GABA blows out B/ce in Inter Association B/ball

The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) blew-out the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) 116-42 when the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) Inter-Association tourney continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Sunday.

Akeem Kanhai
Akeem Kanhai

Travis Burnett netted a game-high 25 points in the win. Contributing with figures of 17, 17 and 14 points respectively were Shelroy Thomas, Nikkoloi Smith and Dave Causeway. Top scoring for the Ancient County was Randy Richards with 16 points.

He was assisted by Keron Emmanuel who netted nine points. Interior penetration aided by ball rotation would underline the opening period as Georgetown took the opening exchanges 20-14.

They were led by a 14 point combination from Colts duo Causeway and Thomas who both netted seven points apiece by constantly attacking the rim.

The interior assault would open up the perimeter offense as Smith led the charge in the second period with nine points inclusive of two three point daggers. He would be assisted by Burnett who netted eight points through layups as GABA went into the half leading at 49-27.

Stifling defence by the GABA unit would highlight the third quarter as the BABA unit was relegated to six points in the interval.

On the offensive end the Georgetown outfit would register 26 points as Burnett’s scoring prowess continued as he netted a further 10 points compliments of a 10-0 run in the final three minutes.

With the matchup clearly decided and leading 75-33 going into the final period, GABA would register a whopping 41 points in the period while reducing BABA to nine points to cap off the lopsided win.

Shelroy Thomas
Shelroy Thomas
  Nikkoloi Smith
Nikkoloi Smith

In the second matchup, Dynas Ravens defeated Trinity Grid Holdings (TGH) Pacesetters 69-57 in their second division showdown. Dorion Lewis led the way for the winners with 26 points while Delon Davidson netted 12 points. Top scoring for the losers with 10 points was Calvin Harding.

In the opening matchup, GABA second division champions the Republic Bank Nets overcame the Presidential u-19 squad 61-59. Jeffrey Wilkinson led the way with 18 points for the Nets. He was supported by Mortimer Williams and Kester Myers who netted 14 and 11 points respectively.

Leading the young brigade with 13 points was Marvin Durant while Kelvin Yorrick and Daniel Haynes contributed 12 and 10 points correspondingly.

On Saturday at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) hard-court, the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) male and female teams defeated their arch rivals GABA in the tourney’s opening night.

In the male encounter, LABA led by 13 points from Chris Williams and 12 points from Dwayne Roberts, defeated GABA 58-50. Contributing 11 points in the win was Orin Rose.

Akeem Kanhai led the losers with nine points while Jermaine Slater and T. Burnett netted eight point as no GABA player managed to record double digits.

On the distaff side, LABA cruised to a 59-44. Tamika Hunter led the mining town with 16 points while Nicola Jacobs and Shakeila Sampson netted 14 and 13 points respectively. Georgina Ifill led the capital city with 13 points while Natasha Alder supported with 12 points.

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