Nets survived a fourth quarter blitz to squeak past Plaisance Guardians 70-69 in their semi-final affair, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Knockout Championship, continued on Wednesday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.
Leading 52-43 at the end of the third stanza, the Mandela Avenue based outfit withstood the onslaught from the East Coast Demerara side to seal the win, as they were outscored 26-18.
Prior to the dramatic conclusion, Nets took the marginal lead at 20-19 following the conclusion of the first period. Nets strengthened their grip in the second period, scoring 18 points, while restricting Guardians to a meager six points to enter the halftime period ahead at 38-25.
Guardians reduced the deficit in the pivotal third quarter, outscoring Nets 18-14 to trail 52-43 heading into the dramatic final period.
Joel Ifill top scored in the win with 14 points, while S. Howell was the next best scorer with 13 points. Hodyah Stewart chipped in with 10 vital points.
For the loser, Trenton Woolford recorded a game high 16 points, while Nikkoloi Smith and Enoch Matthews contributed 11 and nine points, correspondingly.
Meanwhile Colts downed University of Guyana Trojans 51-41. Errol Dryden top scored with 11 points in the win, while Jonathan Mangra, Quacey Lindo and Richard Telford supported with eight, six and six points, respectively.
On the other side, Jabari Joseph battled to a game high 13 points, while Kadeem Peterkin and Darrol Williams chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively.