By Curtis Morton
The action in the local Basketball league, hosted by the Nevis Amateur Basketball Association (NABA), continues to heat up.
On the evening of Sunday 22nd April, two more exciting matches were played.
In game one, defending champions CG Rebels engaged Ole Skool, which now has in their camp a former CG Rebels star, Jenerson France.
It was a nail biter all the way through and the spectators were kept on their toes, as both teams gave of their all, to be dominant in the game.
When the final whistle was blown, Ole Skool had edged out the defending champions by a mere one point!
Final score: Ole Skool 57 C G Rebels 56
First quarter Ole Skool 18 C G Rebels 16
Second Quarter Ole Skool 19 C G Rebels 18
Third Quarter C G Rebels 13 Ole Skool 8
Fourth Quarter Ole Skool 12 C G Rebels 9
Half time score 37 -34 in favor of Ole Skool
Ole Skool 57 points
Jenerson France a game high 20poi 6reb 1ass 1ste 4 of 11 free throw made 2turnovers
Santos Calderon 10poi 3reb 3ass 2ste 1 of 4 free throw made 4turnovers
Vance Allen 11poi 2reb 3ste 3 of 4 free throw made 1turnovers
Cartwright Nisbett 7poi 6reb 2ass 2b/s 1 of 3 free throw made 2 turnovers
C G Rebels 56 points
Royden Browne 8poi 11reb 4ass 3ste 3b/s 2 of 4 free throw made 6turnovers
Ald Stapleton 12poi 8reb 9ass 2ste 2 of 2 free throw made 5turnovers
Jermie Jeffers 13poi 3ste 2ste 5turnover
Donford Wilkinson 8poi 11reb 1ste 4turnovers
Now, one breath taking encounter is enough for the faint hearted but two in the same night, may be taking it to the extreme.
That same evening, home team CG Massives confronted a determined Dynasty Ballers.
CG Massives won the first quarter in convincing fashion and the home supporters would have thought that it was all over by the shouting.
However, Dynasty Ballers came back in the second quarter to win in even more convincing fashion and suddenly, everyone realized that there was a game on.
CG Massives came back to win the third quarter by a crucial six points and the score line was 56 to 55, in favour of the home team..
It was down to the final quarter.
The final moments of the game were tense, as the lead see- sawed.
Dynasty Ballers won it by just two points, but it was enough to give them victory by a mere one point!
So much excitement in one evening!
Final score: Dynasty Ballers 69 C G Massive 68
First quarter C G Massive 21 Dynasty Ballers 15
Second Quarter Dynasty Ballers 27 C G Massive 16
Third Quarter C G Massive 19 Ballers 13
Fourth Quarter Dynasty Ballers 14 C G Massive 12
Half time score 42 – 37 in favor of Dynasty Ballers
Dynasty Ballers 69 points
Trevorne Simmonds a game high 28poi 7reb 1ass 3ste 4 of 5 free throw made 3turnovers
Tyreek Freeman 7poi 10reb 1ass 1ste 3 of 4 free throw made 1turnover
Orion Jones 11poi 1reb 2b/s 1 of 4 free throw made
Norris Williams 7poi 4reb 2ass 2ste 1 of 7 free throw made 4turnovers
C G Massive 68 points
Kareem Parry 16poi 9reb 3ass 5ste 2b/s 1 of 1 free throw made 6turnovers
Cheslyn Hutton 12poi 6reb 3ass 2ste 8 of 11 free throw made 4turnovers
Kelvin Bramble 13poi 7reb 2b/s 3 of 3 free throw made 3turnovers
Karvin Smith 4poi 3reb 1ass 1ste 1b/s 1 of 2 free throw made 3turnovers
And so, the first round of matches have been completed and round two is now set to commence on the evening of Saturday 28th April at 7 pm.
However, Basketball fans are kindly asked to note that the NABA is attempting a new innovation and will be moving round two to the newly renovated court situated at Craddock Road.
The match for this Saturday commences at 7 pm and will see the two winners from Sunday night locking horns in game one: Ole Skool v Dynasty Ballers.
Immediately after that, the two losers from Sunday night will take center stage: CG Massives v CG Rebels
Spectators are kindly asked to bring along their pressure tablets!