Guyana go down to Jamaica despite Moe’s resistance
Too much Reggae…
It was a battle that did not even come down to the wire. Jamaica were all over the local side. In the end, Guyana went down to Jamaica 107-87 in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 – Central American and Caribbean Pre-Qualifiers at the Gimnasio Nacional Adolfo Pineda.
There is nothing more that could be said but that the local side again failed to make it count in the third quarter.
Leading the fight for Guyana was Anthony Moe with 25 points, Stanton Rose Jr with 20, and Delroy James with 18.
Jamaica’s top-scorers were Omari Johnson, with 26; Marcel Robinson, with 21, and Romaine Thomas, with 18.
Guyana started off the first quarter rather comfortably, and one could say they evenly matched their counterparts.
The first quarter ended 24-20 in favour of Jamaica, and with a 4-point deficit for the local side, there was still hope. Heading into the second quarter, the scores read 47-42, still in favour of Jamaica, but still there wasn’t much of a points’ difference.
But just like in Thursday’s loss to Nicaragua, Guyana gave it away in the third quarter. Jamaica led that quarter with the score on 78-57, meaning they scored 30 points as compared to Guyana’s 18 points.
Nevertheless, the action continued, but the difference in scores was too much, and the Jamaicans made full use of their opportunities to register their second win.
Guyana gave their all as the fourth quarter read 30-29, and while it was in favour of Jamaica, it showed the fight and resilience of the local side, but alas, it was a little too late to avoid the 107-87 defeat.
Guyana did show improvement, as their shooting showed an FG% of 46.5, which means of the 71 attempts made, they scored 31 of them, this being a vast improvement over their battle with Nicaragua. They will now see off El Salvador at 21:00hrs, as they aim to register their first win.
On Thursday, April 16, 2021, the Guyana Basketball Men’s National Team dropped their opening game by 11 points to Nicaragua 73-84. Top performers for Guyana were Stanton Rose with 20 points, Anthony Moe with 13 Rebounds and Delroy James with 8 Assists.