Defending champions Barbados Lumber Company Lakers are beginning to look a bit shaky having suffered yet another loss, this time 75-57 against Station Hill Cavaliers in the Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League.
It was a collective effort from the Cavaliers bench as they commanded the first three quarters 18-11, 38-23 and 55-40 last night at the Wildey Gymnasium.
There were no big individual scores, but Cavaliers point guard Kevin Sealy and forward Granville Gittens led the charge scoring 16 and 11 points respectively, as they were the only two players into double digits.
The next best results were nine points from Saeed Norville, a contribution of eight from Dwayne Kellman, Jamai Puckerin had seven and Stephan Ottley tallied six.
Cavaliers captain and point guard Jason Smith was kept quiet during the game and along with the big man Kelvin Patterson managed a mere five points.
Again, Lakers forward John Jones top-scored, this time with a game-high 19 points but of late the big lad hasn’t been playing much defence with a total of five rebounds in the game. Captain Keefe Birkett hasn’t been shooting well so far this season, but he offered some support yesterday with 14 points.
Mark Bridgeman returned after missing last Sunday’s match-up against KFC Orange Three Pinelands and even though he managed to score ten points in the game Lakers looked rusty throughout throwing away the ball and giving up easy possession to Cavaliers.
Burger King Clapham Bulls pulled off a ten-point win against Urban Vybz St John Sonics, 81-71, when those two teams met yesterday in the opening fixture.
Bulls charged 27-11, 43-33 and 65-55 in the first three quarters thanks to good performances from Halley Franklyn and Kelan Phillips, with both men scoring 16 points each along with 14 from Sean Parris, Shaquan Carrington had 12 and captain Rahim Gibbons added 11.
For the struggling Sonics Romaine Lovell and Kennie Mathews netted 18 points and Kevin Mason had 14.