Diego teach Schoolaz a lesson in Super 10
Point-guard Sadiki Guerra scored 17 points, including four three-pointers to lead Diego Martin United to an 85-68 win over the Ministry of Sports Schoolaz Basketball team when competition in the Mackeson Super 10 Basketball League continued on Thursday night at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex.
The victory represented a comeback of sorts for Diego Martin after their narrow 62-60 loss to the University of Trinidad and Tobago last Saturday in South.
On Thursday, Diego Martin found themselves trailing 12-19 after the first quarter before rallying to outscore the competition 18-12 in the second quarter to take a 37-33 half-time lead.
Diego Martin took command of the third quarter with a passing game that tested the defensive patience of Schoolaz before closing out the stanza 57-51.
In the fourth period, the boys from Diego Martin outscored their opponents 28-17 to march home to a comfortable victory.
Guerra got valuable support from centre-court standout Sheldon “Jackpot” Gay, a former NCAA Division One player, who scored 12 points while Richard Guiseppa, Douglas McNeilly and Sheldon Laidlow scored ten points each.
For Schoolaz, forwards Kemrick Julien led the charge with 14 points, Nathyon Lewis added 13 and team captain Triston Benjamain contributed 11 in their team’s first match for the 2013-2014 season.
Action in the league continued last night with Mackeson Monarchs taking on Petro Jazz and UTT taking on Defence Force. Both matches were scheduled to be played in Pleasantville.
Off Limits vs Sangre Grande (BU-21), 4 p.m.
SOSBA vs Valencia, 6 p.m.
Valencia vs Caledonia Clippers, 8:00 pm
Quarters Utd vs Laventille, 4 p.m.
Mackeson Monarchs vs Defence Force , 7:30 p.m.
YTC vs Petro Jazz, 4 p.m.
UTT vs Schoolaz, 5:30 p.m.
Petro Jazz vs Quarters United, 7 p.m.
At Mayaro Indoor Court
Detour Shak Attack vs Police, 4 p.m.
Valencia Heat vs Sangre Grande, 6 p.m.