By RENALDO DORSETT
THE Father Marcian Peters basketball tournament continued yesterday with play in the primary boys’ division dominating the schedule at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
Suns (A) - 36
Carlton E Francis
Shockers - 21
The Suns opened the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back to cruise to a win in the opening game of the afternoon. Trey Fowler led the Suns with a game high 15 points while Teraj Wilkie added seven points and eight rebounds. Aron Brown led Carlton Francis with 11 points.
Brown scored his team’s only points of the first quarter from the line as they were held without a field goal, while each of the TC starters reached the score books for a 10-2 lead. Carlton Francis opened the quarter with five consecutive points, four from Brown, but struggled to keep pace with the balanced scoring of Temple Christian.
Nathan Moss finished a fast break layup just before the buzzer to give his team a 20-11 lead at the half. The Suns maintained a seven-point advantage throughout the second half and had their biggest lead of the game, 17 points, on a rebound and score from Wilkie.
St Thomas More Sparks - 16
Temple Christian Suns (B) - 12
Coach Keno Demeritte’s B squad did not fare as well in the second game after they watched their A team counterparts win in lopsided fashion. Both teams struggled to score for much of the first and the Sparks led 2-0 after the first period and 7-4 at the half. The Suns came within a single point early in the third quarter after a Jaleo Bethel layup, 7-6, but the Sparks responded on the very next possession when Andre Arthur responded with a three-point play.
The Sparks rode the hot shooting of diminutive point guard Brian Carey who finished with eight points while Jayden Strachan added four. Bethel led the Suns with eight points.
Temple Christian (A) Suns - 48
Hillcrest Academy - 12
The Suns’ A solidified their role as championship contenders when they returned to the floor for their second win of the afternoon in another lopsided affair. After a slow start offensively, the Suns’ high powered offence opened up sparked by a three-point play from Fowler who finished with 11 points.
With Wilkie, who finished with a game high 16 points and 13 rebounds and Moss, who finished with eight points and eight rebounds, patrolling the paint the Suns look to dominate teams in the frontcourt. The duo acted as the catalyst for the Suns’ fastbreak attack and proved to be the difference in the matchup. Moss delivered a pinpoint outlet pass to half-court which Nathan Allen finished for a 22-6 lead. The lead surpassed 20 for the first time when Fowler’s baseline jumper gave the Suns a 27-6 lead.
St Thomas Moore Sparks - 35
Freedom Baptist - 20
The Sparks became the second team with back-to-back wins on the day when they took the nightcap over a feisty but shorthanded Freedom Baptist squad. Jayden Strachan led the Sparks with 12 points, Andre Arthur added 10 points and nine rebounds while Carey finished with seven points in the win. Travis Robinson led Freedom Baptist with 11 points.
CW Sawyer - 18
TG Glover - 5
Ared Rolle outscored the entire Glover roster with nine points to lead CW Sawyer to the win.
3:20pm - Temple Christian vs TG Glover
Freedom Baptist vs St Thomas Moore
Claridge vs Carlton Francis
5:20pm - Mt Carmel vs HO Nash
Freedom vs SJC
SC McPherson vs CH Reeves
North Andros vs Harbour Island