Defending champs Pentecostal Fire favoured to repeat

Defending champion Pentecostal Fire tackles South Assembly of God (AOG) in the final of the 12th annual Linden Inter-Church Basketball Championship tonight at 21:00hrs, following semi-final wins at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Hard-Court, Linden on Wednesday.

Pentecostal Fire crushed Emmanuel AOG 116-43 in the first semi-final fixture. Yannick Tappin recorded 35 points, while Daniel Lee added 28 points.

Chipping in with 11 and 10 points each were siblings Keifer and Kobe Tappin. For the loser, Stephon Arthut and Gavin Clarke netted 17 and 15 points each.

 In the second semi-final clash, South Assembly overcame Calvary Temple 70-62. Emmanuel Archibald top scored with 23 points while the family connection of Vibert, Donnel and Leon Benjamin scored 18, 15 and 10 points respectively.

The losing semi-finalists will face-off in the earlier third place playoff from 19:00hrs.

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