By Carlena Knight
The defending Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division One playoff champions, Flyers Basketball, kept their playoff hopes alive on Thursday night after tying their best of three series versus former champions, Baldwin Braves at 1-1.
Playing in the first match of the double header evening, Flyers, led by Kenya Achom and CBA player, Torey Fassett with 20 points, trounced Braves 94-56.
National players, Selassie Brathwaite and Adonis Humphreys contributed netting 18 and 10 points respectively.
Brathwaite and Humphreys added an additional 11 rebounds to their tally.
Braves’ Roger Hood had 23 points and eight rebounds while teammates Brian Holmes and Ronald Lucas III chipped in, sinking 16 and 10 points.
Game three of their series is scheduled to shoot off on Sunday at 8:30 pm.
The brooms came out in full effect for Ottos Full Throttle as they were eliminated from the playoffs after falling 80-65 to Potters Steelers.
Kareem “Macky” Edwards led the charge for the victors netting 24 points, grabbing seven rebounds and making five blocks.
He was assisted by CBA player, Jacob Lloyd who had 19 points and six assists.
Felix Hamilton also got in on the action, scoring 11 points.
Xavier “Xman” Meade was the leading scorer for Ottos with 24 points and seven rebounds while teammates Adriel Inirio and Warren Bogle contributed, scoring 11.
Meanwhile, at Ottos, F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays III advanced for the second consecutive year to the Division Three finals after wrapping up their semi-finals series versus Max Fernandez Gunnerz.
The 50-46 victory saw Benjamin Meade lead the victors with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Gunnerz’ Michael Augustin had nine points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort.
Ovals III will look to redeem themselves from their upsetting loss in last year’s finals to the defending champions, Wadadli Eye Mobile Elites.
Police who were also in action that night secured the remaining semi-final spot in Division Two after defeating Global Hawks 80-66 to win the series 2-1.
Javon Simon had a game high 26 points for the lawmen while Buell Henry had 21 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
Police will face off versus Curtain Bluff Old Road Daggers in Game one on Sunday night at 6:45.