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Under-19 wins for Pinelands, YMCA


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FUTURE PINELANDS and YMCA Wildcats had mixed results when the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Under-19 Competition continued on Friday at the  Wildey Gymnasium.

In the opening game, Future Pinelands dismantled Harrison College 102-38, while YMCA Wildcats overcame Combermere 81-76 in the nightcap.

Jehu Lafea top scored for Pinelands with 25 points while Derion Hurley supported him by putting 20 on the scoreboard.

The writing was on the wall early in the game as Pinelands led 32-6 in the first quarter. By half-time, they opened up a 40-point lead at 57-17. That trend continued in the third quarter as Harrison College trailed by nearly 60 points. At full time, the Harrisonians had no players with scores in double figures.

The second game was a much closer contest. YMCA Wildcats’ captain Anand Joseph-Thorne led the scoring with 28 points while Combermere’s Darren Ifill ensured it was a close contest with his team-high 24 points.

The game had a close opening and the Wildcats had a five-point lead of 17-12 going in to the second half. Combermere chipped away at that lead and by the end of the third quarter, it was a one-point game, with YMCA leading 59-58.

The YMCA Wildcats restored their five-point lead and kept Combermere at bay to secure victory. (AD)


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