Bolans continue winning, Braves beat Outlaws

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Newbies, Bolans continue to make an impressive showing in the third Division of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) league, edging out Wadadli Elites, 88-84, on Saturday night at the JSC Sports Complex.
A young and vibrant Elites team brought the fight to Bolans, but could not withstand the pressure or contain star player, Tindal Telemaque who had a season high 44 points and 11 rebounds.
He was assisted by Brian Aaron who had 16 points and 13 rebounds while teammate, Kidd St. Clair sank 11 and snatched 11 rebounds.
Teammates, Trevor Tonge and Jared Vigo also contributed as Tonge grabbed 12 rebounds and made five assists and four steals while Vigo snatched eight rebounds and had six assists.
Elites’ Chance Lewis had 19 points and four steals while national junior player, Sheldon Gomes Jr. netted 17 points and had six assists.
 Tehran Zachariah chipped in with 16 points, five rebounds and six steals while teammates, Jevonte Valerie and Najee George grabbed a combined 23 rebounds.
 The country team pushed their winning to 10 straight games with a 10-2 record while Elites now hold a 7-5 record.
Defending 1st Division champions, H.U.F. Baldwin Braves pushed their winning streak to three straight wins as they defeated HomeTech Systems Outlaws 80-73 in the feature encounter.
Outlaws who defeated the champs in the first round could not make it two in a row, as with just under a minute to go a number of unforced turnovers cost them the win.
Captain Lennox “Termite” McCoy led the champs to an 8-6 record with his 24 points, five rebounds performance.
He was assisted by the 2017 Playoffs MVP, Xavier “Xman” Meade with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Lindsay McDonald, also of Braves, chipped in with 14 points and six rebounds while teammate, Bernard Andrew sank 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Outlaws’ Kevin “Pumpkin” Roberts had 19 points and 10 rebounds with assistance from Andrew “Puss” Venture who had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Former national player, Jason London contributed with 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Outlaws now drop to a 6-8 record.

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