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GABA First-Division Finals…
The 2018 Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme/Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League continues in its final days following the conclusion of the Under-23 division Sunday last.
The focus now moves to the First-Division final four play-offs, which will see Ravens and Pacesetters clash in the final to headline the night while the Guardians will face off against the Kobras in the third-place playoff.
For the Ravens, this match-up is expected to be a walk in the park, with the side continuing with the same form they had so far in the season. Ravens lost one of their eight preliminary matches on their way to topping the table.
On the other side of the court, Pacesetters have been a competitive side throughout the tournament, with two losses in their eight allotted matches that saw them finish third in the preliminary rounds.
Ravens got past the Guardians to win their semi-final match 71-65 as Ryan Stephney led with 20 points and was supported by Tyrone Hamid (16); Sebastian Luke (13) and Dominic Vincente (12).
Meanwhile, Pacesetters blew away Kobras 71-51 to secure their spot in the final. For the entire season, the Ravens have had players constantly contributing as they functioned as a unit from game one as their strength.
For the Pacesetters, they have not been involved in high-scoring matches for the season, as their strength lies in defence, but they must be more consistent when they oppose Ravens to have a shot at winning.
Match time is 18:30h.