Colts, Kobras dominate Road to Mecca weekend action
Bounty Colts and the Kobras are emerging as the two top clubs in the Road to Mecca National Club Championship, which continued at the weekend at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Defending champs Bounty Colts are yet to lose, winning back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday night. Colts easily took down former finalist, the Retrieve Raiders, 87-63 on Saturday with Shelroy Thomas dropping a game-high 21 points.
However, on Sunday, the Colts had their best offensive out of the tournament by thrashing the hapless Canje Knights 99-45.
Shane Webster continued his dominant play with 20 points, while Domair Gladstone had 17 in the win. Timothy Thompson and Thomas chipped in with 14 and 12 points respectively.
Meanwhile, since their opening loss to the Eagles, the Kobras have gone on a three-game winning streak, getting back-to-back wins on over the weekend as well.
Saturday, the Kobras took down last year’s finalists Victory Valley Royals 73-55 before having a tough battle with rivals Pacesetters than ended dramatically.
Kobras won the game 82-79 after coming from 10 down early in the fourth. However, in the final five minutes there was about four long periods of stoppages due to a malfunctioning clock, along with officiating.
Nevertheless, Burnett scored 22 points in the win, while Mark Richards and Trevor Smith chipped in with 14 and 12 points respectively.
In other results: on Friday, Victory Valley Royals topped Pacesetters 95-78, Retrieve Raiders defeated Canje Knights 58-56, and Amelia’s Ward Jets topped the Eagles 83-75.
On Saturday, the Plaisance Guardians defeated the Knights 87-68 and finally on Sunday, the Ravens topped the Bulls 73-66 and the Nets topped the Jets 86-80 in overtime after Pelham Doris hit a buzzer-beating three to tie the game on 76 at the end of regulation time.
The tournament will continue on Wednesday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.