Kobras division one, U23 teams bow out at semi-final stage

Colts sealed their berth to the first division while Plaisance Guardians secured their place in the U23 championship match following semi-final wins in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Knockout Championship Thursday.

Colts downed emerging heavyweight Kobras 84-60 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue. Shane Webster amassed 25 points in the victory while Timothy Thompson and Shelroy Thomas added 18 and 11 points respectively.

For Kobras, Trevor Smith, Travis Burnette and Mark Richards scored 13, 12 and nine points respectively. From start to finish, Colts dictated the contest with the first period ending 25-20.

The Burnham Court-based unit built on their lead in the second quarter, netting 25 points to Kobras 14 to enter the halftime interval ahead 50-34.

Their lead was marginally increased in the third quarter where they  outscored Kobras  24-22 to enter the fourth period firmly in control at 74-56.

The result was sealed in the low scoring final period as Colts out-hustled Kobras 10-4. Meanwhile, Plaisance Guardians defeated Kobras 61-57 in their U23 semi-final clash.

Andrew Johnson and Akeem Crandon led the winner with 15 and 14 points respectively, while Anton Fileen, Nigel Bowen and Terrence Daniels added nine, seven and five points each.

For the loser, Murtland Ward recorded a game high 17 points, while Akil Hughes chipped in with 11 points. Amoniki John and Patrick Reid added six points apiece. The competition resumes on Monday at the same venue.

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