DABA 2011 LIME National Basketball League Results

first_img Share Tweet Share Share 37 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! NewsSports DABA 2011 LIME National Basketball League Results by: – June 14, 2012 It was yet another exicited evening of basketball on Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Massacre.The Massacre Basketball Court, was the venue and the teams which were tasked with the responsibility of drawing the fans to the venue were the Police Sports Club versus Laplaine Avengers in the Vita Malt Division 2 and the national champions, Gatorade Blazers versus United Insurance Sharks in the Premier Division. Game 1The Police Sports Club and the Laplaine Avengers were two teams in need of a victory to begin their push for the playoffs. Avengers having lost their first two matches, were keen on turning around a poor start to their 2012 campaign. They opened the game looking like the more determined team. The coach of the Police team was forced to call a time out withing three minutes of the first quarter, due to the lawmen lackluster performance. Avengers build on the police inability to execute easy layups, which led to them holding a first quarter lead of four points. The teams stepped up their performance in the second quarter and demonstrated a much more fluent offensive showing. At the end of the first half, Avengers led by two points (36-34). In the third quarter, none of the teams were able to take the initiative and seize the opportunity to build on a lead, which would prove to be a low scoring quarter. Both teams combining for nineteen points. Entering the fourth quarter, Avengers were clinging onto the smallest of advantage. The lawmen led by their guard Floyd Theodore, played very aggresive leading to three of the Avengers players fouling out. It was a spirited effort by Floyd Theodore, who scored ten of the fifteen points scored by his team. With under twenty seconds to go Avengers had the ball and were down by two points. The lawmen displayed great defence, forcing a turnover and hung on for the two points victory (59-57). Avengers has now drop to (0-3), while the Police improved the record to (1-1).Game 2This was the matchup that the huge crowd came to see, however the Sharks team wasn’t detered by the crowd support for the Blazers team. The defending champion were playing their second match of the season and were without the 2011 MVP, Felix Thomas. Sharks took full advantage of the oportunity presented to them and With the few fans who travelled to support them, they amazed the huge crowd with the offensive execution. At the end of the first period, Sharks held a seven points lead (29-22). The second period proved to be a better period for the champions, with under one minute to go in the half, Blazers took their first lead, however the lead only lasted for twenty seconds and Sharks ended the half with four unanswered points.At the end of the first half, thou been outscored in the second quarter, Shark had a three points lead at the end of the first half. The third period started with Blazers feeding off their home support, drawing the scores even at (53-53). However this would be the closest the defending champions came. Royce Ceasar took the initiative and the defending champions could not contain or find answers for his dominating display of ball handling skills and scoring. It was Ceasar versus Blazers, he scored seventeen of the twenty seven points scored by Sharks in the third quarter. Ceasar’s performance left Blazers facing a ten point deficit entering the forth period. In the forth period the defending champions showed why they are regarded as a basketball power house, came storming back, led by a spirited effort from their bench players. Their sperited effort came crushing down, by untimely turnovers which deflated their fight back. Sharks were unfazed, and took crucial rebounds and extended their lead for good, winning the game (97-86). Sharks dominating effort was a signal to the rest of the teams. The huge crowd was left with mix feelings, they were astounded by Sharks performance and shocked at what was a surprising defeat on their home court. they however appreciated the level of basketball played by the Sharks team.Lester Langlaise scored ten points in the first quarter and went scoreless for the rest of the game. while the duo of Neverson Jno Baptist and Royce Cesar combined for forty two points, twenty six of which came in the second half. Sharks have remained undefeated and improved their record to (3-0), Blazers have fallen to (1-1).Matches will continue of Friday 15th June 2012 at Goodwill.By: Gary Benjaminlast_img read more