Phoenix has shaken off their winless situation. Du-Runners has also been able to secure a win finally while Oilers continue to roll, beating Harbel Pointers in a thriller.
Phoenix came into the action with a loosing streak of three games. It was necessary that they secure a victory against newly established Hoops Angels. Now the winless torch has been passed onto Hoops Angels.
The VPO of the LBA during the half time, expressed his dissatisfaction on the level of play in the female division. “I have seen girls playing. These girls are far from what I have seen,” he lamented. “We need to do more to develop females in the game. We see their desire. They do not get paid to play. They are playing out of passion. We as leaders, need to develop more facility for these children to learn the game and play to their potential,” He concluded
Next Up Hoops Angels: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Vs Mystics 4:00 pm
Next Up Phoenix: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Vs. Mystics (F) 5:00 pm
Bu-Runners and Cape Mount Wizards were also looking for their first win of the season. From the jump ball it showed sign of competitiveness. E. Fahnbulleh hit the first basketball which was a three. He went on to score two more basket. He scored 20pts in total at end of game.
Wizards seemed to had lost concentration at some point in the game and the Running Boys kept on having fast breaks after fast breaks!
Cape Mount Wizards is having a tough time in their new division. Not taking anything away from them, they are competing and the season is still long. Their then D3 rivals is rolling with straight three victories. In their last game, W. Gittens had 36pts as they beat B. Dragons 84-34.
Next Up Du-Runners: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Vs Monrovia Rockets 5:00 pm
Next Up Cape Mount Wizards: Thursday, December 31, 2020 Vs. Mon. Rockets 5:00 pm
The match everyone been waiting for for the day finally came. The capacity of the open air Sports Commission was packed to no capacity. With over 500 in attendance, we expected a highly charge atmosphere and we were not let down!
From the teams entry to their warm-up was like festivity. Every layup and dunks were greeted with cheers or jeers during their warm-up.
Oilers started the quarter with the duo of S. Kpannie and E. Bestman making all of their 22pts of the quarter. S. Kpannie had 12pts and went 2-2 from threes while MVP Candidate E. Bestman had 11pts going 3-3 from behind the arch.
That didn’t dampened the spirit of the Harbel boys as J. Reed also had some dash and slash in the Oilers defense drawing early fouls on their bigs.
But it wasn’t a great night for J. Reed. He got two technical fouls which lead to injection from the game. His team mate, T. Kaba also was injected because he ran into crowd to fight a fan.
With both of them off the game, Pointers were still able to put up a fight. Even been down by one possession. But in the final minutes of the game, they got easily broken down by Oilers who took the much needed W. But that didnt come easy. Kudos to the Oil Boys!!!
Up Next Oilers: Thursday, December 31, 2020 Vs. Monrovia Pistons 6:00 pm
Up Next H. Pointers: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Vs. Desert Knights 6:00 pm