LABA Malta Supreme ‘March Madness’ Open B’ball-Raiders and Jets recover to score wins after first game blunders
Mar 16, 2018 , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...first-game-blunders/
After faltering in their previous games both Retrieve Raiders and Amelia’s Ward Jets rebounded to post important wins in their respective second matches of the Malta Supreme Open Basketball Championship on Wednesday night last at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard Court.
Raiders knew that a win would decide their fate in either advancing or exiting and they won against Bankers Trust Falcons 72-60 after taking the initiative at half time 32-20. In the other game, Jets knew that they were in a must win situation and they came out winners beating Block 22 Flames 65-57.
Meanwhile, tonight, the final set of preliminary games will be played. The opening match pits Victory Valley Royals against Bankers Trust Falcons from 18:30hrs with the main attraction between Block 22 Flames and Half Mile Bulls.
Raiders was guided to their win behind the fine contributions of Dauwin Lovell who led the way with 19 points, the returning Sheldron Noel who like Sean Muss each got 13 points while Kareem Robertson added 12. For the losing Falcons, Lawrence DaCosta hit a game the high 30 points in a losing cause as Akeel Primo contributed 14 and Joel Fraser 8.
Amelia’s Ward Jets win was crafted around Donnel Benjamin’s 20 points, Akin Wilson 14 and Joel Webster 10 while for the losing Flames, Rondel Fraser and Shemar Henry both recorded 13 points apiece.