Pan American Life Insurance Warrens Sports Club flogged Kolij Juniors 100-73 in the ongoing Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Division One League contested Sunday night at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Pinfold Street, St Michael.
Kolij made up of mostly of former Harrison College players knew they had a tough task ahead of them even before the match started and even though they tried their best to keep up, Warrens remained in total control throughout leading 31-13, 51-29 and 76-53 after the first three quarters.
Former national player Peter Alleyne had a good game with a game-high 29 points. They took apart Kolij’s defence that was found napping too many times. Kolij focused too much attention on the offensive end and failed to mark Alleyne properly who often waited in back court for the ball to reach him and scored, especially in the first two quarters.
Surprisingly, Zahir Motara who has been very impressive throughout the season for Warrens especially during the knockout, had a rather quiet game as he tallied 15 points and Pearson Griffith ten. Warrens are so strong on offence that when one player has an off-day as Motara seemingly did, another teammate like Alleyne shows up and delivers for the team.
Zachary Nowell had the highest individual score of 15 points for Kolij while Jonathan Fowler chipped in with ten and Runako Boyce scored eight.
In the second match of the night Challengers’ A were ahead in a decent position before Senators played well to come from behind to take the 74-58 win. The score at the quarters was 21-17, 27-35 and 44-48.
Anthony Forde led the way for Senators with 14 with a contribution of 13 points each from Mario Riley and Ronald Mascoll. Meanwhile for Challengers Antonio Yearwood did well for his 16 points, Alex Clarke netted 11 and Junior Wilson had ten but their efforts were not enough to stop Senators from taking the lead and eventually the game.
At the Princess Royal Avenue hard court, Pinelands Division One side fell short yet again but this time to Dover. The lads from Christ Church managed to pull off a keenly contested 76-61 victory after the scores read 24-15, 40-25 and 59-49 after the first three quarters.
In the other game played Royals Seniors scraped a two-point win over Clapham Bulls 60-58. The score after three quarters was 13-8, 38-21, 46-37.