Northside Stingerz and Ottos Full Throttle both recorded impressive wins on Sunday night at the JSC Sports Complex in their Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division One matches. Stingerz, playing in the feature match of the double header evening, stunned the defending playoff champions Flyers Basketball 69-57 to move to second on the 10- team standings with a 12-3 record.
After key player Torey Fassett was disqualified from the match in the third quarter for gaining an unsportsmanlike and technical foul, Stingerz truly came alive. Keroi “Dragon” Lee and Leroy Percival led the victors as both men netted 16 points. Lee however grabbed an additional 11 rebounds. National player Vivian “Boast” Destin chipped in, netting 13 points, snatching nine rebounds and making five steals while CBA player Isaac Bragg contributed, netting 11.
Fassett and teammate, Russell Daley had 13 points in a losing effort. The Orange men after this loss dropped to third in the standings. Former champions, Baldwin Spencer Braves continue to have a dismal season as the west side team went under to Ottos Full Throttle 74-72. Despite a 24-point 10 rebounds effort by Roger Hood and a 17-point, nine rebounds, seven assists performance by Brian Holmes, Braves failed to secure their 9th win of the season.
Former national player Xavier “Xman” Meade had 23 points and 14 rebounds for the victors while teammate and CBA player Troy Vasco assisted, netting 16 points, grabbing 17 rebounds and making four block shots. CBA player, Ronald Lucas III had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Braves while teammate Devorn Benjamin sank 11. Full throttle now moved to 6th on the standings with an 7-7 record while Braves are 8-7 in 5th