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Santa Flora first to earn quarterfinal berth
Forward Quincy Bradshaw scored 13 points and team-mates Kelvin Henry and Dennison John supported with 10 points each to guide Santa Flora to a 59-46 win over Cap-de-ville in Game-two of the Ministry of National Security Hoop of Life Community Basketball League second round.
The victory gave Santa Flora an 11-point aggregate advantage in the two-match series at Jacob Settlement Basketball Court, Santa Flora on Tuesday night. In the first match Cap-de-ville won 54-52 out at Cap-de-ville in Point Fortin.
For Cap-de-ville, Kester McGuire, who scored two winning free-throws in game-one on Sunday night, again led all scorers with 17 points and Akil Alexander had 11.
Santa Flora, one of six teams that made it to the second round of the competition for the first time during their two-year history of the event, has now qualified for the quarter-finals and seem set to face the defending champion Laventille which lead the two-matches series with Marabella 1-0 after a 100-77 win on Monday night at St Barb’s Basketball Court, Laventille.
At the La Romaine Basketball Court, Guayaguayare Trotters outscored La Romaine Jet Stars 18-17 in the final quarter, but it was not enough as the host held-on to record an 88-85 win.
Playing without their star point-guard Derrick Boxill, who has a hand injury, La Romaine led 29-24, 45-40 and 71-67 after three sessions of play.
Guard-forward Adrian Joseph led the 2012-2013 fourth place finishers with 25 points and Kyle Sargeant added 17, while Guayaguayare which host the return match today at New Lands Village, got 23 points from Alon Straker and 14 from Jerren Arneaud. Guayaguayare need to win by four points to advance to the next round.
Former national junior forward Kyeon Joseph and Wesley Vincent, last season’s Most Promising Player of the community basketball league, combined for 48 points that helped Caledonia to a 77-65 win over Sangre Grande at the Paradise Heights Basketball Court, Morvant.
For Sangre Grande, which will host Caledonia tonight, Ronell Winters scored 19 well earned points, Mikahail Williams had 18 and Dwayne Moses 12.
Meanwhile, the return match between La Horquetta and Mason Hall ended prematually in the third quarter because of rain. La Horquetta holds a 1-0 series lead after winning the first match, 104-74.
Caledonia 77 vs Sangre Grande 65
Santa Flora 59 vs CapdeVille 46
La Romaine 88 vs Guayaguayare 85
Mason Hall 74 vs La Horquetta 104
CapdeVille 54 vs Santa Flora 52
Diego Martin 77 vs Marabella 86
Guayaguayare 74 vs Penal 66
St Joseph 78 vs Canaan/Bon Accord 111
Maloney beat Cocorite by default
Guayaguayare vs La Romaine, Newland, Guayaguayare, 7.30 pm
Sangre Grande vs Caledonia, Sangre Grande, 7.30 pm
Maloney vs La Brea, Maloney, 7.30 pm
St Joseph vs Canaan/Bon Accord, Mt Hope, 7.30 pm
Scarborough vs Enterprise, Lambeau, Tobago, 7.30 pm.
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