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Clarke & Forbes lead Swaggas to rout of Wet!

The Swaggas used height advantage to easily overcome Wet 47-10 in the 9-12 Division match up in the National Intermediate League at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom on August 24, 2013. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Whilst the younger smaller Wet players may have toughened up during the game, it was hard to see what the larger Swaggas team could learn from such a disparative match up. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Whilst the younger smaller Wet players may have toughened up during the game, it was hard to see what the larger Swaggas team could learn from such a disparative match up. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
The high flying Swaggas were able to switch from defense to offense almost at will against their smaller opponents and heavily out scored as well as out rebounded the boys in blue. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
The high flying Swaggas were able to switch from defense to offense almost at will against their smaller opponents and heavily out scored as well as out rebounded the boys in blue. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
There was some joy under the basket for Wet and they kept battling away right to the final buzzer. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
There was some joy under the basket for Wet and they kept battling away right to the final buzzer. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Utilising height, size and speed, Swaggas cruised to a 47-10 victory over the out-matched Wet in the 9-12 Division of the Hon. Julian Fraser RA/Save the Seed National Intermediate League on Saturday August 24, 2013, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom.

Racing to an 18-0 lead during the first quarter, it was obvious for all to see that the game was going to be pretty much one way traffic until the buzzer. Apart from a huge advantage size wise, Swaggas showed great discipline in defense whilst picking off their smaller opponents on fast breaks.

The second quarter started in much the same vein, however, the loudest cheer of the day and probably the weekend came with 2:12 left on the clock when Wet finally got on the scoreboard and then Stephon DeLeon sunk a two under pressure to make the score 27-3 to send the crowd jumping and waving their arms in excitement.

Although the game was hopelessly over, Wet came out strong in the third quarter and began to put together some defense. However, being smaller than those they were attempting to block resulted in them committing a lot of fouls and Swaggas finished the period 35-8 to the good.

Circling under the basket waiting for scoring chances and rebounds was the order of the day for the final quarter and the game meandered its way into the final moments with Swaggas winning 47-10.

As more than one parent commented on seeing the difference in sizes, a split in the 9-12 division to an U10 and U12 might have proved more beneficial to the players. The little ones may well learn a lot in terms of fighting for the ball and playing under pressure, but what do the bigger older ones learn? They get a basic stroll in the park thinking the game is easy?

K’Andre Clark led the Swaggas with 14 points and 6 rebounds, Clifton Forbes added 10 points with 9 rebounds and Keshaun Esprit had 8 points.

For Wet, Kymal Pancho and Stephon DeLeon both scored 4 whilst Jamar Thomas finished with 2.

In other results and also in the U12 Division, Junior West Gunners routed Young Stars 73-21, although the scoreline may need to be confirmed as the supplied stats don’t add up.

However, D' Andre Penn top scored with 10 points and 7 rebounds and Kendall Davis notched 5 whilst Kaen Penn and T’Quann Stoutt both hit 2.

For Young Stars, Jomoi Lewis scored 6, Teddek Rogers 5, T’Quann Bodkin 3 and Isiah Thomas 2.

5 Responses to “Clarke & Forbes lead Swaggas to rout of Wet!”

  • egg face (26/08/2013, 09:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was advantage taking
  • parent (26/08/2013, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kudos to Mr. Fraser and Mr. Cline for putting on this league. I have been out to all the games and they have been very enjoyable...Just do something about the poor refereeing but the games are off the chain!!!
  • ADVANTAGE (26/08/2013, 11:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    They can't seriously have them little kids competing against them giants. Dam!
  • bay yute (26/08/2013, 13:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    who put these two teams to play against each other?
  • Fan (26/08/2013, 19:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's Jomoi Levons not Lewis


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