THE excitement continued in the South Coast Basketball League on Sunday evening at the Vieux Fort Multi Purpose Court in front of a small but appreciative crowd of fans with another win for Run’n Gun defeating Black Bay 58 – 44.
Zephtan Fontellio topped the scoring for Run’n Gun with 17 points, with 10 points scored in the first quarter. Kevin Mathurin 18 points while Rahim Auguste 7 points.
For Black Bay, Ali Quinlan delivered 12 points and Mohammed Alwahaidy had 6 points and Welan James 8 points
In their first game on the weekend Run ‘N Gun All-stars defeated the St. Lucia Fire Service 66 – 60. The All-stars recovered from an 8 point deficit with 5 minutes remaining to stave off defeat against a hitherto dominating Fire Services squad.
The Fire Services pounded the All-stars in the paint with big man, Marcian Calderon scoring 16 points, Omowale Jn Baptiste 11 points, Jerry Charles 11 points and Glenn Antoine 10 points to keep the Firemen ahead at the end of the third, 48-44.
The lead grew to 8 points, 56 – 48, with six minutes remaining in the fourth. SLFS decided to spread the offence and run the clock down with a passing game, but failed to take advantage of scoring opportunities as the All-stars scrambled to keep up their pressure defence.
The All-stars were led by Rahim Auguste with 15 points. A big trey by forward Zephtan Fontellio put the All-stars within four points of the lead, but it was the steady shooting of Auguste from the free throw line that saved the day for the All-stars.
Perseverance of the All-stars chiseled at the Fire Services’ resolve as they lost the lead and the squad started to fragment with foul-outs. First to fall was the giant, Marcian Calderon, followed by forward Glenn Antoine, and sharp shooters Jerry Charles and Vachel Cherubin.
The valour of Auguste at the foul line showed some of the moxie that makes up this Run ‘N Gun squad. He scored 9 of his 11 fourth quarter points from the charity stripe, half of a 20-4 scoring run in 5 minutes to seal a tremendous victory for the All-stars over a formidable Fire Service team.