Elites and Police draw first blood in Playoff series

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Wadadli Elites and Police Vertex drew first blood in their best of three series playoffs matches on Wednesday night at the JSC Sports Complex in the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division three playoffs.
Police went 1-0 up in the series after trouncing Helping Hand Foundation All Saints Slam, 76-53 in game one.
Isha Gore led the lawmen to victory shooting a convincing 24 points and snatching 15 rebounds.
He was assisted by Deandre Punter who had 19 points, 19 rebounds and five steals while teammate, Dale Gore chipped in grabbing 13 rebounds and making four assists.
Anjis Anthony of All Saints Slam had a game high 24 points and 13 rebounds while teammates, Joyle Edwards and Esrick Sullivan grabbed a combined 18 rebounds.
Youngsters, Wadadli Elites set a clear statement that they mean business in the D3 playoffs as they ran a clinic on Hon. Max Fernandez Gunners, 102-58.
National junior player, Sheldon Gomes Jr. led the charge for Elites sinking 16 points and making four assists and five steals.
He was assisted by Tehran Zachariah who netted 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and made four steals and Dalelonte Phillip who had 14 points and 17 rebounds.
Jevonte Valerie also of Elites chipped in with 14 points and 16 rebounds while teammate, Mikie Charles commanded the boards snatching 14 rebounds with an additional four assists, eight steals and four block shots.
Ronde Davis, son of living legend, Eustace “Spud” Davis contributed with nine rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Gunners’ Najee Nolland had 15 points and eight rebounds with assistance from Reginald “Reggi” Barnes who had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Teammate, Sean Thomas contributed with 11 points, 16 rebounds and four block shots in a losing effort.
The other games scheduled at Ovals were postponed due to the inclement weather.

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