Road to Mecca IV…Colts and Royals set up final after easing through their semifinal matches
December 26th, 2017

Bounty Colts of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) have been Colts’ top scorer on fire for the past two years winning the first, second and under-23 league titles within their association in 2016 and 2017 and they look poised to retain the most prestigious basketball title in Guyana, the National Club Championship (Road to Mecca IV) after dismantling Kobras (GABA) 98-43 in their semi-final match on Saturday.

In the featured semifinal on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), Kobras were without their captain and best player Travis Burnett who was ejected in their previous match but many may say that his presence would’ve just reduced the margin of defeat which was 55points, more than double the 43 points Kobras scored.
Shelroy Thomas scored team-high 23 points in the collective Colts’ win, while their center, Shane Webster was most impressive as he recorded a double-double (18-points, 12 rebounds). Carlos Edwards sunk a game high 24 points, more than half of his team miserable 43-point performance.
The first semifinal of the night was contested between Dyna’s Ravens who lost to Victory Valley Royals of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA). The game finished 72-66 and the losers Ravens never saw a glimpse of the lead despite their final quarter 30-point blitz. Chris Williams was superb with a double-double for the finalists scoring 21 points and leaping to 10 rebounds, he was supported ably by Orland Glasgow (18points) and Harold Adams who also recorded a double-double (16 points, 13 rebounds).
Ryan Stephney scored a game-leading 24 points for Ravens in a losing cause.
The finals were played last night at the CASH between Victory Valley Royals and defending champions Bounty Colts, while Kobras and Ravens battled the third place playoff, the results of that game will be brought in a subsequent issue of Kaieteur Sport.
The cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and third placed teams amount to $600,000, $400,000 and $200,000 respectively. Individual prizes totaling $200,000 will be shared between the MVP, player scoring the most points and player with the Most Rebounds. In addition, $100,000 will go to Guyana Basketball Officials Council (GBOC).