After all of the controversies, which included two protest letters before the third game in the best of three playoffs could be played the CG Rebels team finally engaged the Dynasty Ballers on the evening of Saturday 16th June.
It was a ding-dong battle from start to finish. Both teams had won one game each and it was a ‘do or die’ situation.
The first quarter was tied and at the end of half time, Dynasty Ballers had edged ahead by all of five points.
CG Rebels led in the third quarter by 7 points. Make that- CG Rebels 52 Dynasty Ballers 50
The crowd was very animated.
The lead changed hands throughout the final quarter and tempers flared. The crowd was on edge.
With ten seconds remaining, the score was tied 66 all.
CG Rebels made a run through and sunk to points. Dynasty Ballers quickly got to the hoop on taking the rebound. The ball bubbled on the rim agonizingly….and did not go in.
CG Rebels had won by two points!
Final score: CG Rebels 68 Dynasty Ballers 66
First quarter: CG Rebels 12 Dynasty Ballers 12
Second quarter: Dynasty Ballers 18 CG Rebels 13
Third quarter: CG Rebels 27 Dynasty Ballers 20
Fourth quarter: CG Rebels 16 Dynasty Ballers 16
CG Rebels-68 points
Royden Browne 31 points; 21 rebs; 4 asst; 3 ste; 3 of 7 free throws; 3 turnovers
Hakeem Harvey 18 points; 9 rebs; 4 asst; 1 ste; 2 b/s; 4 of 8 free throws made; 2 turnovers
Jermie Jeffers: 10 points; 6 rebs; 2 asst; 1 ste; 2 b/s; 0 of 2 free throws; 7 turnovers
Donford Wilkinson 7 points; 5 rebs; 4 asst; 1 ste; 3 turnovers; 1 of 2 free throws; 7 turnovers
Dynasty Ballers 66 points
Trevorne Simmonds 22 points; 3 rebs; 4 asst; 3 ste; 12 of 20 free throws; 8 turnovers
Norris Williams 21 points; 8 rebs; 1 b/s; 2 turnovers
Ronel Jones 6 points; 5 rebs; 1 asst; 4 ste; 1 turnover
Creg Angol 7 points; 3 rebs; 5 ste; 1 b/s; 2 turnovers
The best of three finals are now set to commence this coming Saturday-23rd of June at the Craddock Road court, when CG Rebels will play against Ole Skool in game one.
Prior to that however, CG Massives will take on Dynasty Ballers in a one off game to determine the third placed team