Nets defeat fierce rivals Sonics in GABA tournament

Nets and Eagles won matches in the Open and U23 divisions when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League Championship continued on Saturday.

Nets downed fierce rival Sonics 77-60 at the Burnham Court on Carmichael and Middle Streets.

Vanrick Fields scored 16 points while Hodyah Smith, Darion Lewis and Antwoine Austin supported with 13, 12 and 11 points respectively for Nets.

Chipping in with nine, seven and five points each were Pelham Doris, Mortimer Robertson and Michael Richards.

For Sonics, Trevor Smith scored the game-high 19 points while Earl O’Neil battled to 17 points.

Supporting with eight, six, five and four points respectively were Joel Schultz, Kerwin Jackson, Junior Lovell and Richard Heyliger. Meanwhile Eagles defeated Plaisance Guardians 78-68. Travis Belgrave netted 30 points while Kwesi Thompson, Shamar Huntley and Patrice Agrippa added 17, 12 and eight points respectively.

For Plaisance Guardians, Nigel Bowen scored 22 points while Jared Sears chipped in with 12 points.

Contributing nine, eight and seven points each were Akeem Crandon, Anton Fileen and Almond Bovell.


President Granger intervenes…

The Guyana government stepped in on Friday and bailed the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) out of its financial predicament allowing for the male and female rugby teams to compete at this year’s Rugby America’s North (RAN) 7s Championship this weekend in Mexico.

Sri Lanka hold on for draw after Kohli masterclass

KOLKATA, (Reuters) – India’s captain Virat Kohli staved off the threat of defeat before their fast bowlers ensured the hosts finished on a high in the drawn opening test against Sri Lanka in an enthralling final day at the Eden Gardens yesterday.

‘Guinness Goal’ among new innovations

The 2017 edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ George-town Championship was officially launched yesterday at the Thirst Park Sports Club.

Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer’s world-governing body FIFA testified yesterday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

Achievers crowned champs once again

Young Achievers Volleyball club was once again the dominant force on the Demerara volleyball circuit after downing their counterparts from the Vanguard Volleyball club in straight sets in the final of the Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA) Men’s ‘B’ division playoff played at the National Gymnasium, Sunday evening.

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