Defending champions, Antigua and Barbuda
Transport Board and former champions, Kennedys will battle it out for the
playoff title in the Cool and Smooth Business League basketball tournament.
Both teams advanced to the finals on Saturday
night by winning their semi-finals matches at the JSC Sports Complex.
Kennedy’s secured the first spot after
recording a 75-67 win over Anjo Wholesale.
Despite a 17-point effort by national player, Sharife
Sergeant, a 13-point performance from Andrew “Puss” Venture and a
12- and 10-point contribution from Humroy Wright and Decosta Walbrook,
Anjo could not pull off the upset and send the former champs home packing.
Adriel Ramirez continues to have a
dominant season as he led Kennedys to victory, banking 18.
He was assisted by Morlon “Little” Davis
who sank 15 and Xavier “Xman” Meade who made 13.
Kavari Francis chipped in, scoring
Skipper, Marlon “Buju” Charles had a
game high 22 points to lead Transport Board to their third straight finals
appearance in three years with a 57-54 win over APUA Head Office.
Bryan “Hollywood” Matthew chipped in, banking
12, while Ndegwa Malone netted 10.
Head Office’s Jamie Harris was the
leading scorer with 14 points, while teammates Cohen Desouza and Tavarus
Benta made 12.
Delornje Jules contributed making 11
in a losing effort.
The finals which begins tonight with Game one
will follow a best of three format.
Game two is scheduled for Wednesday and, if
necessary, Game three will play on Saturday. All games will shoot off at 7 pm
at the JSC Sports Complex.
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