Ovals on top

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F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays basketball club could etch their name into the history books of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) as their second and third division teams advanced to the playoff finals on Monday night.
The club, already holders of a first division league title for this season, have placed themselves in a favorable position to claim two of three playoff titles with the possibility of claiming all three playoff titles, if now league champs advance to the first division finals.
Ovals III did light work on Police Vertex in their playoff match-up, closing out the series, 2-0 at the JSC Sports Complex.
The 73-56 victory saw national junior player, Delornje Jules lead the Ojays with 22 points.
He was assisted by Dante Knowles who sank 10 points and made four steals.
Clint Spencer was the leading scorer for the lawmen sinking 11 points with assistance from Leroy Jeffrey who netted 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Teammate Dale Gore snatched 10 rebounds and made six assists in a losing effort.
Ovals III came from behind in their Game 3 encounter to secure the first spot in the division 2 playoff finals to defeat Antigua Home and Office Depot Rebels, 78-68.
The Ojays who were led by veteran Curl Simon with 30 points and seven rebounds, found themselves facing elimination as Rebels gained momentum late in the second half.
Rebels however, could not keep it together and crumbled under the pressure in the fourth.
Ndegwa Malone also of Ovals II had 18 points, six rebounds and seven steals while Mike Mills was the leading scorer for Rebels, sinking 22 points, snatching five rebounds and making six steals.
Former national player, Kareem Blair chipped in with 19 points and six rebounds while teammate, Gija George contributed with 12 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots.

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