Pennant winners all set for best-of-3 finals

ALL three pennant winners will have the opportunity to finish off the Baptist Sports Council’s 2013 basketball season as double champions when the best-of-three finals gets underway at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex this weekend.

On Saturday, league leaders Eagles Nest (15-and-under), Macedonia No.2 (19-and-under) and Men of Vision (men) breezed through their best-of-three semifinal playoff series to secure their berths for all the marbles.

As it turned out, the Eagles Nest, coached by Sterling Pratt, will have a team in all three divisions, while Macedonia, coached by Brent Stubbs, will have two. The other team from Men of Vision will be coached by Geno Campbell.

In the 15-and-under division, Eagles Nest pulled off a 24-20 victory over fourth place St John’s in the deciding game of their two-game sweep over St John’s to get in. They will now face defending champions Macedonia, who advanced with a two-game sweep over second place Faith United No.1. Macedonia, the third place finishers, won 31-21 in both encounters.

In the 19-and-under division, Macedonia No.2 didn’t have to sweat it out as they won two games over fourth place Golden Gates, who were unable to play because of a technicality.

Macedonia, last year’s runners-up, will have a re-match as they face defending champions Eagles Nest, who eliminated their No.2 team 48-43 and 46-36 in two straight games.

And in the men’s division, Men of Vision also didn’t play as they won by default in both games over fourth place Golden Gates. They will now battle the Eagles Nest in the final after they dethroned Macedonia 42-39 in the game three clincher.

Here’s a summary of the deciding games:

Eagles Nest 42,

Macedonia 39

Christoff Stuart and Larry Smith both scored eight points and Kenneth Pratt added six for the game three victory in the men’s division. Patrick Brice had eight and both Van Hutchinson and Alexio Newman had seven in the loss.

Eagles Nest No.1 42, Eagles Nest No.2 36

Dario McKenzie pumped in a game high 17 points and Alvano Miller helped out with nine in the showdown between the same teams. Jermaine Bethel and Lakeem Merlander had six apiece in the loss.

Eagles Nest No.1 48, Eagles Nest No.2 43

Jeffery Williams scored 10, George Knowles had nine, Alvano Miller eight and Sharrano Hanna seven in the win in the opener of their 19-and-under contest. Shequille Outten had a game high 14, Phillip Outten had 10, Rashad Stubbs seven and Matthew Davis six in the loss.

Eagles Nest 24, St John’s 20

Garrith Moss scored nine and Anton Moss added six in their 15-and-under win.

Macedonia 34, Faith United 21

Troy Marshall canned nine points, Shamar Sands had seven and both Kendrick Charlton and Prince Dill had four each for their 15-and-under clincher. Marlin Conliff and D Smith both had five in the loss.

Macedonia 34, Faith United 21

Kendrick Charlton scored nine, Troy Marshall eight, Prince and Tavon Dill both had six and NaKyle Rolle five in game one of their 15-and-under win. Marlin Conliff had nine and both Asher Scavella and Gerrard David had four in the loss.

Here’s how they will stack up on Saturday with the trophies on the line:

10am - Macedonia vs Eagles Nest (25)

11am - Eagles Nest vs Macedonia (19)

Noon - Eagles Nest vs Men of Vision (M)

1pm - Eagles Nest vs Macedonia (15)

2pm - Macedonia vs Eagles Nest (19)

3pm - Men of Vision vs Eagles Nest (M)

4pm - Game three, if necessary


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment