By: Curtis Morton
A sizable crowd showed up at the Brown Hill hard court on the evening of Saturday 9th November to witness the second and final game in a two match series between the Nevis team and the Montserrat national teams.
The local Basketball fans were hoping for a turnaround as the Montserrat team had convincingly whipped the Nevis team on the previous night.
With Coach Charles Morton unavailable, Dwayne Warner took on the task of guiding the Nevis team on the night and made a few changes in the lineup.
The Nevis team was off to an impressive start, sank home nine points before the visitors registered their first point and that came from the free throw line as the Nevis defense also worked overtime.
However, the Montserrat team came back into the game during the second quarter and at one point, the scores were tied.
However, urged on by the partisan crowd, the Nevis team pulled out the stops especially towards the end of the final quarter, seemed to have the game totally under their control.
The final score line was: Nevis 57 Montserrat 44
The previous night, the Nevis team was easily outplayed by the visitors with the final score line: Montserrat 69 Nevis 41
In the first match played on Saturday night, defending champions CG REBELS were outclassed and defeated by the youthful Jessups team. The final score line in the grand upset victory was:
Jessups 49 CG REBELS 38
Arguably, the REBELS were sporting a second string team as most of their top players remained on the bench, waiting to play against the visiting Montserrat team, as they were representing the Nevis island team.
However, that cannot take away from the fact that the Jessups team played their hearts out and deserved the victory.
Here is a summary of the league matches played over the weekend:
Saturday Game Jessups 49 to C G Rebels 38 points.
First quarter Jessups 13 to Rebels 5
Second Quarter Rebels 15 to Jessups 8.
Third Quarter Jessups 16 to Rebels 7.
Last Quarter Jessups 12 to Rebels 11.
Jessups 49 points
Mervin Hercules 22poi 12reb 2ass 2ste 2b/s 2 of 3 free throw made
Robert Browne 10poi 7reb 2ass 3ste 3b/s 0 of 4 free throw made
Crus Richardson 4poi 7reb 4ass
C G Rebels 38 points
Devonte Richards 4poi 12reb 2ste 1 of 2 free throw made
Jerry Jeffers 10poi 5reb 3ste
Jaron Hamilton 4poi 8reb 2ass 3ste 2 of 4 free throws made
Stats Sunday 10th 2013 First Playoff Game
First Game Bronx Crisis 86 to C G Massive 65 points
First Quarter Crisis 26 to Massive 21
Second Quarter Massive 20 to Crisis 19
Third Quarter Crisis 17 to Massive 11
Last Quarter Crisis 24 to Massive 13
Bronx Crisis 86 points
Everson Webbe 42poi 12reb 3ass 4ste 5 of 9 free throw made
Brian Morris 13poi 18reb 5ass 4ste 1b/s 1 of 2 free throw made
Kevin Franklin 6poi 8reb 3ass 2ste 2b/s
C G Massive 65 points
Cheslyn Hutton 17poi 6reb 5ass 13ste 7 of 10 free throw made
Allista Usha 11poi 10reb 3ass 5ste 0 of 4 free throw made
Kirthni Esdaille 15poi 11reb 1 of 2 free throw made