Griffith lifts Trailblazers to comeback victory in OT

 Conrad Griffith scored a game-high 30 points to help Trailblazers Basketball Academy record an exciting 103-92 overtime victory against New Age Ballerz in the Toyota/Powerade Youth Division of the Super 10 Basketball League on Sunday at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex, Port of Spain.

In the Boy’s Under-21 contest, New Age Ballerz inched ahead after the first quarter with a 15-14 lead and extended their advantage 37-26 at half-time.

They extended their lead in the third period before Trailblazers scripted a comeback after employing a man-to-man defence that started to produced results and easy baskets for Griffith. He netted 12 points in the session, as Trailblazers outscored the opposition 26-20 to reduce their deficit to five points 57-52.

In the fourth quarter, Trailblazers continued to push, and when the final second ticked away the scores were leveled at 79-79.

In the five-minute extra-time period, Trailblazers outscored their opponents 25-13 for the victory despite Griffith being fouled out with just one basket in the session.

Griffith got support from Javani Andrews, who scored nine of his 21 points in extra-time, while Jalani Mapp contributed 13 and Justin Abasali chipped in with ten.

For New Age Ballerz, point-guard Kevon Khan led the way with 24 points, and Matthew Sheppard added 11, but was one of four players from his team that fouled out.

In the Boys’ Under-15 Division Tyrik Singh, son of former national women’s player Avis McIntosh, scored 30 points to guide Caledonia Clippers to a 94-39 win over Off Limits at the same venue.

Singh got support from Raheem Borel (18), Kareem Pitt (14) and Fidel Iwueke who added 12.

For Off Limits, who trailed 28-47 at half-time, only Adams James reached double figures with 12 points, while Josiah Superville and Jabari Williams added six points each.

Super10 Fixtures


At Maloney Basketball Court

Sangre Grande vs Mackeson Monarchs (Men), 7 p.m.                   

Maloney Pacers vs MoS Schoolaz  (Men), 8.30 p.m.

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