Basketball

Four remain unbeaten in SDF Southern Conference Basketball League

BY GERALD REID
Observer writer

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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DEFENDING champions Spanish Town Spartans along with Real Lions, Majesty Legends, and EXED Heats remained unbeaten in the 2018 Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) Howard McCatty Community League competition which continued last weekend.

Spanish Town Spartans defeated Delacree Park Hotsteppers 62-49 to chalk up their third consecutive win from as many starts, while it was the second defeat for the losers in from three games. John Bailey got a game-high 34 points for the Spartans with Howard Daley scoring 17 points for the losers.

Real Lions made it five straight wins from as many outings by whipping Aqua Youths 92-57 at the Majesty Gardens court on Sunday.

Desean Boyd scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Ramaal Carbon added 23 points for the Lions. Andre Miller with 13 points and Andre Nelson and Geyah Ked with 10 points each contributed most for Aqua Youths. The Lions led 45-33 at half time.

They had crushed Selassie Gardens 84-22 at Calabar High School court the previous day after leading 37-11 at the interval.

The principal scorers for the Lions were Kemar McLeish and Dasean Boyd with 16 points, and Ramaal Carbon with 10 points and 15 rebounds, while Ricardo Willis scored 13 points for Selassie.

Majesty Gardens Legends made it four wins from four starts by defeating Delacree Park Hotsteppers 63-59 at Majesty Gardens court on Sunday. Baldon Todd with 21 points and Samora Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds led the scoring for the Legends, while Howard Daley with 23 points and eight rebounds, Rayan Folkes with 14 points, and Deveraux Preston with 12 points scored most for the Hotsteppers. The Legends led 43-23 at half-time.

Majesty Gardens Legends had beaten Portmore Vipers 66-61 at the Edgewater court the previous Sunday. Samora Williams got 20 points for the winners, while Swayveon Henry scored 23 points for the losers. The Legends led 34-29 at the half-time break.

Harbour View Supernovas defeated Blain Panthers 83-50 to register their first win from three starts. Scoring for the winners were Xavier Mills with 19 points, and Jerome Thomas with 18 points, while Dwayne Pottinger got 12 points and seven rebounds for the losers. The Supernovas led 36-19 at the interval.

St George's Saints registered their second win from three starts by beating Swift Sons 62-57 after leading 35-30 at half-time. Kirk Morgan with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 12 steals, along with Kirk Ferguson with 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals led the scoring for the winners, while Daniel Martellier got 13 points for the Sons.

Rae Town Raptors registered their first win of the season from three starts by defeating Police 54-49 in overtime. The scores were tied at 42 at full-time before Raptors got the better of Police 12-7 in the five additional minutes.

Ramone Spence scored 26 points and had 11 rebounds for the Raptors, while Gregory Hines with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Ray Dudley with 11 points were the chief scorers for Police. The winners trailed 16-21 at half-time.

Portmore Thunder beat Duhaney Park Pitbulls 61-56 after trailing 27-28 at half-time. Kenardo Smith scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds for the winners, while Andrew Balcomard got 20 points and had 12 rebounds for the losers.

The competition continues today with Selassie Gardens vs Spanish Town Spartans at Selassie Gardens court at 6:00 pm; Police vs Denham Town Wizards at 6:00 pm; Arnett Gardens Rockers vs St George's Saints at 7:45 pm at Arnett Gardens Sports Complex.

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