Lakers lose yet again

The new look Barbados Lumber Company Lakers have fallen to the bottom of the table after yet another loss in the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League, 95-76 to the Station Hill Cavaliers.

It was a bad loss at the Barbados Community College in what was supposed to be the feature game of the night. The Lakers had been stumbling badly and the loss placed them second from the bottom of the table with a lone win and three losses. Cavaliers dominated the game from start to finish even though the Lakers made a fight of it in the first quarter, only down two, 19-17.

The second quarter saw top-scorer for Station Hill Joel Hunte take over the game with an early seven points, attacking the ring and hitting from deep. As Hunte cooled off midway through the quarter, Stephan Ottley stepped up, closing the half with nine points, taking the Cavs to a 31-point second quarter and a 50-37 lead.

Joel Hunte caught rhythm again in the third for nine points, again draining from long range, the common theme for Station Hill in the third as they hit five treys in the quarter. The 30-point tally doubled the Laker production and took the lead to 27, 80-53, cementing the hole for the boys in yellow. The final quarter was more of a formality for the two teams and went quickly much to the delight of the spectators. The Lakers took advantage of the Cavaliers coasting, but the lead was too steep and the writing was already on the wall.

Joel Hunte finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Ottley had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. The Lakers were led by Keefe Birkett with 20 points, while Anand Joseph-Thorne put up 13 points and Ormond Haynes scored 11.
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