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May Madness on court despite rain

Friday, May 17, 2019

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May Madness 2019 continued last Friday at Campion College basketball court despite the inclement weather.

Rain made the first game unplayable because the court was still being dried at the end of the allotted time. This, however, provided an opportunity for the fans to witness the first MM shoot-out.

As per the pre-decided competition rules, if the match cannot be played or completed in the allotted time there will be a shoot-out to decide the winner.

For the shoot-out, there are two rounds of shooting from behind the three-point arc for each team. The shoot-out saw the Sonics facing the Giants, with the final score at the end of the shoot-out 9-12 in favour of the Giants. The other match-up in the West saw the Shottas hold off Action Jamaica All Stars to close out the game 20-15.

They could not, however, stop crowd favourite Serena Prendergast from getting on the scoresheet again this week as she sank a good-looking medium range jumpshot much to the delight of the crowd. This sets up a top-of-the-table clash next week between the Shottas and the Giants to decide who will qualify in top spot from the West.

In the Eastern conference, Real Lions trampled Team Tre Way to take the pole position at the top of the Eastern Conference with the final score 39-19. The other Eastern Conference game saw the Mid-range Kings reign over the Ballers with a defensive masterclass as the young players got their first win of the competition by a score of 10-1.

On a more sombre note, a minute of silence was observed halfway through the match for Meadowbrook High School and Action Jamaica All Star player Duvaughn Thompson, who passed away earlier that week through illness.

Still lots to play with a final round of matches remaining in the preliminary rounds of May Madness basketball. Today the Sonics will be looking for their first win in the competition as they take on Action Jamaica All Stars at 3:30 pm.

Team Tre Way take on Ballers at 4:00 pm before the Shottas and Giants battle for Western supremacy at 4:30 pm. The final game will see Mid-Range Kings trying to overcome the Real Lions for a space in the play-offs.

The scoring leaderboard has a new name at the top as Marcus Higgs from the Real Lions team surges to the top after a 16-point return last week while Samora Williams and Akeem Pinnock enter the top five.


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