Ruford Morris was the savior this night for the Tapper Boys. On a day it seems that Harbel Pointers came to just show up and not play was necessary for him to step up and not follow his team mates lackluster performance. Cause that was exactly what all in attendance witnessed. Not a spark to even make the fat woman stop singing.
The game was so dull a table official was caught dozing. Half the crowd had already decided to leave by the half.
“I don’t think this game will reach 50PTS,” said a spectator leaving the grounds. Then it was Harbel Pointers leading at the half, 18-16. Probably their fewest point in a half this season.
The Brians, Bakers, and Kabas, struggled to put up big numbers. Even as they struggled Cestors Mongars could not take advantage. Their run only came in the 4Q, bringing the score within a field goal to tie or take the lead. During a time out by Harbel Pointers, Ruford walked onto the court to replace Brain Nyangbe who was visibly tired, although unknown to the coach.
Whatever was going on in Ruford head was the right decision. On his possession, he shot the ball with less then 50secs on the clock and hit the three pointer, which increased their lead to five. That was a ditch Cestors Mongars could not recover from. Ruford Morris ended the game with 13PTS, 4ASTS. He was 3/3 from behind the arch. Brian Nyangbe was the only other player score in double figure for Harbel Pointers. He had 10PTS.
With the victory, Harbel Pointers is into the Top 6. They still have NPA Pythons and Mighty Barrolle to conclude the first round. With such poor performance displayed against Cestors Mongars, there is a huge doubt they can close the first round winning both those matches.
Speaking to Liberiabasketball.com after the match, Ruford said, “I don’t know why we came playing like this. Like we came in overlooking our opponents. I think we need to take our game serious cause to me it is now basketball has started.”
Harbel Pointers were 19 of 41 from the field, shooting 46.3%. They were out rebounded 16-15. Full stats below.
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