SKABA’s BIG Game last Sunday lived up to it’s billing as three exciting games took place.
Premeir division leaders the Rams Hitters played the winless Quakers in Game 1 while the vastly improving Caribbean Insurance Alliance St.Pauls Tuff Knots played the often inconsistent Western Union Cayon in game 2 and Game 3 saw the always exciting Mcknight Trotters versus the talented Horsford’s Ghetto Roots.
Hitters and Quakers played in a one-sided yet relatively eventful match-up. The game started out fairly even up until the second quarter when Hitters hit there stride and opened up their lead to end the first half up 43-29.
Quakers played well in the seconf half but Hitters played even better and managed to open up there 14 point halftime lead to a huge 24 point advantage at the end of regulation with a final score of 91-29 with last season’s leading scorer Marvin Davis leading the way with 20 points for Hitters. Anthony “Briggy” Joseph also had 20 points with Alex Thomas and Troy “Kiah” Chumney scoring 14 and 9 points respectively.
Jevon Liburd was the only player for Quakers in double figures as he led all scorers with 22 points .
Cayon got all they could ask for and more when they played the recently promoted St.Pauls Tuff Knots in a nail biter.
Both teams started out pretty well exchanging shots for most of the first half. Dave “Zenga” Pondt had a good game as he led his team with 16 points. The first half ended with the Knots up 39-32.
The second half was even closer with no team having a clear advantage over the next except for the last three minutes when Cayon built themselves a 5 point lead. A couple of turnovers by the Cayon guard cost them there 5 point lead and eventually the game as they lost to the Tuff Knots 60-59.
Nasharn Maynard had 13 points and 14 rebounds while Thrizen Leader and Karris “Bol” Douglas had 10 and 9 points respectively. Cayon was led by Dave “Zenga” Pondt with teammates Slyvester “Buzz” Whyte and Troy “Jasbo” Wattley scoring 12 points each.
Game 3 on Sunday was definitely “game of the week” material where two arch-rivals in Ghetto Roots and Trotters clashed. Trotters took early advantage of the newtown based Ghetto Roots as they ended the half up 4, 38-34. The 2nd half was even more exciting as the two teams played with much fire and zeal as not only was a victory on the line but so to pride and egos .
Current star guard with Ghetto Roots, Levi “By-By” Fyfeild who played with the Trotters in the last season , had his usual spectacular highlight reel type performance with his trademark open court drives and accurate long range jumpers to amass 17 points to go with 3 assists and 6 steals as he lead his team to a 4 point victory, 74-70. Rymal “Bally “ Brown also had a very good game despite being benched due to injury for most of the 2nd half with 19 points while the tough Berlie Francis had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Ghetto Roots. Tamboura “Tamby” Caines led all scorers with a game high 20 points to go with 5 rebounds while the veteran Trevor “Morlego” Roberts had a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists and teammate Dave “Bram Bram” Bassue had a quiet 14 points. The victory by Ghetto Roots improved there season record to 3-2 while Trotters falls to 2-3.
This weekends game of the week will feature the Horsford’s Ghetto Roots vs the Caribbean Insurance Alliance St.Pauls Tuff Knots on Sunday evening in game 3 at 9pm. Game 1 at 5:30pm on Sunday will see the undefeated Sandy Point Chappurtin vs Exodus and Game 2 will feature the winless Quakers vs Trotters.