University of Guyana (UG) Trojans recorded wins over Pacesetters and Plaisance Guardians in the U23 and Open Divisions, respectively, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) ‘League of Champions’ continued on Wednesday.
Staged at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue, Trojans edged Pacesetters by a 65-63. Akeem Kanhai tallied 17 points and nine rebounds, while Akil Lewis assisted with 16 points and five rebounds and Dwight McKinnon chipped in with nine points and 10 rebounds. Contributing seven and six points were Quincy Easton and Ewart Smith respectively.
For Pacesetters, Sherlon Legall registered a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Nathan Saul, Kwesi Roberts and Joslyn Crawford scored 12, 11 and eight points each.
In the Open division, Trojans outhustled Guardians 68-61. Kadeem Peterkin top scored with 19 points while Jonathan Browne recorded 17 points, five rebounds, Sherland Gillis bagged a double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, along with four steals, and Jaber Joseph registered seven points, and 19 rebounds.
For the loser, Nigel Bowen shot his way to a game high 21 points while Terrence Daniels fashioned 10 points, nine rebounds, Akeem Crandon assisted with 10 points, eight rebounds and Andrew Johnson netted 10 points.
The event resumes today at the same venue with the semi-final fixtures.