DC Jammers maintained their unbeaten record in their four-match Goodwill Series, downing Road to Mecca Champions Colts 93-78 Sunday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Unlike their opening hard-fought win against the guest player laden Ravens, the United States of America unit controlled the contest for the most part, with the closest spell being the first period.
Experienced guard Glenn Stokes shot his way to a game high 21 points, which was sprinkled with five three pointers. Winston Robinson assisted with 18 points while Stephon Farley battled his way to 11 points.
For Colts, Shelroy Thomas scored 14 points while sibling Sheldon Thomas was the next best shooter with 11 points. Chipping in with nine points each were Stanton Rose and Kurt English.
The first quarter was played at a frenetic tempo with Colts outscoring the visitors by a 23-21 margin. Shelroy Thomas led the way with eight points while Sheldon Thomas scored four points.
Stokes scored eight first quarter points inclusive of two three point daggers while Farley chipped in with four points.
It was from the second period that the visitors seized control of the contest.
They duly outmaneuvered their opponents 22-13 to lead 43-36 at halftime.
Stokes scored two more three pointers on his way to eight points while Robinson chipped in with six points. The momentum remained with the foreigners as they extended their lead in the third period.
At one point the lead was 14 points (58-44) with 3:47s on the clock.
It was during this stanza where the highlights were fashioned by Robinson. The first came on the defensive end in the form of a stunning block on English as he attempted a layup on the right side.
Not content with the block on English Robinson then performed a marvelous ‘alley-oop’ dunk on English after collecting a pass from Rodney Mickens, in the process sending the crowd into a frenzy with 38 seconds remaining on the clock.
Farley top scored in the period with seven points while Robinson and the Semaj Inge contributed five points each. Despite being on the receiving end of two great plays, English scored five points for Colts, four of which came in the final moments as Colts reduced the deficit to single digits (62-53) heading into the fourth quarter.
However, any hopes of a comeback for Colts were dashed in the final period as Jammers recorded 31 points while restricting their opponent to 25 points. Meanwhile, in the exhibition fixture, Plaisance Secondary dismantled Tutorial High 88-35.
Action in the event will continue today at the same venue when Jammers face-off with Pacesetters. They will end their campaign against Colts on May 27th.
They will then end their tour against current Road to Mecca Champions Colts on May 28th. All clubs will be allowed to use three guest players in the matches against the American team. Admission to the matches are slated for $1000. DC Jammers are expected to depart local shores on May 29th.