Commercial Basketball: Semis Tomorrow, Final on Saturday

FOLLOWING the recent heavy rains experienced last Saturday which left the entrance to the Beausejour Indoor Facility and its environs under water, the Saint Lucia Basketball Federation, organizers of the KFC Commercial Basketball League, had no choice but to postpone the matches to a later date.

Image: (L-R) Goddard Group/PCL and Saint Lucia Fire Service. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Goddard Group/PCL and Saint Lucia Fire Service. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

The semifinals and finals will now be held tomorrow and Saturday at the BIPF.

The semifinals will be played among the following teams: two-time defending champions Goddard Group/PCL will take on Saint Lucia Fire Service, and CSA play Financial Services All Stars.

Based on the tremendous performances by the four semifinalists, one cannot count out the unbelievable comebacks and the individual performances and the action on centre court is expected to be epic.

How the teams made it to the semifinal round

In the first quarterfinal, Goddard Group/PCD defeated Media Ballers 80-46.

KFC Player of the Game Andre Louison had a scintillating performance on court, posting 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals. His brother, Troy, was equally impressive with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

Centre Elijah Williams led the Media Ballers performance with 19 points and 6 rebounds.

The second quarterfinal matchup saw Sandals taking on CSA. KFC Player of the Game, Ron DuMurville, led the undefeated CSA team to a 74-56 victory with 22 points, 5 steals and 5 assists. He was assisted by Keegan Preville, who posted 17 points and 5 rebounds.

Image: (L-R) CSA and Financial Services. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) CSA and Financial Services. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Simeon Medard led Sandals with 17 points in the losing effort.

Financial Services continued their good run on form in this year’s tournament, putting away the Royal Saint Lucia Police/Combined Forces by 84-47.

Marlon Samuel was impressive, leading Financial Services with a 30-point and 15 rebounds. Sharmoir Jn. Baptiste was also good on the night, scoring 16 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.

Durocher Antoine scored 17 points for the RSLPF/Combined Forces.

Last year’s losing finalist, Saint Lucia Fire Service, defeated WASCO in a close encounter. Final score, 65-61, despite WASCO’s Tristan James scoring 31 points on the night.

Jerry Charles led the Fire Service performance with 19 points and 4 steals, while Marcian Calderon scored 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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