2024 champions of the Tertiary Basketball League, Linden Technical Institute: “They did the job well” – GrimMond applauds teammates

…as he leads LTI to 2024 Tertiary Basketball League championship

The Kimol Grimmond-led Linden Technical Institute (LTI), despite missing two of their best players, were able to dethrone the University of Guyana (UG) as they won the Tertiary Basketball League on Sunday evening at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
LTI came out with vengeance on their mind in the first quarter, as they managed to penetrate their opponents’ defensive unit despite UG using the jump ball to grab an early 21-12 lead, setting the tempo of the game.

Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, Kimol Grimmond

The second quarter saw the UG outfit showing their ability to penetrate their opponents’ defence as they scored 21 points in that session to elevate their score to 42 points, while the LTI scored 24 points in that session to take their total to 36 at the end of that quarter.
Third-quarter action saw the Linden outfit keeping their composure as they erased UG’s lead. Both teams were tied on 59 at the end of the quarter, with LTI scoring 23 points while UG were restricted to 17 points.
With seconds to go in the game, the LTI outfit pounced on UG to seal the deal by breaking through their defence, securing their victory with the scoreline reading 79-70.
Grimmond led the offensive attack once again for LTI as he top-scored with 17 points with 11 rebounds and 6 assists, while Stephen George contributed 17 points and 5 rebounds with Leron Joseph and Captain Neil Marks producing 12 points.
On the losing side with 38 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 steals was the University of Guyana’s Jushawan Bailey as he continues to be persistent with the ability to put the ball through the net. He received assistance from Malachi Grimmond, who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds.

2024 champions of the Tertiary Basketball League, Linden Technical Institute

In individual accolades, Kimol Grimmond with his ability to control the offensive end for LTI, helping them maintain an unbeaten streak, was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Tournament.
In an invited comment to media operatives, the LTI top-scorer expounded on their game plan to become victorious.
Grimmond said, “Well, it’s the most amazing feeling, I have felt in a while, we understand that they were defending champions and all of that, but we came in the tournament undefeated, but still not underestimating any team. Thank God, for the resilience of this team tonight brought us the win.”
Grimmond went on to touch on the impact of the team’s defensive unit and highlighted some of the mistakes that occurred within the game.
“The defence, honestly, my teammates I owe it to all of them on the defence that conquered the defence tonight. I think they were a little confused, you know, coming into the competition. I mean, is a final, so yeah, they got a little frustrated and ended up making silly fouls, but they did the job well,” Grimmond explained.
The tournament would not have been possible without the sponsorship of Edward B Beharry Ltd and G-Boats. (Omar McKenzie)