GABF U23 Championships: Pepsi Sonics secure 1st win, as Bounty Colts remain unbeaten

Bounty Colts

Pepsi Sonics and Bounty Colts have secured wins on the third day of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation’s (GABF’s) Under-23 Club Championships, held at the National Gymnasium on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 to showcase their shooting skills for jubilant supporters.
Bouncing back from a previous loss against Meadowbank Nets, Pepsi Sonics pounced on Leonora D-up Bad Boys, and started their game on a high to lead the first quarter against a very strong team. The scoreline read 27-10 at the end of that session.
The second quarter saw the Sonics taking many shots at the basket as they continued to prevail. They extended their lead to 50 by scoring 23 in that quarter, at the end of which the opposition had scored 12 points to take their tally to 22 points.
The Sonics continued to show their class by ending the third quarter with the scorecard reading 74-36 in their favour. They scored 24 points in that quarter, while their opponents netted only 14 points.
The Sonics secured the win in the final quarter with a scoreline of 98-52.
Speaking to media operatives, Sonics Captain Mervin Mars disclosed the key to their victory.

Pepsi Sonics

“Well, tonight we pushed the ball, we went home and made some adjustments, talked about the mistakes that were made; we came back and we put it in place to secure this victory. So, it’s all about teamwork, pushing the pace of the game and (getting) our players set, and that was it,” Mars said.
Meanwhile, with their lightning-fast play, the Bounty Colts secured their second win of the tournament and continued their unbeaten streak as they penetrated the defense of Stabroek Eagles in the second game. The Colts forged a first-quarter lead with the scoreline reading 15-9.
In the second quarter of the game, the Colts, playing up to the hype, conquered the defense of the Eagles as they scored 12 points, pushing their score to 27 points, while the Eagles were restricted to 4 points and a total of 13 points.
In the ensuing struggle of the third quarter, the Eagles seemed to be making a comeback, but the Colts scored 17 points to take their score to 44, while the Eagles managed only 14 points to carry their score to 27.
In the final quarter, the Colts sealed the deal with a breakthrough of their opponents’ defence that left the scoreline reading 63-49 in their favour.
This league is sponsored by Wilson Plumbing Services and General Supplies, and is supported by the National Sports Commission (NSC).