National Basketball League playoffs tip off on August 5


Mad Mix and Stingers do battle during the early rounds of the National Basketball League in Road Town. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

Mad Mix and Stingers do battle during the early rounds of the National Basketball League in Road Town. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

The playoffs in the National Basketball League are all set to begin on Friday August 5, 2016 in the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, following the conclusion of the regular season last week.

In the playoffs, action starts in the Junior division with Mad Mix against And One and then the Stingers take on Another Level. Game 2 and Game 3 are scheduled for Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6, 2016.

In the Senior Division, the Kings face All Ah Wee in game 1 on Friday and game 2 takes place on Saturday before Legs play the Skulls, with game 2 scheduled for Sunday August 7, 2016.
If necessary, all playoffs will have deciding games on Wednesday August 10, 2016.

Results from last round of Regular Season games
Law and Order beat Krown Heights 65-64, with Al Leonard scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Dreston Ciaton added 12 and Timron Mickie 11, whilst for the Heights, Tyreses Maduro had 20 points, William Bridgewater 19 with 13 rebounds and Kahleel Anthony picked off 17 rebounds.

The Legs beat the Spartans 119-58, with 28 points from Ryan Alfred, 25 from Kennedy H. Bass, 22 from Dione M. Blyden and 21 from Franklyn L. Penn, who also picked up 9 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Spartans beat Law and Order 80-44, with Rakeem Turnbull notching 19 points, Ronald Antoine 17 and Jamal Turnbull 15.
All Ah Wee beat the Skulls 78-72, with Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Malone notching 22 points, Steve E. Parillon 12 and Author Titley 11. The Skulls were led by 21 points from Glenal Layne, who also picked off 11 rebounds and 20 points from Bodean Samuel.

Zero Tolerance beat Law and Order 91-71, the Rams knocked off the Eagles 63-50, with Mahkayla Pickering scoring 21 points, Claury Scatliffe 18 and Keithreece Smith 16. For the Eagles, Gertrude Thomas top scoring with 21 points and Briana Brewley added 12.

In the final game before heading into the Post Season, the Legs had a forfeit win over the Skulls.

The Championship series will begin August 12, 2016 and will be completed by August 19, 2016 at the latest, which is the day before the scheduled start of the Hon Julian Fraser/Save the Seed League.

West Gunners, Splash Brothers & Bayside Blazers go 1 up in playoffs

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DUFF’ S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The big guns, West Gunners, Splash Brothers and defending champions Bayside Blazers, struck first blood when the playoffs of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League got underway at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom on October 23, 2015.

West Gunners, through a 24- point and 16- rebound performance from Gerard Vanterpool and 23 from Jamarli James, defeated Starz 87-75 in the opening game of the evening.

Rowan Victor dropped in 19 points while Delvon Leonard grabbed 14 rebounds to ensure an opening win in the best of three playoff series.

Rudy Vanterpool (22 points) and Dwayne Scott (21 Points) were the leading scorers for the Starz who will be looking to rebound in Game 2 this evening, October 24, 2015.

Splash Brothers edge Talk Done

In the second game last evening, Splash Brothers narrowly overcame a battling Talk Done 66-64 with Shakoy Dagou leading the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Benjamin and Travis Issac netted 13 and 12 respectively.

Enrico Harrigan, with 22 points and 14 rebounds, had an excellent game although ending up on the losing side. His team mates Clint West (19 points) and Jamoi Dore (10 points) also put up strong resistance against their more fancied opponents.

Bayside Blazers hold off Warriors

In the highly anticipated match up of the night, Bayside Blazers overcame Warriors 104-91.

The Blazers were led by a stellar performance from Dione M. Blyden who turned in a game high 26 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 8 assists.

Sekayi Petersen had 16, Steve E. Parillon 13, Sandy E. Nadal 12 and Kyle L. Abraham 11.

For Warriors, Albert Hatchett scored 21 points, Juan Hatchett 20, Terique Wattley 15 and Joash Victor and Juron Jones 10 each.