their favor the Redeemed Brothers took complete advantage and ended the game with a somewhat surprising 3-point victory, 64-61.
Cardinal Collins led the Brothers with 18 points and 16 rebounds with teammate Tarik Bradshaw and Kareem Rawlins supporting well with 10 and 11 points respectively.
Clyde Morris was the main contributor for Trotters with 18 points and 8 rebounds. The Brothers went on to lose there next game in another exciting match-up on Saturday against Bird Rock who themselves entered the game just having had there first victory of the season. The first half of the game was evenly matched with no team enjoying a significant advantage.
The half time score saw Bird Rock up 33-24. The second half was much the same except for the final quarter when the Redeemed Brothers made a surge to bring them to within 5 points. However Bird Rock managed to maintain their composure and thanks to the excellent play of Richard Munro with 21 points, they were able to secure their second victory of the season. The final score saw Bird Rock with there second victory of the year defeating the Redeemed Brothers 72-57.
Tarik Bradshaw led the Brothers with 16 points and 9 rebounds while Kimo Liburd had 12 points and 9 rebounds for Bird Rock.
The Shawn K. Richards Sandy Point Chappurtin continued there impressive run on Sunday evening with convincing wins over one of the “A” division’s top teams in the Challengers Exodus.
The Exodus came into the match-up with just 1 loss and was considered by many as one of the teams that may be able to halt the win streak of Chappurtin.
However Exodus fell short and were surprisingly outplayed by the much more confident Chappurtin. The first half saw Chapprutin taking full advantage behind there lead scorer Ansel Revan who had a game high 22 points and a massive 19 rebounds as they ended the half up 43-29.
The second half wasn’t much different as the Sandy Point based Chappurtin maintained there 14 point throughout as the ended the game up 73-59 over Exodus. Delvin Marshall who had 18 points led Exodus and 18 rebounds while Riddell Marshall had 11 points and 5 rebounds. Chappurtin had excellent performances from Shane Warner and Sean Crossley with 18 and 13 points respectively. This was Exodus’ second loss of the season while Chappurtin remains the only undefeated team in SKABA.
Other interesting “A” division encounters included the Conaree Fireballs upsetting the Dieppe Bay Lions 62-54. The Lions entered the encounter with just 1 loss while Conaree had only 2 victories to there credit. The first half ended with the Lions up 26-25 while the final score saw the Lions suffering just their 2nd loss of the season going down 62-54 to the Fireballs. Dane Rawlins led the fireballs with 20 points while teammate Harold Wharton and Danny Hobson had 16 and 11 points respectively. Robert Patrick led the lions with 14 points and Jermain Rouse with 16.