Ravens run over Colts in PGL semi – final

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Tyrone Hamid dunks during the final minute of the game
Tyrone Hamid dunks during the final minute of the game

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Dynas Ravens easily got by the Bounty Colts 85-68 to reach the final of the Phillip George Legacy (PGL) Memorial Basketball tournament on Sunday, December 07 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

The Colts played a physical brand of basketball in the first half to keep the Ravens on their heels with a first half lead of 35-34.

However, the Ravens used a 30-13 third quarter to blow away the game and never looked back as Akeem “The Dream” Kanhai scored a game high 22 points.

Tyrone Hamid had the play of the game in the dying moments with a thunderous tomahawk dunk down the baseline to punctuate the win for the Ravens ending with nine points.

Ryan Gullen, Jermaine Slater and Marlon Rodrigues had 13, 12 and 11 points for an all-round Ravens offensive night.

In the second semifinal of the evening, the Republic Bank Nets overpowered the Pepsi Sonics to win 75-61.

Despite Sonics Trevor Smith’s late heroics, swishing five out of eight three pointers in the final period, the Nets were able to hold onto the lead until the final buzzer sounded.

The high speed game saw Mortimer Williams slashing scoring a team high 20 points to lead the Nets to victory while Smith scored 15 of his 25 points in the final stanza.Bball 2

Meanwhile, in third division action Colts defeated Plaisance Guardians 63-55 to reach the finals. Leonard Primo scored a team high 16 point while Errol Dryden had 12 points in the eight point win for the Colts.

Colwin Nurse was the game’s highest scorer with 21 points while Kelvin Yorrick had 17 points in the loss for the Guardians.

The Eagles took advantage of the University of Guyana to win the encounter 73-55 to move onto the final of the tournament.

Kevin Higgins had a team high 15 points while Lyndon Wilson, Travis Belgrave and Kheon Evans scored 11, 11 and 10 points to help the Eagles blow out the tertiary institution.

Quincy Easton was the top scored for UG with 19 points while Dwight McKinnon and Sherlan Gillis scored 13 and 10 points respectively in the loss.

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