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Cavs closer to play-offs

Randy Bennett

Cavs closer to play-offs

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The STATION HILL CAVS are just one game away from the top seed heading into the play-offs.
As for Colombian Emerald Senators, they have one more game left in top flight basketball.
The Cavs made light work of the lowly Cougars, while Senators crashed to another humiliating loss against Clapham Bulls, when action in the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s Premier League action continued at the Wildey Gymnasium on Saturday night.
Led by a game high 22 points from Darren Hunte, the Cavs downed a listless Cougars team 105-55, to regain the top spot heading into next month’s playoffs.
A blowout was always on the cards for Station Hill, with Hunte’s brisk opening start propelling them to an early 25-11 lead after the first quarter.
Together with Stephan Ottley, a member of their third division outfit, and Saeed Norville, they extended their lead to 27 points (50-23) by the half.
A 35-point outburst in the final quarter from the Cavs helped to push the score over 100, and complete the rout over a hapless Cougars team which endured another disappointing season after showing so much promise early on.
Ottley ended with 18 points, Norville had 15 and in his first game back for the Cavs, Marlon Bascombe added 13, to help them carry their record to 13-4, with one more game left.
Adrian Stewart had 13, Adrian Catlyn 11, and Shawn Gaskin scored 11 points and hauled in 16 rebounds as Cougars dropped to 7-9.
Senators, who have just one more game remaining against defending champions Lumber Company Lakers, before being relegated to the Intermediate division, probably can’t wait for the season’s end.
Going into the second quarter tied 14-14 with Clapham, Senators failed to contain the Bulls’ prolific scorer who scorched them for 34 points over the next three quarters.
Gill’s efforts allowed the Bulls to open up a 44-24 lead going into the half, before eventually coasting to victory.
Gill finished with 36 points and ten rebounds, and Rahim Gibbons and Decarlos Skeete each had 17 points.
Selwyn Brooks led Senators with 28 points and Kevin Francis had 11.