Thursday, January 18, 2018

Maloney Pacers stay in unbeaten class

Maloney Pacers recorded their third consecutive victory in the Mackeson Super 10 Basketball League, beating Ministry of Sports Schoolaz 83-71 when competition continued on Friday night at Maloney Sports Complex.

MaloneyŚwho were 14 points adrift before half-timeŚrallied to reach within three points at the break, 36-39, before outscoring their opponents 29-14 in the third session for a 64-52 lead.

For the Pacers, captain Kyeon Joseph led all scorers with 24 points, while Kendell Gill added 18 and Collin Flemming supported with 12, to move their team to fourth place on the 13-team standings.

For Schoolaz, who led 25-13 in the first quarter, team captain Triston Benjamin worked his way to 18 points and centre Randy Greenidge provided support from close-range with 14 as Schoolaz fell to third consecutive defeat in as many matches.

In the first game of the double header in Maloney, Grande All Stars recorded their first win in four matches when they outplayed Mackeson Monarchs 72-56.

Sangre Grande All Stars controlled the contest from the jump-ball with forward Glendon Phillip getting 17 points and Occie Pierre netting 13. Richard Mungo added 12, all from three-point baskets.

For the winless Monarchs, centre Andrew Ifill and guard Kwesi Marryshaw netted 16 each and Jazel Cedeno added 12.