Powerade/Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme/GABA U23 Tourney …Eagles soar past UG Trojans; Pacesetters bounce past Colts
Jul 14, 2017 , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....s-bounce-past-colts/
When rivalry in the Powerade/Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme sponsored Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Under-23 tournament continued at the Burnham Basketball Court in the City on Wednesday night last, recording wins were Eagles and Pacesetters.
Contesting the feature game, Eagles led at the end of all four periods to beat UG Trojans 74-66 despite a big surge in the final period by the Trojans when they poured in 22 points to Eagles’ 7 but the latter had done enough in the first three periods to hold on for the win.
For the Eagles, Travis Belgrave tipped in the game high 27 points and found able support in the form of Shemar Huntley who chipped in with 19 points while Kwesi Thompson had 9. Leading UG Trojans was Kadeem Peterkin with 20 points; Jubari Joseph supported with 13.
Scores at the end of each period in favour of Eagles: 22-19, 52-29, 67-44, 74-66.
The young Colts bolted into and maintained pole position for the first three periods but the hungry Pacesetters rebounded in fine style in the final period to record a memorable five (5) point’s win, 85-80 after trailing 57-64 at the end of the third period; the winners outscored the losers, 28 points to 16 in the final period.
Pacesetters’ charge down the stretch was led by Tafaway Daly who had the game high 22 points and was backed up by Kwesi Roberts who had 14 while there was 8 apiece for Jermaine Goddard and Jude Corlette.
Jonathan Pooran had the team high 19 points for the Colts which lost steam at crunch time. Jamal Gilkes accounted for 16 points, Timothy Thompson 11 and Jonathan Mangra, 8.
Last evening at the same venue, play continued in the first and second division tournaments which are also sponsored by Powerade/Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme. (Franklin Wilson)