La Romaine cruise past Marabella to top sector
The preliminary round of the 2013 edition of the Hoop of Life Community Basketball League concluded on Wednesday night, with La Romaine regaining the top spot in South Sector II with a 99-88 victory over Marabella at Vistabella Sports Complex on Ninth Street, Vistabella.
La Romaine, playing under a new coach Leon Henry, led the game from the jump-ball, jumping out to comfortable 25-15 first quarter lead.
It was the first time that the venue hosted such a high profile contest in more than a decade and the fans who came out in the hundreds were not disappointed.
Derek Boxill led the scoring for La Romaine with 21 points, while forwards Delroy Agard (19), and Kevin Sargeant (17) also kept the scores rolling.
Lester Edwards helped the cause with 12.
For Marabella, the runner-up from the event’s first edition, relied on the veteran forward Ako Pascal and centre Damion Caton, both of whom scored 28 points each.
Asafa Grant contributed 15 for Marabella as they finished as runners up in the sector.