Vikings record big win, Coolers remain undefeated

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Matthew’s Ottos Vikings pulled off a big win on Wednesday night on their home turf. The newbies – presently competing in Division three of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) – handed CJ Communications Young Warriors a 114-41 thrashing.
Jaheem James had an impressive 42 points and 10 rebounds for the victors, the highest individual score to date in all three divisions for this season. He was assisted by Adrian Carnegie who netted 19 points, made six assists and took six steals.
Teammates Daysher Samuel and Ridden Cadogan were also in double-figures, scoring 13 and 10 points respectively. Samuel grabbed an additional 11 rebounds and recorded six steals. Warriors’ Kenney James had 22 points and 18 rebounds, while teammate Jahred James chipped in, sinking 14 points and snatching 12 rebounds.
Young Warriors still remain winless. Defending Division Two league champions Kennedy’s Ottos Coolers kept their undefeated streak alive.
Coolers, who also played at home, defeated Harold Lovell LWT Rockersville 72- 65, with national junior player Lincoln Weekes leading the charge with 30 points and six rebounds. Brothers Daniel and Danny Perez also got in on the action netting 11 points each, while teammate, Shaquille Kelly grabbed 10 rebounds. Rockersville’s Kevin “Bun-up” Joseph had 21 points and nine rebounds.
He was assisted by Walton “Bundy” Christian who had 14 points and Troy Robinson who contributed, scoring 10. Meanwhile at the JSC Sports Complex, Max Fernandez Gunners defeated Ramco Medicare Fearless Crew 71-58 in their Division Three encounter.
Shawn Thomas, the reigning D3 rebounder awardee, continued on his quest to claim the award for the third straight year, grabbing an impressive 23 rebounds to go along with 19 points, seven steals and three blocked shots. Reginald “Reggie” Barnes assisted with 14 points, while Sergio Symister – also of Gunners – chipped in with 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Fearless Crew’s Joel Christian had 13 points and six rebounds.
Ralph Spooner and Sean Lee both contributed, scoring 10 points, while Spooner grabbed an additional nine rebounds. Global Hawks suffered yet another loss in the Division Two league, this time falling to Curtain Bluff Old Road Daggers by a 76-64 margin.
Kedar Clarke had a game-high 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals for the round south team. He was assisted by Kevin Cornwall and Ezekiel Francois who had 14 and 11 points respectively. Kelvin “Shuggy” Simon contributed with 10 points. Hawks’ Reginald Joseph had 18 points, while teammates Vaughn Gomes and Buell Henry netted 16 and 15 points in a losing effort.

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