Police eye promotion spot

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Frontrunners, Police Vertex with just four games remaining for them in the regular season, have their eyes set on one of two promotion spots to the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division One league.

The lawmen – following their latest win over Anderson Carty Braves II on Wednesday night at the JSC Sports Complex – moved to a 14-1 record to remain at the top of the Division Two standings. The 74-60 victory saw national junior player Javon Simon lead the charge for the victors, sinking 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds.

He was assisted by Isha Gore who had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Deandre Punter netting 10, snatching 18 rebounds and making six block shots. Braves’ Ahmani Browne had 22 points and eight rebounds while teammate Rafique Edwards chipped in, sinking 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Braves however dropped to fifth with a 9-6 record. Max Fernandez Gunners joined Police in the winner’s circle as they defeated Pointville Brown Ballers 74- 60 also at JSC. The Division three encounter saw Tyler Jacobs lead the Cedar Grove team with 16 points and seven rebounds. Shawn Thomas contributed scoring 15 points and grabbing an astonishing 30 rebounds while teammates Reginald “Reggie” Barnes and Sergio Symister netted 13 points.

Symister added an additional 10 rebounds to his tally. Kenny Morris had a game high 17 points for Pointville while Kyle Alexander sank 12 in a losing effort. Gunners moved into second place with an 11-4 record while Pointville dropped to fifth with a 9-4 record.

Ramco Medicare Fearless Crew kept their promotion chances going as the third division team remain on top of the standings with a 13-2 record after recording a 49-44 win over F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays III. Playing in Fort Road, Ralph Spooner was the lone player in double figures for the victors with 11 points and 17 rebounds while Ovals’ Kevorn Cornwall had 21 points.

Defending Division Two league champions Kennedy’s Ottos Coolers suffered their third loss of the regular season as they went under to LWT Harold Lovell Rockersville in the feature encounter. The 62-49 trouncing saw Troy Robertson lead the victors with 21 points while teammate Kevin “Bun Up” Joseph had 19 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

Coolers’ Danny Perez had 16 points. Rockersville now hold an 11-5 record in second place while Coolers sit in the third position with an 11-3 record.

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