Forward Lawrence Paul scored a game-high 23 points to lead his side Edinburgh 500 Ballers to a comfortable 69-48 win over St Helena in the Hoop of Life Community Basketball League at Edinburgh on Wednesday night.
From the beginning of the game, Edinburgh had the home crowd in glee and by the end of the quarter, the scoreboard read 14-4 in the home team's favour.
St Helena forward Luane Look Tow scored 21 points, including four three-pointers, the keep his team in the fight but it was not enough in the end.
Over in Arima, the home team, Arima Oilers beat La Horquetta Forces 62-58 in a tight and exciting game.
National standout Miguel Williams of La Horquetta top scored for his side with 18 points while Nicholas Media top scored for Arima with 19 and his brother Justin Media chipped in with 18.
Edinburgh 500 Ballers 69 (Lawrence Paul 23 points, Jamal Spencer 14 pts) vs St Helena 48 (Luane Look Tow 21 pts)
Arima Oilers 62 (Nicholas Media 19 pts, Justin Media 18 pts) vs La Horquetta Forces 58 (Miguel Williams 18 pts, Jeffery Bourne 14 pts)