Nets outlast Sonics in GABA division one showdown

Nets defeated traditional rival Sonics 50-42 in their division one showdown when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA] ‘League Championships’ continued on Thursday at the Burnham Court, Middle and Carmichael Streets.

Frank Belle and Pelham Doris bagged 14 points each in the victory, while Hodyah Stewart and Antwoine Austin netted nine and six points each. On the other side, Jason Squires recorded a game high 15 points, while Joel Schultz and Earl O’Neil registered nine and seven points apiece.

It was a gritty performance from Nets, who dominated majority of the low scoring encounter, as the first period ended 11-7

Their lead marginally grew in the second stanza, as Nets outscored Sonics 14-12 to head into the halftime interval ahead at 25-19.

Sonics threatened to stage a comeback from the third quarter, netting 12 points while restricting Nets to 10 points to reduce the deficit at 35-31 going into the final stanza.

However, Nets sealed the vital victory, as they out-hustled their opponent 15-11.

Meanwhile, Plaisance Guardians dismantled Sonics 81-54 in the 2nd Division. Terrence Daniels and Jared Sears were the primary scorers in the rout with 22 and 21 points respectively. The foursome of Delroy Critchlow, Hullman Bovell, Andrew Johnson and Israel Yaw scored nine, seven, six and six points correspondingly.

For the losers, Darren Vanderstoop led the way with 15 points, while Lemuel Grant and Troy Cadogan tallied 11 and 10 points each.

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