Rockersville hand Coolers their first loss

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Harold Lovell Rockersville pulled off a big upset on Monday night at the JSC Sports Complex as they handed frontrunners, Ottos Coolers their first loss of the season in their Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division 2 encounter.
Rockersville, who were led by former national player, Walton “Bundy” Christian with 16 points and 16 rebounds, edged out Coolers, 62-59, leaving both Coolers’ players and fans in shock.
Despite a 25-point effort by national junior player, Lincoln Weekes, Coolers could not withstand the sheer power of a much bigger Rockersville team that came from 20 points down in the second half.
Coolers’ Danny Perez chipped in with 12 points and six assists while teammates, Javon Simon snatched 14 rebounds and six steals and Alexis Jackson nine rebounds.
Daniel Perez, also of Coolers, grabbed eight rebounds in a losing effort.
“We gave away our game last time against them so we knew we couldn’t come back with the same plan”, said player coach, Samuel Brazier of the winning team.
New addition, Ettienne Davis assisted with 12 points and 16 rebounds while teammate, Kevin “Bun Up” Joseph chipped in netting 11 points, grabbing five rebounds and making four steals.
Rockersville now sit in 4th place with a 7-5 record while Coolers who remain at the top of the 8-team standings hold a 11-1 record.
F and G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays 2 also found themselves in the winner’s circle as they trounced Ottos Officials, 64-24 in Ovals.
The Division 2 match-up saw Ndegwa Malone lead Ojays 2 to their fourth straight win as he sank 15 points, snatched nine rebounds and made five steals.
He was assisted by Kevorn Cornwall who had 10 points and five rebounds and Curl Simon who grabbed nine rebounds.
Officials’ Kareem Jacobs had eight points and eight rebounds in a losing effort.
KAG United moved their record to a 2-10 record in Division 2 as they forfeited to Antigua Home and Office Depot Rebels.
Rebels now hold a 7-4 record.
In the lone Division 3 encounter, Police Vertex defeated All Saints Slam, 70-51 at JSC.
Isha Gore led the lawmen to an 8-3 record netting 17 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.
Deandre Punter assisted with 16 points, 13 rebounds and five steals while teammate, Quincy George contributed with 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Anjis Anthony had 16 points, 17 rebounds and four steals for Slam while teammates, Winston Roberts and Esrick Sullivan grabbed a combined 27 rebounds.
All Saints now hold a 1-9 record.

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