GT out-hustle Jammers - locals win 83-72
January 30th, 2002
Stabroek News, June 19, 2002
National captain Lugard Mohan and forward Andrew `Mr. Dunk' Ifill played pivotal roles as Georgetown rapped DC Jammers on the knuckles with an eleven point defeat when the two met at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Monday night. Ifill and Mohan scored 20 and 18 points respectively as Georgetown played the unusual role of revenge seeker for Linden, who were toppled by Jammers in their opening game, to win 83-72. Both Georgetown and Jammers remained close until midway into the third quarter when Georgetown pulled away. Coach of the winners Bobby Cadogan praised his charges for a positive team effort. "We out-hustled Jammers. I told the guys to take the game to them and that is what we did from the opening. We played 40 minutes of intense basketball and played as a team," Cadogan said after the victory. Ifill finished with eight rebounds while Mohan had a similar amount of rebounds and four assists. At half time the locals trailed by one point (36-35) but found a rhythm in the third quarter where they scored unanswered baskets. Marlon Peniston, who bucketed 12 points was the other high scorer for Georgetown. Dereck Boyd, Seon Baird and Pierre Goddett with 16, 14 and 12 points respectively were the to scorers for DC Jammers. Cadogan claimed that although both Ifill and Mohan played a great game his vote for MVP would have to go to the latter. "Lugard did an excellent job on the court," the coach added. Jammers of the USA started their five-match tour of Guyana on a victorious note on Sunday when they brushed aside Linden 91-79 in the feature game of a double-header card. In the supporting game Linden Veterans edged out Georgetown Veterans 70-69 after leading 35-24 at half time. Temperamental guard Mark `Wisic' Pilgrim secured a game-high 26 points but it was not enoSugh to help his team to victory. Steve Neils Sr. and Abdul Hamid led the winners with 22 and 16 points apiece. This evening DC Jammers are expected to face much more formidable opposition when the come up against a President's XII expected to include players from around Guyana. Jump ball time is 7 pm.