4 teams collide for semi-final spots
December 23rd, 2017
This weekend two of the top Basketball Clubs in Guyana will go toe to toe for bragging rights of the country’s best team as the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation’s (GABF) National Club Championships; “Road to Mecca IV” continues this evening.
Thus far two clubs have already booked their respective semi-final spots; defending Champions Bounty Colts and the Victory Valley Royals are assured of being in action in the semi-finals on Saturday.
However the Amelia Ward Jets, Rosehall Jammers, Retrieve Raiders and Kobras will each be looking to do fierce battle tonight as they vie for the remaining two semi-final berths.
Action resumes tonight with two intense clashes as four teams look to secure semi-final berths
When action tips off at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) at 18:00h the Jets will face the Jammers, on paper the Jammers look set to go through but the Jets have a fearsome quality that should make for an intense and thrilling clash.
Meanwhile immediately after, the Retrieve Raiders will tackle the Kobras, this match is hard to call as both teams have had a “topsy turvy” tournament thus far. It is sure to be yet another intriguing clash as both sides will be shooting for the final semi-final spot.
On the way to the semi-finals, the Colts were ruthless and impressive last Wednesday dispatching of the Jammers by 105-52.
Dave Causway was the standout player for the Colts in the paint managing a game high 30 points. He was ably supported by Shelroy Thomas and Shane Webster who racked up 19 and 16 points respectively.
Meanwhile in reply for the Jammers Mickel Lewis and Michael King could only muster 16 and 10 points in a meek response.
In the second and final game last Wednesday, the Royals managed a comfortable win over the Pacesetters netting 87 points to the latter’s 75 points.
Top scoring for the victors was Orlan Glasgow who netted 23 points, his teammate Harold Adams was a reliable deputy sinking 21 points while Yannick Tappin pitched in with a valuable 12 points.
The top scorers for the losers were Joslyn Crawford with 14, Randy Richardson had 13 and Stephan Gillis managed 10 points.
The Prize Money for the 1st and 2nd placed teams amount to $600,000 and $400,000 respectively and 3rd place prize of $200,000. There will be Trophies for teams placing 1st to 3rd.
Individual prizes totaling $200,000 will be shared between the MVP, Player scoring the most Points and Player with the Most Rebounds. Also, $100,000 of the Prize Money will go to Guyana Basketball Officials Council (GBOC)