Colts continue winning way in Road to Mecca
By Treiston Joseph
Defending champions the Bounty Colts got their second straight win on Sunday evening in the Road to Mecca National Club Basketball Championship at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The Colts topped the Ravens 72-59 for the comfortable win after their blowout victory against the Half Mile Bulls on Saturday night. While Colts took some time finding their rhythm on offence, the team simply held the Ravens to a poor shooting night from the field.
Shane Webster continued his command of the post with a team-high 17 points, while Stanton Rose chipped in with 14 points of his own as they picked up the slack for Shelroy Thomas, who had a bad shooting night with eight points. Darcel Harris had a team and game high 18 points for the Ravens.
Meanwhile, the Bulls rebounded from their opening night loss to the Colts to top 2016 runners-up, the Retrieve Raiders, 74-64.
Terron Welch showed why he is one of the lethal scorers in the game with 20 points, while Devon Thompson had 17 points. Selwyn Henry was the high-point man for the Raiders with 14 points.
The Pacesetters opened their campaign in the tournament with a 90-79 win over the Amelia Ward Jets.
The Pacesetter might be the biggest threat to the Colts three-peat title with their ability to score from the perimeter as well as to play from the post.
Nathan Saul was hot in the game with 24 points, while Stephon Gillis was a sniper from the three-point land with 17 points. Sherlon Legal also chipped in with 15 points. Dennis Niles had 18 points in the loss for the Jets.
The Republic Bank Nets got their first win of the tournament by defeating the Eagles 68-66 in a physical game that had some questionable calls by the referees. Nevertheless, Drumson McCullay dropped 22 points to lead his team in the win, while Pellam Doris had 13 points.
Travis Belgrave continues to put on a scoring show, dropping 30 points in the loss. The tournament will continue on Wednesday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 18:00h.