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November 14, 2012
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History beckons for Gleaner

Orville Clarke, STAR Writer

The Gleaner, unbeaten in 25 matches this season, are only one win away from a historic sweep in Division Two of the Business House Basketball Association's three-on-three best-of-five finals following their 32-20 demolition of Wray and Nephew in Game Two at the Stadium Courts on Monday night.

Game Three will be played this evening at the Stadium Courts, and judging from Monday's encounter, Wray & Nephew will need to lift their game considerably in order to stay alive in the series.

After a close 26-25 win over Wray & Nephew in Game One last Wednesday, The Gleaner came back a different team to blow away their opponents.

Last season's MVP, Gleaner's captain Omar Wolfe, was on fire as he dominated the scoring with a game-high 20 points, although he was pulled out by coach Edward Marshall in the last five minutes.

Wolfe, who played a bit below his best in Game One although scoring 12 points, signalled his intentions from early when scoring the first four points to give The Gleaner a 4-0 lead.

The 'Newsmen' proceeded to dominate the half, with Wolfe and twin shooter, Keneil Allen, pushing the lead to 15-6 and 18-12 at half-time.

On the resumption, Wolfe scored eight unanswered points to make it 26-12.

With Allen supporting with nine points (10 rebounds) and the lanky centre Theodore Johnson using his height to good effect by blocking shots from the Wray & Nephew players, The Gleaner merely coasted in the last 10 minutes for a resounding win, much to the delight of their supporters.

For Wray & Nephew, top shooter Nigel 'Shango' Reid bagged 11 points, but his teammates failed to step up to the plate as they did in Game One and should be staring down the barrel tonight.

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