Basketball: Premier League continues today

The Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) Premier League resumes today with the start of the second round of games slated to begin at the Barbados Community College at 4 p.m.

The Barbados Hilton Resort Warriors will have a tough game to begin the second round against the Station Hill Cavaliers, taking to the court first in the two-game schedule. The Warriors went winless in the first round with 7 losses and would have been hoping for a win early in the next round, but Station Hill are the third seed in the standings.

The Cavaliers, on the other hand, will be happy with a game in which they could cruise through, but also practise certain strategies which they may consider using against the KFC Orange 3 Pinelands in the President’s Cup Semis on Tuesday evening. Station Hill are the defending champions and are more than likely more focused on the defence of the crown. However, that does not mean they will not run over the Warriors if they do not put up at least a semblance of a fight.

The second match-up of the evening will be more of a competitive nature with the country squad of Church Village Spartans coming up against City United Celtics at 6 p.m.

In their last meeting, Spartans came out on top but Celtics, who are in the 7th spot, would want to improve in the standings with a win.

In the President’s Cup, Celtics employed the strategy of letting the younger players like Antoine Lawrence, Rachad Hall, Johnathan Dottin, along with Anthony Barrow start the game while the veterans came off the bench. It worked in the first game of the two-game series, but fell flat in Game 2. If the Celtics can find a way to tweak it, the same ploy could work against the Spartans this evening in the league. (AS)

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