Colts three-peat as Road to Mecca Champions
By Treiston Joseph
The Bounty Colts created a bit of history on Saturday evening by becoming the first club to three-peat as champions of the Road to Mecca National Club Championships that concluded at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The Colts topped the Dyna’s Ravens 86-66 in the grand finale that kicked off with an entertaining performance by Guyana’s international artiste, Timeka Marshall.
Colts came out hot with Stanton Rose hitting threes that soon became infectious as the entire team started hitting their shots as they went on a 7-0 run to start the game.
The Ravens never really found their rhythm since the opening period and even though Dominic Vincente had a good shooting night, the team struggled as they went down big by the third.
Rose dropped his best performance of the tournament with 25 points, while Shelroy Thomas had 20 points as the backcourt tandem was unstoppable.
Shane Webster, who was named the Most Valuable Player in the tournament while finishing with the most points and rebounds, ended the night with 15 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double performance.
Anthony Moe had 27 points, while Dominic Vincente had 17 points in the loss for the Ravens.
Meanwhile, in the third-place playoff, the Victory Valley Royals topped the Kobras 83-57.
The Kobras did not have the firepower to hang with the Linden-based side that shredded the defense of the Kobras in the paint.
Trevor Profit had 19 points in the win, while last year’s leading scorer Harold Adams ended the night with 17 points. Orlando Glasgow also chipped in with 14 points in the win.
Carlos Edwards had 13 points, while Travis Burnett had 11 points in the poor shooting performance for the team.
At the presentation ceremony held immediately after the tournament, all teams were presented with their prize money and trophies, with President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation Nigel Hinds calling the event a success.