Former national junior player Chris Williams scored a game-high 26 points to lead Victory Valley Royals to a 66-57 points win over the Amelia’s Ward Jets in the final of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) Magnificent Seven championships at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard-court Saturday night.
Williams sank seven three pointers and grabbed four rebounds and three steals on the way to being voted the Most Valuable Player of the final. He was supported by another former junior national player Marlon Pollydore who scored 11 points. Pollydore won the Best Defensive Player Award for his six steals and six rebounds.
For the Jets centre Shane Webster scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds Rodwell Pellew scored 11 and Ruel Mc Kinnon and Devon Thompson 10 points each. Mc Kinnon also grabbed 10 huge rebounds and Thompson six.
In the third place playoff, Kashif and Shanghai Kings defeated Half Mile Bulls 64-46 win.
Steve Neils Jr., was the top scorer for the Kings with 13 points while Orin Rose chipped in with 11 points.
For the Bulls Travis Dryden scored 14 points and Michael Turner, 12.
The winning team received $150,000, a trophy and replicas while the runners up received $80,000, a trophy and replicas.
The third place team received $50,000 and the team placing fourth $20,000.
Outdoor Events Manager of Banks DIH Mortimer Stewart presented the various trophies and replicas to the winners and promised that Banks DIH was willing to promote sports in general, having partnered with LABA for the tournament.