Pinelands, Lakers take Game 1


THE CHAMPS seem headed for another of those rivalry series.

Orange 3 Pinelands are one step closer to another finals matchup with Lumber Company Lakers after the two teams won contrasting series openers in Sunday’s Co-operators General Insurance Basketball Premier League playoffs at the Barbados Community College.

Lakers squandered all but three of a 22-point fourth-quarter lead before holding on for a 77-73 win over Urban Vybz St John’s Sonics while Pinelands closed out Station Hill Cavaliers with a decisive 14-5 run in their 96-90 victory.

The results moved the two powerhouses just a win away from their third finals matchup in five years after they split successive title series in 2013 and 2014.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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