SKABA “A” Division Final Set – Bird Rock vs McKnight

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Game Ends Early Due To Altercation

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
St. Kitts Amateur Basketball Association
August 26, 2012

Bird Rock Uprisers earned themselves a victory on Saturday evening after the Inner City Ballers essentially forfeited there game when they walked off the court over a dispute with the SKABA Games Committee. The Chairperson of the Games Commitee delivered a letter to the Molyneux based Inner City Ballers team during the 3rd quarter of the game informing them that one of their players was suspended as a result of an altercation with a referee in the Molyneux Basketball League.

This did not sit well with the Inner City Coach and Management staff who felt that the delivery of the letter was ill-timed. However the Games Committee contends that the letter was delivered electronically via email before the day of the game and the hand delivery only served as a follow-up. The Molyneux management is disputing this claim. In either case the Molyneux Inner City Ballers are out and the NATBank Bird Rock Uprisers are in the SKABA “A” Division Finals. It is unclear whether Inner City Ballers will file and official challenge or protest.

In Game 2 the surprise team of the season, the McKnight Trotters came out on top of the Rockers XI to earn themselves a spot in the finals. Trotters let at the half 43-40 and ended the game on top 71-63.

Top Scores for both Games:

“A” Division Final Four

National Bank Bird Rock Uprisers vs  Innercity Ballers
Halftime score: 33 ““ 37 Innercity Ballers lead at the Half
Final score: 71 – 56
Winning Team: National Bank Bird Rock Uprisers by Default.  Game ended in 4th Quarter with 8:02mins to complete

Top Scorers National Bank Bird Rock Uprisers:

  • Nashorn Maynard: 19 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 11 of 16 free throws made
  • Demaine Rawlins: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steals 1 of 2 free throws made
  • Kurt Liburd: 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4 of 6 free throws made

Top Scorers Innercity Ballers:

  • Clayton Powell: 19 points, 1 rebound, 4 steals 6 of 6 free throws made
  • Karris Douglas: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 of 4 free throws made
  • Ervin Wattley: 10 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 of 2 free throws made

“A” Division Final Four

Rockers XI vs McKnight Trotters

Halftime score: 40 ““ 43 McKnight Trotters lead at the Half
Final score: 61- 73
Winning Team: McKnight Trotters

Top Scorers Rockers XI:

  • Calvin Wallace: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block, 4 of 8 free throws made
  • Maxwell Bass: 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals, 2 of 7 free throws made
  • Don Caines: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 of 2 free throws made

Top Scorers McKnight Trotters:

  • Christopher Nisbett: 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 of 4 free throws made
  • Tywon Roberts: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 8 of 13 free throws made
  • Survine Richards: 10 points, 24 rebounds, 0 of 4 free throw made

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