Mackenzie High, Linden Technical Institute (LTI) and New Silvercity recorded contrasting wins when the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA)/Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) U19 Championship commenced Friday.
Played at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Hard-Court, Linden, Mackenzie High School crushed a hapless Christianburg/Wismar Secondary 104-21.
Yannick Tappin and Kareem Roberts led the rout with 29 points each while Leon Benjamin followed with 27 points. Matthew Peters scored 17 points in the loss.
Similarly, LTI crushed Harmony 106-17. Jamal Gilkes top scored with 42 points, while Daniel Lee, Devon Duncan, Deshawn Mitchell and Stephon Duncan scored 18, 17, 16 and 15 points respectively.
For Harmony, Kevin Somersall, Ezekiel Hinds and Delroy Belle recorded six, five and five points respectively.
Meanwhile, New Silvercity edged Wisburg 40-37.
Kobe Tappin top scored with 23 points while David Johnson added 11 points. For Wisburg, Jonathan Copeland tallied 16 points while Odwyn Baird and Keyon Davidson added eight and seven points correspondingly.
The tournament will continue this afternoon with three more games at the MSC hard court.
In the first at 14.00hrs Christianburg/Wismar Secondary take on Wisburg Secondary, while at 15.30hrs Harmony tackle New Silvercity Secondary.
The final match will pit Mackenzie High against LTI from 17.00hrs.
On Wednesday, another triple header card will be played to determine the four teams advancing to the semifinals of this championship.