Warrens wins battle of the youth in BABA First Division
Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:00am
Pan American International Insurance Warrens Sports Club B Youth, took down Barbados Youth in a dominating display of basketball to win 58-21 in their first game of the Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) First Division Competition.
Warrens outscored Barbados Youth in each of the quarters and looked the more practised and experienced side of the two. Playing under the eyes of Coach Pearson Griffith, Warrens were at ease on the court running the plays set. By the end of the first half, Warrens had doubled the opposition’s point total, 28-14, with just the running of basic plays, but more importantly boxing out on every defensive possession. Things got worse for the Barbados Youth when Warrens went on to dominate even further in the second half as they outscored the Youth team 30-7. A 30-7 run is not unheard of, but at the end of the third quarter the score stood at 47-21, which is where Warrens took over on the defensive end and held the opposing team to zero points in the fourth and final quarter to end the game 58-21.
Johnathan Dottin had a game-high score of 16 points and was backed up by Corey Watson with 12 points, while Khamal Boyce added nine to the Warrens total. For the Barbados Youth there were not many points put up on the board, but there were standout players. Christian Holder scored six points, scoring two points in each of the team’s scoring quarters; while Zachary Moore and Kesierian Adams scored five and four points respectively.
It will be a task for Warrens B to battle against the bigger and stronger teams within the South Zone of the BABA First Division, but it will be a good learning experience to build strong, seasoned players to grow into the senior team. (AS)