YBG Titan Bowl - LTI, Kwakwani clash in all-Linden final
December 23rd, 2017
Defending champions Linden Technical Institute (LTI) have a chance of retaining their Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Titan Bowl title after they trumped Plaisance Secondary School 56-52 in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Also booking a spot in the final was Kwakwani Secondary school who brushed aside McKenzie High School by 61-47 in the semi-finals to make it an all Linden affair.
It was entertaining action on Saturday in the Titan Bowl played at the National Gymnasium
Played at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), the few spectators were well entertained by competitive games.
The main instigators for LTI were Ronaldo Patoir and Daniel Lee who sank 14 points each; they were ably supported by Dillon Pellew who had 12 points and seven rebounds in the game. Plaisance put out a worthy performance but fell just short. Nigel Bowen’s mammoth effort of 21 points and a whopping 27 rebounds could not stop LTI. Bowen’s back up came in the form of Andrew Johnson and Jared Sears who had 13 and 12 points respectively.
Meanwhile Kwakwani Secondary breezed past McKenzie High School as Isaiah Hintzen and Daniel Houston turned in match winning efforts. It was a team effort but Hintzen sunk a team high 13 points while Houston collected 15 rebounds.
The Tappin siblings carried McKenzie High School on their backs but could only do so much. Yannick Tappin was impressive collecting 32 points from the paint, grabbing 9 rebounds and recording five steals. His brother Kobe collected seven points and eight steals.
In the male segment of the Titan Bowl, nine teams had been drawn into three pools of three with St Rose’s High School, Marian Academy and McKenzie High School in Pool A. Over in Pool B, Kwakwani Secondary, Linden Technical Institute (LTI) and Georgetown Technical Institute battled for progression. In Pool C the likes of President’s College, Plaisance Secondary and Bishop’s High School competed.
Up to press time on Sunday, the winner of the final was yet to be decided.