DC Jammers win three-match series
January 30th, 2002
Joe Chapman - Guyana Chronicle, June 25, 2002
WASHINGTON DC Jammers swept away the three-game series against the local President's XII, winning Game Three 88-83 on Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The game was typical of the series, which started with victory for the Jammers. The visitors were up by 11 points after the first quarter, leading 22-11 and at half time 45-34.
At the end of the third quarter, the game was still in favour of the Jammers who led 68-54, but they were caught in the fourth and were behind before Steve Nurse netted a free throw to push them into the lead once more 78-77.
The President's XII then made their move as Ifill went inside to score and Rudy James netted from the stripe for a two-point advantage 80-78 with 3:12 to go in the last quarter.
For the locals Terrence James then hit one free throw to tie the scores at 83 with 1:30 to go. Then the President's XII lost their way as was seen during the match-ups. The eventual score did not reflect the real competitive nature of the teams in battle.
At the same time it mirrored the lack of focus on the part of the home-based team and their breakdown in defence when in position to make their most vital move.
They eventually lost 88-83 as the series were wrapped up for the Jammers.
The top scorers for the Jammers were Derrick Boyd with 25 points, Dexter Martin 18, Sean Powell 13 and Steve Nurse 11. For the President's XII, Lugard Mohan and Andrew Ifill each got 19 points and Desmond Herod supported with 15.