Chargers fall flat against Challengers A
Executive Air Dover Chargers have fallen far from the top after competing in the finals of the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s First Division League last year and the most recent defeat against Challengers A highlighted that fact.
Chargers lost the game 63-31, a 32-point pounding from a team which did not make much of a noise in last year’s competition. The loss was bad, however the worst of it came at the end of the matchup where Dover were scoreless for the entire fourth quarter. It was 40 minutes of direct roughness on the court for the Chargers and it would seem that with some of last year’s players migrating to other teams, it may become a season trend for the side.
After the first half, the score was 27-15. The third quarter started well for Dover, scoring 16 points, which was the highest point tally for a quarter in the game for the team. They were unable to keep Challengers from scoring however, and the lead continued to grow. The final quarter was the final beat-down and Challengers piled on 16 points, a 16-0 run to end the game. Usually, a run by any team in any competition is just part of the game of basketball and holding the team scoreless during that run is also part of the game. Dover, unfortunately, took it to another level and were held scoreless for the entire final period of the game.
Nicholas Morris had a team-high nine points for Chargers with Leon Gill and Jason Bowen finishing with seven and five points respectively for a total of 21 points. The other players on the team could only muster 10 points among themselves and Dover were humiliated on the Culloden court. For Challengers, it was the first win of the season and Adrian Fowler finished as the game’s top scorer with 15 points. Kevin Belgrave had a solid game with 11 points and Julian Grant finished with nine. (AS)