Police knockout Roberts Royal
Police fought their way back to a comfortable 65-48 win against Roberts Royals as they advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Division One Knockout at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Sunday.
After three quarters the scores read 15-17, 33-27 and 55-34 with Police really coming into their own over the second and third periods.
Nicholia Williams scored 20 points for Police, Jack Alleyne had 12 and Kirk Holder chipped in with 11. Top scoring for Royals was Dwayne Blackman with 14 points; he was the only player to reach double figures.
Royals found themselves up in arms during the third quarter after Police tightened their defence and stymied scoring opportunities for the Carrington Village side. That resulted in Royals managing a mere seven points compared to Police who netted 22 and extended their lead by a massive 21 points at the end of that quarter.
Police were in a comfortable position heading into the fourth and quarter and they never relinquished their stranglehold on the game as Royals continued to struggle up to the final whistle.
In the second encounter of the night Pinelands staved off Pharmaceutical Plus Mayhill to win 62-58 to advance in the second encounter played at the YMCA. The score after three periods was 12-13, 31-22, 44-38.
Rasheed Maynard ended with 13 points for Pinelands, Chris Holder had 11 and Nicholas Wiltshire netted ten. For Mayhill Whitneal George contributed 16, Dave John scored 12 and Greg Scantlebury had ten.
There were two games played on the Station Hill, St Michael hard court last night. Cougars scraped home 53-51 against Hilton Hawks after the scores read 16-6, 28-21, 39-40 after three quarters. Shawn Gaskin had a game high 21 for Cougars before fouling out. Meanwhile Shaquan Newton scored 15, Rommell Bynoe had 14 and Tramaine Shaw netted 12.
In the other match played Belfield got the better of Kolij Lions 53-44. The scores after three quarters were 13-13, 30-22, 40-33.