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West Gunners, Splash Brothers & Bayside Blazers go 1 up in playoffs

- of Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League
Juan Hatchett of Warriors looks to sneak a jumper in the face of Shaquille T. Fonseca of Bayside Blazers. Photo: VINO
Bayside Blazers were led by a stellar performance from Dione M. Blyden who turned in a game high 26 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 8 assists. Photo: VINO
Bayside Blazers were led by a stellar performance from Dione M. Blyden who turned in a game high 26 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 8 assists. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd on the opening night of the playoffs at the Save the Seed Energy Centre on October 23, 2015. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd on the opening night of the playoffs at the Save the Seed Energy Centre on October 23, 2015. Photo: VINO
West Gunners, through a 24- point and 16- rebound performance from Gerard Vanterpool and 23 from Jamarli James, defeated Starz 87-75. Photo: VINO/File
West Gunners, through a 24- point and 16- rebound performance from Gerard Vanterpool and 23 from Jamarli James, defeated Starz 87-75. Photo: VINO/File
Splash Brothers (blue tops) defeated Talk Done 66-64. Photo: VINO/File
Splash Brothers (blue tops) defeated Talk Done 66-64. Photo: VINO/File
Juan Hatchett (with ball) of Warriors is challenged by Shaquille T. Fonseca of Bayside Blazers. Photo: VINO
Juan Hatchett (with ball) of Warriors is challenged by Shaquille T. Fonseca of Bayside Blazers. Photo: VINO
DUFF’ S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The big guns, West Gunners, Splash Brothers and defending champions Bayside Blazers, struck first blood when the playoffs of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League got underway at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom on October 23, 2015.

West Gunners, through a 24- point and 16- rebound performance from Gerard Vanterpool and 23 from Jamarli James, defeated Starz 87-75 in the opening game of the evening.

Rowan Victor dropped in 19 points while Delvon Leonard grabbed 14 rebounds to ensure an opening win in the best of three playoff series.

Rudy Vanterpool (22 points) and Dwayne Scott (21 Points) were the leading scorers for the Starz who will be looking to rebound in Game 2 this evening, October 24, 2015.

Splash Brothers edge Talk Done

In the second game last evening, Splash Brothers narrowly overcame a battling Talk Done 66-64 with Shakoy Dagou leading the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Benjamin and Travis Issac netted 13 and 12 respectively.

Enrico Harrigan, with 22 points and 14 rebounds, had an excellent game although ending up on the losing side. His team mates Clint West (19 points) and Jamoi Dore (10 points) also put up strong resistance against their more fancied opponents.

Bayside Blazers hold off Warriors

In the highly anticipated match up of the night, Bayside Blazers overcame Warriors 104-91.

The Blazers were led by a stellar performance from Dione M. Blyden who turned in a game high 26 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 8 assists.

Sekayi Petersen had 16, Steve E. Parillon 13, Sandy E. Nadal 12 and Kyle L. Abraham 11.

For Warriors, Albert Hatchett scored 21 points, Juan Hatchett 20, Terique Wattley 15 and Joash Victor and Juron Jones 10 each.

See game schedule for this evening and tomorrow.

Saturday 24th October, 2015

5:00 PM Jr Avengers vs Young Starz (junior division)

6:30 PM West Gunners vs Starz

8:00 PM Bayside Blazers vs Warriors

9:30 PM Knights vs New Heights

Sunday 25th October, 2015

5:00 PM winner of Saturday’s game vs Swaggas (junior division)

6:30 PM Knights vs New Heights

8:00 PM Splash Brothers vs Talk Done

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