Sports — 11 June 2013

Four quarterfinal playoff games took place on Friday night (into Saturday morning) at big Bird’s Isle with all 8 participating teams seeing action according to their seed positions in the regular season of the Interoffice Basketball League competition.

In the opener it was Tuff E Nuff over Digicell-4G by an 84-66 margin. For Tuff E Nuff, Ashton Edwards had 33 pts 4 rebs 5 stls, Raul Roches 15 pts 12 rebs, and Winston Pratt 15 pts 5 rebs 3 assts; while Digicell had Lennox Cayetano with 14 pts 8 rebs, Devon Lozano 14 pts 5 rebs, Karim Thompson 12 pts 8 rebs, and Eddie Thompson 10 pts 10 rebs.

Game 2 saw Oceana “No Limit” prevailing, 89-74, over Dep’t of Youth Services. Leading No Limit were Jacob Leslie 26 pts, Greg Rudon 18 pts 6 rebs, Vince Garbutt 13 pts 6 rebs, and Kurt Burgess 12 pts 14 rebs 3 assts; while for Youth Services, Adeem Trapp had 31 pts 3 assts, Jamir Enriquez 15 pts 6 rebs, and Brian White 11 pts 12 rebs 4 stls.

The third game of the night had the highest score, with Bowen & Bowen Ltd. “Sir Belikin” defeating Allied Insurance “Abyssinians”, 96-80. Sir Belikin had balanced scoring from Dorian Jones 19 pts 7 rebs, Steven Williams 13 pts 6 rebs, Ty Bradley 13 pts 7 rebs 6 stls, Keith Acosta 13 pts 5 rebs, Daniel Nolberto 11 pts 5 assts, and Jarrell Velasquez 11 pts; while Abyssinians was led by Darwin Leslie 31 pts 9 rebs, Rupert Brown 14 pts 5 assts 5 stls, Paul Swasey 12 pts 15 rebs, and Earl Johnson 11 pts 6 rebs.

The nightcap, which ended past midnight and into Saturday morning, was the most keenly contested, with CYDP edging Police Department, 87-84. Top scorers for CYDP were Bernard Felix 27 pts 10 rebs 3 assts, Jermaine Tillett 14 pts 11 rebs, Lincey Lopez 14 pts 3 assts 5 stls, and Matthew Young 11 pts 13 rebs; while for Police, Orlando Bowen had 19 pts 11 rebs, Sheldon Williams 14 pts 5 rebs, Linton Broaster 12 pts 3 rebs, Adrian Flores 11 pts 3 rebs, and Jason Augustine 10 pts 3 rebs.

(Information courtesy D. Lacey)

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