Guardians fail to defend against Ravens

GABA/Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme League…
– Pacesetters outclass Eagles

As the preliminary stages of the 2018 Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme/Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League concluded, fans were ecstatic as the semi-final stages commenced with a double header.
Headlining the evening was the First-Division match between the Plaisance Guardians and Ravens, which the latter won 65-71 while Pacesetters shot down the Eagles 70-34 in their Second-Division showdown.
In the first match-up of the evening, First-Division table toppers Dynas Ravens proved to the fourth placed Plaisance Guardians why they were the top team in the League as they held their nerves to clinch a seven-point victory.
Throughout the match, it was an evenly matched contest until the final quarter when the eventual victors outscored Guardians to claim the victory.
Scoring for the winning side was Ryan Stephen with 20 points and he was ably supported by Tyron Hamid with 16, Sebastian Luke 13, and Dominic Vincente 12.
Top-scoring for the Guardians was Nikkolai Smith with a whopping 30 points as he absorbed most of the pressure for the Guardians, while the second highest score came from Trenton Woolford with eight points.
This now means Ravens have advanced to the final and await their opponents to battle for top honours.
In the second match of the night, Pacesetters brushed aside Eagles by 36 points as George Yearwood led with 21 points while Zion Gray and Jude Corlette both had 11 points and Quincy Dos Santos chipped in with 10 points.
Despite the Eagles having Sherland Gillis (14) and Shamar Huntley (12), who have been in top form in the League, the Pacesetters were able to keep them at bay.