Raven 3-peat in PGL Memorial basketball tournament

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The Ravens team celebrates their third straight win.
The Ravens team celebrates their third straight win.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Dyna’s Ravens have now won three straight titles in the Phillip George Legacy Memorial basketball tournament after a dominating performance against the Republic Bank Nets on Saturday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

The Ravens simply outplayed the Nets to win the encounter 72-60to register their 3-peat.

Ravens ran the fast break well and quickly opened the lead in the first quarter to end the period with a 22-12 advantage.

Their lead only grew as they went into the half with a 42-24 lead with Jermaine Slater having the highlight of the half with a left hand jam.

The third quarter was much of the same as the Nets simply was unable to get past the zone defence of the Ravens. The quarter ended with the Ravens on top by 22 points.

In the fourth quarter, the Nets showed some gal by outscoring the Ravens 23-13 in the period but never came within striking distance to threaten the 3-peat hopes of the Ravens.

Akeem “The Dream” Kanhai ended with a game high 20 points while Ryan Gullen, Ryan Stephney and Dominic Vincent had 14, 12 and 11 points respectively to complete and all-round offensive attack. Slater had six points but was a glass eater with 12 rebounds.

Akeem Kanhai rises for a finger roll.
Akeem Kanhai rises for a finger roll.

Drumson McCauly was the leading scorer for the Nets with 15 points while Pellew Doris contributed 14 points in the loss.

Meanwhile The Eagles defeated the Colts to win the third division title in a fast paced game that ended 61-56.

Travis Belgrave led the way for the Eagles with 14 points while former national long jumper Japheth Hackett and Lyndon Wilson had 13 points apiece in the win. Dellon LaRose was the only player to score in double digits for the Colts.

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