Crucial clashes in South Conference basketball

June 07, 2016
Kwame Lawrence

The final placings in the Southern Basketball Conference will be decided this evening after the last set of rescheduled preliminary games are played at the Arnett Gardens courts at 6 o'clock.

In the opening game, Exed Heats take on Upper Room Church, while hosts Arnett Gardens Rockers oppose Majesty Gardens in the feature at 7.30 p.m.

Last weekend at Arnett Gardens, the home team turned back Camperdown Giants 78-75 in a closely contested game. Omar Barnes led the Rockers with a game-high 39 points, with good support from Kwame Lawrence with 15 points. Shaquille Allen posted 27 points for the Giants and Dasean Boyd, 15 points.

Exed Heats were also 64-48 winners against G.C.Foster Lions, thanks to Cordell Grant's 23 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Johnson top scored for G.C. Foster with 18 points.

In the other game at that venue, Real Lion decimated Delacree Park for a massive 73-37 win. Kemar McLeish with 27 points and 11 rebounds and Deano Hibbert with 17 points led the way for the Lions.

In the lone game at Upper Room church, the home team edged St George's Saints 67-66 in a nail-biting encounter.

Going into today's final games, Pembroke Hall lead the points table after 17 games with 16 wins and one loss. Arnett, one of the teams with a game in hand, are next with 15 wins, followed by Spartans and JDF with 13 wins each. Upper Room church, Exed and Real Lions trail respectively with 11 wins, then comes G.C. Foster with 10 wins and St George's Saints with nine from their 17 matches.

The play-offs are scheduled to start on Thursday.

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