A host of lamp flies circulating the court, did not prevent the first two games of the Malcolm Guishard Memorial Basketball from taking place, on Sunday 21st August.
The matches took place immediately after the brief opening ceremony that signaled the start of the 2016 edition of the tournament.
In match one, Ole Skool was forced to play catch up, after they were initially dominated by CG Massives.
However, the final moments of the game were tense as both teams strove to dominate.
In the final analysis, the CG Massives players held their nerve and held on to a seven point lead to close out the game.
In match two, there was also much excitement, as Eagles edged out the more experienced Dynasty ballers by a mere five points.
Dynasty Ballers roared back to take the final quarter in convincing fashion, but it was a case of ‘too little-too late.
Game 1 21st August 2016
C G Massive 67 points to Ole Skool 60 points
First quarter CG Massive 17 Ole Skool 11
Second quarter C G Massive 18 Ole Skool 17
Third quarter C G Massive 18 Ole Skool 13
Fourth quarter Ole Skool 19 C G massive 14
Half time score 35 – 28 in favor of C G Massive
C G Massive 67 points
Matthew Harding 18poi 13reb 1ass 3ste 3turnover 6 of 8 free throw made
Kirthni Esdaille 15poi 18reb 1ste 3 of 3 free throw made
Karvin Smith 12poi 9reb 1ass 2ste 2turnover 2 of 11 free throw made
Ole Skool 60 points
Nassive Lewis 17poi 16reb 2ass 1ste 4 turnover 3 of 5 free throw made
Vance Allen 19poi 9reb 4ass 1ste 9 turnover 1 of 2 free throw made
Cartwright Nisbett 4 poi 6reb 3ste 1 b/s 6 turnover
Game 2 Eagles 52 to Dynasty Ballers 47 points
First quarter Eagles 13 Dynasty Ballers 12
Second quarter Eagles 13 Dynasty Ballers 10
Third quarter Eagles 19 Dynasty Ballers 10
Fourth quarter Dynasty Ballers 15 Eagles 7
Half time score 26 – 22 in favor of Eagles
Eagles 52 points
Kareem Parry 23poi 2reb 2 turnovers 4 of 9 free throw made
Norris Williams 16poi 9reb 3b/s 6 of 9 free throw made
Jeffrey Lewis 4poi 7reb 1ass 1ste 2 of 6 free throw made
Dynasty Ballers 47 points
Orion Jones 13poi 9reb 1ass 2ste 6 turnovers 5 of 6 free throw made
Vicario Hendrickson 10poi 7reb 2ste 5turnover 1 of 4 free throw made
Dio Hendrickson 10poi 5reb 2ste 2 turnover 4 of 7 free throw made