Flyers sweep Ovals to claim Playoff title

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The brooms were out in numbers at the JSC Sports Complex on Saturday night as Flyers Basketball handed, F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays an 83-77 defeat to win the playoff finals, 3-0.
Despite a 19-point, 15 rebounds, four assists performance by national player, Mario “Axel” Davis and a 13-point, nine rebounds and four assists effort by CBA player, Jermaine “Golden” Bolden, the Ojays could  not push the best of five series to a Game 4 and avoid the sweep of their team which is the current Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) League Champions..
CBA player, Torey Fassett, who was later named co-MVP, led the young and vibrant team to their third championship in the last six years with 21 points and eight rebounds.
 “The MVP don’t really matter to me as long as we won the championship, that’s all that matters. We all MVPs, we came out hard, we came to play, Coach [George Hughes] led us all the way.
“As soon as I came here the guys treated me like family and made it easy for me to come here and play. I want to come back next season with my team and continue playing,” said Fassett in a brief interview after receiving the award.
He was assisted by teammates Russel Daley who had 19 points and co-MVP, Kenya Achom, who sank 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and made six steals.
“It was a hard series even though it turned out to be a sweep, they came out to play.
“I was a bit surprised when I heard my name announced as MVP; I know I worked for it. All those late-night practices paid off,” added Achom.
Coach of the winning team, George Hughes, also gave his feedback on the co-MVPs.
“Torey was the backbone for us when we really needed to score, he was tremendous. I haven’t seen a player like him in a very long while and we’re glad that he’s here and with us. When the notion of the whole CBA players came out, I really had a good look at him and I know what he brought us is what we were missing last year from our championship run.
“Kenya is our emotional leader both on and off the court. I told him all he needs to do is make good decisions  – sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t. The passion that he plays with he brings everybody along.”

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